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They will dive, but will humanity survive?

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier “X” Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero.

In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even commit murder. But when he learns the Hell Divers he exiled have found Deliverance, he changes course for a new mission - find the divers, kill them, and make their new ship his own. 

In the third installment of the USA Today best-selling Hell Divers series, Michael and his fellow divers fight across the mutated landscape in search of X. But what they find will change everything. 

©2018 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Absolutely brilliant

absolutely loved this series, best audiobooks i own to this date. R C bray at his finest like usual, cant wait for the next installment. love your work Nicholas Sansbury Smith

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One of the best series I know of!!!

As a fan of books like “Ready Player One” and “Off To Be The Wizard”, I was not sure what to expect from this title.
My mind just could not get enough!
First it was Hell Divers, then it was Hell Divers 2 Ghosts and then this awesome Hell Divers 3 Deliverance.
The only down side to this series!!!!!
I want more more more more.

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Good book<br /><br />

it was a good story and as ALWAYS good narration. R C Bray brings all these good books to life. well done all.

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Always a Solid listen; from start to finish.

This serious has been a great listen, Book 3 being no exception. Action, well-rounded characters, emotionally charged story with a great narrative. Can wait for the next adventure in this Distopian world.

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Phenomenal

A great listen. Loved every minute of this book. R.C Bray is an amazing narrator and reads the story perfectly

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  • Lisa L
  • 15-05-2018

Another awesome entry in a great series!

Captain Jordan of the Hive is treating humanity as his own personal play thing. You agree with him or you disappear. Just ask the last of the Hell Diver teams, left behind after they discovered and confronted him on some of his dark secrets. The Hive is struggling under his iron hold leaving us to wonder, without Divers how can humanity survive?

Meanwhile X, the most successful Hell Diver ever has lived on the surface with only Miles, his canine companion for company. He has barely survived for ten years after being left behind, assumed dead, an assumption Captain Jordan keeps going even though he knows differently. Rather than saving X he takes credit for the discoveries X finds as he roams the vast wastelands looking for a place to call home.

Not to be counted out, the last Hell Divers Team, also abandoned by Captain Jordan has taken flight in the Deliverance, a ship created after the Hive and more advanced. These Hell Divers are determined to find X and save the Hive from Captain Jordan, no matter the cost...

This story is full of action and thrills. The monsters scarier than ever and the challenges our heroes face larger than ever. But they are heroes through and through and they will do whatever it takes after all, they Dive so humanity survives.

If you’ve read the first two books this entry paints a bigger picture filling in some questions while revealing others yet to be answered, if you haven’t read them yet you’ll want to. This story is a must read adventure best when read from the beginning.

As always R.C. Bray does an amazing job narrating and bringing the characters to life, his voice the perfect one for a series like this one.

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  • 15-05-2018

Best in the series so far!

In this powerful third installment of the Hell Divers series, we finally learn the whereabouts of Xavier Rodriguez and glimpse his horrendous ten-year journey on the toxic post-apocalyptic Earth. A lot of loose ends are tied up, however, a few new ones have emerged, including murderous, megalomaniac Captain Jordan of the airship Hive. He’s the perfect villain you’ll love to hate.

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  • L.M.
  • 15-05-2018

Holy Hell!

In this third installment, we learn a few shocking things, gasp for air at a few heroic stunts, cry in moments of fear and sadness and we keep turning the pages going “More….more!”. What a brilliant writing, poignant, exciting, horrifying, immersive…. stupendous. I love the writings of Nicholas Sansbury Smith. In each book he immediately immerses you. I love to love these villains and root for the hero(s) and there are plenty of both nicely fleshed out in ALL of the books. I promise you, this book, this entire series is ALL good on many different levels. These books just get better and better.

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  • Chris63109
  • 05-06-2018

Hell Divers III - What a ride!

Hell Diver III Deliverance

I just finished the third installment of Hell Driver. What a ride! Personal agendas, deceit, falseness, murder, sadness all describe Capt. Jordan. In the darkness, a light shine through, with the Hell Divers stranded on the surface. The discover of a new air ship brings Capt. Jordan to a crescendo of all that he is. On the surface the survivors fight ever moment to just stay alive. With the creatures, flying, walking and growing out of deserted and contaminated structures, these divers learn rather quickly how to survive. But there is a new enemy that X has learned to stay away from, the floaters. There are losses and victories. More divers add their name to the fallen. One of the many things that made me laugh was how people pronounce things hundreds of years later, like Miami and pizza it was funny.
This story was well written and I look forward to the next chapter. Already pre-ordered Book IV. If you have not started this series, you should. The story takes you on a journey right along with the divers.

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  • Melissa and Josh
  • 03-06-2018

This book sets a new standard for sci-fi writing

Melissa's Review:
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My husband introduced me to Nicholas Sansbury Smith and two of his series’ Hell Divers and Extinction Cycle. I’ve loved both. My husband and he are friends online, and he sent me a pre-edit copy of Hell Divers book 3, which was very cool! Needless to say, the series just keeps getting better and better, and I’m curious as to what’s going to happen in book 4. With the pre-edit version, I would have to say that Mr. Sansbury Smith? Mr. Smith? is a great writer. While I did find little mistakes throughout this copy, they were all minor. His writing style is great! With book 3, I like how he went back in time to explain more of X’s story while he was on Hades by himself. Thankfully, with some back and forth kind of stories, this one was easy to follow, and I didn’t have any issues figuring out what was going on. With books 1 and 2, I had listened to those in audiobook form with the great narrator, RC Bray. Love him! With book 3 and actually having to read it, I couldn’t help but have RC Bray’s voice in my head as though he were reading it to me. Lol

In the end, it took me just a few hours in total to get through book 3; it was so hard to put down.

Great author! Great series! Looking forward to book 4!

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Josh's Review
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To say that I have been anxiously awaiting this book release would be an understatement. The wait between books two and three seemed to just drag on. The wait, however, was well worth it as this entry in the Hell Divers series exceeded every expectation I had.

As is the usual, the action scenes in this book were well thought out and kept me hooked. The storylines taking place throughout the story were split up enough to keep me wanting more. That is not to say I wasn’t cursing when the story would break away to another character set, but I definitely found myself watching the clock, knowing I would be able to listen to the audiobook again once I got out of work.

One thing I noticed with this sequel is that it reaffirms the level of expertise Nick has with character development. For anyone who has read/listened to book two, they will know the character I am talking about when I say that Nick knows how to write a character that you just love to hate. If you aren’t sure, you will know who I am referring to once you’ve read the story.

Nick also keeps his skills up with showcasing various takes on human nature in this book with characters like Ty, Rodgeman, Magnolia, Jordan, X, and Katrina. Watching how each character dealt with the situations presented to them was as awesome as usual.

With this release, Nick has set a new standard for science fiction. Nick has sounded a siren alerting other genre authors as to the quality they should match or exceed in their own writing. Book three has definitely hooked me and given me the same level of anxiety/desire for book four. I will definitely be re-listening to the entire series again prior to the release of book four.

Hell Divers Three is a definite winner in the sci-fi genre. If you’re reading this review, and haven’t at least started book one, do yourself a favor and do so already. The audiobook version is brought to life by the magical narration of R.C. Bray. Bob has a way with narrating that adds something extra to an already awesome story.

If I could rate this higher than 5/5, I would do so.

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  • tman
  • 01-06-2018

great book, would be a great movie!

narrator was awesome! This is a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat!

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  • 28-05-2018

Best of Three. Vote R.C.

Hell Divers isn't Hell Divers without < "X" >
I 2nd, or rather 1225th, every other positive review of Hell Divers III: Deliverance. It's a masterfully written culmination of the best themes and characters from the first two books. No filler or fluff. A highly recommended listen indeed.

R.C. Bray is a no nonsense man. Humanity can trust him. He will lead them to salvation should their Planet Earth ever become temporarily or permanently uninhabitable pending critical disaster of their making, e.g. excessive nuclear detritus, EMP rel societal collapse, degenerative genetic bio disorder or variant, etc.
Click "helpful" below to place your VOTE for R.C. Bray for Commander of Planet Earth When Sh%t Hits the Fan!

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  • ababdrad
  • 25-05-2018

Book3 even better than book 1 & 2

Hell Divers series is an awesome set of books.
Very easy to listen to, very enjoyable and easy to follow what's going on!
But let be honest, if you are reading this review you must be thinking about getting book 1 Yes you will not regret that purchase.
If you have listened to book 2 or 3 what wrong with you, it's a given you have to listen to the book so much good and bad things happen.

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  • julie abrego
  • 23-05-2018

So stinking amazing!!!

Each Hell Diver book is better than the last and Hell Divers III is no exception. I nearly cried at the end because it was over. There are so many twists and turns. I can’t even count how many times I found myself holding my breath in anticipation. The ending seemed fitting, not as I expected or hoped but still great. Don’t hesitate to read this book!

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  • sheelah in MD
  • 22-05-2018

I felt like applauding

This was such a great book, such a great series. The story was just so perfect. Every twist and turn was just nail biting good. The ending, wow! I know I had the biggest cheesiest grin while listening to this at work.

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  • Jake
  • 20-06-2018

Huge Suprise

I just finished all three books and feel empty now its over, I cannot wait for the Fourth book, Wolves, to be released in Autumn. And I hope to see an Audible version too because I won't hesitate!!! Autumn better hurry!!!!!

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  • peardrop
  • 19-06-2018

to save humanity.

an amazing and imaginative story , will we be hearing more of X's story? I really hope so.

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  • Revey
  • 19-06-2018

Is this the end?

Okay but too many gaps and convinces to give the story an accurate closure. The world, earth is an even more unforgiving place and our heroes seem to cope for the sake of the story line.
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  • Chris
  • 07-06-2018

Hopefully not the end

Very enjoyable, good story that kept me hooked, Mr Bray quailty as usual. keep writing

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  • S. Smith
  • 04-06-2018

Enjoyed this book

I really enjoyed this book, I felt like it was on pre order for so long I was counting down the time until I would be able to listen to it. Of course R. C. Bray does an amazing job. I must confess that I do enjoy his voice so when I know he is going to be the narrator I know I’m going to enjoy listening to the book at least! The story did not dissapoint. I am glad the time difference was not stated in dates as sometimes I do struggle to remember the previous dates so it was told (example) 1 year and 9 months ago, made it easier for me to understand the time difference. I love miles

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  • sukie
  • 01-06-2018

This continuing story does not disappoint.

this third in the series is a must. exciting new characters and development of others. If you enjoyed the first 2 you will love this one!

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 01-06-2018

Intense!!

Having found out the truth about X, Michael sets off with his team, in the new ship, to find him. Both of them were abandoned by Captain Jordan and both are struggling to survive the new world they find themselves in. Can they come together before it's too late?

Wow! This book!!! Here's me thinking this series can't get any better, but yet again I'm proved wrong. This was..... I can't even form coherent words to express my thoughts!! Brilliant, exciting, intense, action packed, heart pounding, heart breaking and exceptional all come to mind. This author is one heck of a writer!!

We get to see more of Xavier and it was awesome! In book 2, he gets very little screen time and I was chomping at the bit to find out what happened him. Well here we see what his life has been like for the last 10 years and my heart just about broke!! He has survived with only a dog as a companion and his journey across America was shown to us in a series of flashbacks. It was brilliantly written and the world building was amazing. We get to see so much more of the earth now, via X and it's rife with things that will eat you!!

There were tears rolling down my eyes when Michael found out about X. You could feel his emotions and my tears were part sad and part happy for him. I loved that he set off to find him as soon as he could, and nothing was getting in his way!

Then we have The Hive and it's captain. I don't think I've ever hated a character as much as I loathe Jordan. He is the worst of the worst and with every action he does, it just made me hate him more. He just proves that evil comes in many forms.

In all, this book was amazing. I have to bow down to this author because he never fails to evoke loads of emotions from me when I read his books! Something happens in this book that crushes my heart and I didn't see it coming!! The action scenes made my heart pound, the touching scenes had me crying and all the rest had me on the edge of my seat. At one stage, I had a meeting to get to and didn't take out my headphones till the last second!! I urge everyone to try this series.

I can't wait for book 4!!!!

When you have a master storyteller, you need a master narrator to truly bring that book to life, and since we have both here, it was a winner from the start!! R.C Bray was phenomenal. His portrayal of X in this book was the best yet. I had no problem visualising him and what he was going through. Bray puts emotions behind his work and that is what makes him so successful, to me anyway!! he doesn't just read a book, he performs it.

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  • Errol
  • 29-05-2018

Wow

There has to be more
Hopefully they will be more to this adventure ,so need to know what happens to the Sea Wolf

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  • Poppey
  • 28-05-2018

Outstanding, again

There are very few books that make such an impression, but this trilogy has accomplished it. Such imagination.
There are some very sensitive moments; some edge of your seat moments and a few happy ones.

Miles gets my vote as the most memorable character - sorry Xavier.

Spending your credits on this trilogy will be one of the best purchases you will ever make.

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  • Georgina Farn
  • 27-05-2018

Absolutely brilliant

I really loved this book. The fictional world is beautifully crafted and it is impossible not to become attached to the characters whose personalities are complex and have a wonderful depth which allows them to truly come to life.