A bioweapon designed to save the world...
A scientific discovery that will alter human history...
And a new threat that will bring humanity to the Edge of Exctinction.
The dust from Dr. Kate Lovato's bioweapon has settled. Projections put death counts in the billions. Her weapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the Hemorrhage Virus into something even worse.
Survivors call them Variants. Irreversible epigenetic changes have transformed them into predators unlike any the human race has ever seen. And they are evolving.
With the doomsday clock ticking, the fractured military plans Operation Liberty - a desperate mission designed to take back the cities and destroy the Variant threat. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham agrees to lead a strike team into New York City, but first he must return to Fort Bragg to search for the only family he has left.
At Plum Island, Kate discovers Central Command may have considerably underestimated the Variant population in New York. As Operation Liberty draws closer, Kate warns Beckham that Team Ghost won't just face their deadliest adversary yet - they may be heading into a trap.
©2015 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The first several chapters of book one I was a little put off by the narrator but after that he got alot better. In this book I thought the narration was top notch. I actually quite liked how the narrator at times drew me in as he went quieter in the moments leading up to the tense moments.
I thought the story was pretty good and a great follow up to the the first book in the series. If you like the Arisen series I would recommend you give this one a try.
I have the third book ready to go and I'm eager to see where the plot goes next :-)
In book 1 I found the narrator to be a bit of a weak link. In book 2 he has improved but still lacks that range of expression required for such a story. The story itself is fast paced if a tad predictable, but still worth the listen. Im looking forward to book 3 as this one finishes on a bit of a cliff hanger.
I have been called an aficionado in the zombie genre for the sheer number of books I've read and reviewed, and now written. The one thing many will here me say over and over again is that I prefer a traditional zombie. Mutations, aliens, and a strong sci-fi theme has never been my thing.
So I really have to hand it to Smith for taking me well out of my comfort zone and earning my five stars.
Smith's zombies are terrifying. Multifaceted genetic mutations crafted by the callus hand of man where the only thing you can count on with these abominations is that you have no idea what they'll do next. Smith continues to up the ante with his second book in his bestselling Extinction series and I'm left hungry for more.
A successful z-book for me must have ample gore, and Smith doesn't disappoint. Buy this book. Tell your friends to buy this book. For those who say zombies aren't trending anymore, i dare you to read this series and reevaluate that statement.
And now, to nag the author on social media to write faster!
"It's getting exciting!"
I love this author's take on the whole zombie apocalypse genre. Character development has been great despite the fact the little is provided about the characters. They are all so likable. Fitz is absolutely my favorite. The book leaves you with a BIG cliffhanger, so make sure you already have Book 3 in your queue!
I'm now on to #3, and I know that Book 4 cannot come soon enough.
Just a reminder to listeners: The Extinction Cycle is serialized so that the books must be read in sequence in order for the story to be understandable.
This series seems to appeal to people who like zombie books and movies, but the bad guys here are variants rather than zombies. I hate zombi books, but love this series.
It was good, but the use of 'pucker' and 'bulging lips' gets repetitive. But that's my only real negative about it. I liked it.
"Great, exciting read"
This book was amazing. The storyline is intense. I feel like I am at the movies, thanks to the narrator who does a brilliant read. I can't wait for book number 3.
"Solid Follow up"
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and this one didn't disappoint. The story moves forward and their is a lot of action. The author does a good job of providing good visualization of the battles. If you like military based Zombie books you will enjoy this series.
Even better than the first one. I am very excited to read number 3. It is fast paced, action packed, and full of suspense! Action scenes usually don't feel right in books, but in this book it just works. Great book!
better than book 1. cannot wait for the next book! Hopefully it won't take long.
The narrator does and excellent job of portraying the emotions of the characters. All the characters are at this point extremely well developed. The plot is great and the situations keep getting worse and it seems less and less likely that humanity will pull through. I loved this book.
"Truly a talented writer..."
Loved the first book and this one only raised the bar that much higher. This is going to be one of the best series for Zombie and Post-Apocalyptic fans everywhere. Character development was phenomenal, twists and turns at every corner, gut wrenching action and suspense up until the very last word in the book... Ready for the next!!
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