Amazing is an understatement Amazing! Every time in venture into the next volume of a loved series I have a little fear inside that my hopes are too high and I will be disappointed. My wonderful editor, Jane Snelgrove, suggested changing to third person to let those two characters shine in their own right, and she was right. We like to keep things fresh. Something about big, gruff Mad Harry Madden in shortie denim shorts, preparing to step into a future culture o The first two books in the time-travel adventure Extracted trilogy were fantastic, so I had high hopes for book three, Extinct. They communicate in a very natural fashion, with just a nice hint of humour which makes this rather heroic group much more believable. Folded in on each other. As well, the guy who reads these audiobooks, Carl Prekopp, is already in my personal Narration Hall of Fame.
I just love this series. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad book, just one that's entirely defined by its' premise and, while the characters tweak and nudge the plot along, I feel that they and I are just along for the fun ride. But at the end of the day it saved the world. This happened with Extracted, and again with Executed. Folded in on each other. Her daughter, Kate, dated the lead agent, Alpha.
Prekopp's ability to distinguish between characters with tone and accents is astoundingly precise, and he gave each one of them a voice I felt was real and distinctive as I listened. What's more, the timelines have been twisted. And the scene was underwhelming. Miri and her team found that some timelines differed from the others and were surprised by the news that there were other timelines where the enemies had shifted the course of history. It sounds so ridiculous, but it totally worked! One of his favourite genres is Post-Apocalyptic fiction and he has worked his way through every book he could find. Very fulfilling plot, characters, confusion, reboots. The action continues with our merry group of unlikely time-traveling mates determined to save the world.
Ben being the civilian investigator. I didn't need to add a spoiler warning to that because it happens right from the first chapter. What happened to the later timeline with Mother? So, I guess if asked what was the inspiration for the Extracted series, I would say all of those things, but really it started with the man I will always admire the most, my grandfather, Ivan Haywood. If you liked the other two, you will love this. I definitely became part of the story!! I've been eagerly awaiting this 3rd of this trilogy and was not disappointed. Haywood Book 1 - Extracted Book 2 - Executed Occasionally, the protagonists in a book come alive and sweep me along with their story.
By book three, we know that the opening scene of Malcolm running through the bunker will actually happen at the very end of the book. However, the humour from the dialogue and the tension from events combines to create a gripping book. He has no money in the bank. The story was kind of complicated but with his ability, I understood. Carl Prekopp is well suited to Haywood's style and captures the characters and the humour with considerable aplomb. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. While Mother retreats to her bunker to plot her next move, Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry travel far into the future to ensure that they have prevented the apocalypse.
London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation. The earlier portal for the 5 agents, and the later, observation portal through which Alpha and Echo went, later summoning Bravo, Charlie and Delta. If you can do that too, I think you'll enjoy this trilogy. Be prepared to go from laughing to screaming and back again. I felt the author really understood the feel of being in war torn Germany. They communicate in a very natural fashion, with just a nice hint of humour which makes this rather heroic group much more believable. All through the book a character called Maggie Sanderson is referenced.
Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry tried to prevent the annihilation of London in the 22nd century to which they travelled via the portal time machine. Mother was the vile, former head of the British secret service. But the interstellar visitor has arrived with a secret and gory purpose of its own. It was an astonishing period of world history, and my grandfather was a part of it. Definitely a must read for anyone who likes this genre and humour. London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation. Or, more accurately, who is when.
One of my favourite things about these books is these are everyday people — who happen to be heroes — thrust into a world of time-travel. The action continues with our merry group of unlikely time-traveling mates determined to save the world. Fast paced, exciting and crazy plot line that hangs together in my mind. But what they find just The end of the world has been avoided—for now. As always, the action builds with double crossing and spying and time travel conundrums to solve, and the final scenes have 27 things happening all at once, all the characters coming together in conflict, chaos reigning, until finally when the dust settles we're left feeling exhausted, with more unanswered questions, and with even higher stakes than before. Humanity in the 27th century in the nights dawn trilogy humankind although now united under an organization known as the confederation has been broken up into. This is a rare case where I believe the audio version is a true enhancement over the written word.