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Summary

Would you risk it all the save your family?

Living in New Zealand, Jack Gee thought he was safe. The beautiful, isolated country had always provided a sense of security. When a virus begins to spread across the globe, he is on a hiking trip in the mountains, blissfully unaware. A desperate message from his wife Dee alerts him to the viral threat that turns humans into apex predators with one purpose - to kill. 

The country collapses as Jack races to get home, and when he finally does make it out of the mountains he finds his peaceful life has been shattered. Banding with other survivors, they all must quickly learn how to survive in this new world. 

In the fight to stay alive, friendship and family will be tested and new alliances formed. But dangerous new enemies emerge in the war for the future of the country, and the world.

©2020 Adrian J. Smith (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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amateur writing, childs book with swearing,

complete waste of money, is this the authors first attempt at writing wiithout attending college, its like an essay written by a 10 year old, time i will never get back spent listeing to this, and money not well spent. the narrator isnt any better and his accents are atrocious, make sure you listen to the sample, i made the mistake of not doing this, to my regret

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  • kayla
  • 20-10-20

Riveting Story, Incredible Narration

So, I've listened to the entire Extinction Cycle series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and the Extinction Survival series by Walt Browning. Both are incredible pieces of story telling. This bit of work by Adrian Smith is no exception. He has done an incredible job capturing what life would be like in this universe as a average civilian rather then a trained soldier. Raphael Corkhill is a AAA narrator who nails the soul of the characters perfectly. I would hands down recommend to anyone thinking about giving this a try to go for it, though I would recommend starting with the original Extinction Cycle series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. That way you really have a grasp on what is happening in this universe. I only have one critique and THIS WILL BE A SPOILER FOR ANYONE WHO HASN'T YET LISTENED TO THE BOOK. Now, I am only on book 2 of the 3 book box set so this may change. In the original series and the take off by Walt Browning, if you are cut or injured by a Variant the you yourself are going to turn into one of them. A single drop of infected blood entering your system will turn you within hours. In this series however there are people being eviscerated, stabbed limbs completely severed from the body by the creatures and surviving without infection. That is not really true to the originals or the Extinction Universe but that however does not take from the story. It only decreases the risk/danger the characters are in, in my opinion. Otherwise, you have done an incredible job here Adrian and Raphael and I would pay twice the price I did for these books. WELL DONE!!!

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  • Mollyworld
  • 09-10-20

ehhh

Good story, but ... maybe it was the Newzea accent or the often badly placed humor or the choppy speech pattern ... I had a terrible time sticking with it. I did finish it, tho!!! And if you don't mind the above, it's a great listen.