• Falling

  • A Novel
  • By: T. J. Newman
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (3,050 ratings)

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Falling

By: T. J. Newman
Narrated by: Steven Weber
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Publisher's Summary

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

“T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! A must-read.” —Gillian Flynn

“Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” —Don Winslow

Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” —James Patterson

“Amazing...Intense suspense, shocks, and scares...Chilling.” —Lee Child

You just boarded a flight to New York.  

There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.  

What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.  

For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.  

The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.  

Enjoy the flight.

©2021 T.J. Newman. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Editor's Pick

A turbulent ride from start to finish
Summer is a good time of year to pick a listen for pure entertainment value—so I went for something I’d normally be more inclined to binge-watch in a lineup of disaster movies (a favorite cinematic genre of mine and something of a guilty pleasure). Falling is an in-flight thriller—a fast-paced ball of suspense that’s a pure joy to try to catch. I love that T.J. Newman is a flight attendant turned debut author and that Steven Weber of TV’s Wings fame narrates. Weber’s performance has equal parts “voice in the sky” omniscient vibes and retro “I know this guy” feels. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into an airplane, here comes something new to worry about. Am I the only one who oddly welcomes the distraction? —Tricia F., Audible Editor

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Gripping Good Time

I'm glad I wasn't on the plane, but I did enjoy the flight. It was a good first novel by T.J. Newman. I kept thinking I will take a break at the end of this chapter and then noooo I have to hear what happens next till I finished the book. Plus you can never go wrong with a Steven Weber read!! I see with my eyes the events he brings out in the words.

Look forward to the next projects by both!!.

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Other reviewers are wrong

This is not a good book. It is deeply depressing with characters that are not fleshed out.

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Awful

Don’t let the reviews from family and friends confuse you. This is not a good book.

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Well, that was a wild ride!

Didn't do a single other thing today but listen! What a tremendously heart wrenching story.

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Predictable and clichéd

I’m happy for this flight attendant who switched careers and wrote a novel, but the story is extremely chiched. Also the characters were difficult to distinguish because the delivery was so similar for every character, most of whom have common single syllable names like Bill, Sam, etc, making it difficult to keep track of the narrative.

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FANTASTIC!! Yes! Do not stop, download immediately

I could not put it down! The writing was absolutely fantastic, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! Great narration by S.Webber. I so hope this is not your only book in you, keep it up! I saw interview with author and for the love of me I can mot believe you were turned down as many times as you were!! Best thing I have listened to in a long time!!

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Couldn't stop listening

Is Falling life changing? No, but I couldn't stop listening.

Definitely a page turning thriller. Great job for a debut novel.

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Reader's chapters are off by one

The story is action packed from the beginning. Note that the reader introducing each chapter is off. The beginning of chapter 1 does not have a chapter announced, and then the other chapter announcements are behind by one. For example, chapter 2 is introduced as chapter 1.

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Best book since the Exorcist.

I could not put this book down. And I felt good when I finished it. She is a marvelous story teller.

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Stunningly great

Wow. An amazing achievement by the author. I read this in a single sitting. Major props to the author, who managed to tell an exciting story while also making extremely important points about American society and I was just blown away. I hope the author writes another book!

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