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  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • De : Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Lu par : R.C. Bray
  • Durée : 8 h et 13 min
  • 5,0 out of 5 stars (4 notations)

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    Description

    The New York Times and USA Today best-selling series

    Betrayal and sacrifice in the skies...

    Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks. 

    When a mysterious distress signal calls the Hell Divers to the surface, Michael and his loyal team begin to uncover long-buried truths and the secrets Captain Jordan will do anything to keep. They dive so humanity survives...but will they survive the ultimate betrayal? 

    Nicholas Sansbury Smith delivers another heart-pounding thriller in Hell Divers II: Ghosts, the second audiobook in the acclaimed science fiction series. 

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

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    • Jim "The Impatient"
    • 11/08/2017

    BOW STON, ASEIA, PORT LAND, MT. KILL A MAN JARO

    Kudo's to David, Felix and Christel for having the balls to tell the truth and of course they have paid the price. You know just because you don't agree with someone or you feel bad that you liked something they didn't, does not mean they were not helpful.

    Fight Scenes
    I you like books that are full of fight scenes, that is great and this is a great book for you. For me this was the typical second book in a series. People buy it because book one was so good, but nothing meaningful is written until the last hour, so you will buy book three. I loved book one and wrote a glorifying review of it. This book not so much.

    FIGHT SCENES= A, Lot of them and some pretty gory
    SCIENCE = D+, Very little of it and it is all borrowed from other books.
    CHARACTERS= D, mostly card board cut outs, no one really sticks out, X who was in book one is only in the introduction.
    TWISTS AND TURNS= D- It is all predictable. What you think in the beginning of the book as to how the monsters came about and where they came from is exactly what happens. There was one discovery toward the end I did not see happening which will aid in book three, I did not see, but it is a minor deal.

    Bray is the main reason to buy this. He makes it come alive.

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    • Todd (Toad) Vogel
    • 31/07/2017

    Can't wait for the next book!

    This is an excellent follow up to book 1. Nicholas Sansbury Smith has become one of my favorite authors! I am loving this series so far. Lots of action! It's not your typical post apocalyptic series. This series takes place 250 years after WW3. Humanity has been forced to live in sky ships where it is safer. The planet is full of mutated life and electrical storms. This is one of those books you just can't put down! Great narration by R. C. Bray! He is one of the best narrators out there in my opinion. Looking forward to book 3!

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    • Melissa and Josh
    • 27/07/2017

    A dive that everyone must take!

    Josh here and oh my, what an emotional roller coaster! My favorite author’s work being read by my favorite narrator, what a ride. This is the series that introduced me to, and hooked me on, Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s works late last year. To say that I have been anxious for the first sequel in this trilogy would be the understatement of the century. This was a sequel that was worth the wait and then some.

    Let me start by saying that the transition from the first book to the second was very well done. The opening to this book picked up right where I am certain every fan of the series wanted it to. What happened to X? Where has he been? Did he even survive? I now know the answer and, to steal a quote from the Starship Troopers movie, “I would like to know more”.

    This was a book that I wanted to push through as quickly as possible, but also didn’t want to finish because I know part three is some time off still. I couldn’t wait to start the book and watched as I became more and more depressed as the time on the Audible app ticked down to the end of the story. There were times I considered slowing down the narration just to make the story last longer.

    Nick uses his masterful writing and descriptive talents to bring us up-to-date, 10 years later, about the status of X, the hell divers, and the other citizens of the Hive. As I said above, there were several key emotional scenes throughout this story that had me angry, upset, and intrigued. The issues surrounding Janga and her prophecies (I came to refer to her as The Oracle) brought about great anger later in the story. Witnessing the evolution of Michael (Tin) from the timid boy to the commander of a Hell Diver team was like watching the child you once knew grow up into a successful adult. The new monsters (Vultures, eyeball creatures, and the vines) left me imagining them the story progressed and I listened to Nick’s vivid descriptions.

    The origins of the creatures on the surface is explained in this chapter of the series and helps paint a new picture on whether or not humanity actually stands a chance on the surface. The challenge, of course, is whether or not the hive will actually make it to the surface given the drama surrounding the new pilot of the Hive. To give you an idea of what I mean, I will give you a simple quote from the book: “There is no room for mercy in the sky”.

    This entry in the series is filled with just about every thematic element I could think of. Relationship building, betrayal, drama, action, horror, suspense, it is all there. And it is all masterfully tied together through Nick’s wordsmithing skills. There is a new team bond formed and I can say that I am proudly a member of Team Rodgnolia.

    If you have not listened to or read the first entry in this series yet, please do so; you will not regret it. If you have, then what are you reading my review for as you already know the awesomeness that surrounds this series. Go forth and read/listen! If you have read the books, I highly recommend giving the Audible narration a try as R.C. Bray does an absolutely fantastic job of bringing Nick’s words to life. I was almost taken aback mid-book as I listened to R.C. Bray narrate his purposeful mispronunciations of the names of US cities and America, only to realize that I would have understood had I read the physical book. My wife had to set me straight on this one.

    This is an easy 5/5 although I am now saddened about having to leave as I now know that I have to wait for the conclusion. At just over 8 hours, this is a book where you will find yourself wishing it were twice that length.

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    • Robert
    • 21/07/2017

    Wow!!! You've Got To Get This Book!

    When I checked and found that 6 hours had already elapsed I couldn't believe it. Then I realized, with sadness, that it was almost over. Book 1 was great. Book 2 is absolutely fantastic. Everything about it improved. Except that X is personally only in the story for a small portion of this book. Not saying if he lives or dies, just that he only appears in the story for a short while. The action is fast paced. The plotline is great. Captain Jordan is a poo rag who spends every day rationalizing and justifying his increasingly Stalin-like rule of The Hive. Tin is a stud. Weaver is every bit equal as a leader to X. Magnolia is actually a pretty decent human being. The Earth bound monsters are just as tough as ever. And narration is spot on. This is perhaps the #1 series I've ever listened to on Audible.

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    • Michael - Audible Editor
    • 19/07/2017

    Thrilling, Fast-paced, Horrifying, Awesome!

    Hell Divers is so cool, and this second book absolutely adds to the series.

    This is from my Editor's Pick for July:

    I was already totally set on listening to Hell Divers II before I met author Nicholas Sansbury Smith at the 2017 Book Expo America, but I secretly freaked out when offered the surprising chance to talk to him. He’s a young guy, early thirties if I recall correctly, but he’s already penned more than 16 books. 16 books! Can you imagine? All of that work has more than paid off in his fine-tuned Hell Divers series. Beyond a brilliant concept, Smith’s writing is fresh, fast-paced, and chock full of compelling characters. What’s more, the second book in the series does a remarkable job adding depth and excitement to an already sophisticated storyline. In talking to Smith we were both super excited about R.C. Bray’s narration, and you will have to agree that with Bray – the modern day voice of Sci-Fi – this all-star combo is one that cannot be ignored.

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    • listener
    • 18/07/2017

    Even better than the first

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. RC Bray is a great narrator, and with Smith's story, this one is impossible to stop listening to.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael Everheart was very cool. It was interesting to see how evolved from the boy, Tin, in Book 1.

    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended. Obviously, if you haven't read/listened to the first, you owe it to yourself to do that before this one. This is an excellent sequel.

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    • Shane Doolin
    • 28/07/2017

    Great 2nd book ... annoying puppy love.

    I enjoyed this 2nd book more than the first as solod action and more of the how/whys started to be discovered and explained.

    I did get sick of every 2nd character being in love or falling in love with tje next .... the teenager puppy love shoild stay in TWILIGHT and not in Hell divers.

    Over all : Recommended

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    • Christel
    • 02/08/2017

    Good but it feels very much like 1 big cliffhanger

    As a sequel its a good book but everything feels like its a prelude to book 3. The narration was again very good! The personalities are a bit small with make the storyline not nearly as interesting as the first book. However: I cant wait for number 3 to see how it ends!!

    Ps. I'm a native Dutch speaker so please excuse my grammer etc.

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    • Bshawfoolery
    • 07/08/2017

    WHY ISN'T THIS A MOVIE OR TV SERIES YET

    This is the best sequel book of Smith's since his Orbs 2&3..Just an outright tension-soaked post apocalyptic buffet of twists, secrets, manipulation and action.*all in a awesome sci-fi burrito of POWER*

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    • Zeantichrist
    • 24/08/2019

    We dive so they survive. Epic!

    Awesome sequel. Very well written and had me on the edge of my seat. keeps making me think of a gears of war type characters and world. Excited for the next addition. R.C Bray is always a great.

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    • dennis davis
    • 03/09/2018

    i couldn't stop listening to it!

    awesome book and awesome series! although there are alot of week scenarios the story is great.