Extinction War (The Extinction Cycle Book 7) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Posted January 17, 2018 by Charla White in ABR Reviewer's Choice Award, Reviews / 1 Comment

Extinction War (The Extinction Cycle Book 7) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith ABR Reviewer's Choice Award Winner
Extinction War by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Narrator: Bronson Pinchot
Series: The Extinction Cycle #7
Published by Blackstone Audio Inc on 28 November 2017
Length: 12 hrs
Genres: Science Fiction, Zombie Apocalypse
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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The seventh and never-before-published book in USA Today best-selling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive postapocalyptic series about a soldier's mission to save the world.

An army advances....

In Europe, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick and Team Ghost return from a mission deep into enemy territory, only to find that the Variant army has grown stronger, and they are advancing toward the EUF's stronghold in Paris.

On the brink of civil war....

Back in the United States, President Ringgold and Dr. Kate Lovato are on the run. The safe-zone territories continue to rally behind the ROT flag, leaving Ringgold more enemies than allies. But there are still those who will stand and fight for America. Captain Rachel Davis and Captain Reed Beckham will risk everything to defeat ROT and save the country from collapsing into civil war.

©2017 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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The excitement continues as Capt’s Beckham and Rachel Davis try to derail R.O.T. and self-appointed president Andrew Wood.  President Ringgold is fighting a civil war while Lovato tries to find the cure to the virus.  When everything comes together … people will die, variants will rise in their places and the civil war gets messier and far deadlier.

In Europe, Team Ghost is encountering different lethal variants and coming to terms with its new leader, Master Sergeant Fitzpatrick.  Unlike anything Fitzpatrick has seen before, his confidence nearly shattered he rallies his team and together they face the insect variants head on.

Nicholas Sansbury Smith has a knack for creating storylines that are realistic and frightening; he also has a knack for twisting raw emotion from his listeners.  This book is tying up loose ends but it’s so much more – it is a rollercoaster ride that leaves the listener reeling with shock … loss … sadness … and a few moments of Oh Hell Yeah!  There is no waffling, Smith goes for the jugular and wrings all emotions out of his listeners mercilessly.  Every single second is action-packed; it’s like Smith put everything he had into this book.  There was not a dull or slow moment to be found.

Characters were well-developed and their personalities reflective of who they were by both Smith and Pinchot.  Smith “brought it”, and Bronson Pinchot ratcheted it up with an amazing performance.   To go with the intense drama unfolding, Pinchot rose to the challenge and delivered the most powerful performance I have heard.  Each character has their own voice and personality; for some personality that oozes out of the voice – especially Wood – Pinchot set my teeth on edge each and every time with the lazy draw of Wood.

Don’t miss out!  Anyone who enjoys action, well-developed stories and characters, and zombies – this is a series to hear!

There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.

About Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the author of several post-apocalyptic books and short stories. He worked for the State of Iowa for nearly 10 years before switching careers to focus on his one true passion—writing. When he isn’t daydreaming about the apocalypse he’s likely racing in triathlons around the Midwest. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his family and several rescued animals.

About Charla White

Mother of 2, grandmother of 5; love to read and listen to books; published writer. Event coordinator and associate program officer professionally. I also do editing, reviewing and ghostwriting. Highly eclectic in my reading but favorite genres are horror and cozy mysteries.

I have 30+ years of editing experience within the worlds of academia and business. My degrees are a B.A. in English with a Master’s in Education. My passion is experiencing the art of storytelling through books and audio's.

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