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Summary

In the blink of an eye, the world changed.

Danger lurks around every corner.

Captain Jake Phillips wakes in his crash-landed craft and finds Earth transformed into a frightening new world. He faces two immediate threats that will test his survival skills to the limit.

Mutated beings prowl the landscape, hunting humans and searching for the remaining resources. Without a plan in place, the battle will be lost and humanity as Jake knows it will be destroyed.

Sixth Cycle is a gritty post-apocalyptic story of survival and adventure.

©2014 Darren Wearmouth, Carl Sinclair (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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love RC Bray

I really enjoyed this book. had a good action packed story line that kept you wanting to find out more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great story

What did you like most about Sixth Cycle?

The story is interesting and engaging. The narration did not do it for me, but still listenable.

Any additional comments?

Could possibly be turned into a mini series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Andrew
  • Chinnor, United Kingdom
  • 17-10-15

Lacking depth

I quite enjoyed the concept behind this - but it is let down, in my opinion, by shallow characters - and unlikely dialogue. I also found some parts unfeasible (aside from suspending disbelief for the obvious - i.e. the story). When I listen to e.g. Joe Abercrombie - I never doubt what characters do and say. In this book, I did, repeatedly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Well made audio book of a great story

I loved this book when I read it, so when I had a chance to own it on audio I snapped it up. The narrator does a great job of retelling this cracking sci-fi tale.

Highly recommended

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  • Mr
  • 03-06-17

Good storyline and interesting variation on apocalypse tale

Like other reviewers found entertaining and story moved along at good pace. Majority of characters believable but dialogue between them a little awkward at times. Few holes in the plot line but don't let it put you off what is a great book. Listened to a few books by RCBray now and getting used to and liking his style.

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  • John
  • St Leonards on Sea, United Kingdom
  • 16-12-15

really enjoyed

This book surprised me. it really delivered. don't pass it by. the story is interesting and engaging. the narration pretty good.

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load another round in the chamber!

good story that moved along quickly, a few twists and good imagination. it seemed that every one was always loading another round in the chamber - you'll understand soon enough...

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Good short story

Another excellent performance from rc bray

The story good but needs more body the characters are interesting but couldn't envisage or like them.

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  • Christina
  • 22-06-15

Excellent

Wonderful story line easy to follow and great choice of narrator you won't be disappointed.

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  • The Zombie Specialist
  • 09-09-15

A story of could have been so much...

I tend to listen to anything one Mr R.C Bray narrates as he has the great ability to turn a story I don't naturally gel with into something which is acceptable. That is not to say that there is something below par with this title!

However, I finished listening to this one and felt it could have been so much better! This could easily have been the surprise title of the year for me and I do listen to a lot of titles! It has an element or feel of 'Planet of the Apes' to it. In the sense of 'what has man done?' While at the same time a cowboy and Indian feel with a Wild West theme. It has a mutant, although to tell you the truth I was hoping for a zombie theme.... But don't tell anyone that :-)

But then when I sit down and think about it some more, it could have also been so much worse with those different types of elements contained within. I get the feeling this title could have been so much longer with so much more character development from all of the different parties. I thought it felt like a story made for a movie straight out of the box.

The narration was good, usual R.C. Bray standard. Speed was increased to just 1.25x so no significant impact to your $ per hour calculations.

This one will keep your commute to work from becoming to stressful or boring, but as it stands it is not an outstanding title when it had the chance to be outstanding.

All in all just one out of two thumbs up from this fat man!

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  • Roland J. Denzel
  • 08-07-15

I can't wait for the movie!

What did you love best about Sixth Cycle?

It felt cinematic! There was a big, dashing astronaut hero and a tortured soul of a young orphaned heroine, banding together to save society.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sixth Cycle?

Exploring the 'ancient' Earth bunkers and technology with the astronaut from that era

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

Great voices and pacing. One of the best!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Skye finding the old friends of her long dead parents

Any additional comments?

Great book and great narration. That's enough, right? ;)

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Lola B.
  • 29-07-15

Great Story

Would you listen to Sixth Cycle again? Why?

I would listen again because the story was excellent. I wanted to hear more. I could see it in my head like it was a movie. It wasn't over complicated or wordy. There was a good balance of action and character development. I listened to it without getting bored and going to another book. The narrator does good male and female voices that all sound unique. For a person that gets bored easily, it had my attention from start to finish. It kind of reminded my of Fallout 3 ...lol.... Maybe that's why I liked it so much.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-08-15

Misleading description.

The publishers description of this book needs some work. As in, throw it away and rewrite it.
There is a nuclear war on earth. We have bombers in space that wait for their green light to drop their payloads. One does crash and our main character is left inside, in stasis. When he wakes up there isnt a ton of "survival" to do. There are no mutant beings, just the regular folks surviving and then the outcasts that have been living to close to radiation zones. Those irradiated people are nuts, lack intelligence, and are extremely violent. For me, the main characters back story and "survival" aspect of the book, was more or less useless, and just thrown in there so you can have a man with access to bad ass weapons.
The book was just OK.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Rob H
  • 06-10-17

Decent SciFi

Enjoyable post-apocalyptic Scifi. The concept of the plot isn't new - humans returning form space to find earth in the aftermath of a global catastrophe - but it was different enough and well-written enough to be a decent story and listen.

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  • Tracy L Fordyce
  • 30-06-17

7 cycle???

Not one who ever. comments in the reviews, but I really enjoyed listening.. Love me some Mr. Bray 😀

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  • Juan Benito
  • 27-01-17

A good read (listen)...

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Overall I feel as if the book was a good book. The book was an easy listen however I feel as if the book ended suddenly.
I think the book was a very well written post apocalyptic thriller. I feel as if some of the story line was predictable but their were some twists in the story line that I did not see coming (regarding some characters) that I enjoyed and offered some additional depth to the story line.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sixth Cycle?

I really enjoyed the way some of the story lines were closed out and revelations about some characters towards the end of the book.

Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

I can honestly say that RC BRAY is probably my favorite narrator. I was first introduced to him in a different series and I have gone out and purchased anything he narrates. As in his other books he did an amazing job of giving these characters life.

Did Sixth Cycle inspire you to do anything?

Seek out more books by RC Bray.

Any additional comments?

If you like post apocalyptic thrillers then I feel like you can't go wrong with this book. As a standalone book it offers a brief but enticing story line that you will not want to put down.

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  • Tiffany
  • 11-01-17

Did not resonate with me

Would you try another book from Darren Wearmouth and Carl Sinclair and/or R. C. Bray?

yes

Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He is one of the best narrators out there. No complaints.

Any additional comments?

I can't put my finger on it. I usually devour these types of books. I don't know why I didn't enjoy the story more. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-12-16

RC Bray couldn't save the story

When I'm at a loss for an Audible I go with something narrated by Bray. Even he couldn't save this book. This story was a mess and character development didn't exist. I slogged through it though. I'm at a loss as to some of the reviews people gave on this one.