The Extinction Cycle

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029 ratings

Extinction Red Line Summary

The official prequel and origin story of the best-selling Extinction Cycle series!

One marine’s end is the beginning of our extinction.... 

For a dozen years, villagers along the ancient Da River in Vietnam have feared a nightmarish creature who hunts and consumes human flesh. Only in whispers do they mention its name, The White Ghost.

To the United States military, this creature has a different name - Marine Lieutenant Trevor Brett, the chemically engineered experiment gone wrong that they will do anything to hide. Sole survivor of his platoon, Brett has stalked the jungle for prey for over a decade. But the men who made him into a monster are searching for him, and when they find him, the line between hunter and hunted will be blurred.

©2018 Nicholas Sansbury Smith and Tom Abrahams (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 0

    • Extinction Red Line

    • The Extinction Cycle
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Tom Abrahams
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    For a dozen years, villagers along the ancient Da River in Vietnam have feared a nightmarish creature who hunts and consumes human flesh. Only in whispers do they mention its name, The White Ghost. To the United States military, this creature has a different name - Marine Lieutenant Trevor Brett, the chemically engineered experiment gone wrong that they will do anything to hide. Sole survivor of his platoon, Brett has stalked the jungle for prey. But the men who made him into a monster are searching for him, and when they find him, the line between hunter and hunted will be blurred.

    Regular price: £22.49

  • Book 1-3

    • The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set

    • Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, and Extinction Age (The Extinction Cycle, Books 1 - 3)
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 25 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force team, code named Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret medical corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By James on 28-02-17

    Regular price: £36.09

  • Book 4-6

    • The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6

    • Extinction Evolution, Extinction End, and Extinction Aftermath
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 32 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons. Betrayed by the country they swore to defend and surrounded by enemies on all sides, Team Ghost has one mission left: protect Dr. Kate Lovato and Dr. Pat Ellis while they develop a weapon to defeat the Variants once and for all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action packed series

    • By zombie reader on 29-11-18

    Regular price: £42.69

  • Book 1

    • Extinction Horizon

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 1
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top-secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story let down by below average performance

    • By E. Robinson on 26-04-15

    Regular price: £23.69

  • Book 2

    • Extinction Edge

    • Extinction Cycle, Book 2
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping.

    • By Sharon on 01-11-16

    Regular price: £23.69

  • Book 3

    • Extinction Age

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    On the eve of extinction all seems to be lost, but there is still one final hope.... Operation Liberty has failed. Humans are losing the war. With no other option, General Kennor decides to pull back the troops and give science a second chance.

    Regular price: £23.69

  • Book 4

    • Extinction Evolution

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 4
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By tadhg o shea on 05-01-17

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 5

    • Extinction End

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 5
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Almost seven weeks have passed since the Hemorrhage Virus ravaged the world. The remnants of the United States military have regrouped and relocated Central Command to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. It's here, in the North Atlantic, that President Jan Ringgold and Vice President George Johnson prepare to deploy a new bioweapon and embark on the final mission to take back the country from the Variants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great zombie/variant horror story with believable characters!

    • By Handcuff on 02-02-17

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 6

    • Extinction Aftermath

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 6
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Newly christened as the leader of Delta Force Team Ghost, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick arrives in Normandy over 70 years after Allied Forces joined the fight against the Nazis. The war to free survivors and eradicate pockets of adult Variants and their offspring is underway by the European Unified Forces. But as the troops push east, rumors of a new type of monster spread through the ranks. Fitz and his new team quickly realize that the fight for Europe might be harder than anyone ever imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Lisa on 06-11-16

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 6.5

    • Extinction Lost

    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The war continues…Two days after the events of Extinction Aftermath, European Unified Command calls on Team Ghost for a top secret mission. The residents of a small Inuit fishing village in Greenland have gone missing and reports of Variants unaffected by Kryptonite have surfaced. Fatigued, injured, and unaware of the events back in the United States, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick leads Team Ghost into the remote and alien winter landscape to determine the fate of the missing villagers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Smashing.

    • By julian on 06-01-19

    Regular price: £14.09

  • Book 7

    • Extinction War

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 7
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 104

    The seventh and never-before-published book in USA Today best-selling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive postapocalyptic series about a soldier's mission to save the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mouse

    • By neil on 04-01-18

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Missions from the Extinction Cycle, Vol. 1

    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith - foreword, various authors, Jeff Olah, and others
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    The best-selling Extinction Cycle series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith first introduced listeners to a world ravaged by an engineered virus that turned men into monsters. Now, for the first time ever, comes a collection of Extinction Cycle short stories that explore the human spirit and the fight for survival in the face of overwhelming odds from some of the leading voices in the post-apocalyptic genre. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Trevor on 13-04-19

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Missions from the Extinction Cycle, Vol. 2

    • By: Amanda J. Spedding, Geoff Brown, Michael Patrick Hicks, and others
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The best-selling Extinction Cycle series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith first introduced listeners to a world ravaged by an engineered virus that turned men into monsters. Humanity's only hope was not a cure, but another bioweapon. When deployed it killed 90 percent of the infected, but the remaining 10 percent transformed into even more terrifying creatures called Variants. Here's a collection of Extinction Cycle short stories that explore the human spirit and the fight for survival in the face of overwhelming odds from some of the leading voices in the post-apocalyptic genre. 

    Regular price: £20.89