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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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

Riveted

I was hooked on this book from the very start. My emotions have been in a whirl. I have laughed, I have cried, I have dropped my jaw in horror, and mostly I have sat at the edge of my seat, needing to hear more. One of the most helpful reviews gives it two stars and complains that this story is not science fiction enough or something. But I think that the science fiction element is there to keep us moving forward in book that is mostly about the amazing characters we meet. Their humanity (or lack thereof depending on who you're following) is what makes this story great. Well, that and Carl Prekopp's narrative performance. I loved it all and I can't wait for the next installment.
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- Shannon

Book Details

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