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The race is on....

Meredith Gale has to make contact with the Architect before the Adversary’s agent, the transformed Abernathy, reaches her and ruins the millennia of planning designed to save the Earth.

In order to accomplish this, she and her ragtag band of friends have to unify the scattered survivors of the multiverse to oppose the Adversary. Along the way, new allies will be made while new opponents do their best to stop her.

If she fails, not only will the last of humanity be wiped away, but the Earth won't survive the collapse of the universe.

All the questions get answered in this final installment of the acclaimed This Alien Earth series.

©2020 Aethon Books (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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It was terrible.

Narrator was passable.

The story was terrible. First, let me say, I understand what happened to the previous author. Though tragic, I was hoping for more. The inclusion of the Nazis was a mistake for the original two books. The new author compounds this with the use of additional cliche bad guys. Each dispatched with ease and no one truly injured. Oh and the bad guys then immediately change their mind and join Meredith on her incredibly tedious journey.

A journey that makes so little sense that it hurts your brain. The author chose to go VERY big with the explanation as to what it was trying to accomplish (save the universe) and this seems to diminish the first two books. That story was more smaller focused and simplistic. Yes, the Nazis part sucked, but it wasn't as terrible as what happens in Book 3. (Ninjas, Mongols, Greeks, Androids, etc.)

It made so little sense with the power available to the Architect.

The book is just terrible and was just one long run on sentence with the same parts repeated over and over again.

Sorry.

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Definitely fell off from the first 2

I understand the author passed and someone completed the series. There were too many rushed scenes to wrap up. A series like this could have been 5 books easily. I enjoyed the first two more. Switching out the name of the spaceship from Shining Way to Shining Light was a major editorial Faux pax. And also, one of the last minutes in the book had jerky being reinvented for a second time in the series.

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Neat Premise. Meh Delivery. Really Good Narration.

The overall story is compelling. I enjoyed the idea that birthed this story. It's fun to imagine the possibilities within the world created by Paul Anthony Jones. The problem throughout the series is the illogical, improbable, and sometimes frustrating interactions and reactions from the characters. The motivations were somewhat fuzzy, and the main character was ridiculously unbelievable as any kind of leader. The story is filled with seemingly competent characters that could/should have been better choices as leaders. There is no world I can imagine that the main character displayed enough charisma or competence to engender any kind of natural subordination to her leadership by the characters, The reveal in the end about why she is so important is just...laughable...and nothing about it is a reason to naturally look to her for any kind of leadership. The described fight scenes are REALLY bad at times. I mean, the author screams out an involved Tolkien quote at the height of a battle...WHAT?!?! The characters never run out of bullets. The bad guys are given abilities they don't use when it really would make sense for them to do so. The actions of the bad guy makes no sense. I mean his motivations are childish and I get them. I've seen it before in better written books.,,but...the way the Adversary goes about accomplishing their plan...it just doesn't compute. I was frustrated throughout the story, but in the author's defense, I did want to see how things wrapped up. So...There is that. Kate Reading is, as always, fantabulous and probably saves this story from being a worse experience than it was. I'm glad I made it through all this. I will not look back on it with fondness.

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A passable ending, but too many unforced errors

I understand how hard it is to satisfactorily wrap up a series with so many mysteries and questions introduced in the first two books. And that is obviously compounded by the tragic death of the original author and a stranger having to complete the task. But this book really felt like Robert Greenberger was just checking off boxes and turning in a decent word count without a whole lot of interest in the story itself. If you read the first two books, you'll get all the answers you seek here, but you probably won't care that much by the end, which is anti-climatic and uninspired.

What really drove me nuts were the many continuity errors that could have been easily caught by a copy editor who was even slightly paying attention. Mistakes like Albert's age (which suddenly goes from 10 to 12), or where the villain Abernathy was infected with nanobots, weren't super important to the plot, but it pulled me out of the story every time. Worst of all was the name of Chou's ship, which was "The Shining Way" in the first two books, but is mostly called "The Shining Light" here. I say mostly because every once in a while the author actually got the name right, then he inexplicably switched back. And by the end of the book, the ship's name actually becomes fairly important and is repeated often. How does an author miss something like that while writing an entire book? And how do the editors and publishers of that book not catch it? It's emblematic of a team that obviously did not have any real interest in the material or the audience.

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not a good ending

enjoyed the series overall but the last book seemed rushed and found wanting. anticlimactic is a generous way to put it.

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Wow.

Guys writing about women. The women are condescending and bit*#y. Kate helped accentuate that. The story was tedious and monotonous. I’m glad for the fast forward feature to get past the frequent retelling of events every time the mutant suicide President met someone new. And then the ending? What ending?

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Superb ending and performance!

Sad to hear Paul Jones died. If there’s a silver light to such horrible news, its that Robert Greenberger did such an amazing job helping him finish this series. Bravo all around! Great reading from the narrator and stellar performance. RIP PAJ

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Disappointing Final volume

If this had been the first book I may not have read the second. It felt rushed incomplete and was full of inconsistencies. The first two book were great. However, this final chapter lacked any depth, and seemed to adjust previously established ideas just to fit the current situation. Example, the pixie dust works indoors. That was established the author even went so far as to have Meridith mention it “well now we know it works indoors” then for some reason it doesn’t work in deep forest because they can’t see the sky…. Ok, maybe I can buy this if you can explain it but nope it’s just a guess of Meridith’s that proves true. Why? I guess because they needed to stay hurt and tired for increased suspense. There were others like this and smaller ones right at the end she gets handed some “boot leather” and told to eat it. She tries it and says I guess someone reinvented jerky. But in book one they were all eating jerky. I’m sorry it’s not big but little details like this are very distracting to me.

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Good but story needed a bit more

This was the last of 3 books. The story in general was ok. It got a bit weak toward the end.

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a so so ending.

too many continuity errors that Differ from the first two books. also dumped the silly character logic. my prayers and condolences go to the author's family for their Loss, but I think the Ghost Rider should have paid more attention to details from the first two books

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children of tomorrow

well what can you say ?
after enjoying the 1st two in the trilogy this final book was very disappointing The ending was very poor and came so quickly I actually thought I had missed several chapters .
I realise it was not finished by PAJ but Robert Greenberger which made me think is this how he would have finished it had he been alive . I think not