The Fourth Phase

The Extinction New Zealand Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Would you risk it all to save your family?

The Hemorrhage Virus tore through America and swept the globe, leaving no country untouched. New Zealand was no exception. Those infected mutated into monsters, monsters that became known as Variants.

Seven weeks have passed since Jack and Dee's quiet world shattered. Along with a small band of survivors, they fled to Mayor Island. Determined to help stem the Variant scourge, they volunteer for what remains of the army. Led by Captain Ben Johns, a grizzly retired NZ SAS soldier, they are sent on a dangerous mission to rescue a scientist. They must call on all their skills and courage to overcome a deadly foe.

They thought the worst was over, but humanity's fight for the future of mankind has just begun. Evil forces have a score to settle with the survivors in New Zealand.

©2019 Adrian J. Smith (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Humanity fights back in Variant plagued NZ!

Following on from the outstanding debut of author Adrian J Smith. The Fourth Phase picks up 7 weeks after the events in The Rule of Three. Jack and Dee have teamed up with Ben and two others to form the Renegades. Thrown back into the hellish landscape. I loved the edition of Maori warriors and learning about some of their culture. The character Boss was an inspiration, missing leg and all. The author really knows how to paint a picture as if you are right there amongst. I'm really liking the narrator too. looking forward to book 3.

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Fantastic.

Another pulse pounding instalment of the Extinction Cycle. Jack, Dee, George and the rest are safe and under Ben’s training. Long before they are ready to the newly formed Renegades are forced into action. While away on the mission the compound they have been staying is attacked by Variants and Collaborators. And that is just the beginning. The narration is still brilliant. I enjoyed this novel immensely and would definitely recommend it.

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Book 2 in the Series Still Rocks!!

I am still enjoying this series! Smith brings a warmth and charm to his characters that I love! Even the stressed out grouchy ones lol! The action is still there, and it is from beginning to end. Hang onto your hobbyhorse! There is not a thing that would make me not recommend this book! Take advantage of it. You won't be disappointed!!

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AWFUL!

The plot is supposedly about a rescue team going into a lab, surrounded by variants, to rescue a scientist who may possibly have a cure. I'm got to chapter 19 and couldn't go any further. There is very little about the rescue team and/or the lab. It could be that the rest of the book deals with the rescue/lab. Honestly though, I don't care. If it took the author 19 chapters to get to the main plot of the book, it's not a book I want. Going to see if I can return and get my $ back. I would NOT recommend this book at all; not even to a frenemy.

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Great second book!

Fantastic job building any new characters and continuing with the present characters. I love what Jack and D have grown to be.

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Incredible!

Another amazing entry into the Extinction Cycle universe by Adrian Smith. Raphael does an absolutely perfect narration that makes the story flow so intriguingly and emotionally flowing through the epic world Adrian has created in this version of apocalyptic New Zealand. The story makes you think and really reflect on what a real apocalypse might look like. How humans would react, adapt, and ultimately align themselves in a new world where we are no longer at the top of the chain.

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A must read!

This series is soo engaging! I read a lot of books and there are some that you are unable to put down and finish in a day or two and this one was one of those books!!

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Great sequel

Loved this book. The characters are so real including the character of New Zealand itself! Adrian paints New Zealand in such a way that it has a life of its own, it’s culture and it’s people come alive in his writing. For that alone this book is well worth reading, add in the fast paced thrilling storyline and it’s a definite must read!

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this one is a must read

Adrian you did it again i was captivated from the first sentence if the first page of book one the rule of three and that pace kept up through this book Idk how you did it but you breath new life into a series that isnt even close to dead love this book and hope many more get the chance to enjoy it as much as I did. thanks for the amazing ride Adrian. onto book 3 the five pillars I go :)

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Another thrill ride!

I enjoyed the last book so much and this one didn't disappoint. If you like fast paced, character driven and lots and lots of blood then this series is for you!