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Primordia III

The Lost World - ReEvolution
Narrated by: Sean Mangan
Series: Primordia, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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A small change today can change our tomorrow. A small change 100 million years ago can change everything.... 

No one really noticed when things started to change. Some animals vanished. Some new ones appeared. Then some things appeared that were monstrous. No one seemed to notice except Ben Cartwright and the other survivors of hidden plateau in the depths of the Amazon jungle. Only they were aware of the growing threat to the human race.  

While Andy lived out his dreams by venturing north to witness the birth of the American continent and navigate a prehistoric inland sea of the late cretaceous, whatever he was doing was rippling forward to change our world. Every day brought new threats in the form of creatures that should have long been extinct or newly evolved monstrosities that were from mankind’s worst nightmares. 

The comet, Primordia, was returning, and time was up. They had to go back and find Andy and stop him before mankind vanished from the face of the Earth. 

In the thrilling third instalment of the blockbusting Primordia series, Greig Beck explores a frightening world where evolution has gone wild while also taking us further into the prehistoric Cretaceous jungle and oceans and to a time mankind was never meant to exist in.

©2019 Greig Beck (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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even better than 2

fantastic story. sucks you in and holds you down to the end. wish there was a number 4

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Nobody did an audition with the narrator

The narrator completely ruined these books for me. I am an adventure fan and have enjoyed Gregg Beick's written novels in the past. Will have to buy the books now and hope that I can get Sean Mangan's horrible voice out of my head when I read them. Can't tell you about the story, didn't get that far into it.

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UNREAL

Love this book had me on the edge of my seat while driving. Does make you wonder about a few things.

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I enjoyed the series

it's a good way to fill the work commute to and from home. I'll happily read his books again.

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Great trilogy-but thin ending

It was a great story with incredible detail. The first two where brilliant as was the third but for the ending. It sort of just fizzled out... they’re on the Plato then on their way down... next sentence it is 3-months later and the end.

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good but not his best

if you like the primordia series it's worth the listen. but personally it's not Greig's best work. still enjoyed it non the less

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horrifyingly t<br /> enjoyable

As always Greig put out a great story dotted with horrifyingly awesome battles to the death , fantasy and eye rolling WTF moments...Unicorns and giant vampire bats...really 🙄 Thank you Greig and Sean for your time once again.

i was starting to wonder though if this book was sponsored by the word Horrifyingly...i😂

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Great end to a trilogy

loved it from start to finish, great end to a trilogy.
The ending is very tongue in cheek but I liked it nonetheless

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  • Old ManParker
  • 04-04-2019

Greig Beck has evolved into an incredible writer.

Primordia III - The Lost World ReEvolution

Weird is the new Normal.
This is the third book in a series; Primordia. It's a good series that gets better and better.

1.) Primordia I - In Search Of The Lost World - is a good book.

2.) Primordia II - Return to The Lost World - is a really great book.

3.) Primordia III - The Lost World ReEvolution - is an AWESOME book!

The story structure is pure genius. This is not another boring redo of the "End of the World". Other authors are writing zombie apocalypses. The world ends in the obliteration of all life. Mr. Beck has flipped that idea. Primordia shows that the most intriguing kind of apocalypse is that of the success of life, not it's failure. He’s writing thoughtful, original, exciting science-fiction/horror/adventure. My very favorite kind of book. I always love intelligent action tales, yet hardly ever find them.

As story tellers go, Beck is one in a million. No, make that one in a 100 million!

The author has brought his brilliant mind to the complex puzzle of time loops and the extreme dangers of a prehistoric world. A place where human’s would never survive even a short walk out side.

This book envelopes a seed from another brilliant author’s idea…
Ray Bradbury's story "A Sound of Thunder" talks about "The Butterfly Effect". Bradbury’s famous story is about people in the future paying millions to travel back in time and hunt T-Rex’s. Yet, they discover a butterfly that was accidentally stepped on during the hunt ends up altering the future in awful ways when they return to it.

100 million years is a long time to alter evolution and change the future. Good things become extinct. Horrible things are born, or continue on.

This book discribes a huge overwhelming frightening sense of unstoppable dread from the vast power of 100 million years of evolution. The world is changing. Monsters are born. Nothing you can do will deny an unstoppable force like evolution from catching up with your world and destroying it… and you.

Awesome story!
Thank you Greig Beck.

P.S.
Then as I re-read the story something else occurred to me.
OK. Primordial. Time loops. Spirals in time.
Any little thing can cause vast changes in a future 100 million years away.

If you kill a butter fly 100 millions years in the past you could change all modern society, and rearrange the pecking order of earth’s species.

I started to wonder if…
1.) What if Primordia is the asteroid that hit earth 100 million years ago?
2.) What if it was Primordia that causes the extinction of the Dinosaurs?

3.) What if, caught in the electromagnetic time-warp, humans from the future change something and the time-warp alters… and the collision of Primordia and Earth doesn’t happen?
Or…
4.) What if a human being back 100 million years causes electromagnetic changes that make the meteor Primordia impact the earth and that causes the extinction of the Dinosaurs?
Or…
5.) What if sending a human being back 100 million years somehow prevented the meteor Primordia from hitting the earth and it does not kill the Dinosaurs -The dinosaurs never go extinct?

6.) As the tale was told, I started to wonder if the meteoroid Primordia was going to impact into the earth - or miss impacting the earth - all in that insane electromagnetic time-warp.

What if we were witness to it not impacting the earth, and not destroying the reign of the thunder lizards? Yet that already happened. So, eh, would we get caught in a time-downward-spiral that would twist backwards into ever more horrible possible futures? Would the "Monk-ta-pus-es" become the new alpha-predators / rulers of our planet?

I leave all that to Greig Beck.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-07-2020

Disappointing ending to the trilogy

I have enjoyed the Primordia series, and the narration is good. I was just disappointed in how the trilogy wrapped up. Ben and crew were annoying. I would have loved to travel further with Andy and his little buddy.

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  • Rick Charles
  • 28-05-2020

Not the easiest read for science nerds.

The Primordia trilogy is a good example of layperson science. It draws a lot of inspiration from prominent historical works of science fiction, but fantasy pulses through its vessels. Although there are some interesting ideas that make for dynamic storytelling, to someone who has a knowledge of the subject material featured throughout the trilogy it can result in a lot of head-shaking. The prehistoric world featured in the trilogy, which is supposed to represent South America 100 million years ago, is a victim of the "dinosaur jungle" trope, where prehistoric creatures from vastly different times and places are mashed together in a generic tropical rainforest, when in reality most of the species featured in this trilogy as inhabiting the tepui did not remotely coexist. Many of the creatural antagonists are also victim to common stereotypes inconsistent with our current understanding of these animals; e.g. the large carnivores are solitary, slow, and stupid, and the small carnivores are hyper-intelligent pack hunters. Conversely, the deliberately fictional elements were quite enjoyable. Especially in the third book, there were many entirely fictitious creatures introduced into the story that sparked the imagination. Overall, this might not be the easiest read for science nerds, but its a fun adventure otherwise.

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  • Jessica Fritz
  • 18-03-2020

Another great book from Beck

Fun and exciting. Well written. Great narrator when he's not slurring his words.

Greig, don't stop writing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-02-2020

series

A great series, will probably listen to it again. I enjoyed most of the characters, and the plot was great!

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  • Leslie
  • 22-12-2019

Won’t read again

I bought all three if the books because I liked the plot line.
However, these are the least professional of Greig’s books that I have read. That would be OK. All writers should mature as the practice their craft.
But the reader! Frequently sounded as though he was running out of air. Lots of mispronunciations. Not like a non-native speaker of English but as if he wasn’t familiar with the word and its meaning. Also, in the first book when he was trying to read Spanish, it was like Homer Simpson or someone was purposely torturing the language!

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  • ryan m
  • 19-09-2019

saved the best for last

I listened to all 3 of this series. I wasn't exactly hooked after the first but I was intrigued enough to continue. I had to speed the narration up to 1.2x to stay focused but I'm glad I did. The final book here was very entertaining and I really enjoyed the storyline.

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  • Marilyn L. Gavin
  • 28-08-2019

good Series

liked tje series but foumd ending needed filling in of lots of pieces to story re the changes back in normal tome

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  • Shane Dodd
  • 08-08-2019

good follow up book to the first 2

enjoyed listening to this book almost as much as book one and book two. Good Story in this one.

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  • IdealTrajectory
  • 17-07-2019

A Half-Turn of Action

I really, really love Beck's books. The Primordia series has been fun. I really love books that do that "Revisionist History" thing, and this has that in spades.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-2020

loved it

fantastic quick paced story, wish it didn't have to finish! Great narrator and characters very likeable

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  • Susan Keefe
  • 09-05-2020

Not to be missed!

Having loved books 1 and 2 in The Lost World series, I eagerly downloaded, this the third book, and was not disappointed.A thrilling adventure on the lines of Jurassic Park, Primordia III adds to the story a pinch of Planet of the Apes, yes indeed, this the third book is one not to be missed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-2019

awsome

loved all 3 books well worth the money
exelent fast pased story and full of action

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-04-2019

Enjoyable

As with Primordia 1 and 2 a very enjoyable series. A good narrator is always a bonus and Sean Mangan never disappoints.

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  • Henry S.
  • 14-04-2019

fantastic

loved all 3 books, excellent writing and characters. wish there were more stories of Primordia