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Alone: The Girl in the Box, Book 1 | [Robert J. Crane]

Alone: The Girl in the Box, Book 1

Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes...
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Publisher's Summary

Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes...

©2012 Reikonos Press (P)2013 Reikonos Press

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    RedMozi WY 07-14-14
    RedMozi WY 07-14-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Best story I've listened to/read in a long time!"

    Simply put, this story is well written, kept me interested and leaves me thirsting for what happens next!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 12-05-14
    Barbara 12-05-14

    A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.

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    "A Different Bit of Sci-Fi."
    Where does Alone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rate it about 6/10 of all books I have listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The opening scene grabs your attention for the book, and it does a good job of providing back ground for the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opening scene was probably the most memorable in the book.


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

    Hidden away because of what she could do, others want to use her powers.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is about mega humans. The girl is who kept inside her house and away from people all her life--Only to have her world turned upside down and find out that she is a mega human. The scenes described with Wolfe are a bit creepy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martie YPSILANTI, MI, United States 11-10-14
    Martie YPSILANTI, MI, United States 11-10-14 Member Since 2013

    If I don't answer your call its because I'm totally in love with this audiobook!

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    "Terrible on all levels!!"
    Would you try another book from Robert J. Crane and/or Annie Sullivan?

    Probably not


    Has Alone turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Annie Sullivan’s performances?

    Absolutely positively definitely never!


    What character would you cut from Alone?

    ? Wolf…


    Any additional comments?

    I almost didn't even finish this book the narration was so bad… I think that the story has a good promise but just not here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal 02-04-15
    Crystal 02-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "best book so far I have read "

    she has a very good imagination and her detail is very good I can picture the story in my mind

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. McRitchie Iowa, United States 01-22-15
    K. McRitchie Iowa, United States 01-22-15 Member Since 2009

    Lifelong Learner

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    "Dumb."

    This book had decent reviews and so I tried it. I kept wanting it to get better and kept listening and hoping...but no. It may be a young adult novel, but I need to look into that further...if so, I still wouldn't recommend it. The story is a good idea, superhuman mutant type people and the agency that tries to oversee them. It just never gets going on a good plot. At first the teenager's mother is missing, who is also a super human, then the agency saves her from a wolf creature (which just doesn't fit the story) and most of the story is at their facility. She is a whiny, know it all teenager, which doesnt make us like her, so the book doesn't even have that going for it. At one point the wolf guy alludes to raping her before killing her, which is a plot twist just thrown in for effect and really doesn't make sense at that point. Maybe if you say the word "rape" in a book, it makes it more scary...I don't know. I hate leaving a book unfinished, so i finished it, but only because it was only 5 hours...I would have given up after the first two if it were a long one. I think it is great that Audible will take a book back that you don't like, but I wouldn't do it because it was my fault for poor judgement. BTW, the narrator is not that great either. She sounds like a monotone teenager, which is probably what they are going for, but it is tedious to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Feysion 01-21-15
    Feysion 01-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    if I could think of anything negative, it would be that it was over too soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yaz 01-19-15
    Yaz 01-19-15
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    "The ending was the best part"

    The story was okay, but I never identified with any of the characters. I think the narrator did a good job, but the story fall short. The last couple chapters earned the couple of stars for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christina 12-18-14
    Christina 12-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "it w as ok. easy read"

    I t was interesting. sci fi is not my usual genre. it reminds me of xmen. don't think I'd read anything else in the series but i liked the main character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn F Carmichael, CA 11-29-14
    Carolyn F Carmichael, CA 11-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I would recommend this book for a true Young Adult"
    What made the experience of listening to Alone the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable experience of listening to Alone is that it is fast-paced.


    What other book might you compare Alone to and why?

    Rogue from X-Men (and you'd understand that if you read the comics and the book) and Paranormalcy because of the way Sienna was raised.


    Which character – as performed by Annie Sullivan – was your favorite?

    Wolf.


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

    I have no idea.


    Any additional comments?

    Sienna reminds me a lot of Rogue from the X-Men in some ways and Paranormalcy in others. Wolf is one of the worst (and by this I mean horribly good) characters I have ever read and I loved his Karma.

    All that said, I'm feel too old for this book and don't think I'll continue with the series. Although I'm sure my 17 year old daughter would love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Dixon, CA, United States 11-12-14
    Lori Dixon, CA, United States 11-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Exciting new series"

    Right out the gate, the very beginning of the book starts all the action. Riveted new book, can't wait to listen to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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