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A L I V E ... Who am I? Where am I? What is ????

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-17

A young woman awakes suddenly. She is trapped. She can’t see anything. Her hands are held at her sides by some kind of straps. Her feet can’t move either. Something is trying to bite her neck. She must get free. She struggles and is able to break one hand free. She grabs the snake and then bites its head off. But she is still trapped. She has to escape. She doesn’t know why she is here. She doesn’t know who she is. She just knows that she needs to be free.

That’s how Alive begins. You are seeing the panic and horror through her eyes. You will discover who you are and where you are, but before you can figure anything out, you need to escape. You have many more puzzles to figure out. The story is one of discovery. Everything is unknown.

Scott Sigler is beginning a new Young Adult series. This is a well written firsthand account of M. Savage. She is the person you see, and the story unfolds from her point of view. You get to know her as she gets to know herself, since she has no idea who she is, where she is, or why she is there. There are more people, but they are as lost as she is. The story is their story of discovery.

I enjoyed this book. It’s a very quick read, partially because it’s a short book, but also because the book is very hard to put down. It is definitely the first book in a series, but since there is some plot resolution, I’m not labeling it a serial, even though you will be anticipating book two.

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Excellent! It all just works.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-15

Peter Clines has done it again. He starts you out reading a book, that you have a pretty good idea of where it’s headed. Then slowly you feel like something is wrong. It’s not quite what you thought. There are little things that bother you. You aren’t quite sure, but you begin to doubt things, and then all hell breaks loose.

I loved reading and listening to Mr. Clines’ book, 14. So when Audible sent me an email that he had a new book out, I went to their site and got it. The narration works very well. Ray Porter has a voice that works for Peter Clines’ writing. He puts the story out into your brain, but never gets in the way.

Mr. Clines knows how to twist a story. He gives you clues about what is going on, but you miss them, for a while. Then you start to wonder. You think, “Did I miss something? I think I remember something, but I’m not sure.” Then he continues into the realm of something else, he starts to bring in elements of horror, of creatures from another possibility. But it all feels so real, so logical, so possible.

I loved The Fold. I had to go outside and do some extra chores, just so I could continue to listen to it. This is an example of a great audiobook. The story and narrator work perfectly. Together they become real. You can’t stop listening.

I give The Fold 5 Stars out of 5, and Two Big Thumbs Up! If you like a science-based story, set in the present, with just a touch of weirdness, and horror, read The Fold, or better still get the audiobook.

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Great Pacing, Engaging Characters. Grabs you!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-13

Wow! This is one hell of a fine book. You meet Nate. He needs a new place to live. He finds an apartment. He meets some of the neighbors. Simple story, slow even pace, then it starts to get a little strange. The pace speeds up a bit. More neighbors become friends, they talk and compare notes, weirdness, different things. ..... And that is all I can say. You need to read this book, or better yet listen to the audiobook, so that it can sneak up on you and get you before you know it.

Mr. Clines can spin a yarn! This is a perfectly paced novel. I give this 5 stars out of 5, and 2 Big Thumbs Up! I loved it. The narrator also gets 5 stars.

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