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Summary

After dealing with his rival, Pusher, and escaping the clutches of treacherous Prime Minister, John Windsor, Vamps and his last remaining friend, Mass, set out with the mysterious Aymun. A man who came from the gate that imploded on Oxford Street. The demons have destroyed civilization, but Vamps isn't going to take that lying down.

©2017 Iain Wright (P)2017 Iain Wright

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Hell on earth

Oh dear. An excellent book by an excellent author ruined by an appalling performance. What went wrong? Suddenly we have an American reader reading a British story unable to pronounce names of places and things. “Slough” becomes “Slow” , “Petrol Station” becomes “Patrol Station” and so on. It is clear that no one listened to this book before its release as all the mistakes, repeats and I think, someone drinking coffee are left in to irritate the listener. When you have invested time and money listening to the first two books in this excellent cycle and look forward to this one and get this, disappointing is not the word, it might be regarded as Hell on earth in fact.

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  • MR
  • New Malden, United Kingdom
  • 18-01-18

I love this series but whoever found the narrator.

the narrator is awful and means the book is cheapened to the point I couldn't finish it and got a refund. if they can't work if they are narrating a man or woman or realise the town slough in the UK is not pronounced slow then they shouldn't be able to narrate. please get the old narrator back....

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  • SAXON117
  • 05-04-18

why the change in narrators?

The story remains strong tho Camp when from reformed gangster back to a gangster needing reform.
My main issue is this books narration. I my be me but I take issue when mid series they change narrators, especially when it's mostly based in England and the original 2 books were narrates by a Brit. Now we have an American narrator that can't pull off the British lingo.
Lastly, again it might be me but production quality was subpar. Mid book you could hear the narrator turning pages, swallowing and other background noise.
I will finish the series as it come out because I really enjoy the storyline. Just hoping the production quality gets back on track.

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  • Tyler G.
  • 18-01-18

voice narration is terrible.

narrator was terrible. called petrol patrol. no accents. his yells were ear shattering. why get rid of the first guy?

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  • Caleb Cotton
  • 17-01-18

Different Narrator

The switch of narrators from the first two books in series really changed the story for me. The characters felt different to me.
Nothing against the narrator of this book, had he been the narrator from the start I'm sure I would have enjoyed this more.

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  • I am just Me
  • 11-01-18

Should be a comic book not a novel.

The first two books were both pretty good, I enjoyed them both. This, the third book in this series is more like a fantasy story than an end of the world horror novel. It's almost like Wright just cranked it out. I was very much let down. If I could give negative stars for performance I would, Gilliam can't even pronounce simple words like "petrol" or "apache."

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  • Jennifer
  • 09-12-17

Story is good but the audio quality is not

Great continuation of The Gates series but the audio quality is bad and takes away from the overall enjoyment.

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  • JS84
  • 28-11-17

Raw footage?

Either the footage wasn't edited at all, or the editor was asleep at the wheel. Lots of repeated lines, shuffling of the microphone, and inconsistent volume. Nigel Patterson did such am excellent job with the first 2 books that it was extremely difficult to get into this one. the story was good, but seemed to try a bit too hard to tie in other works by the author.

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  • DBNB
  • 15-11-17

Horrible editing and narration

A+ story. Narrator's accents are laughable and there are odd noises and pauses in recording.

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  • Sünde
  • 02-11-17

Substandard Editing

Having read or listened to the first two books of the series, Extinction fell right in step with my expectations and I enjoyed it quite a bit. If this is to be the final installment (assuming a trilogy), then I think things were wrapped up pretty well.
However, this Audible version is an abomination. I think the story and narrator will suffer unnecessarily due to the horrendous job someone did (or didn’t do) editing the audio. It really is as if the raw audio recording was uploaded and published, sight unseen (so to speak). The narrator makes a good number of blunders, which I imagine is common for everyone, but I also imagine he expected those to be easily edited out, which they should have been. There’s really no excuse for such a bad editing job. It takes away from the flow of the story. if I was the author or narrator, I’d be livid.

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  • Maya K.
  • 18-10-17

The demons killed all the British Narrators!

The book was great, the story was engaging and I think it had some really good moments that were just so heartfelt.
The American accent didn't get noticed until the narrator started to botch things up. I wish I didn't have HD headphones. He Americanized purely UK things. Lucas sounded like a confused homosexual from an urban American upbringing. "I. That be the way lads." whaaa? The biggest mean angel, I am guessing drag queen of the century was not the intended idea. I laughed each of the 3 times I tried to listen to that chapter, meaning was lost. Besides those 2, you can hear pages flipping (how big of a book was he reading from?) which I have never heard before on any other books. There is also times were the reading stops and then repeats, I thought my device was messing up, but I ruled that out.

I was surprised, Iain usually has excellent readers without tech issues. I hope the next book he can find a Reader somewhere in the UK.