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Extinction Series: The Complete Collection

Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
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For eons, the truth about human evolution has remained hidden.
Until now....

Extinction Code

Geophysicist Jack Greer believes he may finally have found the resting place of the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. A few miles off the Yucatán coast, Jack and a team of scientists tow an aging drilling platform over the impact crater with the aim of securing a sample. But buried deep beneath the earth lies a shocking discovery that threatens to shatter everything we think we know about our species.

A world away, geneticist Dr. Mia Ward receives a mysterious delivery from her former boss and mentor, Alan Salzburg. In it are clues of a dire warning hidden inside the human genome, one which foretells man's very extinction.

His instructions to Mia are simple: Keep the information safe and, above all, trust no one - words all the more chilling after Alan turns up dead. But who wrote the message and what does it mean? Only Jack Greer holds the answers, but can she reach him in time to save the human race?

Extinction Countdown

Dr. Jack Greer's startling discovery beneath the Gulf of Mexico proved to the world we were not alone in the universe. But when images from the Voyager One space probe reveal an alien doomsday ship hurtling toward the earth, the human race seems marked for extinction.

As news of the approaching ship spreads panic around the globe, signs of a sinister plot begin to emerge - one that threatens to unravel the already fragile fabric of society and everything Jack and Dr. Mia Ward have fought for.

But could a mysterious signal emanating from inside Greenland's ice sheet unlock the secrets hidden within our genome and prevent humanity's destruction?

From the frozen fields of Greenland to the bustling Indian subcontinent and the cobbled streets of Rome, the race is on to stop the deadliest countdown to extinction the human race has ever known.

Extinction Crisis

With the doomsday ship only days away from impacting the Earth, humanity's demise seems all but assured. In every corner of the world, news of the impending destruction has led to chaos, looting, and the collapse of the rule of law.

As the foundations of civilization crumble around them, Jack and Mia must race to find answers to perhaps the most important questions of all time. Why have the Ateans repeatedly eradicated life on our planet? And could the key to ending the cycle of extinctions be locked somewhere within the Salzburg Chromosome?

Unraveling the mystery will mean journeying deep into the heart of a perilous alien world and facing off against the very beings who created us.

©2019 James D. Prescott (P)2019 James D. Prescott

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Kept me listening

My first experience with this writer and found it entertaining, absorbing and very well performed

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  • Striker
  • 14-08-2019

Truly Amazing Series!

This is a truly excellent series. I really can't say enough for the author who I really don't think gets enough credit. I said in a previous review of the series that it reminded me of Dan Brown and the Robert Langdon series because of its mix of fact and fiction to create an engaging story. It also has science fiction and mystery elements that remind me of the movies (and/or books) "Contact" and "Sphere" with all of the drama that leaves you on the edge of your seat.
While it definitely mixes fact and fiction, and the author takes some creative liberties, I really did think this was an excellent fiction series that is worth the money and time.

The narrator gets better throughout the series as he adapts to the characters and story. After the first book, he's definitely above average.

5 stars all around!

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

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  • John Stringham
  • 07-09-2019

Spectacular SIFI

This story is absolutely fantastic. The best science in any science fiction that I've read. The pacing is awesome between exposition and action. The narrator truly fits. It has the militaristic element that all SIFI has to have apparently, but its not overbearing and beaten onto a dead horse. I highly recommend this series. I will warn that you need all three books together. I would not have been happy with the cliff hangers in between the books otherwise.

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  • Eagle4Life69
  • 03-09-2019

This Book was great!!!

The amount of Science in this series was great. A lot was very on point and really had me thinking about the future and long for an extinction event to hit us. (For the good of course). I found myself putting my headphones in and listening every chance I could get.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. But with that said, I will listen to whatever this author puts out. One of my favourite book series of all time

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  • Maly C
  • 16-08-2019

Really enjoyed!

Really enjoyed this book. Keeps you guessing and the ending is not what you think it will be. There is a twist that you do not see coming at all. I also like that all the books are together so the listening is seamless. The characters are well thought out and the execution was wonderful. Narration was great characters were brought to life completing the loop. You wont be sorry for getting this. Well worth it and tons of listening hours for the price.

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  • Husky45
  • 02-08-2019

Not Clancy

Definitely not up to Clancy's level. Great tech references but kind of simple story overall.

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  • lisamcintire
  • 13-09-2019

Humanity beware

This was a very captivating series! Humanity is on the brink of evolution, alien contact and maybe even doomsday is imminent, conspiracy theories abound, and a shadow organization called Sentinel, with a devious purpose, light up this series. James D. Prescott mixes fact, fiction, science fiction, and drama to try and stop the next extinction event right on our doorstep. Gary Tiedemann gives a solid performance and brings the characters to life. Great character development, great world building, love, tragedy, betrayal, and a few creative liberties make for one heck of a ride! This series is heavy on science and I appreciated the explanations at the end explaining where a lot of it came from. This is a great story and a good value. I highly recommend it.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary honest review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-2019

Is this the end of the world as we know it?

Extinction level events have occurred on Earth before. An incredible discovery while exploring the cause of the last one may very well signal the start of the next one. The Extinction series is an action packed, conspiracy loaded, sci-fi rollercoaster ride to the brink of destruction. While the idea of "life here began out there" is not new-I can still remember those very words from the opening of original Battlestar Gallactica-it is a fun idea to explore, and I really enjoyed James Prescott's take on the idea. I liked the story-especially the conspiracy aspects, I liked the characters, and while I thought it was a bit heavy on the science (the story would slow a bit while he tried to have his characters explain it all, the core story was a lot of fun) it was still a heck of a ride. The story would make a fun TV show. While I noticed other reviews bashing the narration, for the most part I don't agree at all. I really enjoyed Gary Tiedemann's performance. The only complaint I would agree with is his spelling out of ASCII rather than reading it as "ask-ee", but I am not sure that's something everyone would know anyway.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Andrew Pollack
  • 23-07-2019

Holy cliche and bad science, batman!

All SF requires the suspension of disbelief and some kind of hand-wavy science to make it work. This tries to build on what we know and fails utterly in just about every field of science across the board. Every cliche about genetics, diseases, aliens, paleontology, sociology, immunology, particle physics, network security, and more is present and badly explained. If the author had bothered to check, the actual knowledge we have in those fields makes virtually every concept in this book an absurd misread of pop-science myth.

Then there's the writing. Once again, cliche rules the day. Every overused phrase and description is on full display. It's stilted and awkward and constantly takes me out of the story. The narrator reads it like he's reading to an 8 year old.

I'll be avoiding both the author and the narrator in the future.

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  • Bobbie Amdahl
  • 10-07-2019

Great series!

The first narrator did not sound the same...
but the last two books narrator was really easy to listen to.
The story line is really neat! I love the facts mixed In with the fiction! The characters are very relatable. I love Jack Greer’s character the most! I love the science and the fast paced story line!
Probably one of my favorite series of all time!
Recommend 12/10 Love it!

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  • Kimmy A
  • 11-08-2019

Dumb.

Everything about this story is dumb. The plot lines and character development are lacking. The overall plot was absurd, and the ending was abrupt and terribly unsatisfactory. Don’t waste a credit on this mess.

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