• Web of Extinction

  • Zone War Series, Book 3
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,119 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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Socialistic Rant?

This trilogy had an interesting premise — the 1st two books were fun, good listens. Book three, however, is a mind numbing disaster. Here’s why:
1. Where’d the plot go?? Zero coherence.
2. Dialogue is trite, cliché, offensive to listener’s intelligence.
3. Grammatically, a total mess. This was not edited.
4. Seemingly out of nowhere is 3+ hours of ultraliberal socialist hippy commentary. The author explains why a “very strict communal society is the Only correct way for humans to live“. If that isn’t strange enough, well, he then continues in excruciating detail re every single item one needs to create and sustain themselves in such a community, including info for a communal “Constitution”. He‘ll tell you exactly how many ounces of water/food/fat/protein is needed per person, per day based on a their gender, weight, their daily work/activity - this is work that is assigned to them, btw (oh yeh, quotes & reference source material included in dialogue).

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underwhelming

The first two books were great. I fast forwarded the last two hours of the book because almost nothing happened. Very disappointed in this as the first two books were great.

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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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good end to the trilogy

I want more. it leaves off with the apocalypse, sort of, but it works to tie off most of the strings and takes care of its main characters.

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Lame ending

Fun trilogy but with a few eye-rolling moments. Narrator was good but not great. Ending was pretty much a joke.

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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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Wait, this IS the final book? Where's the ending?

I really enjoyed the first two, and pre-ordered this one. The first half was as expected. If this is only a trilogy, he should have stopped there. The second half was pretty much action-less and a sociology dissertation about a hippie commune. It just didn't seem to fit with the rest of the series. To me, there wasn't even a conclusion. My first thoughts when I finished the book was, "Oh, he's going to make a fourth book." Then I re-read the description and it states this is the final book of the series. In my opinion, it was a disappointing end from a series that started out so well. Good first half, and great narration though!

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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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  • william
  • 01-11-22

great series

absolutely loved these books an have listened to them many times this book ends the series tho I'd have liked to hear more

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  • Miss L.
  • 03-23-21

I don’t want it to be over!!!!

Absolutely loved this trilogy. Almost turned it off at beginning of first book but so glad I didn’t. Please write more, I want to keep reading this series.....

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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 !!!!

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