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Not Alone: Fractured Union

By: Craig A. Falconer
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
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Some doors aren't meant to be opened....

While many on Earth grow fearful of the Messengers' remarkable powers and others lament a lack of interplanetary cooperation, two discoveries threaten to turn the world on its head.

One find could simultaneously rewrite the history of two planets; one revelation could tear Dan McCarthy's life apart.

With the stakes higher than ever following the birth of his daughter Piper - a child like no other with a secret the world isn't ready to handle - Dan will do whatever it takes to protect his family.

But as keen as Dan is to help the Messengers at every turn, he might soon come to see that no good deed goes unpunished....

©2019 Craig A. Falconer (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Great performance. Good Story.

Another good story in this series from Craig Falconer and another great performance by James Cronin.

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Fractured

These books are sounding more & more relateable to today's government & politics. Also very much what I have been watching on Ancient Aliens on the History channel. I am absolutely captivated!! I love it.

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Still reels you in!

Once again I loved the new story directions. But sometimes the writing style at the beginning of the book which tries to explain the last 3 or 4 books before it in a in a succinct way is not succinct and makes for an extremely long, convoluted sentence. Chop it up man!

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Another Worthy Effort

Not exactly action packed or a page turner, but good writing with interesting characters. Story will drag in parts but overall a good listen that will want you to purchase his next “chapter.”

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Not Alone Series

This is a very long series, close to 100 hours of listening in the unabridged audiobook format of six novels. Given the length, you need a voice pleasant to hear and James Patrick Cronin does a terrific job throughout. Pacing, tempo, male and female voices, etc., overall production very well done. Not Alone is a SciFi series and Book One was released in August of 2016, book 6 in June of 2020, all by Audible Studios. Not Alone is character-driven, albeit few main characters – which is nice listening and you get to know everyone. No need for struggling to keep track of who-is-who, and thanks to the excellent narration, no problems with who-is-speaking-to-who.

Plot. Dan McCarthy, while riding his bike on a delivery, collides with a robber who drops an envelope containing definitive proof of a government cover-up. Human knowledge of aliens, i.e., we are Not Alone, has been a fact since 1938. Early on, you're skeptical and before the books are finished - well, no spoilers. But, SciFi lovers will be beyond pleased as Dan's amazing adventures unfold. Start with book one, and read in sequence or you'll miss a great deal.

Liked. Character development, humanoid, and otherwise. You like most, hate a few. The ultimate goodness of mankind, and any potential visitors, is something we all wish to be true.

Not so hot? Repetitive. Most noticeable in the series, Falconer re-caps a great deal, almost as if he needs to remind himself where the plot is and how we got here, reading from his own notes. Painful to listen to for anyone who is binge-listening to all six books in the series. Kept mumbling, 'Yeah, yeah, I know, I know - move on." Actually did have to fast-forward a bit.

No clicking knees, not a blood-and-guts type horror SciFi. This is a first contact story out of a vivid imagination telling us what it might really be like. World politics, wonder, fear, greed, hope - it's all here. No sex, nothing offensive. Recommended!

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Another Great Read!

I find myself getting drawn in more and more as I work my way through these volumes. The depth of emotions, the twists and turns, the characters and their interactions are gripping and engaging. Looking forward to immediately delving into the next volume. Great writing and narration!!

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Excellent series and great narration

Great series love all the group agenda stuff I mean who is in charge of first contact and beyond first contact and all the cool alien tech that may come with it or should we even allow ourselves the alien tech. Maybe the aliens choose for us or maybe they dont. If the aliens want a particular civilian in charge do the government's of earth allow it, there is that stuff and much more in this series and the narrator is becoming one of my favorites in the scifi genre.

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Riveting

I enjoyed every minute of this book. I can’t wait to read the next book.

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