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Extracted

Extracted, Book 1
Lu par : Carl Prekopp
Série : Extracted, Volume 1
Durée : 12 h et 40 min
4 out of 5 stars (1 notation)

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Description

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?

©2016 R. R. Haywood (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • Kurt Schwoppe
  • 07/04/2017

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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  • DUDE
  • 05/10/2017

Sick of partial books split for $$

its a good book, good story but obviously split in the middle of the actual book which is evident from the lack of a complete plot arc.

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  • corddogs
  • 21/08/2017

12 hour character introduction

This book had an interesting time travel premise. Unfortunately it ended up being basically a 12 hour introduction of the three main characters in the book. I think that this could have been accomplished in half the time. It is really just the set up for the next book. The book seemed to drag, then some interesting information would be presented, then it would drag on. It's always nice to learn about the background of each major character, but in my opinion this was overkill. Not sure whether I will try the next one.

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  • SciFi Respector
  • 01/03/2018

Partial story. Needs editing.

First off, I really enjoyed this “book.” The story telling and character development was uncharacteristicically good for a sci-farm.
The narration is excellent although the narrator should have prepped a bit more as he often mixed voices and accents across characters making it hard to discern who was saying what until the inevitable “<character name> said” phrase. That said, the narrator really carried this book.

However, this isn’t a full story. it’s an intro with the bare minimum of a story arch required to meet some publishers definition of a novel. it’s obvious that you need to keep reading to get any level of satisfaction in the story.

Also, the editing was pretty bad even for someone who knows nothing about editing. This book is super repetitive. It keeps repeating the “Ben Ryder” phrase. eg “He IS Ben Ryder!”, “BE Ben Ryder!”, “BE MY Ben Ryder!”, “YOU ARE Ben Ryder!”, “I am Ben Ryder!”, “Ben Ryder is a man of HONOR!” etc.

I pity the poor sods who will inevitably create a drinking game in which you have to drink ever time they say “Ben Ryder” or “Mad Harry Madden.” They will likely die of alcohol poisoning.

All that said, I just downloaded the 2nd book. :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29/03/2017

Wished I was extracted!

The plot underlying this story has considerable potential. Unfortunately, the author's writing fell way short of delivering on this potential. There were many times that I almost quit this book. While some of the action was OK, the dialog was often tedious and, quite frankly, juvenile.

The narrator did a decent job with the material he had to work with. However, he lacked range in conveying the emotions of the characters. A little more prosody please.

I will not be purchasing Part 2 if this series.


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  • T. Lozar
  • 04/10/2017

Plodding...

There are some very good ideas here, and some very good writing. Normally, that combination would result in a very good book. Here, unfortunately, the whole thing goes off the rails early on. The first 25% is the book introduces our main protagonists, Saffa, Ben, and Harry, who are plucked out of history at the time of their deaths to form the core of an ad hoc group of time travellers who must put the time-line right and save the world. Saffa, a tough, smart, protective services officer, inexplicably defies her characterization by passively allowing herself to be repeatedly sexually assaulted on the job by her groping subject - an off-note that her narrative never recovers from.
The bigger problem comes when Ben, shocked by his sudden change in circumstance, spends the next 60% of the book suffering from clinical depression - again, it is jarringly at odds with the rest of his characterization and later glibly written off as a form of psychological time-travel sickness. This is made worse as the reader must suffer through the majority of the narrative along with Ben, living his depression through painstakingly detailed and highly repetitive descriptions of his mental state wherein almost nothing else happens. As a result, the plot simply stagnates until the last 15% of the book, by which time I was more than ready for it to end.
This is very unfortunate as there was -and still is - so much potential here... notwithstanding the potential though, given the slog of the middle of this story, I doubt I’ll return to see what happens next.

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  • Michael J Foley
  • 03/08/2017

Story good, main character Ouch

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes with nose clip though...very slow at times and over the top on feelings.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

ok rather interesting and most likely why I will try #2

What does Carl Prekopp bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Good smooth delivery

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

oh no... unless they eliminated most of the whinning characterization of Ben. That was tough to stomach...hopefully he's over it (not Ben the author)

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  • pondo
  • 01/05/2018

Book ends before the story starts

Is there anything you would change about this book?

So the puppet master assembles this amazing crowd of top notch protagonists through difficult circumstances, the legion of protagonists are well developed characters and I found myself cheering for them, rooting them on when they were down from training and whatnot. They got all of their shit together and were ready for this fight to save humanity. I was like "Yea baby! These guys are coming for you!" then the book ends, apparently the story starts in book 2, book 1 is just the background info. I feel jilted.

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  • James Scorse
  • 26/08/2017

Needs editing.

While the author presents a very interesting story line it appears that he was paid by the word not by the book. I think the story could effectively be told with half as many words. Just deleting all the F-words would cut the story in half. I don't think it will be
worth my time to read book 2.

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  • William
  • 14/10/2017

I didn't absorb the fact that this is BOOK 1

I enjoyed the listen. I was a bit heart broken when I realized there will be no conclusion to any scenario. Haha. this is part 1. I WOULD purchase the other parts but.... well, I probably WILL. INTERESTING READ

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  • w4
  • 13/09/2019

Excruciating

7 hours in and giving up now. The autor tries in painfully lengthened and tiring descriptions to hide, that he has nothing to write about. If that means adding at least two adjectives to each and every object, or to write about a tussle for 10 minutes, or to let the reader know about every protagonist's admiring thoughts about the other protagonists once a chapter, so be it. That the insanely smart, cool and war hardened main characters act just borderline dumb every time they act at all, does not help.

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  • Dean
  • 09/05/2018

Awesome,

Awesome, another masterpiece from R.RHaywood,truly this man is a gem😊 story awesome characters amazing and story stunning... I'm hooked I need the next two books!