The Five Pillars

The Extinction New Zealand Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Can anything or anyone stop the evil?

Lost. Trapped. Chased by monsters and sent on a crazy mission. Not exactly what Jack Gee had in mind when he used to daydream about the apocalypse.

Seven months after the Hemorrhage virus swept across the world, Jack, his wife, Dee, his friend Boss, and the Renegades, a ragtag collection of civilian and military personnel, have been sent on two missions. Jack likes the first: recon. The second is insane: reenter the laboratory they barely escaped from a few months back and retrieve a logbook, a logbook that could provide the cure to end the madness.

Through the chaos, old friendships are tested and new alliances are formed, but new and dangerous enemies emerge in the fight for the future of New Zealand.

©2019 Adrian J. Smith (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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The Five Pillars.

Adrian J. Smith knocks it out of the park with this epic conclusion. I don’t want to spoil anything but it’s amazing. The Extinction Cycle is one of those few series where every single book is awesome. Even the off shoots like this trilogy and the others. Raphael Corkhill does and amazing job bringing this to life.
P. S. “Season 2” of Extinction NZ would be more than welcome. 😉

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Great End to a great Trilogy

The action is non-stop yet again! Our heros and new characters we've come to love fight to their last breath to beat off and kill the monsters threatening our society.

Jack and Dee pick up a few more kids along the way as well as their dog who saves them all more than once.

You must read this book. Again, if you are looking at this book, please find the first one, "Rules of Three." The series is great. I wish Amazon would reopen the series and have Smith write more.

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Really enjoyed this one. Great ending to trilogy.

If you like post-apocalyptic fiction, this is a great trilogy based on the Nicholas Sansbury Smith Extinction Cycle series. Set in that world, but following the story of New Zealands fight with the genetically altered creatures known as Variantsin. Loved the characters in the book, and the Lord of the Rings and other movie references were great. As a Nerd-Girl myself, i appreciated that. Also loved the Kiwi narrator's accent. Well done series.

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Great ending!!

once again this book pulls you in with new characters and realistic action. I already want to re listen to the trilogy. great book, great narrator

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Surprisingly terrifying thought.

This book being the third in the trilogy, and wrapping up for the moment at least, does not disappoint. It creates a sort of terrifying thought in the back of your mind that if an apocalyptic event of this magnitude actually were to happen due to the mishaps of science, could the creatures actually become this smart. Would humans. or rather how many, become collaborators with the creatures to save themselves while throwing away any hope for a future for their children, friends, and family. This entire series will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time and this book keeps right on that track!

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A must read!

This book was engaging and kept me at the edge of my seat! I was unable to put this one down!

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Fantastic conclusion to a great series

This series has kept me up at night more than my infant. The New Zealand setting was a great background to watch the characters fight to survive from the beginning of the virus to the last word. I hope to see more works by this author in the future, and am so happy to have enjoyed this fantastic extension of the Extinction universe. Many thanks to the author.

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Awesome conclusion to a great series!

I love how this plays out, quite an epic conclusion. Not everyone that I wanted to survived, but over all I was very pleased with how this plays out. Adrian Smith once again does an amazing job again playing in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s world.

The variants are hungry as the population decreases and they are closing in on the remaining human sanctuary. Can humanity hope to survive against monsters straight out of their own worst nightmares? As the battle rages brave men and women fight, standing strong in the hopes of a variant free future.

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amazing story perfect way to rond out a story

I'm not going to lie I will miss the charectors of the story. this book was an amazing way to end the trilogy and I am sad now that it is over Adrian Smith has a way of making you care about thr charectors and making them seem like they are the dude next door (if you were in newzeland) thanks again for the amazing ride and hope to see more from Adrian in the near future :)

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  • Adam Webb
  • 08-09-19

Great trilogy

I really enjoyed this trilogy. It’s nice to read a post apocalyptic story from New Zealand. Fast moving story. Characters are nicely developed.

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  • rosie
  • 03-18-19

Yet another great ride!

This series has been such a great listen.. exciting and inventive. Pretty scary in places too! Can't recommend enough..

more please!