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For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising comes a gripping sci-fi adventure in which a group of teenagers wake up in a mysterious corridor with no knowledge of who they are or how they got trapped. Their only hope lies with an indomitable young woman who must lead them not only to answers but to survival.

A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief - she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust but no people and no answers.

She knows only one thing about herself - her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin. She finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they're to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another.

Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there's a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn.

©2015 Del Rey (P)2015 Empty Set Entertainment

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worth two credits!!!

great story and I love the narrator, she really brought the story to life. Scott Sigler dose it again!!!

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Great book hope its not too long for the sequel

Scott really puts together a riveting story, I listened to the book straight through. Should make a great movie

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Another great Sigler book!

Great read! Not exactly what I was expecting from Sigler, but very entertaining nonetheless. As a trilogy, this is a very nice setup of what's to come in the next books...very excited! I would highly recommend this read.

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

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.

“AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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Another superb story!

I loved the narrator! She captures the characters spirit, really conveys the story through her eyes.
Sigler had created another universe full of rich characters, and an screaming storyline to keep you hooked , craving for the next book!

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ANOTHER GREAT BOOK

Another great book by Scott Sigler! And Emma Galvin is very easy to listen to!

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awesome

loved it would recommend to other readers. absolutely breath taking constant action. always kept me guessing

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Great Listen

Loved it. Wish there was more development on what actually happened to create this scenario and the intervening years leading up to the appearance of the main characters. Things happen with out a lot of background.

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Time for a listening BINGE.

Really worth listening to again especially now that the series is finished. Get your binge listening on!

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Nice, unique story.

Some of the other reviews complained about the constant second guessing of the main character. It bothered me also but I fell more into the story and got past it.

The lack of action after the first events made the story a little boring but then the action picked up. I haven't decided yet if I'm interested in the sequel stories. Sometimes I just like a story with a basic beginning and ending. I can make up my own future events.

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  • Heisenberg
  • 02-21-21

Good but not the best of Sigler

This was good, but nowhere near Scott Sigler at his best. It felt all a little bit hunger gamesish.

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  • MsRanPan
  • 12-05-15

Intrigued...

*Disclaimer* I love Scott Siglers work so am potentially very biased! I loved it, I like how the main character develops and whilst others have complained about her 'moaning', I really liked that the main character was a young woman facing challenges for leadership whilst facing an older female enemy. I felt a lot of the self doubt was very realistic for a young woman and I wish I had read this a few years ago when I was younger. Considering it is written by a man I think this is an excellent role model for young women. I also enjoyed the story line and although at times it risked being a little slow it didn't quite drop to that point. I will definately be getting the next instalment!

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  • Louise Hartgen
  • 08-17-15

So, So Disappointed!

What disappointed you about Alive: Book One of the Generations Trilogy?

I have truly loved the work of this author for years. I've followed him since he was a podcast novelist and watched his rise to bestseller with delight. I have to say I had qualms when I heard he was writing what I consider to be yet one more too many in the endless series of Hunger Games variants. Sorry, harsh words I know, but I've seen so many from the un-put-downable to the awful and this just doesn't work for me.

I didn't find anything to like in the main character, which for Sigler is very unusual. I mean, when someone like Quentin Barnes is being at his most bratty and unbearable you still can't help liking him. This kid is just bratty, and she gets more bratty as time goes on. In fact you can say the same about most of them up to the time, over half way through, when I turned off in disgust. Chances are if I haven't learned to care about the characters by then, I never will. It's such a shame. Scott's characters are what I really love usually. These were just like cartoons almost, so unlike him. I was also unhappy with the narration, but that's a matter of taste. Emma Galvin does a good job but I find her voice nasal, sharp and unpleasant to listen to.

Would you ever listen to anything by Scott Sigler again?

Oh I would certainly listen to Scott's books again! That's why I'm so vehement probably. I know he can do miles, miles better than this!

Would you be willing to try another one of Emma Galvin’s performances?

No. I really don't like her voice.

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

I'm sorry, but I'm afraid not. I do try to find something positive to say, and Scott Sigler is an author, and a person, I truly admire, but I really didn't like this at all.

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  • mr peter a r pryde
  • 07-14-15

Winner

As a fan of sigler I was nervous as a female lead is a hard thing to get my head around as a fan but OMG Emma galvin knocked it out of the park.
This will appeal to any fan of sci fi or dystopian fiction

Nice one Scot

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  • Mike
  • 09-30-21

You won’t be disappointed

Easily one of best audiobook / drama I’ve listened to to date. Slightly slow to begin with so stick with it but wow does it become an amazing, unique storyline. I’ve just completed the trilogy for the 2nd time. Love it

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  • Paul
  • 02-23-21

Definitely for Young adults

Story was ok, but most definitely for the younger reader, I can see this becoming Twilight in Space.

Not my cup of tea and will not be getting any more.

Narration was good though.

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  • Lucy Moss
  • 02-20-21

Didn't Even Bother To Finish It

It takes a lot for me to not finish a book and I really persevered with this one but it defeated me in the end. As noted by other reviewers, the whiny nasal drone of the narrator is hard to deal with at the best of times, but match that with a story that goes on and on and ON about teenage girls' breasts (and thighs) and breasts jiggling, and breasts, and did I mention the breasts?
Not sure if this is meant to be YA Fiction but if I was a teenage girl listening to this, I'd be getting a strong sense of objectification. People don't listen to/read books to be made to feel bad/self-concious about their bodies. It's a shame, because the story itself was quite interesting but the author's fascination with teenage girls' breasts is really disturbing. Combine that with The Narrator That Whines and it's a big fat no from me.

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  • Derek
  • 03-14-17

Wow

Scott Sigler @ his best hooked from the first page eagerly waiting for book 2 now

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  • Starskibopbop
  • 04-24-16

Scott Sigler does it again! <br />

How great would it be to see a big budget, Hollywood adaptation of this book?

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  • tariq
  • 04-04-16

As usual from Scot & team, fantastic.

As usual from Scot & team, fantastic.
From the opening words to the closing lines, I was completely immersed.

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  • Grant Green
  • 07-15-15

Shock and Gore

After listening to the innocent voice of the narrator in the free podcast, I had to hear more, this book will not not disappoint, the author is a master cunninglinquist and creates scenarios full of suspense and sets up scenes that take you from empathy to horror and back again! A true tale to surprise.

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