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Publisher's Summary

Love hurts. FBI agent Kelly Feinman knows this is true. While she is recovering from an attack by a serial killer called the "Acid Man," her husband leaves her. Physically and emotionally scarred by the murderer, Kelly feels she will never be the same. She is cut off not only from her husband and child, but also from her fellow FBI agents, who see her as a rogue for going after the Acid Man alone.

Love is hell. Matt Connor knows this is true. His love for his girlfriend, Amy, is so intense that he feels he is in heaven when he is with her. When Amy leaves him for another man, Matt is shattered. In agony, he plans a diabolical scheme that first calls for him to disappear from the face of the earth. His revenge will make Amy wish she had never been born.

Love can heal. Matt's act of vengeance puts him in charge of Amy's infant son. He discovers a soothing warmth in Jimmy's eyes that makes him wonder if Amy's betrayal truly merited wrecking the child's life. Yet Matt's heart cannot be made whole until he has won Amy back.

Kelly cannot be made whole until she understands the depth of evil that lurks behind the Acid Man. Ironically, to rid herself and the world of her nemesis, she must seek out Matt Connor, a wanted man she has been ordered to bring to justice.

In Falling, Christopher Pike explores the depth and breadth of human emotion through two brilliantly etched characters: Kelly Feinman, who pays a terrible price to understand the nature of true evil, and Matt Connor, a classic antihero who captures the listener's sympathy. The listener is drawn deeply into the hearts and minds of these two people, who almost against our will force us to face our deepest fears. It is that power that makes Falling impossible to forget.

©2007 Christopher Pike (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

" Falling is full of challenging characters for the narrator....William Dufris handles these opportunities well. Fast-paced conversations requiring quick vocal switches are no problem for him; neither are tense scenes in which he picks up the tempo." ( AudioFile)

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Wow! One of the best thrillers...

... that I've read/listened to in a long time. FALLING is a classic thriller with very well developed characters and deep insights into human souls. The first two very long chapters introduce both protagonists carefully while being little thrillers in their own right, before the storylines become entwined and the thrilling fun begins for real.

A great story, fantastic pace, and a wonderful performance by narrator William Dufris.

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Childhood favorite author revisited

I would lead Christopher Pike vampire books when I was younger and I decided to see what books he had written since. I just picked any book and i’m glad I did, I just love this book and it always kept my interest. The person reading the story did a fantastic job with portraying the characters with his voice. I’m going to go find another one of his books now.

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Disappointing

There is not a single character in this book who acts rationally. As it is it is impossible to relate to any of the main characters. This may have worked in a book half this length but I simply didn't care about anyone by the end of the book. Add in that many of the situations I found to be nearly unbelievable and there were many times I wondered if it was worth the time to find out how it ended. Christopher Pike was recommended to me so I may try another but this book was a disappointment.

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It was painful

I grew up reading Christopher Pike, so he has a soft spot in my heart. I should have lived in the sweet memories....this book is just horrible. It is vulgar--the use of cursing made the dialogue seem cheap. The characters where unlikable and by the end of the book, I could care less what happened. I had to made myself finish the book, hoping against hope it would redeem itself. Ugh. I wasted my time, my money, and I am pretty sure, several brain cells.

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Eh it was alright...

As with most male narrators, I did not like the voices he used when speaking as the female characters. Other than that his narration was fine. The storyline was good and even surprised me a few times. But, the female FBI character was pretty unbelievable which bothered me throughout the story. It kept my interest about 75% of the time. There were aspects that I really liked as well as aspects I did not.

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The villains perspective

I really enjoyed this book. I yelled as some of the characters did things that were crazy, but that’s what villains and bad guys do. I like that it’s written from the perspective of the villains or antihero not the typical people who do everything right or by the books.

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good book, so so audio book

story is great. the voice actor is awful at portraying women so it's a bit distracting. otherwise, happy with the purchase and experience.

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Cringingly good!!

Cringingly good. I love Christopher Pike. I have not read him in over a decade and Falling did not disappoint. The narrator had a non annoying voice.

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Great read

Great read, I enjoyed the story. it was well put together and happy my girlfriend recommended it.

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Good story! Horrible narration. Overall worth it if you can stand the narrator. Think I would of enjoyed the actual book more than the audio.

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Great narrator, awesome story!

Such a entertaining story, with lots of surprising twists. Take your time and enjoy this one!

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