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Extinction Ashes

Extinction Cycle: Dark Age, Book 3
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: Extinction Cycle: Dark Age, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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The ashes have fallen and the dust clears to a startling discovery....

Beyond the reach of the nuclear infernos, the masterminds survived and continue their assault on outposts across the Allied States. Timothy Temper and Sergeant Ruckley narrowly escaped one of those attacks. On the run from hostile forces, they fight to get an urgent message to command - the monsters aren’t the only threat. Their human allies have a nuclear weapon. 

Refusing to hide underground, President Jan Ringgold heads to New York. Doctor Kate Lovato and her team are there working to infiltrate and sabotage enemy communications. To buy them time, S.M. Fischer and his engineers deploy technology to detect incoming Variant attacks. But they can’t hold the monsters for much longer. 

Deep in enemy territory, Master Sergeant Fitzpatrick and Captain Beckham discover the terrifying truth behind the New Gods and a plan even more nefarious than eliminating the human race. This time, the future depends not just on the survival of Team Ghost, but their ability to convince new allies to join the fight before it’s too late.

©2019 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2019 Blue Heron Audio

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 01-01-2020

Phenomenal book!!

I really and truly don't know what to say about this book that will do it justice!! When I first started the Extinction Cycle books, I never expected to love them as much as I did, and when the author said that there would be more in the series I thought he wouldn't be able to surpass the first ones, but I was wrong. This series is just as amazing!!! Extinction Ashes sees everyone trying to find answers as to what is happening with the variants, the webbing and the collaborators. Fitz and Team Ghost are struggling to survive whilst being cut off from command. Kate is trying to get answers as to what the webbing is and what is happening the Variants. Beckham is just trying to keep Kate and everyone safe when things are getting worse. It is honestly one of the most intense books I've read in a long while!!! The plot goes from one thing to another and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Once again these authors shine with the way they can write their characters. Kate, Beckham, Horn and Fitz have become my favourites. But I've also become attached to Fischer. He has quickly become a favourite too. This book had my heart in my mouth multiple times because the characters are put through the wringer. Every character grows and evolves throughout the story and it makes the whole book phenomenal. You can't help but become involved in their lives, you can't help but hurt when they hurt and feel every emotion along with them. This for me is what makes the book, and indeed the whole series, one of the best out there!! There is a lot I want to say about the book, certain parts and certain characters, but it would spoil so much, so all I'll say is if you want a book that will knock your socks off, then this is the one. It's action packed, thrilling, breath taking, gripping and an absolute phenomenal read. I can't wait for the next one to see what happens!!! R.C Bray is amazing as always. He has such an astonishing array of tones and voices for the characters and his inflections bring the world to life.

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  • Ellen N. Moscoe
  • 03-01-2020

Never Ending Suspense!

Extinction Ashes continues the suspense and thrills always delivered by Nicholas Sandsbury Smith and Anthony Melchiorri. Those of you who love Team Ghost will be very happy!

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  • N.W.Wisniewski
  • 03-01-2020

More!

Extinction Ashes. By Nicholas Sansbury Smith &Anthony J Melchiorri Story ***** Narration ***** Another homerun by Smith. I loved this book. This one hands down is my favorite Extinction Dark Ages novel. The existing characters are still awesome; the newer characters have developed into complex and awesome people. The monsters are even more monstrous.... I thought Smith couldn't make these creatures any scarier but with the help of AJM he has done it. If you like any Zombie, TEOTWAWKI military, biological warfare books - this is for you. If you like any of Nicholas Sansbury Smith's or Anthony J. Melchiorri books again, this series is for you. I cannot wait for the conclusion to this series. I love how RC Bray brought all of the characters to life! Easily one of my favorites!

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  • Lisa L
  • 02-01-2020

Must read!

Extinction Cycle, any part of it, is a must read. From beginning to current end it’s an adventure and horror story you struggle to put down. Nicholas Smith writes characters that are real and flawed perfectly causing them to be someone you either love or hate. The current season this book is part of has been filled with twist and turns and characters that you think you are gonna love/hate only to find out they aren’t what you may have initially thought. I love that. The story is one you have to read to really enjoy the nuances of. I thought I knew what I was walking into when I picked the book up only to find the world I thought I knew completely still had hidden parts I needed to discover. If you’ve read the rest of this series you have to read this part, if you haven’t, start at the beginning and enjoy all the hours of an amazing journey that will have you re-reading it over and over.

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  • Craig F.
  • 09-01-2020

Good stuff.

Any thing in this series all the side storys an related books are so fun to get into but the main story with Reed an the Doc are top notch and of course RC Bray reading it for us cant be beat. if your into world ending monster vs military then this is for you .im sure you know all about it anyway thos is the staple series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-2020

And another one!

OMG, once again Nickolas Sansbury Smith kills it! This story takes you to some dark places. I personally haven't felt the series went to since the first few books in Extension Cycle when all hope felt lost. If by some chance you read this comment and have not listened to any of his work, please stop what you're doing and by the first book in any of his series. You are welcome my friends. Great addition to this horrifying universe Eagerly awaiting the next installment!

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  • Herbert
  • 17-02-2020

I could listen to this series forever A

loved it! every book is as exciting as the last. cant wait to hear the next book. if you liked the series in the beginning you will like it still. it has not gotten too repetitive or stagnant and the situation continues to escalate and fascinate. if you love the original series, dont hesitate on this one. keep'em coming please!

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  • mike O
  • 14-02-2020

another epic story

this is one fantastic series. I've listened to this series since the very first book none have been slow or let me down every single book has been top-notch high-impact fast-paced hard to put down writing and RC Bray brings these books to life

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  • Mindjacked
  • 07-02-2020

Extinction Ashes

Our friends are back and the race is on. Dr Lavato and her team is working to break the web code, Beckham and Fitz are out in the bush to find out more about the collaborators. Fisher and his team are deploying their tech to detect Variant attacks. Team Ghost is working on convincing allies to join the fight, and Timothy is on the run for his life and to save the lives of others, believing he will never see his friends again. The authors have done it, they have maintained if not exceeded the action and suspense level in this their third book in the series. If you are lucky enough to get the audio version narrated by the awesome R. C. Bray than you really are in for a treat as he can transport you into the story so you think you are right there with our friends ready to help. This is a series you need to put on your to do list.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-2020

Loved it!

Great continuation of the series, with beloved and familiar characters from previous books making an appearance. As always, great writing, lots of action, and spot-on narration from the incomparable RC Bray. Can't wait to see where this story goes!

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 01-01-2020

Phenomenal Book!!

I really and truly don't know what to say about this book that will do it justice!! When I first started the Extinction Cycle books, I never expected to love them as much as I did, and when the author said that there would be more in the series I thought he wouldn't be able to surpass the first ones, but I was wrong. This series is just as amazing!!! Extinction Ashes sees everyone trying to find answers as to what is happening with the variants, the webbing and the collaborators. Fitz and Team Ghost are struggling to survive whilst being cut off from command. Kate is trying to get answers as to what the webbing is and what is happening the Variants. Beckham is just trying to keep Kate and everyone safe when things are getting worse. It is honestly one of the most intense books I've read in a long while!!! The plot goes from one thing to another and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Once again these authors shine with the way they can write their characters. Kate, Beckham, Horn and Fitz have become my favourites. But I've also become attached to Fischer. He has quickly become a favourite too. This book had my heart in my mouth multiple times because the characters are put through the wringer. Every character grows and evolves throughout the story and it makes the whole book phenomenal. You can't help but become involved in their lives, you can't help but hurt when they hurt and feel every emotion along with them. This for me is what makes the book, and indeed the whole series, one of the best out there!! There is a lot I want to say about the book, certain parts and certain characters, but it would spoil so much, so all I'll say is if you want a book that will knock your socks off, then this is the one. It's action packed, thrilling, breath taking, gripping and an absolute phenomenal read. I can't wait for the next one to see what happens!!! R.C Bray is amazing as always. He has such an astonishing array of tones and voices for the characters and his inflections bring the world to life.

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  • Aidy
  • 12-09-2020

brilliant continuation

great to pick up the story again after a long break loved this installment hope the conclusion lives up to this!!

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  • Chris
  • 05-05-2020

Love it cannot wait for the next installment

From start to finish I was hooked, the old team together fighting for their lives.

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  • Jeffus
  • 02-03-2020

Awesome!

Just like all the rest, just get better and better! RC Bray delivers another amazing performance

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  • kim dixon
  • 16-02-2020

absorbingly absorbing

just couldn't get enough, having Nicholas Sansbury-smith and Anthony J Melchiorri (2 of my favourite authors) in one spellbinding continuation of an amazing apocalypse series... WOW.. so invested in the characters.. need more, as a collaboration and singular authors.. is this the end for Beckham, Kate and Horn, or will the struggle continue??🤔 looking forward to what's next.

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  • mark r campbell
  • 24-01-2020

Outstanding

Non stop action, characters we just get more and more engaged with, R C Bray just brings them all to life, I love this series!!

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  • warren sargeant
  • 22-01-2020

The great story continues!!

Great book and a really enjoyable listen i will no doubt listen to this again in the future.RC Bray puts on a master class too..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-2020

More 5 star reading

Another excellent addition to the Extinction Cycle series. Their is always the risk with extended story telling that the books become stale and repetitive but the authors continue to avoid this and once again are taking us down new roads with our favourite characters. Action packed as ever the new twists in the variants story opens up a whole new realm of possibilities in the fight against the New Gods and the survival of the Human Race.

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  • Mr Patel
  • 07-01-2020

Awesome just Awesome

I need the next book released now!!! this book was perfect the characters so defined, the story exemplary and RC Bray the mastermind narrator that glued it all together. when is the next book out? don't make us wait too long! no spoilers here of any sort this is a must listen for yourself. full stop.