• The Forever, Part III

  • The Forever, Books 5-6
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,581 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Contains books five and six of The Forever Series.

There is hope. But first you must find it.

As a horrific war with the ruthless Berrillians heats up, a new, more deadly threat arises - a mythical race known as the Last Nightmare, intent on destroying the universe. Once more, fate calls upon Jon Ryan.

An alliance is made between old friends and bitter enemies. Cooperation is the only thing that might just save them all.

But all the fighting, all the death, and all the suffering are changing Jon. With each passing crisis, his humanity ebbs further and further away.

Can Jon pull one more miracle out of his hat? Is the cost of survival worth his soul?

©2017 Craig Robertson (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Scott Aiello brought this series to life!

Honestly, this one of the best narrated series I have ever heard on Audible. The story was good and to finish it is like staying good bye to an old friend. Scott brought this world to life with his pace, the accents and the individuality he brings to these characters was incredible. Hats off to Craig Robertson for a unique and funny story but Scott Aiello really brought it to life.

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it kinda ends out of nowhere.

it kinda ends out of nowhere. I love these books. I just wish the ending didnt feel so abrupt and impersonal.

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The weakest installment in the series, but still good!

This was the most campy book in the series. The ending was okay, if a bit disappointing. It felt very anticlimactic. I did very much enjoy the series but can’t give this book quite as high of a rating as the first two. It simply was not as well thought out or engaging. Each challenge presented no real challenge other than talking in circles, and coincidence seemed to be used to unfair extremes. It’s a tough balance to write sci-fi that is “believable” and again, the first two books just did it better, setting a high bar. Overall a decent end to an otherwise great series.

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Wonderful story, Amazing Narration

The story is truly epic and is a great continuation of the series. Scott Aiello has done such a great job bringing these characters to life. This is worth a listen if you have been following the adventures so far.

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You need this series

This is probably one of the best books I have ever heard. The entire series is fantastic. The narration sells the entire experience. Highly recommended.

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the butterfly ruined the book to me.

the butterfly ruined the book. with the entire universe it had to go to John's family. it would have been better too just remove it from the book, the rest of the nightmare's plot was okay but just the thought of how bad the butterfly plot was and unimaginative it made the rest of the read unpleasant.
it was almost like the author had run out of things to write and started just writing anything nonsense filler.

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Excellent Story and Performance

I started this series thinking it was going to be another non-ending series but found instead an exciting and humorous book with a beginning and a good ending.

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its ok...

story is ok but I feel like the author kills off the main villain way to fast. Super hero John Ryan never gets to meet his Lex luther, joker, or frieza... As soon as the villain gets to momentum going John kills him easily enough. With that being said the other aspects of the story are pretty good.

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whoa...

An amazing read.Such a ride. Just finished this series and totally loved the story and characters. Ryan is a bad ass and AL , Well I just love a snarky and loveable A I.
My first from this author and narrator but won't be the last...

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It's like eating incredibly stinky cheese.

Craig Robertson writes fun stories. They're nothing that requires tons of deep though - they're just easy, fun reads. The problem is when he does what many other author's do. He tries to be clever with his political affiliation, so we end up with "President Alissa Gore" and "President Kennedy" who happens to be a direct descendent of JFK. I honestly wouldn't have been surprised if one of the bad-guy aliens would have been named "Osama Bin Trump" or if an evil politician would have been named "Rick Cheney". It's so ham-fisted it's embarrassing. Thus, much like eating really stinky cheese, you have to hold your nose and get past the cheap attempts to score political points to enjoy the story.

If you've read/listened to Craig Robertson before, you know what you're getting. It's very enjoyable. I just wish he and other authors like him (on either side of the political aisle) would forget about these childish, "wink, wink, see what I did there" attempts in their books. It immediately takes the reader (at least anyone with even a basic knowledge of politics) out of the story. It's disruptive, it's unnecessary, and wrecks the flow of the story.

Enjoy the book, hold your nose.

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  • iphoneman
  • 08-22-19

More please!

Is there more in thus saga?! Hope so as I'm really enjoying John Ryan's adventures!

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  • Inq76
  • 07-07-19

cracking series well worth listening to

enjoyed the antics of the hero and the comedic undertones well worth the credits 10/10

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  • MickeyB2012
  • 05-11-19

just brilliant

all three books kept me hooked to the end!. humerous and gripping. a trully enjoyable trilogy.

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  • Rob
  • 03-30-19

Best sci fi I have listened to in ages!

Epic! Loved it.. Aliens spaceships with great pace and story! A proper ending too... brilliant!

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  • michealwr125x
  • 02-22-19

amazing

loved every minute of hope they will continue from where they left off and do the next books in the series

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  • anon
  • 07-05-22

Very slow

I got the first book free on audible and thought it was not bad. I'm someone who has to finish something once started, so felt compelled to listen to all of the series. Whilst it was ok to listen to on an otherwise boring commute to work, I didn't really look forward to it. Towards the end I was just wishing for it to finish. It all became quite repetitive and characters all a bit wooden with no depth. The main character continued to act in a childish manner throughout despite having 300 years to mellow.
Had the first book not been free, I don't think I'd have bothered.

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  • kevin meredith
  • 05-18-22

So disappointed

After absolutely loving the previous books and looking forward to my long car journeys to listen to the audio books I was so disappointed and could not listen to this audio book and had to delete it. What a terrible shame

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  • John Musson
  • 05-10-22

what can I say

this series of book are awesome ioved it and the caricatures I will be going through it again soon I can't wait

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-21

Seams like the last one, but who knows?😆

amazing storeys ideas and original characters really like this run so far. hope for some more in this line...

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  • rotating upside down
  • 01-24-20

Good performance, terrible story

Jon personality really started to grate on me in this one, and the Berrillian story didn't make much sense or did it feel like they should of ever been a problem. The Last Nightmare was better but it was still just average. It would have probably been better if the timeline of the two events where switched around.

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  • Geoff Sharp
  • 07-23-22

Good laugh and enough for die hard sci fi fans

Really enjoying this series - good humour and some science end of the sci fi continuum.

Great reader

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-30-22

great series briefest of endings.

ending was anti climactic to say the least. great story overall. Loved the series.

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  • Tudor
  • 05-24-22

A little trite at the end

I really liked the whole series right up to the last couple of chapters.

The end just seemed to have a "I'm done with this & can't be bothered finishing it well" feel to the writing.

Just a little dissapointing.

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  • Michael Nobbs
  • 07-14-21

Loved it

I really enjoy sci-fi and this is a rollicking story that keeps you entertained all the way through

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-20

very entertaining.

enjoyed this novel immensely! i do love this method of story telling. very easy to loose onself in the tale.

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  • John
  • 03-27-19

the story goes on. then stops

the performance of this book is the most outstanding part of it.
still, it has enough twists to keep the interest and mind ticking.
and I would recommend you to listen. the humanity of everyone is a deep point to take away and think about.

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  • dheyo
  • 03-27-19

great trilogy

loved most of the books, there were inevitable dragging chapters but overall it was epic. funny and insightful.

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  • Wende Ryan
  • 02-12-19

Good series

Enjoyed the premise, even if it seems a tak off of the "Bobs" Series. However, things were flowing well through the series til the end. It really felt like the author said "well, my deadline is tomorrow, so I better wrap this up in one paragraph.". Very disappointing

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  • Joon Hwa Lee
  • 10-16-18

My chapters are out of their order!

If anyone can have a look at the order of chapters. I have chapters 34 to 37 labeled as chapter 2 to 5... And chapter one starts at chapter 6....

Thank you