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Lost Valley

Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Series: Extinction Survival, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

War has a way of following some people....

John Eric Carver and Shrek are a retired Navy SEAL war dog team, now living in the mountains outside of San Diego. Both man and dog thought their life was now settled, finding peace on the 40-acre ranch they had moved to. But life, and a mutated virus, changed all that. 

Now, they have to survive a worldwide pandemic. Taking refuge in a nearby Boy Scout camp, he leads a group of teens and their parents as they are forced to deal with infected creatures that are rapidly consuming the world. Will John and Shrek survive another war, or will this be the end of the line for the SEAL team?

©2019 Walt Browning (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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pretty nice

it's quite different and refreshing for the post apocalyptic genre. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the post apocalypse stuff.

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I could not get past the narrator. (sorry)

I hate to say this but the narrator was not very good. it was like he is just getting into the narrator business and he sounded like some one reading and not telling a story. I know you have to start somewhere and in the future he may be awesome, just not this time round.

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  • lawrence
  • 24-04-2019

took a chance

Dang this was good.
took a chance on the book because of Bronson Pinchot who did a fantastic job. being unfamiliar with the author I was surprised, it was some good writing. the story was sound and engaging. if you are looking for a new apocalypse series to start I recommend it. looking forward to the next book

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  • erick marsans
  • 13-05-2019

more extinction<br />

this was a worthy addition to the extinction cycle saga. loved every minute of the animal points of view.

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  • D.Streeter
  • 05-06-2019

Great story!

I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and changes from a typical zombie tale. I cannot wait to dive into the next book. Also great read by Pincho.

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  • Kindle Reader
  • 30-04-2019

Loved it!

You had me at Navy SEAL war dog team. The fact this is set in one of my favorite universes was icing on the cake. Great story, superb narration, and a thrilling plot. I can't wait for Satan's Gate!

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  • smb072
  • 01-07-2019

Like a fine Texas Chili

Walt Browning is living proof that you don't have to be ex-military to write a good military novel. When I read a book where the author sites something silly such as Mercs with no military background being more effective than tier1 operators (The Tide by Malchiori… I just returned that book before I got this one) I'll always refer them back to Walt Browning to illustrate how they could do better. Brown isn't Clancy technical, and doesn't spend too much time on theory, but he went as far as to reference the OODA Loop, and obviously put effort into bringing honor to the SEALs he's writing about. On the other hand he doesn't make every soldier and sailor an unstoppable hero. He balances it nicely, like just the right amount of heat in a Texas Chili. He also shows a real prowess for writing from an animal's perspective. I haven't seen the like since The Watchers by Dean Koontz. If I had to site other authors his writing reminds me of I'd say; DJ Molles and Louis Lamour. As a disabled vet I listen to a lot of audio books in a lot of genres. I can say that this humbly but very well written series is near the top of my favorites. I hope Walt Browning writes many more novels. He just made it onto my short "best authors" watch list.

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  • James
  • 30-05-2019

Whoa

Great book and it will keep you on the edge. These creatures are fast and evil. Great story from beginning to end.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-08-2019

great story

I am in love with this story and ghost gets his input is awesome cant wait to see what happens next

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  • Rich Post
  • 19-08-2019

good listen

loved the way you got the dogs perspective as well as the human ones. really a cool concept

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  • nil po
  • 18-08-2019

A Little Painful to Listen

The narration completely ruined this selection. There are a lot of issues to unpack. At the beginning the narration is uninspired, slow, and sounded like the narrator was uninterested in the story. There are unusual pauses in the narration that go on just a little too long. Long enough to notice, just disconcerting. Later the narrator chose to shout the lines of most of the male characters. Loud shouting, enough to turn down the volume shouting. Weird.

The story is predictable and padded to last way longer that it should ever have lasted. The main character is a retired navy SEAL and he was constantly referred to as the SEAL. Some of the military references seemed incorrect.

I made it to the last hour or so and just couldn't listen to the rest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-07-2019

Just more of the goodness

add on to the extinction series, warning you can't just listen to one, once you start highly adddictive

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  • Trevor
  • 05-05-2019

Very entertaining

As a fan of extinction cycle I like the spin offs and really enjoyed this one well worth a listen. Love Ghost/Shrek