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The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6

Extinction Evolution, Extinction End, and Extinction Aftermath
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Series: The Extinction Cycle, Book 4-6
Length: 32 hrs and 54 mins
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Extinction Evolution

Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons.

Betrayed by the country they swore to defend and surrounded by enemies on all sides, Team Ghost has one mission left: protect Dr. Kate Lovato and Dr. Pat Ellis while they develop a weapon to defeat the Variants once and for all. But after a grisly discovery in Atlanta, Kate and Ellis realize their weapon might not be able to stop the evolution of the monsters.

Joined by unexpected allies and facing a new threat none of them saw coming, the survivors are running out of time to save the human race from extinction.

Extinction End

Almost seven weeks have passed since the Hemorrhage Virus ravaged the world. The remnants of the United States military have regrouped and relocated Central Command to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. It's here, in the North Atlantic, that President Jan Ringgold and Vice President George Johnson prepare to deploy a new bioweapon and embark on the final mission to take back the country from the Variants.

With his home gone and his friends kidnapped, Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and his remaining men must take drastic measures to save what's left of the human race. But not everyone at Central Command has the same plan for victory. As the Variants continue to evolve, only a handful of heroes stand between the creatures and mankind's total extinction.

One way or another, the battle for the United States of America ends here.

Extinction Aftermath

Newly christened as the leader of Delta Force Team Ghost, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick arrives in Normandy over 70 years after Allied Forces joined the fight against the Nazis. The war to free survivors and eradicate pockets of adult Variants and their offspring is underway by the European Unified Forces. But as the troops push east, rumors of a new type of monster spread through the ranks. Fitz and his new team quickly realize that the fight for Europe might be harder than anyone ever imagined.

Back in the States, Captain Reed Beckham and Dr. Kate Lovato are settling into a new life on Plum Island. Across the United States, the adult Variants have all been wiped out, and the juveniles are on the run. But survivors soon realize there are other monsters at home, and they may be human.

As the doomsday clock ticks down and military bases fall across the country, the human race enters the age of extinction. Will science prevail - or will mankind vanish off the face of the planet?

©2015 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Nathan
  • Charlotte, NC, US
  • 06-15-17

this entire 6 book series is off the chain

I highly recommend reading every one of these books they have all proven to be extremely extremely entertaining. One of the things I love most about these books is that it keeps the same characters throughout the entire series with some minor changes here and there adding some characters and characters die off excetera but for the most part the story revolves around Captain Beckham and Team Ghost.

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  • Turbo
  • Somerset, PA, United States
  • 10-19-17

This series grabbed me and has not let me go

Great twist with book six, love it can’t wait to read all your books, on to trackers

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Love this series!

The books never tail off, they always improve. I absolutely love this series & now NSB is one of my fav authors after reading his other series first

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Awesome beginning to an awesome story!

This is the first of the three books in the Extinction Cycle world. The author does an outstanding job of weaving a complicated series of events and characters together and Bronson takes it a step further with his expert reading of the books. I previously read this series on Kindle and was excited to try it out on Audible as my first download. Readers of post-apocalyptic will be hanging on every syllable and wanting more. Make sure to get the whole series. You won’t be disappointed.

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Wow!!!

After 6 stories full of excitement the last one is "The End". It truly does end at a point that you can arrive at your own decision of a true end. However, there is a chapter 7 that starts a new chapter in the saga. I have opted to move on to something else for the time being, with hopes that Audiable will combine the books of the next series also into a group purchase. You do get involved with the characters which makes the story enjoyable to follow.

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AMAZING! WOW!!

AMAZING SERIES! My favorite of all time! Wow! I'm sad to be at the end!

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As good as the Arisen series by Michael S Fuchs

great story As good and same caliber as that of Arisen series! great characters and always 9n the edge of your seat!

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  • HM
  • 02-22-17

The excitement continues!

What made the experience of listening to The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 the most enjoyable?

The story, action, research and performance all add up to a vivid, gripping experience.

What other book might you compare The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 to and why?

The Tide series, same, same great action.

What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

Brings the characters and world alive, heightens the suspense.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wish I could have.

Any additional comments?

The kick-ass narration once again elevates this dynamic combo of military action, science fiction and post-apocalyptic mayhem. Keeps deepening the characters and scope of the series. Still my fave series of this ilk. Looking forward to more!

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The Series Gets Better And Better With Each Book.

At first I was thinking it was going to be another zombie story and I was lukewarm about it. But then after I got into it and realized that it was not just another zombie story, it really piqued my interest.
The plot and the story develops and moves quickly, with a lot of nuances that will hold your interest.
The characters are well-defined and if you have any sort of military background you will easily be able to identify with them.

As for the narration I will admit that in the beginning I almost passed it up when I saw that it was narrated by Bronson Pinchot. But then I remembered the excellent job that he did on another book, "Matterhorn:A Story Of The Vietnam War", so I decided to give it a chance.
And honestly, the narration of the first book was a little lackluster I thought. But with all the subsequent books Mr. Pinchot really ratcheted up the intensity and the excitement in his voice which made for a very good listen.
Overall I highly recommend this series.

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Amazing series

I love these books. Thumbs up to Nicholas Sansbury Smith! I will continue looking for your books!

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  • zombie reader
  • 11-29-18

Action packed series

This was a great story and can’t wait to start book 7 and find out what happens to Kate,Beckham and the team In Europe

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  • terry goldsmith
  • 02-13-18

Read with a passion

This is a great series of the best sci fi has to offer. Zombie novels are not in my interests zone , but this is a much more feasible plot. Bronson Pinchot is my new favourite narrator, reading with a contagious enthusiasm that had my heart racing at times.

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  • kim dixon
  • 11-19-19

enthralling

if you need an good binge read, this is it.. heart stopping, fast paced and addictive

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  • Aidy
  • 10-08-19

A greater story

Well Read and very well written. action keeps the tempo up nicely, was a bit disappointed with the ending in book 5 so was glad that the story as picked up after continued on

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  • Thj Williamson
  • 09-12-19

what a talent

I am an army vetran and the adrenalin, which runs through each character you get to see in your mind eye the battle's the escapes the casavac's the rescues this serries is the bogs dolloxs

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  • Noreen
  • 01-31-19

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Good and enjoyable to listen to. Made my commute bearable. Recommend the book and author.

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  • julian
  • 10-07-18

Smashing.

I really enjoyed this Audio book and am looking forward to the next addition. Thanks again. Stan.

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  • ian coates
  • 05-29-18

really depressing and to sad.

The first three books were great and I thought the story was going to pick, if you listen you will see what I mean, however things just go from bad to worse and it just got really depressing and then the next set or even worse.

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  • Seb
  • 03-02-18

It just gets boooring

How did the narrator detract from the book?

A lot. Narrator's impressions of female or people crying just grinds my gears. It may be only me, but longer you listen, more difficult it become

Was The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 worth the listening time?

Yes and no. It is nice story so I was curious to see how it develop. But I did not manage to complete last set.

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  • duncan miller
  • 12-01-17

obsessed with freckles and redheads

Nicolas Smith seems to have a fetish for redheads and freckles at least 5 characters are described as freckled faced with 3 of them being redheads.
The story clips along well enough and is entertaining even if Reed Beckham seems a little too soppy to be the leader of the best delta force team in the US military.
Bronson makes most of the female characters come across as overly emotional whining messes always on the verge of tears which is understandable for kids but must missrepresent how Smith wrote the adults
overall it's an entertaining enough series that I'm going to finish

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-02-19

Outstanding

WOW...This series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the BEST series I have ever read and heard. The way it is written puts you right there in the middle of it all. The story gives you an attachment to the characters where it envokes every possible emotion. You simply cannot stop listening feeling every moment, from a sense of pride and determination to laughing alongside. Then sadness where tears flow...I have never felt so entrenched in a story where the writer has achieved this. A rarity. If you do not sign on for this epic ride you haven't experienced the true meaning of a brilliant writer. Do not miss this, treat yourself you will not forget this story....ever.. Brilliant.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-19

best series

such a awesome series got work colleagues listening to series now recommend to all starting on his other books now