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Independence Day: Crucible

The Official Movie Prequel
Narrated by: William Hope
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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Cities were crushed by the falling spacecraft, but one ship didn't crash. It remained intact and disgorged hordes of alien soldiers determined to fight to the death. The abandoned vessels also contained a wealth of advanced technology.

Led by David Levinson, the greatest minds of our world developed deadly new hybrid weapons. Bases were built on the moon, Mars, and beyond. A new generation of defenders had to be trained, for the invaders would return.

In the headlong rush to prepare, however, not everyone would survive....

©2016 Greg Keyes (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • Tandgn
  • 20-06-2016

ID4 "Crucible"

Wow! Very cool tie in between the two movies. I think it's a must read before you see the movie. If you liked the fist movie that is. It will make sense and will tie up any lose ends. Very well done, to me anyway.
It should go for an anime work up, that would be cool.

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 06-01-2017

YA Romance

If I was to give the book a letter grade, it would be a B. It's above average, but not great. I got caught up in the love life of the main characters and grew to like them, even though they were cliché. Matter of fact several of the characters had the same personality. I was disappointed that almost nothing happened with the aliens. This is a prequel, so I knew they could not invade. They had some survivors in Africa, but they were all killed off with machetes. Young people are going to go to the movie, so it fits that the book would be YA.

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  • Mark
  • 24-06-2016

Wildly entertaining

This book is a must listen to any and all Independence day fans. It successfully and wonderfully bridges the gap between the first movie and second and leaves you with just the right amount of questions to make you excited for the sequel. Well done by all

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  • Sandro V. Cuccia
  • 08-09-2016

Excellent Performance -- boring story

I have to admit that the performance was refreshing, realistic and enjoyable.... however, nothing happens in this story ... I felt like I was in a chick flick!

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  • James Musgrove
  • 09-07-2016

Loved it!

As close to a real sequel to the original film as could be hoped for. Have tons of characterization and weight to events in both films

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  • CRAIG
  • 18-06-2016

Amazing

Must listen to if looking forward to Resurgence! Catches us up in the upcoming release!

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  • Joseph Samuels
  • 19-09-2020

This book sucked

What a waste of time. Nothing happens. It’s just a filler. Not worth it. Even worse than the new movie.

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  • Jim in Rochester
  • 29-08-2020

Boring!

This segment of the Independence Day series is boring...no war between aliens and humans, just a clean up of the world after the aliens attacked the world. The author tried to bring a romantic story into the overall book, but it just didn't fit.

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  • S. Winchester
  • 05-09-2018

Required listening before seeing Resurgence.

I'm really glad I took the time to listen to this book before watching Resurgence. It gives you an introduction to the younger characters and well as a refresher on the characters we already knew and loved. The characters are likable and the stories flow at an even pace. I think if more people would have read this prior, they would have liked the movie a lot more than they did.

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  • K. Brown
  • 29-01-2017

Great Book!

Definitely gave insight on the next book and I liked that we know everything that happened.

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  • Rdbamford
  • 20-06-2016

Meh

Basically a long description of what has happened since the first film and the upcoming second one. A good description, detailed, interesting, but ultimately nothing at all happens. Just a "now go see the movie" Cliff hanger. Don't waste money/credits on it.

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  • Miss Toni J Pitt
  • 22-06-2016

Disappointing - avoid

What disappointed you about Independence Day: Crucible?

After reading the "Fear Saga" this felt very average in comparison, especially the story. It simply didn't offer any thrills, twists or surprises. If you enjoy teenagers going through school, falling in love and preparing for the military then this has spades of detail - but realistically feels like a simple cash in for the film. Go watch the film instead. William Hope does a decent job in narrating - it's simply the story that's lacking. Shame as this brand owes to it lots potential. Recommend avoiding, and if you haven't already look instead at the Fear Saga for your sci-fi fix.

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  • chris wasey
  • 24-01-2017

good if you liked ID4 / IDR

It's all very cheesy, but still enjoyable. If you liked the films, worth a listen

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  • David Squires
  • 29-06-2016

Great Listen

links the 2 films nicely, this focus on the children as they go through flight academy and try to live up to their parents saving the world.

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  • Scott
  • 20-06-2016

great book

loved it great book looking forward the next book if it as good as this ill well happy

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