Extracted : Extracted

  • by R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by Carl Prekopp
  • Series: Extracted
  • 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world.
A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.
Safa Patel is an elite police officer, on duty when Downing Street comes under terrorist attack. As armed men storm through the breach, she dispatches them all.
'Mad' Harry Madden is a legend of the Second World War. Not only did he complete an impossible mission - to plant charges on a heavily defended submarine base - but he also escaped with his life.
Ben Ryder is just an insurance investigator. But as a young man, he witnessed a gang assaulting a woman and her child. He went to their rescue and killed all five.
Can these three heroes, extracted from their timelines at the point of death, save the world?

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I double dare you!

This book is good. Really good!

But the narration by Carl Prekopp is great. Nothing short of brilliant! 5+++++++ stars. I could listen to this man narrate books 24/7 and never get tired of listening.

I am in love with these characters. I don't know who I love more, the characters or the narrator.

I feel like chanting "Harry and Sasha and Ben! - Harry and Sasha and Ben!"

The theme runs along the lines of Dark Matter, but the plot is spun differently. Extracted moves at a fast clip, with loads of dry wit from our MCs and side characters. Each one is so individual! <--- sorry, I know I'm overdoing it with the exclamations, but I'm so happy I listened to this one and sort of sad it's over, but then also happy there's more to come. So, yeah, I'm exclaiming all over the place.

I dare you! I dare you to listen to Carl narrate this story and not fall in love with it. Go on, I double dare you. ;-)
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- Imagine Otherworlds

Fast-Food Science Fiction

Don’t be swayed (as I was) by the glowing reviews, because this is not a five-star book. At best, it is mildly entertaining and barely worth a credit. When compared to other time travel stories like “The First 15 Lives of Harry August “or “11-23-63: A Novel”, this book barely musters 3 stars. The author tries to spin the story around the paradox of time travel and the intrigue of special operators, but there are no new perspectives or cool techno-geek deep dives on these topics. Instead, you get overly detailed descriptions of fist fights, awkward sexual harassment, and the endless manic-depressive moaning of the main protagonist (BORING). I’ve come to realize that the Audible marketing machine is hyping formulaic “Fast-Food” books that hook you into buying the first of a series. In the end, you wind up paying 3 credits for essentially one book. Unfortunately, people are buying into this hype. While we are all hungry for entertainment, Audible Reviewers need to distinguish fast-food burgers from fillet mignon. If they both cost one credit, wouldn’t you rather have fillet mignon??? So, before you give something 5 stars, please make sure it is fine dining and NOT just a Happy Meal.
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- Kurt Schwoppe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios