Hell Divers

By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Read by R. C. Bray

The Hell Divers Trilogy: Book 1

10.18 Hours 07/19/2016 unabridged
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More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers—men and women who risk their lives by skydiving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need. When one of the remaining airships is damaged in an electrical storm, a Hell Diver team is deployed to a hostile zone called Hades. But there’s something down there far worse than the mutated creatures discovered on dives in the past—something that threatens the fragile future of humanity.

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Summary

Summary

An Audible Editors Top Pick of the Best Audiobooks of 2016

Gold Winner of the 2016 Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Award for Science Fiction

A USA Today Bestseller

A #1 Audible Pick of 10 Five-Star Fave Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books Listeners Are Raving about This Month

An Audible.com Bestseller

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers—men and women who risk their lives by skydiving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

When one of the remaining airships is damaged in an electrical storm, a Hell Diver team is deployed to a hostile zone called Hades. But there’s something down there far worse than the mutated creatures discovered on dives in the past—something that threatens the fragile future of humanity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Relentless action and danger in a gritty postapocalyptic world where survival depends on a few brave men and women. Hell Divers is one hell of a page-turner!” Bob Mayer, New York Times bestselling author of the Area 51 series
“An action-packed page-turner. All humanity’s hope for survival rests on the shoulders of a handful of daring men and women. The odds are stacked against them, but they have no choice but to try. You won’t be able to put this book down until the last searing page. And then you’ll want the next book.” Mike Shepherd, New York Times bestselling author of the Kris Longknife series
Hell Divers is action-packed, gritty, and wholly original. A rare combination of a high premise, solid storytelling, and heart.” Daniel Arenson, USA Today bestselling author
“An exciting new take on the end of the world and a thrilling race to survive…Sure to delight fans of survival and postapocalyptic thrillers.” A. G. Riddle, bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene
“Literally skydiving into the apocalypse, Hell Divers delivers more of Smith’s trademark breakneck action and suspense. Amazing settings, great characters, the end of the world shouldn’t be this much fun!” Matthew Mather, bestselling author of CyberStorm
“I love it! The whole book was awesome and I have a huge book hangover right now!…It was creative and intense and there was never a dull moment. I got so wrapped up in the story I felt like I was immersed in this whole other world for a little while…If you like post-apocalyptic stories, you should definitely give this one a try!” Hooked on Books
Hell Divers is an engaging story that holds one’s attention from start to finish and will certainly satisfy the readers’ need for adventure in a postapocalyptic scenario. The kind of book that can keep you awake till the small hours.” Space and Sorcery
“Hugh Howey meets Michael Crichton in Nicholas Smith’s latest postapocalyptic thriller…Once again, Nicholas Smith dominates the postapocalyptic genre with this riveting, nail-biting adventure that will grip you from the first chapter.” E. E. Giorgi, bestselling author of Gene Cards
“X marks the spot in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s Hell Divers, a cross between Waterworld and Snowpiercer…but with monsters and airships. It’s a terrific blend of high-concept and wild action, all tied together with tough-as-nails characters that you care for as they face impossible odds. A must for fans of smart postapocalyptic storytelling.” Sam Sisavath, bestselling author of the Purge of Babylon series
“I have to confess: Hell Divers is my favorite series Smith has written thus far…Hell Divers is written well, and the whole book flows at a nice pace…If you’re any kind of fan of science fiction or postapocalyptic fiction, then this is a book you have to check out. Smith once again raises the bar for himself, and I’m eager to see what he does next.” Shattered Ravings
Hell Divers is an adrenaline rush with plenty of bullets, life-threatening situations, and exceptional world building to make a story that is easily immersive. Plus, the Sirens are seriously creepy.” Silk & Serif
“This book for me is a solid six stars as Nicholas Sansbury Smith delivers yet again. Hell Divers unbelievably takes it another notch above his excellent Extinction Cycle series…The author has crafted yet another engrossing apocalyptic world in which we are plunged…If Hell Divers is anything to go by then this trilogy is destined to become a classic.” The Lazy Book Reviewer
“The intensity level of this book is off the charts!…The world was so solid, I swear I could see it when I closed my eyes at night…Together with the characters and the plot, Sansbury Smith has created a full-bodied sci-fi novel, and by far, one of the most entertaining reads of the year for me.” Contagious Reads
“Hell Divers is an entertaining read. Smith writes a taut, action-imbued plot…Hell Divers is a fun, high-action, military sci-fi thriller.” Fantasy Literature
“Original, riveting, and exceptionally well written from first page to last, Hell Divers showcases author Nicholas Sansbury Smith as an impressively skilled storyteller and a master of the science fiction genre…Enthusiastically recommended.” Midwest Book Review
“An action packed post-apocalyptic novel with a unique/interesting concept.” Fantasy Muse
“Rich in detail…Smith is a rare and unique storyteller; one that can grow a story into a very skillful piece of writing…R.C. Bray…plays his voice as if it were a musical instrument…He embraces the book and allows the book and its characters to shine. If you enjoy action and well-written stories of the apocalypse, then don’t miss out on this one. It is riveting!” AudioBook Reviewer
Hell Divers offers genre fans everything they could ask for, from fresh takes on the post-apocalypse to social commentary reminiscent of Snowpiercer, and plenty of action.” Shelf Awareness

Reviews

Reviews

by Sean 9/13/2017
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Incredible start to the Trilogy

This book starts off at 122 miles an hour right out of the gate.
I was engrossed from the very beginning and didn't want to do anything else but find out what happens to Team Raptor.
I was on a business trip when I began listening to this book. Honest truth I never left my hotel until I finished the book.

At first I was thrown off a little by the gruff voice reading the book but as the characters begin to develop, I realize that the performance of the reading couldn't be better.
There is so much action in Hell Divers. At times, there is a moment to catch your breath, but just a breath as I found myself holding it through the the next sequences of impossible circumstances .

That's another thing, the characters are easy to care for.
Nicholas Sansbury Smith pays close attention to detail and nuances that bring them to life. Even from the first chapter I cared about the outcome of the characters. I felt emotionally connected almost right away!
NSS has a true gift at creating scary creatures as well. (read any of the Extinction Series and you'll see what I mean.)



This was my first introduction to Nicholas Sansbury Smith. I have now listened to almost all of the Extinction Cycle and will be reviewing each book.
by Lauren M. 9/13/2017
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Five stars!

A perfectly crafted post apocalyptic thrill ride!
by Alan 9/13/2017
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A Refreshing Take for Sci-Fi

Hell Divers should be on every sci-fi fans bookshelf! Especially if you are into a post-apocalyptic future. A brilliant take of two ships flying around the nuclear wasteland of Earth looking for supplies and a safe habitat to land. The story bounces from a few characters but the main focus is on "X", the most seasoned hell diver. Not to spoil it for anyone but it gets crazy and Hell Divers leaves you wanting more and more. Nicholas Smith does a terrific job engaging the reader/listener in a terrific story. R.C. Bray does an excellent job with all of the different voices and keeps the excitement going. Definitely in my top five sci-fi books ever.

Author

Author Bio: Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the USA Today bestselling author of the Hell Divers trilogy, the Orbs trilogy, and the Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion—writing. When he isn’t writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his fiancée, their dogs, and a house full of books.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD, Hardcover, Premium MM Paperback
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English