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The Perseid Collapse: The Perseid Collapse, Book 1 | [Steven Konkoly]

The Perseid Collapse: The Perseid Collapse, Book 1

2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic “decimated” the world's population; life is back to normal for the Fletchers and most Americans. The United States stands at the brink of a complete domestic and international resurgence, with stories of confidence and prosperity dominating the headlines. Appearances can be deceiving. An undercurrent of paranoia and fear still runs strong below the surface; the collective angst spawned by 28 million American deaths forever stamped into population's psyche.
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Publisher's Summary

Book One in The Perseid Collapse Series.

Alex Fletcher is back, in the epic post-apocalyptic sequel to The Jakarta Pandemic.

2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic “decimated” the world's population; life is back to normal for the Fletchers and most Americans. The United States stands at the brink of a complete domestic and international resurgence, with stories of confidence and prosperity dominating the headlines. Appearances can be deceiving.

An undercurrent of paranoia and fear still runs strong below the surface; the collective angst spawned by 28 million American deaths forever stamped into population's psyche. Suppressed memories of helplessness and desperation, anger and jealousy - all of it lurks in the shadows, waiting to be released.

On August 19, 2019, an inconceivable “event” will unleash a darkness over the United States. A human darkness with a vast appetite for chaos and violence.

Alex Fletcher will wake to this new world, thrown headfirst into an impossible journey. His skills and preparations will be put to the ultimate test, in a brutally hostile landscape, where the forged bonds of friendship and family remain the only true constant.

©2013 Steven Konkoly (P)2014 Steven Konkoly

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    Denise Cabot, AR, United States 02-28-14
    Denise Cabot, AR, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2008
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    "DON'T BUY THIS BOOK YET...Wait for the 2nd part.."
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    This book literally stops in the middle. Don't get me wrong, IT IS GREAT...BUT it will have no ending til book two is released..

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Bridgetown, Australia 03-16-14
    Jan Bridgetown, Australia 03-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "GREAT Beginning but no middle or ending!!!"
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    What ever happened to THE NOVEL where you had a beginning ,middle and end? I can't believe that it was allowed to be produced as an entire book.I feel very cheated and definitely not worth the money.
    However I do love the story line but will think twice about spending so much money for a third of a book next time.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Springfield, IL, United States 02-10-14
    Frank Springfield, IL, United States 02-10-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Wait!!"
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    Wait till the 2nd book comes out, the first is high speed entertainment that ends to soon and leaves you facing an agonizing wait for the next book

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Alaska 03-26-14
    Elizabeth Alaska 03-26-14 Member Since 2011

    Elizabeth, Artist, Alaska...

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    "Konkoly is a great addition to the genre"

    I really enjoyed Jakarta Pandemic, so jumped on this audio book as soon as it came out. I'm glad he's continuing the story of the same family.
    Good pacing, solid writing, interesting scenarios. The writing is straightforward, and perhaps a little too much, but it gets the job done.
    Agree with so many other reviewers---the cliffhanger ending really catches you up! Ouch! Can't wait to hear more of the story.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 02-05-14
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 02-05-14 Member Since 2009

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "Book 2 please!"

    The Perseid Collapse is the start to a great post-apocalyptic series. We join the fletcher family (and friends) a couple of years after the Jakarta Pandemic (if you haven’t read the book before this one it’s OK it’s helpful to get some background on who people are but certainly isn’t needed to enjoy this book) has passed and now are faced with a new issue (more on that a bit later). The book does a great job of mixing a bit of humor, lots of action and character development. The action scenes do a good job of keeping you on edge while keeping the action moving. There were a couple of nights where I had to pry myself away to go to bed. There are a couple of parts where the author goes into a bit too much detail of locations street names etc, but it’s nothing that takes away from the story nor does it go on too long to make any part boring.

    Now for the issue that I have with the book, it resolves NOTHING!!! I’m sitting here wondering what happened to the kids? What’s up with Kate? I don’t even know for sure what caused all this. AHHHHH I have a problem with books that are part of a series that don’t stand on their own and leave you in a cliff hanger. The first book in the Author’s Black Flagged series is a perfect example of what I’m looking for, a book which resolves the issues and stands alone but allows for more to go on. This might be more of a personal preference but it drives me nuts. Either way I’ll be on the prowl for the next book when it comes out. I may complain a bit much about the cliff hanger but I really did enjoy this book and highly recommend it. Mr. Konkoly hurry up with number 2 please!!!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Omar West New York, NJ, United States 04-03-14
    Omar West New York, NJ, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2012

    I don't like when a series starts with one narrator then switches to another who changes the nature of the characters, etc.

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    "Bring back Joseph Morton"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Sure, if they have listened to the Jakarta Pandemic, otherwise, no.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Currently none. The characters don't seem to have changed after the 'end of the world' type of issue they went through in the Jakarta Pandemic, the narration makes it worse since the voices in JP are now gone and different.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Joseph Morton!


    Did The Perseid Collapse inspire you to do anything?

    Not read the follow up, and return it to get my credit back.


    Any additional comments?

    listen to the Jakarta Pandemic again. Not sure what exec decides that you should change the narrator, if it's scheduling then wait! if it's money pay up!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Blacklick, OH, United States 03-09-14
    Mark Blacklick, OH, United States 03-09-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Ending more for $ than plot"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Instead of making a long really good book to start the series, they decided to chop it short to get an extra book out of the series. Awkward and rather pointless ending rather building suspense for book 2, you are no closer to an ending at hour 11 than you are at hour two.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Perseid Collapse?

    The first two hours were great and if you enjoyed the author's first book than you won't be dissapointed with his newest, minus the whole ending nonsense.a


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    We'll have to wait till the next minibook comes out to know for sure!


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Hollywood, FL, United States 02-28-14
    Andrew Hollywood, FL, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Terrible"

    I can't believe this came from the author of The Jakarta Pandemic. That book was excellent. It was believable and kept my attention from start to finish. I listened to that one several times, this book I couldn't even finish.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Denis Los Alamos, NM, United States 05-29-14
    Denis Los Alamos, NM, United States 05-29-14 Member Since 2009
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    "If you liked Jakarta Pandemic, get this series."

    By starting a "new" series with "The Perseid Collapse" Steven Konkoly didn't even try to "up sell" you on this book.

    If you listened to the Jakarta Pandemic this series ties in quite well, however, if you didn't listen to JP, then you don't feel like you missed the start of the series.

    I'm now waiting for Book 3 :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maineac Texas 05-19-14
    Maineac Texas 05-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    What did you love best about The Perseid Collapse?

    continuation of same characters as the Jakarta Pandemic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Perseid Collapse?

    too many to list


    Which character – as performed by John David Farrell – was your favorite?

    They were all developed very well...Alex if I had to choose only 1


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

    Perseid Collapse


    Any additional comments?

    just finished book 2...cannot wait until 3 is released

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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