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Summary

Their extinction will be the beginning of ours....

All over the world, birds falling out of the sky cause countless traffic accidents. Reports of dead fish washing up follow. As the mysterious death of animals increases and a terrifying future unfolds, a family in a small Vermont town grapples with the inexplicable.

With emergency phone lines tied up, Emily Mansfield, a science teacher, finds herself stranded miles from home with an injury and forced into a race against time when strangers kidnap her child for unknown reasons.

In a state of desperation, Emily turns to Game Warden, Travis Young, and her ex-husband for help in getting her back alive. But the odds of survival drop by the hour when exacerbated by a deadly medical condition and unforeseen chaos.

Delivering tension and thrills that will hold you until the end, international best-selling author Jack Hunt offers a gripping snapshot of a world unraveled by an extinction event unlike any other.

©2021 Jack Hunt (P)2021 Jack Hunt

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"Everything is connected."

A fast paced thriller set in the horror confined of an apocalyptic event: the unexplained deaths of birds everywhere. As the chaos of the falling birds causes motor accidents jamming the highways, a twelve years old girl is kidnapped as her mother hangs trapped in their burning car. Who has taken Anna, and why? A race is on to find her: being diabetic, without her insulin medication she can only survive for a limited time. As fish, then farm and domesticated animals, also fall prey to the mysterious 'Event', the reader meets those involved on both sides in the kidnapping story. Despite a certain predictability, this is an eventful story which draws in the reader, holding attention to the very end. The apocalyptic part of the book - the animal extinction - is not, however, covered beyond brief mentions of the difficulties and chaos resulting from the initial horror. Perhaps a further volume will elaborate on this.

Narration is by Miles Meill and was well paced, clear and with God articulation, a touch of emotional excitement breathed into his delivery. Individual characters voicings were also present. My thanks to the rights holder of Extinct, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy via Audible Unleashed.. It was an enjoyable thriller, with reasonable character development, more than just a shoot it up story. However, for anyone looking for survival practices following an apocalyptic disaster, this is not that kind of story. Maybe next time. But this is a straightforward, if convoluted, who?, why? and how to save the day? thriller.

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  • Bobbie Amdahl
  • 05-01-22

This book… hits all the feels! (Trigger warning)

As a mother, this book had me crying and scared! This author told a great, well thought out story. The narrator was also great! I love his voice.
I his story follows a biologists, her abusive ex husband- who is a cop-and her boyfriend, a game officer as the bird falling from the sky, try to navigate a rescue of her kidnapped daughter. It honestly tugs at your heart the entire book. It feels like this would be a great movie for those who don’t like to read or listen to books.
This is a fast paced book after the birds fall. It’s slower coming up to that point. Some of the dialogue is hard to discern who’s talking as a listener. Mostly in interactions between the kidnappers. It is predictable at times, for those who love crime- I was so involved by then, that it didn’t bother me at all.

Highly recommend, 10/10.
This book is for who like action, adventure people, true crime lovers and those who like a bit of mystery. As well as people who like series. It’s for Parents, those who struggle understanding diabetes or other Illnesses like that.

I would suggest she 18+ with the graphic nature of the crimes in this book, and triggers-such as kidnapping, violence, murder, domestic violence, drug abuse, and vehicle accidents.

I was given this book to review . This book was reviewed honestly.

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  • anne-v
  • 22-12-21

Exciting thriller!

Jack Hunt has written a very exciting thriller that keeps you in suspense from the beginning until the end.
There's a greater worldwide mystery going on, in addition to what's immediately happening to the family this book centers around. I'm really looking forward to jumping into book 2 to find out the answers to that!
Miles Meili is a flawless narrator, a true professional!

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  • NV Cefalo
  • 13-12-21

A sorta apocalyptic thriller that didnt disappoint

*This book was given to me by the author at my request, and I provided this voluntary, unbiased review.*

3.9/5

From the author blurb, I was expecting a post-apocalyptic/survival thriller. I think I got about half-way through expecting the post-apocalypse to occur and what I would expect to see. Instead, we are thrown into an urban suspense thriller, with a global event happening in the background. This story is technically a pre-apocalyptic thriller! While I was a bit 'meh' on this fact, the actual meat of the story was convincing.

A few of the events seems to be tall tales, but I enjoyed it all the way through. Lots of characters to like and baddies to not like just the same. I also love Vermont, and loved the scenery of Vermont back-country. All in all, I would still give this book a recommend, even with its *maybe* mis-categorization. I think you'll like it!

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  • ODed01
  • 09-12-21

Not less then perfection !!!

In this audiobook the Author
Jack Hunt have really
mastered simplicity into a
great creation which keeps
twisting around surprising you
at every turn not letting you
stop and coupling with Miles
Meili for narration the six hours
and twenty five minutes
passed so fast only made me
want more !
Truly amazing,
Absolutely recommended.

Oded Ostfeld.

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  • kyle wray
  • 07-12-21

fun read

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

That said, I was somewhat on the fence about listening to this because let's face it, the summary doesn't do it justice! I've read some of Jack Hunt's other work and enjoyed it so gave it a go. The setting, mass die-off of wildlife and people losing their minds (as one is apt to do when SHTF). I already definitely want the subsequent books in this series to get into this more because it sounds like a unique sort of Apocalypse. Now parents might find this sort of topic hard to stomach. The only thing worse than having a child abducted would no doubt having that same thing happen during some sort of apocalyptic event. I don't even have kids and this sort of thing gives ME anxiety. The characters were well written and I look forward to seeing what our author has in store for the survivors in book 2. The author also did a really good job of stretching out the story over the course of like a day or two. I kept thinking more time had passed for the characters because SO much happens. Well! if you want a nice, evenly paced listen, pick this up, I doubt you'll be disappointed you did.

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  • Stacey M
  • 07-12-21

Not what I thought it would be

The description makes you believe the book is about an extinction event and it starts out that way, but it only touches on it. The book is about a kidnapping and seems to be written as a prelude to other books. I didn't like it.

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