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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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Great series up till end of book 5

I really like the characters and the take on the apocalypse in the extinction series. I found the story should have ended at book 5, it felt like the author intended the series to end there. But like so many of these apocalyptic authors they seem to not be able to let go of their original characters and they push on with the story when it needs to end. At first I was reluctant to listen to book 6, but because I paid for I did. The writing and characters are the same and same story, just not needed. Definitely stretching the story line, not sure I will bother to purchase book 7.

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A real page turner

Excellent story...If you like apocalyptic settings and military recon missions then this is the perfect mashup of this. Smith’s battle scenes are detailed and gruesome, he really keeps you on the edge of your seat with this series of books. It took me until after the second book to get used the the narrator’s take on the book, I just found his performance odd. His version of the characters are way off from how I imagine them and he has a strange interpretation on the emotion that characters should be displaying at a certain time in the story. His female voice is the exact same for each character except for the occasional southern accent, and his voice for main characters keeps changing from book to book. Not that I could do any better, I’m just used to narrators having a real talent for character definition. Other than this I highly recommend this book.

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Amazing value, and the story keeps you going!

I have to say I'm impressed by everything I've read by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. The story is engaging throughout, and the narration is top knotch. My only gripe, which is a small one, is that Smith seems to have a small playbook when it comes to describing certain events, like headshots, or the variant's gaping maw... there's lots of both, and you hear the same description countless times, so it gets a bit old.

Despite my pretentious gripe, I'd recommend the series in its entirety all day. Great story, relatable characters and a great time killer on the long commute to work.

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  • Nathan
  • 2017-06-15

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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  • Sci-Fi Officianado
  • 2018-12-06

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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  • Turbo
  • 2017-10-19

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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  • Greg Costello
  • 2019-01-10

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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  • Anthony natola
  • 2019-01-01

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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  • The Col.
  • 2018-11-26

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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  • J. Leonard
  • 2018-03-29

AMAZING! WOW!!

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

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  • HM
  • 2017-02-22

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-22

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-07-11

Amazing series

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

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