Web of Extinction

Zone War Series, Book 3
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Series: Zone War Series, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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The finale to the Zone War series.

Alone and weaponless, with a remote controlled bomb in his neck, Ajaya Gurung must plan and fight better and harder than ever before. The last Spider is out there, in the Zone, plotting the end of man, and man is ignoring the danger. Left with only his skills, wits, and courage, he must adapt and overcome before it's too late. If only he had an ace in the hole...oh wait...he does!

©2019 John Conroe (P)2020 Tantor

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Took an unexpected downward turn

The series has been well written and very well paced up to this point. However, it started to rapidly do what we expected would happen at the end of the book. Instead the story rushes past it, then starts to lose steam. Ending with everyone watching news. It's weird considering the quality of the series so far. It might not have been so bad if this wasn't a "Trilogy". Knowing that.. 'This' is the culmination, and won't go any further, somehow drags the whole thing down the drain.

He set up great characters. Has an excellent Narrator. Built a believable version of a possible future in our own world. Cracked sentient A. I. in a fascinating way. He set the stage for fantastic story that could have easily continued.. Then didn't.

He seems to hint that he's going to make other series based in the world. However, that just makes me feel that he used this series as advertising for the next instead of making any kind of actually satisfying conclusion.

Seriously, this book could be summed up by a few sentences.
Dramatic actions piss off stupid government.
Spider goes Skynet. Ricky tags alone to play Risk.
Storm Trooper syndrome infects thugs so MC and company don't die.
Everyone moves to Vermont or something.
Hey look, China imploded. Bye.

... It's.. *sighs* I doubt I'll read anymore books based in this universe if this is the kind conclusions I can expect. Especially so if he decides to change the cast.

This WAS one of my top 10 series. Now I wish I would have stopped listening to the last few hours and left it to my imagination. After all, anything is better than nothing.

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great non stop ending to the series.

human s wi. with the help of a good AI. listen to the other 2 for hours of action

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A very satisfying ending

A satisfying conclusion to a good trilogy. Smart heroes fighting smart enemies all with good narration.

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Not as good as first two is series

About half way or so through this one the quality is downhill from there, our hero and friends find out there is a crazy smart and insane super computer that has built four of the toughest enemy drones yet and given each one of the names of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and turned them loose I'm the city. Sounds awesome and I thought how awesome the rest of the book is going to be as we join along the heroes try to painfully hunt down these mega drones one at a time. How awesome that would have been but it does not play out that way like I said shortly after the four horseman are introduced and very quickly done away with it goes down from there.

It's like the author forgot we love this series most while watching are characters survive day by day inch by inch in the zone while ducking and dodging the drones, so how this book played out in its second half bummed me out.

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Prelude to our future?

Thoroughly entertaining with a “stay up late in the night” script and fast pacing, the last few chapters frighteningly depict a parallel to today’s inept government reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic. The performance is spot on for all characters. I was able to put it down, but just barely. Can’t wait for the epilogue to tell us how well we coped with the current catastrophe!

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Terrible disappointment

I waited excitedly for the third part of this zone war trilogy. I can say that I was sorely disappointed. I found myself fast forwarding through a lot of secondary to the boring story line and sometimes laborious descriptions of things. The first two books were fast-moving, action packed and riveting. This book was exactly the opposite.
The writer’s commentaries on the end of the world,so to speak,were not accurate and definitely not welcome in a book that is meant to entertain. The ending may be the worst ending of a book that I’ve seen in a long time. The descriptions of the survival we’re elitist and downright stupid to be honest. It’s too bad. it had great potential.

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Great near-future military science fiction

Decent tech, good characters and lots of accurately described guns, shooting scenarios and high-tech mayhem.

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So good, but so sad it’s a trilogy.

I have 49 minutes left in this book and I really feel like it’s just getting started. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the first two books. It just feels like the story is really just taking off. There could be 3 more books easily. They are just building their own society. I don’t want to spoil anything. You will just have to listen and judge for yourself. Maybe it’s the coronavirus talking, but the whole isolating from the modern world and just starting over and doing it right seems pretty good right about now.

Great book. I hope there are more in the future.

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  • 03-19-20

Excellent end to the trilogy

John Conroe has made an excellent end to the zone war trilogy here. He ends it on a note that is both hopeful and tension filled. I hope he finds the time to dip back into the world of the zone sooner rather than later.

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love this author.

love this author this is another one of his great series. hope he adds to this one

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  • 03-07-20

Good finish to the series.

Great narration, good series of books. I love John conroe and hope he does some more stories with Ajaya.

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  • Phillip
  • 02-27-20

Another amazing book by the master John Conroe

John Conroe is so talented, Web of Extinction is off the charts amazing, James Patrick Cronin is the best narrators of all time !!!!