• The Redemption Trilogy Box Set: Emergence, Penance, Resurgence

  • The Redemption Trilogy, Books 1-3
  • By: AJ Sikes
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,690 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jed Welch thought washing out of the Marines Corps was the worst thing that could happen. It landed him back in his old life of crime, running with drug dealers in Queens. Just when he thought his luck couldn’t get worse, a global viral outbreak unleashed virulent hordes of Alpha predators. He quickly finds himself alone, saving his own skin, and on the run in New York City as the outbreak spreads.

In a twist of fate, Jed discovers the remnants of a devastated Marine platoon and decides to join them in the fight for survival. With these new allies, Jed has more than a new safe haven. He finds a renewed sense of mission and the conviction to serve again. Together, he and the other Marines will take the fight to the enemy, striking them where it matters most.

As the battles rage across the earth and humanity slowly gains a foothold, Jed grows into a leader, bringing his squad into the front lines against a new and more dangerous threat than any they have yet faced.

©2020 Blackstone Publishing (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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What the

Starts with a brave woman that wants to save everyone and runs when her husband is attacked. I don’t get it.
Now if you’re going to have a Marine in your story you should probably do some research on Marines. I find it hard to believe that a guy in the Corp for five years dose not know what a Glock looks like or how it works. And race is not a big deal in the Marines. If you make it though boot camp you earned it. No one cares what color you are.

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As a horror fan AND a Marine, I'm kinda offended

Just what in the blue f**k passes for research these days? It's as if the author said "Marines swear, dip tobacco, and say rah- check, that's all I need to write a series about them." Allow me to assist you. Rah we dont rah say rah after every rahhing thing rah. We're bloodthirsty amphibian monsters who have never lost a battle, not window licking simpletons. "Rah" is a positive response to a question, similar to "kill" or "hell yeah." In the army, everyone is sergeant or sarge. Try calling a Marine staff sergeant anything but "staff sergeant" and see if you dont need a boot surgically removed from your poop chute! Honestly this book made me grind my teeth, from the two dimensional characters to Balki Bartokomos thinking a Georgian accent sounds like someone suffering a head injury. Yeah ok, the author's version of "zombies" is a unique twist on the genre, but the entire first book is over the course of a day, then we skip two weeks forward where all kinds of shit happens and none of it is given to the reader! The whole build up with Meg only to drop her down a man hole? Shame on you sir!

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Couldn't get past the bad language

Horrible language. I've read other books on this genre without it. Didn't finish. refund requested

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The Redemption Trilogy

These three novellas brought together is one of hell a treat and well worth a credit. Learning more of Meg’s back was fascinating (AJ Sikes did one hell of job with her. Special props there as she is a well established character.). Jed’s journey is great as well. As always with EC there is plenty of action, terror, and a glimpse of the best of humanity under the worst of conditions. Oh? And if your new? It’s cool to start here. Just be warned....you are in for many nights without sleep. The entire series is excellent.

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Horrible Narrator

I really enjoy the Extinction universe. However, each book set changes the rules on who does and doesn't turn. Pinchot's narration is infuriating, his frequent use of a "Gilbert Gottfried" tone with any exclamation is ridiculous. In Penance, I couldn't tell if Jed was from New York, the south, or slow based on the accent he gave him. The writer's frequent use of random military cliches is annoying, like he heard some random guys talking in a bar and thought those are great things to throw in my book. NSS needs to say no to anymore expansions into his world unless he is writing them.

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At least talk to a Marine first

This book just isn’t very good at all and the writers understanding of the military is as bad as his knowledge of gang bangers. It was as if someone gave him some keywords and he fit them in where ever he thought he could. I listen to a lot of books and will often struggle through a mediocre story if I think it will get better. I just didn’t see it happening with this one

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even free is too expensive

nothing original except for a little lesson in social justice. seems to have borrowed monster description from several other authors. waste of time

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for zombie lovers only

this was free from audible so cant complain but after a few chapters I skipped to the end just to review. if you like zombie books go for it. I really dont like zombies,vampire,werewolf,dragons and the rest of the fantasy genre. The narrator has been around, never has impresed me. from a scale of 1 to 10 he gets a 4, rather a dull voice no matter how hard he tries.

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Terrible

Same old story but written by a amateur. They lost me when the black character's gun turned into a gat that used clips.

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  • RJ
  • 03-04-21

Seper Fidelis!

We jump right into the viral infection. The newspapers said there was an ebola outbreak in Chicago but it was not ebola. Volume one switches between a fire station in Upper Manhattan and a Marine veteran named Jed Welch. The main character in the fire station is Meg Pratt, a newly made widow who watched her infected husband shot down outside their home. Meg received an Army escort to her fire station and here she made her stand. Jed had done a tour in Afganistan and had had enough of the military. When the epidemic broke out he wound up reenlisted. Jed always seemed confused, whether to run or stand and fight. His inner strength won out and he never ran, eventually making it to the fire station. The infected were everywhere, unstoppable, and ferocious. Volume two follows Jed through the city, avoiding and fighting the infected. Jed ran into a few surviving Marines from Operation Reaper, a fubar operation to clear the streets of New York. Once again, Jed is enlisted into another mission, to rescue any survivors. The infected aren’t the only enemy, a few deserters have made a treacherous bargain. Dealing with the deserters takes us to the end of the volume. Volume three found Jed and the remaining survivors escaping the city by boat, picked up by Marines, and heading to Plum Island. Somewhere along the line, the contagious blood and turning by bite have lost the effect they once had in the beginning. Several people in volume two had weathered injuries, even bites without turning. Is this an evolution of the infected, or author amnesia? I don’t know how this happened but it’s a major break in the story IMO. Two years later, Jed surfaces on Galveston Island as Sargeant Welch with a squad of his own. Jed’s squad was delegated security duty on the north shore of the island while they waited for refugee ships to arrive. Galveston was to be a staging area for the repopulation of Texas. Over time, a series of unexplained and horrifying incidents shattered the mundane routine that had become the norm on the island. Had the infected truly disappeared? Did they die off due to starvation or disease? Something unsettling is taking place on Galveston Island. Jed and his squad are smack-dab in the middle of it. Ooh-rah!

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  • Dr. P. A. Ramsden
  • 04-08-22

Absolute Drivel

If this was not free I would be demanding a refund. Truly awful. Don’t waste your time on this

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  • paula-anne crighton
  • 05-21-22

brilliant.

best book i have heard for ages. had me tensed out of my skin....some really scary real bits.

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  • Elizabeth Stoker
  • 05-17-22

Mediocre

Story was ok, author has a nice voice, but not for this type of book. Didn't have me riveted

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  • Tamsin
  • 04-05-22

Enjoyable but....

I feel like the actor gets a lot of the emotional tone of the story wrong. Sometimes when the action calls for commanding tones or shouts he has them whispering or talking quietly. When they're supposed to be calmer he has them shouting - it's really off-putting. The rest of his performance is great though.
The storyline is very enjoyable and well written. One of the best I've listened to.

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  • roguetrooper
  • 04-01-22

Outstandingly good quality listen t

Outstandingly good quality listen that links characters in the main series of books it's going to fill the plot and storyline that the characters share I loved this series and the main series of books. It should be celebrated and the story keeps you on edge as the plot twists and turns. Brilliantly written series

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  • joseph o connell
  • 03-23-22

Had to stop listening.

Not a bad story.
But my goodness they repeat the same few lines over and over.

If I ever hear someone say Sucker Face again I will legit cringe.

I couldn't listen to it again.

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  • Adaline
  • 03-13-22

Great stories, excellent narrator.

This book was an accidental find and a delight. I was interested from the first chapter and it held my attention for the whole series.
Bronson Pinchot was an excellent narrator.

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  • Stephanie
  • 03-10-22

Urr

Urr
Rah
Watch my 6
Stay frosty

Scuuuuuuuurape

Not sure how I made it through, I reckon it’s a good story but I zoned out on so much, woke up again when they were actual conversations, which I enjoyed, but all three books had sections that I could have managed without
However, I think I might be a bit picky today, a bit toothy even. Might be a virus, who knows

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-24-21

nice story

i did enjoy this book the auther has a habit of getting you like a person then killing them not nice but it is how it would be i guess

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  • Tony
  • 05-16-22

Loved it

Not really sure why I liked it so much. Simple storyline with simple characters and a solid narration. Not very complicated or suspenseful. Not emotionally moving or thought provoking. Just a good solid trilogy that keeps you listening from start to finish. Besides, who doesn’t like a good zombie story right!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-25-22

Had high hopes

Love the new take on a classic zombie book but expected there more from the ending.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-25-22

good story

Good story line. Well narrated. Liked the content amd the characters. A definite listen for those into zombie like sttories

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  • Rani
  • 12-16-20

Loved it!

Fast paced, great characters and great narration as always. Highly recommend this series. Get on it!