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Extinction by Bradley Somer
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Extinction

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Narrator John Chancer
Length 8 hours 57 minutes
Language English
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In a lonely valley, deep in the mountains, a ranger watches over the last surviving grizzly bear.

With the natural world exhausted and in tatters, Ben has dedicated himself to protecting this single fragment of the wild.

One night, he hears voices in the valley—poachers, come to hunt his bear.

A heart-pounding chase begins, crossing forests and mountainsides, passing centuries of human ruins. Sometimes hunter, sometimes prey—Ben must choose the bear’s fate and his own.

Is he willing to lay down his life for a dying breed?

Is he willing to kill for it?

Bradley Somer holds degrees in archaeology and anthropology. He is the author of Imperfections and Fishbowl, which was published in over fifteen countries and in several language translations.

John Chancer is an award winning narrator of numerous audiobooks. He has performed in theaters on both sides of the Atlantic. His television appearances have included Any Human Heart, Episodes, Spooks, The Long Firm, and William & Mary. His films include Casino Royale, Unstoppable, Grim, and Project: Shadowchaser.

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Reviews

“A beautiful tale of hope in the face of hopelessness, Extinction is a haunting nightmare of the future, and a lyrical love song to nature.”

“With Extinction Bradley Somer presents an unflinching view of the dangers mankind poses to the natural world, and yet he wraps these horrors in gorgeous and nuanced language. Highly recommended!”

“[A] tale of wilderness survival and pursuit, told in lean, propulsive prose, but with a twist…Somer raises disquieting questions about our relationship with nature, and the debt we owe to the beings with whom we share our planet—even, or perhaps especially, when there is no longer any chance of restitution.”

“I began Extinction with the sense that it would take a brilliant writer to pull off such an ambitious story. By the time I finished, it was clear that Bradley Somer not only delivered on his promise, but achieved something even more unexpected. From the very first page, he pulls us into a novel landscape residing somewhere between a Jack London wilderness and a Cormac McCarthy lawless dystopia. Then he ignites a fire of suspense that burns until the very last page.”

“In vibrant, lyrical prose, Somer depicts Ben’s struggles with loneliness and the approaching winter…His hardships are keenly felt due to Somer’s masterful characterization…A resurgence of the literary, introspective element brings Ben’s story to a poignant close. Readers will be impressed by Somer’s prose.”

“Harrowingly tense and cerebral, Somer’s Extinction is a primordial game of cat-and-mouse-and-cat, which confronts the costs of survival while boldly redefining what it truly means to survive. Bravo!”

“We are all being asked to make choices. Our species, our animals, our world…Somer hones these questions down to the knife-edge of a lonely man and the last surviving grizzly bear, in the ragged grandeur of the remaining West. An unforgettable story, a fierce and thrilling ride.”

“A heart-pounding thriller built out of a ranger’s mission to protect his territory’s last surviving bear against oncoming threats. Somer’s writing is visceral and immediate, and he brings the natural world into focus in fascinating ways.”

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