The Fall

  • by R. J. Pineiro
  • Narrated by George Newbern
  • 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In R. J. Pineiro's The Fall, a sci-fi thriller, a man jumps from the uppermost reaches of the atmosphere and vanishes, ending up on an alternate Earth where he died five years earlier.
Jack Taylor has always been an adrenaline junkie. As a federal contractor, he does dangerous jobs for the government that fall out of the realm of the SEALS and the marines. And this next job is right up his alley. Jack has been assigned to test an orbital jump, and if it works, the United States government will have a new strategy against enemy countries.
Despite Jack's soaring career, his personal life is in shambles. He and his wife, Angela, are both workaholics and are on the verge of getting a divorce. But the night before his jump, Jack and Angela begin to rekindle their romance, and their relationship holds promise for repair. Then comes the day of Jack's big jump. He doesn't burn up like some predicted - instead he hits the speed of sound and disappears.
Jack wakes up in an alternate universe. One where he died during a mission five years earlier and where Angela is still madly in love with him. But in this world, his boss, Pete, has turned to the dark side and is working against him, and the government is now on his tail. Jack must return to his own world, but the only way for him to do that is to perform another orbital jump. This time is more difficult, though - no one wants to see him go.
Jack's adrenaline is contagious - The Fall will keep listeners on the edges of their seats, waiting to find out what crazy stunt Jack will perform next and to learn the fate of this charming daredevil hero.


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Relax honey, I'll be right back

Jack Taylor makes a suborbital jump from 60 miles above earth, in the upper-most reaches of the atmosphere and vanishes; ending up on an alternate Earth where he died five years earlier. Each world has a version of his wife, Angela, and his best friend, Pete; the story alternates between worlds while following Jack in his effort to get back to his own universe.

Felix Baumgartner made a suborbital jump from 24 miles above the ground in October 2012; facts like this are utilized by the author to make the story feel realistic. Pineiro gives details that help the reader visualize and feel like they are in the moment. In the beginning some of the character descriptions were a bit frustrating to me, but once I got past that it, it was smooth sailing.

The story can be loosely compared to a TV show like “Fringe” with a bit of Liam Neeson’s character from “Taken”. There were a few times in the recording that had some mouth noises, or irregular pauses, but not enough to retract from the story.

I was captivated by the book, I didn’t want to stop listening, and when I did, I would hypothesize about what would happen next. I suggest you take the fall with Jack Taylor into this fast-paced and realistic sci-fi thriller.
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- Claudia H

READ THIS! Great idea... Bad attempt...

NO SPOILER. You know you have found a great read when you want silence around you and a lot of volume so you don't miss one word... Well, this isn't one of those books... It does start out very well and about the first third of the book was really interesting, but after the newness and discovery of being in another dimension was over, it got really long and drawn out. It turned into a constant deluge of the F word and detailed action fights with nothing to add to the wonder of the supernatural event. It really got old. You never really care about the characters or what happens to them. The narration was good and I listened comfortably at 1.25X speed. I would not recommend this one unless maybe you are military battle trained or just like constant vulgar action that provokes no thought... haha. I recommend Replay - Ken Grimmwood, Lightning - Dean Koontz, and the series by Chris Ride for the best time travel stuff. If any of this was helpful, please click YES below. Later.
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- avoidthelloyd

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-28-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio