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Chasing Shadows Audiobook

Chasing Shadows: Sekret Machines Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The witnesses are legion, scattered across the world and dotted through history, people who looked up and saw something impossible lighting up the night sky. What those objects were, where they came from, and who - or what - might be inside them is the subject of fierce debate and equally fierce mockery, so that most who glimpsed them came to wish they hadn't.

Most, but not everyone.

Among those who know what they've seen and are forever changed by it are a pilot, an heiress, a journalist, and a prisoner of war. From the waning days of the 20th century's final great war to the fraught fields of Afghanistan to the otherworldly secrets hidden amid Nevada's dusty neverlands - the truth that is out there will propel each of them into a labyrinth of otherworldly technology and the competing aims of those who might seek to prevent - or harness - these beings of unfathomable power. Because, as it turns out, we are not the only ones who can invent and build and destroy.

Featuring actual events and other truths drawn from sources within the military and intelligence community, Tom DeLonge and A. J. Hartley offer a tale at once terrifying, fantastical, and perhaps all too real.

©2016 Tom DeLonge (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Twisted. Explosive. The best thriller of the year!" (Faith Hunter, New York Times best-selling author)

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    jebidia24 01-10-17
    jebidia24 01-10-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Easily the best UFO related fiction I have read"
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    This is easily the best UFO (UAP) related sci fi I have read, and to think it comes from a punk-rock rockstar. Cleverly mixes UFO lore with an engaging story that often hints at being based on real life events or situations. The only negative is the narrator does not do voices or put accents of the various nationalities of the characters. I recommend for any UFO (UAP) enthusiast, contemporary sci fi lover, or anyone who loved the X-files.

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    Joshua 11-29-16
    Joshua 11-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "20 chapters, one sitting."

    I love the story of Tamika. Very exciting! It's fun following the dynamic of characters.

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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 02-07-17
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 02-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Brings it ALL together."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, highly. Whether they are into the mass of conspiracy theories this book offers or not, it is an interesting listen on it's own merit.


    What other book might you compare Chasing Shadows to and why?

    Gosh, any book that references Area 51, Roswell, alien technology, and government coverups. This one has it all!


    What about Paul Costanzo’s performance did you like?

    Consistency, creativity and clarity. Had it all.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Truth is Here!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very sharp debut of what looks to be a powerful series. Clearly derivative in some aspects as it deals with material that has been widely covered. That said, this is a unique and fascinating take on this, and I enjoyed it a great deal.
    Looking forward to the rest of the series. Recommended!

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    The Jones 01-16-17
    The Jones 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "move the hell over star wars!"

    This is the notion of story telling has the potential to destroy all standing paradigms. It's concept speaks to an audience saturated with decades of lies, damn lies, and BS(belief systems?) disguised as the truth. I need the next iteration of the story YESTERDAY! Can't wait!

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    MW Carmel, IN 01-11-17
    MW Carmel, IN 01-11-17

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    "Very intriguing...Couldn't put it down"

    Sekret Machines: Chasing Shadows does an excellent job of using story-telling to introduce several intriguing concepts about our present day as well as our history that makes it difficult to put down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matt S. Ohio USA 01-08-17
    Matt S. Ohio USA 01-08-17 Member Since 2013
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    "(Supposed) Ambitious Start"

    I'm intrigued by Tom Delonge's multi-media ambitions, and familiar with most of his work over the recent decade(s). As such I really wanted to convince myself to love this. unfortunately, I found it to bean average work of fiction that left my mind wandering off to other things in the midst of what was supposed to be climactic plot points. Hopefully things improve going forward, as I may give future work one more chance.

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    Connor 01-03-17
    Connor 01-03-17 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy the adventure

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    "An Interesting Book"

    The book is supposedly based on actual events and other true stories, but is this marketing to drive interest in the series or is it fact? Expect the beginning to be slow and the rest of the book to be interesting. My only disappointment was that, once again, our problems started with the Nazis. This seems passé and would be more believable if others were responsible for our troubles.

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    Bobby 03-21-17
    Bobby 03-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    This book has brought the magic of storytelling back to me. I almost forgot what a beautiful world can be created with the use of words and your own imagination and looking into someone else's I highly recommend this book for all types of readers!!

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    Y. Sweningsen Santa Rosa, CA United States 03-18-17
    Y. Sweningsen Santa Rosa, CA United States 03-18-17 Member Since 2015

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    "The reader ☹️"

    The reader was totally emotionally disconnected from the story. Technically fine, but robotic.

    I'm intrigued enough to continue, but will try to find time for the book.

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    "It is a very exciting prospect to see the unfolding of one of the most innovative and daring projects I've ever heard of. It se"

    of the most innovative and daring project I've ever come across . Tom DeLonge is an artist of remarkable vision and courage. The primary subject of this project is one that has been derided and ridiculed for decades, and yet many people, such as myself, have long felt that there has been a huge secret kept from the general populace for both good and bad reasons but apparently the time is coming soon when this secret will be revealed. I am familiar with the Nevada locations used in the narrative and my only complaint is the pronunciation of the name "the little Aleinny

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  • Shane
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    "A must for anyone vaguely interested in UFO folklore"

    I really enjoyed listening to this and found it difficult to stop for essential things like work or sleep.

    The only negative is that the authors seem to labor their descriptions - I don't need to know about every blade of grass or what it is thinking. Please pick the pace up a bit with volume two which I am eagerly awaiting 👍

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  • Steven wisniewski
    12/21/16
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    "suprisingly brilliant story!"

    this book took me by surprise, it grafts many tales of ufology together as one cohesive story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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