From thriller and suspense master Brett Battles comes Exit 9, the second book in the Project Eden thriller series.
Before, it was just a test, a little demonstration to see if the virus worked. It did, and so much better than its creators could have ever hoped. But the testing phase is over. It's time for Project Eden to take the next step. If its members have their way, humanity is about to get a reboot. It's up to Daniel Ash and the others in the outnumbered resistance to keep the Project from severely downsizing mankind. But can their small force succeed in the face of a plan decades in the making? The human race had better hope so, because if Ash and his friends can't....
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After listening to Sick and being captivated by the Project Eden series I couldn't wait to listen to Exit 9, part 2 of the series. And the second book totally lived up to expectation, a roller coaster that captivated me and kept me wanting more. Brett Battles has really pulled off an excellent gripping series and the Project Eden series is highly recommended.
The narration by Macleod Andrews is as always excellent - great differentiation between characters with his tone of voice and style.
"Ok Series, very listenable"
Not a five star series, but entertaining. I see some reviewers don't like that some things are not all that realistic. To them I say, this is Fiction. What I tell my wife when it comes to science fiction, just believe it is possible and enjoy the ride. One reader was disappointed that the good guys might win in this series. It's not reality he said. What's up with that? Why can't you have a feel good book? The game of thrones crap only goes so far before you just can't digest the depression anymore. Books and movies are an escape. Feeling good at the end is a good thing. If you want to read about bad guys, then read non fiction. Humans have plenty of bad guys that come out ahead. My only gripe of this book is that the author uses a poor ploy to get you to buy the next book. He likes to end his story from book 2 and on, right in the middle of a cliff hanger. That actually makes me a little miffed, like maybe I should not buy the next one just to show him what's up. But I buy them anyway. Also, Daniel Ash, the supposed hero, is really dumb. He always asks the stupid questions at the wrong time. You can just count on it. I wish there was a better hero to cheer for but what the heck. The stories move along nicely and they are well read. Great for the over the road trucker.
"15 "key" characters but can't any of them apart"
It feels like the author farmed this out to some writing company that got paid by the word but didn't understand there was supposed to be suspense. There are way too many characters (5 or 6 different groups - so about 15 characters, very few of which were distinguishable from the others: both their names and perspectives were so similar)
Each set of characters were located in dif places which I guess was intended to give a wider view of the goings-on, but... it was just boring. Group A did XYZ, Group B did XYZ as well, Group C got killed, and so on.
There was no tension or suspense... just a lot (a LOT) of talking and jumping between different groups doing the exact same things just in different locations. We don't get to know any of the characters, and don't care about any of them, and other than Ash and Olivia from the first book (whose names stand out) and the pop-in Indian character (no idea where he came from, ended up, or why), we can't really tell any of the characters apart: Matt, Mark... which is which? Who's wife was sick? Why did all these random people get blown up?
I am glad I didn't buy any more in this series. This book is way too boring to waste time on, and went so far downhill from book 1 that I can't imagine what book 3 would be like. The narration is fine, just the material is suspense-free. There is no sex or gore or swearing.
"Riveting, but deeply flawed"
I'm losing interest in the series with the second book. Scientific inaccuracies and plot flawed are becoming ridiculous.
"Well now you are hooked."
Why are you reading this review? You can't possibly stop now! Keep listening it is worth it! There has to be an end somewhere!!!
"Argh! Cliffhanger Warning -Not Quite a 4 Star Book"
This is the second in the series, you should read the first book, Sick, before or you'll be lost. Even with that there were times I had to rewind to remember where I was. There are quite a few side stories going on as we come up to ID or Implementation Day. The day Project Eden gives the human race a do-over by killing all but 70 million people on the planet. Kinda scary when you think about it. Of course I started to get a cold in the middle of reading this book. One thing for sure... Make sure you have book 3 before you end this one. It's got one hell of a cliffhanger! I was yelling at my iPhone when it ended I am so frustrated. But I enjoyed the read and I really like this narrator. He does good accents and there are quite few in this book.
"In Exit 9 the suspense continues to build"
Project Eden is a continuing series that can be thought of as a single 60 hour book, so each of the first 6 books end with a lot of uncertainty and unresolved issues. The suspense builds up to a point that very few action thrillers can match. Along with the Jonathan Quinn series Project Eden establishes Brett Battles as one of the best thriller writers ever. Exit 9 is the second book in the series.
McLeod Andrews narrates the Project Eden series and he does his usual great job.
"What a great sequel!"
I had read and listened to the first book, "Sick" and was spellbound by it and was overwhelmed by "Exit". I liked the story, the reader and the 'edge of your seat' feeling. In fact, I liked it so much I purchased the entire series to read.
I was kept in suspense because all the characters were at some point or another in jeopardy but didn't escape by a quirk. The whole thing worked
Mr. Andrews didn't play voices or make light of the reading. He read it in such a way that I felt he actually was there and the story was real. Even though I read the rest of the series, I would eventually like to listen to Mr. Andrews read all the other books.
"Is Project Eden deciding your fate?"
For goodness sakes, listen and read this series. It will knock your socks off!!
"The story continues!!!!!"
Yes, but only after they read the first one of course.
When the button was FINALLY pushed, and the person who did it!! I did not see it coming
Just the first book in this series. It was the same.
No, not really
The ending was so abrupt that I pulled over on the side of the road and downloaded the next book!! I JUST had to hear what happened next :)
"Still not sure what this is about."
I tried several times to get into it. Maybe it's me, but it kept putting me to sleep. Still not sure whats going on with the story.
"Disappointingly Formulaic and Pointless!"
There's no account for taste. But, I'd think if you've never, ever, read or listened to anything before in your life, have no reference point whatsoever, it might work.
No. The sad thing is that I've read all his "Cleaner" Quinn's novels and enjoyed them immensely. But, when he migrated to the apocalypse bandwagon, he lost me. It reminds me when Schwartzenegger and Stalone tried their hands at comedy. Disaster!
Absolutely. I'm listening to him right now and enjoying it very much. It's not his fault the story sucks.
Anger and Disappointment. I felt cheated by buying this load of crap!
Live and learn!
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