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Publisher's Summary

Here are the first three books of the best-selling, award-winning, and top-rated Extinction Cycle series.

Extinction Horizon

The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction.

Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force team, code named Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret medical corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. The virus is already spreading. As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything.

Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?

Extinction Edge

A new threat that will bring humanity to the edge of extinction.

The dust from Dr. Kate Lovato's bioweapon has settled. Projections put death counts in the billions. Her weapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the hemorrhage virus into something even worse.

Survivors call them Variants. Irreversible epigenetic changes have transformed them into predators unlike any the human race has ever seen. And they are evolving.

With the doomsday clock ticking, the fractured military plans Operation Liberty - a desperate mission designed to take back the cities and destroy the Variant threat. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham agrees to lead a strike team into New York City, but first he must return to Fort Bragg to search for the only family he has left.

At Plum Island, Kate discovers Central Command may have considerably underestimated the Variant population in New York. As Operation Liberty draws closer, Kate warns Beckham that Team Ghost won't just face their deadliest adversary yet, they may be heading into a trap.

Extinction Age

On the eve of extinction, all seems to be lost, but there is still one final hope.

Operation Liberty has failed. Humans are losing the war. With no other option, General Kennor decides to pull back the troops and give science a second chance.

Trapped in the extensive sewer system beneath New York, Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and the survivors of 1st Platoon must battle through the tunnels - where they make a grisly discovery in their attempt to escape.

At Plum Island, Dr. Kate Lovato is working on a new bioweapon to destroy the Variants. But when a derelict Navy destroyer crashes into the Connecticut shoreline, she is forced to deal with a nightmare she thought had ended.

As the doomsday clock ticks down and military bases fall across the country, the human race enters the age of extinction.

©2016 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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By Far the best book series I'v ever listened to.

What did you love best about The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set?

Nicholas Sansbury Smith really brings everything and everyone to life. His writing makes you feel like you know all the characters, and it forces you to root for them. His attention to detail, and the non-stop nail biting events that make you stop what your doing and just focus on the book so you don't miss a word.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set?

I would say after the 2-3 books when you meet all the members of Team Ghost, and Kate and Ellis you really feel as thought they are apart of your family.

What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

He really brought the book to life with his performance. His voice and narrative really suck you deep into this series.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this Series over any others I have listened to. It's a MUST buy for anyone.

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good good good

was excellent. nice split between action and story. just when you start to think alright enough story, it goes straight into well written action. captivating, engrossing, found it hard to find a point to pause and do other stuff. only complaint is that occasionally the jump from story line to story line makes it feel like you are missing information. that aside , get it, listen to it, love it. also the narration is spot on.

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Awesome series

Absolutly terrifying, tense, and thrilling. The best sci-fi end of the world book out there. Bronson Pinchot crushed the narration.

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Great series!!!

Can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series. The ending of book three is awesome.

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Nonstop action

The first three books
This series is fast paced! It gets better as it goes!

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GREAT BOOKS!!

Couldn't stop listening, great narrator and solid story. The character development and depth is on point! Can't wait to get the next books!

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A marathon that doesn't require endurance

What made the experience of listening to The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set the most enjoyable?

This was the sweetest little nugget I have discovered in audible. Nicholas Sansbury Smith is one of the most talented fictional writers of our time and he weaves incredibly intricate details into his dark apocalyptic world. Imagine my amazement when I discovered three of the first Extinction Cycle series books rolled into one 25 hour long adventure. Hell yeah I was in for the long haul. The first three books grip you with some much gut wrenching force that you'll buying the rest of the books before you finish the set. Smith's stories have a way of immersing the reader into the story so deep that its hard to snap back to real life and to me that's the best kind of books. Bronson Pinchot is a great voice actor and did a better performance of this story than RC Bray could have done.

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Guns A'Blazin

Where to start?...make sure you like some of the following : this is a 3book set for one credit, it's a cliff hanger in other words the saga goes on, medical experiments gone wrong on a world wide epidemic level, millions of rounds of ammo being shot, mutated people that are difficult to kill. Not zombies but maybe the next level up because they continue to evolve, there are heroic rescues, did I miss sex, yea there is some of that also, then there are handicapped heroes , oh and I almost forgot a dog. And in the end you find out some higher score have very questionable agendas.
This set will keep you listening for 3 or 4 days for only one credit, and it is no stopped action.
Hope you enjoy this one

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  • R
  • 06-13-18

excellent book for keeping your attention

The action , the reading, the narrative ,the theme
all well done and put together .

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A grand story

The first 3 parts of this series are a grand journey through the best and worst of humanity. When we are faced with that insurmountable obstacle what will we do. Nicholas Sansbury Smith has perfectly captured not just the shining knight and vilest villain, but has managed to capture the shades of grey as well. I can’t recommend this series enough

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  • James
  • 02-28-17

Brilliant

I read a bad review which gave me concerns about the narrator before getting this, but I found it brilliant, really well read with engaging character voices and emotions. Great job. Getting the next one asap!

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  • Jonathan Reynolds
  • 02-23-17

It is what it is but it's great in it's execution.

These books are gripping thrill rides from start to finish. It's pure schlock but it's great schlock! I do wish there was a bit more creature variety but in general really solid stories from an author which I am now a new fan of!

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  • DAVID EELES
  • 01-20-17

Very good

Enjoyed these books will be getting the next ones in the series great story well done

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  • tomasz wojarski
  • 01-04-18

Naive, maybe good for teenagers.

Idea for the story not so bad, but problems they encounter are naive with even worse resolution for them. In my opinion if you are 14yr old you will be content otherwise don't bother.
Regards
Tom

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-24-17

Brilliant

Fantastc...
Absolutely amazing had me on the edge of my seat!! Well worth a read

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  • Robert
  • 09-30-16

Very poor narration.

The narration made a good story boring for me. A dull monotone didn't keep my attention.

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  • Ka Livingstone
  • 04-09-17

extinction cycle

great book, realistic characters super nonstop action, if you love military and zombie combination reads. great military detail and armourment explanation....just love this series!!!!

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  • clive
  • 03-14-17

Terrible

The best special forces who never take any explosives with them. make lots of mistakes

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-26-16

Wow Rip-roaring series

If you could sum up The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set in three words, what would they be?

A horrifying bleak view of the world when man tries to play god

Who was your favorite character and why?

Reed Beckham, not your typical grunt!! deep emotions to his team and to what is right and wrong

What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

Excellent narration, with various pitches heightened emotions and made you believe in what you was listening to.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

No where to run no where to hide the variants will find you

Any additional comments?

Fantastic series, with a different take on zombies, think like world war Z and mix with 28 days later, it will scare the beep outta you. Excellently written and superb narration makes you really care for the characters and to what happens to them. This is definatly the series you need and want in your library! Don't forget to switch on the lights!

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  • Cristian Wadham
  • 08-25-16

Poor performance

What disappointed you about The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set?

Can't really comment on story as the performance totally killed it early on for me. No passion, monotone narration .

What will your next listen be?

Similar theme

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Bronson Pinchot?

R.c.bray, Scott Brick, Ray Chase

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-17

Very satisfying but heart breaking conclusion.

Really starting to love this author. The narrator delivers an emotional, wonderful and intense performance.

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  • noel.doney
  • 07-25-17

Post apocalyptic dystopia: Too plausible.

a grear narrative with a great narrator to bring the story to life.
this is my second pass through. it didn't deter from the experience.
the end of the world story that you hope won't end.

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  • jack
  • 12-23-16

One tone for the whole story

Unfortunately the narrator uses only one tone throughout the entire story. This book pales in comparison after listening to books in series like 'Arisen', The Passage', and 'The Remaining'. If you haven't listened to those skip this and listen to them, more hours and better story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-18

Pretty good noise.

easy listening, author sometimes gets stuck using the same descriptions. Has some great moments. Still don't understand why they don't have sound suppressors on there weapons.

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  • Sam Hepton
  • 02-28-18

A fun action novel series

It's nothing profound but does that mean it's bad or not worth a listen? Hell no! Book1 was a tad slow for me and I wasn't sure I wanted to keep listening onto book 2 but I am so glad I did!
Brb getting the next box set.