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(Orbs #3)

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With their numbers diminishing and the alien armies growing stronger, Sophie’s biosphere decides to join forces with the team from NTC’s submarine.

Using data from a surviving satellite, they discover strange, alien poles at each of the world’s seven highest summits: alien technology that the survivors believe may hold the key to shutting down the alien ships once and for a
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Review: ORBS III: REDEMPTION by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Anyone who ponders the possibility of a global apocalypse needs to read this outstanding series. So does anyone who doubts the existence of the survival instinct in humans, or who needs inspiration to hope. The destruction of the planet is close to complete, and the terrors for the survivors at the Cheyenne Mountain Biosphere and on the submerged submarine Ghosts of Atlantis have never been greater. It seems only a miracle could turn the ali
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Diane Lynch
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Redemption is the third book in the Orbs series. Dr Sophie Winston continues to be the main character. Many other strong characters have come and and gone. Nothing will deter Sophie from saving the human race.

Action packed page turner like its predecessors, Orbs 1 & Orbs 2. This is an evolving story that keeps pushing forward fast. That’s why it’s so addicting. The aliens taking over earth are beyond anything anyone understands. Until this new plan Redemption is hatched. Redemption is the p
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Karen
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, aliens
This is the last book in the trilogy and while I enjoyed it I still wanted something more from it. The characters were good but I was no longer as invested in what happened to them as I had been when the series started. It's like they were in a rut and didn't really grow very much between the first and last book. I knew what to expect from them without them having to do or say anything. The story moved forward at a good pace though it lacked some of the suspense that I was expecting from the fin ...more
Ann
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hope there are more books coming in this series, but with earth about finished and dry there won't be survivors for long. Sophie and her team decide to join forces with the sub forces and put all their hope in Project Redemption. With help from Alexia the computer running their damaged biosphere they hope to launch to Mars. The Organics and Spiders are winning the battle for earth and the action is as vigorous as always. A great Science Fiction series, for mature readers since violent warfare ...more
BookLoversLife
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 3 sees Sophie and her team struggling to survive. There is very little left of the original team and the biosphere that they are hunkered in is their only salvation, that is until sabotage from within causes something to happen and the team have to reach out to Captain Noble for help. Will they get help before they are over run?

Wow, I thought book 2 left me breathless, but whoa, this one was non stop!! Talk about action packed!!! My poor heart couldn't keep up with everything that was goin
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Bob Michaels
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The saga continues.

Orbs III did not disappoint. Earth is doomed and the few survivors have fled to Mars. Each successive book gets better and I cannot wait to start the next one.
Cheryl
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. - Stewart Udall

It is 2061 and the aliens have been destroying our beautiful world, gallons of water at a time. It is going on three months since the sinister Spiders and Orbs and alien ships started taking ALL the fresh and salt water on the planet...and the end is near.

One Biosphere is still semi-functioning with our small group of civilian and military survivors hunkered down, waiting for a miracle. Docto
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Loretta
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Earth is dying, rapidly being sucked dry by a powerful alien race which act like parasites moving from one place to another consuming precious resources until there is nothing left but a barren wasteland. Three months on from the initial invasion there are few survivors of Earth remaining including the biospheres scientific team and an NTC submarine. Startling new discoveries may hold the key to saving the Earth but may also lead to the hardest choices of all.

I loved the final instalment of
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Loretta
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Earth is dying, rapidly being sucked dry by a powerful alien race which act like parasites moving from one place to another consuming precious resources until there is nothing left but a barren wasteland. Three months on from the initial invasion there are few survivors of Earth remaining including the biospheres scientific team and an NTC submarine. Startling new discoveries may hold the key to saving the Earth but may also lead to the hardest choices of all.

I loved the final instalment of
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Laurel
Well. What can I say? Just finished reading it, and...

It's an excellent book and, I think, a fitting conclusion to the series. The action is ramped up with some new threats from the Organics, making one wonder just what they aren't capable of, but hope arrives in the form of Sunspot, a prototype spaceship left behind. The big question is: Will any of humanity survive on Earth?

Vividly written, Smith pulled me right into the action and the fears and hopes of all the characters within the story. O
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L J Watts,
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Sabrina
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The perfect close of an epic adventure. The 'Orbs' series is a complete and yet complex science fiction series that details the resiliency and perseverance of the human race when faced with ultimate extinction.

This third book continues the fight with Dr. Sophie Winston, Dr. Emmanuel Rodriguez, and Captain Noble as humanity is at the end of their survival options. Beautifully written with incredibly detailed characters, the end of life on Earth will not be given up easily.

I highly recommend thi
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R L
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Epic read!

Nicholas Sansbury Smith just keeps pumping them out. With every book he leaves me wanting more. And I wait..... anxiously. In my reviews I'll never tell you details of the book. I feel me picking apart characters and going into depth of the story is a cheat to Mr Smith's work. All I can do is encourage you to get these books and read them!!!! Some of the best reading I've ever read. As an avid reader, that's saying something. This is a series I'll come back to and read again! Invest in
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Nathan Yokoyama
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Orbs III. The group's struggles to survive the devastation of the planet were great and held my attention. I just read too fast and it was over before I know it. I really like Alexia and enjoyed her relationship with Sophie. I can't figure out Dr. Hoffman...is he good, bad, bad with good intentions? I hope this is not the end of the series as I would love to read more about their adventures!

If you haven't read the first two Orbs books, I highly recommend them. You will be hooked! Also ch
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Patrick Barnes
Sep 05, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Good example of bad

This is one of the best examples of bad writing, especially science fiction that I ever got for free. I read the first one and had to see where this series is supposed to go. I should have read about the author first and would have saved a lot of time. The plot makes no sense against the background but then the background is so ridiculous that I don't think any plot would.

The second book was more ridiculous than the first. The background comes out in the daylight and it's a ho
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Mike Crate
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, scifi
Redemption is the the third novel in the Orbs series and we return to an Earth stripped of its fresh water and the oceans slowly vanishing, the death of plant life and reduction in water is rapidly raising the temperature of the planet and it will soon cease to be a home for mammalian life. The inhabitants of the biosphere under the guidance of the AI Continue to struggle to survive as their numbers fall but there are others out there including the NTC submarine which was tasked with monitoring ...more
Josh Levine
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Man, this series just keeps getting better. The spiders/organics are definitely wreaking havoc and the Earth/humanity are suffering because of it. I continue to be drawn to the team, and even more-so Alexia, as I've watched each of them grow over the three books thus far (and as I move on to book four). As I've stated in other reviews, I am a huge fan of AI and I love witnessing how each author interprets/develops an AI character. Alexia is growing and it makes me wonder about the technicals of ...more
Maryjo English
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Page turner from the first page of the series to the last of this book.

If you enjoy science fiction and you aren't reading this series, all I can say is why not. The author has created a futuristic world that combines every facet of emotion and struggle that can happen in a battle to save the human race from extinction from an impossible alien race. The story combines elements from all of the classic sci-fi movies we all love to watch and spins them on a tale that keeps the reader glued to the p
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Sleepless
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The alien infestation continues in Orbs III and it doesn't look good for mankind!

The page turning third installment of Nicholas Sansbury Smith's series turns up the heat on the dwindling survivors!The imaginative sci-fi thriller reveals the truth regarding Earth's bleak future. The planet is being decimated by the Invaders and hope seems lost! Using ingenuity and resilence the remnants of our speices struggle to stave off extinction of life as we know it! It's an amazing story of unimaginable ho
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David Coker
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fleeing from Earth

Imagine the home of humanity becoming such a Hell that the best option, the only option, is to flee. We have been wiped from the earth like so much dust. Whatever pockets might still exists have little hope. The aliens have slapped us down at every turn. So perhaps our best hope is a world we have spurned as a wasteland. Likewise, our team is being whittled down to the core. Utterly gripping and terrifying tale. Definitely keeps you awake at night reading and hoping that the te
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Louise Robbins
Redemption lost?

Third book of this exciting sci fi, dystopian, thriller! This story quickly swapped storylines between the original biosphere team and the the GOA team all working towards a plan to bring down the organically. On the way there is still disaster, tragedy, loss, discovery, horror and relative escape.
I am intrigued to see what the fourth book brings and if it can resolve some “problems” this episode of the story threw up (without wanting to give spoilers!)
Lady Muse
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ok, so I read all three. and when I was done I looked for more.... I found the prequels (Thank GOD!). I am running out of colorful adjectives to explain to why you should spend your money on this. I can tell you it's worth every cent. The wrap up on this was extremely good. A very good way to leave us all hanging! But a solid enough finish that I wasn't left *entirely* feeling a loss (just a hunger for more!)
N.W.Wisniewski
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really love this book series. I hope that Nick Smith will continue to write it. The characters are lovable and detestable. The aliens are terrifying and sinister. You have hope built and tore down. This book is a really hard one to put down. I highly recommend it! Pinchot brings an amazing depth to the book that I did not have before listening to it.
Debra Chiaro
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Orbs is thrilling!

What an exciting and moving thriller. Without spilling the beans I must say I've been surprised. But you will have to get to the next book to see where it takes our heroes. I can hardly wait. So buckle up you phsy-fyers it's going to be a rocky ride.

G. Michael
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

These books just keep getting better. I’m impressed that Smith can keep a reader engaged and keep the story interesting all the way into book three. This series is some great science fiction. Now onto book four.
Peter Carey
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
I can’t take it any more. The ‘humanistic’ AIs of the story ruin it. They are contrite and not we’ll researched. The overly dramatic character actions are forced, but maybe that is the audiobook reader. I just don’t care about the characters any more. Not going to listen to the last one.
Cindy
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as engaging as the first two books

This third book was not quite as engaging as the first two but with the read. I hope the last book isn't as depressing.
morgen
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great one

Book 3 of the series continues to be just as engaging as the first two. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how everything plays out in the series finale
Sally
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars rounded up. Another page Turner from Smith. On to book 4 already. Ready to ser how it ends!
Dan Simmet
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Orbs III: Redemption

And excellent continuation of the series. Lots of action. Gained some new characters and lost some old ones. Heading to the next book.
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