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Jackson is an astronaut testing a prototype interstellar craft in deep space. When he returns home, there's no one to greet him. Earth has fallen silent. Now he must decide: stay in orbit, watching a dead planet roll slowly by beneath his windows, or land on Earth and fight for life.
©2015 Peter Ronald Cawdron (P)2016 Peter Ronald Cawdron
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By Norma Miles on 02-18-16

The space through which we travel...


I first read this excellent book some months ago in Kindle format and was very excited when I learned that it was now available as an audio book. My thanks to the author, Peter Cawdron, for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

The story is short but the impact, like his protagonist's earth landing, is huge. In the most human and compelling way, Peter Cawdron charts his astronaut's joy of Homecoming then the realisation that something is terribly wrong. No answer from Houston, no stations on the radio - then a single voice, crying for help. All is read by the narrator, Jeff Hays, with a subtle energy which perfectly reflects the text.
This is not so much a zombie story as one of inner strength, of hope against all odds and, above all, of humanity when everything is ripped apart. Some scenes are inevitably unpleasant but it is the beauty of both the prose and it's imagery which really resonate The book will stay with the listener/reader long after the last page is turned.

Highly recommended

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By Jae Lee on 02-12-16

Short, fun, and well read

I've listened to a lot of audio books on Audible, but this was the first novel / novella I've listened to. At first, the narration sounded strange to me, because it wasn't too usual guide kind of book I was used to listening to, but I quickly got adjusted and was totally sucked in to the world Peter Cawdron had created. It's definitely worth the $6. I know this is kind of like a prequel to another book, but I hope he also has a chance to continue this story line.

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By ingrid on 02-21-16

Exciting!

Where does Free Fall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I listened to a lot of audiobooks, on my way to and from work. This was one of the shorter ones, and thoroughly enjoyable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Free Fall?

When he was in space, looking forward to going home.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Hays – was your favourite?

Jackson!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Left me wanting more.

Any additional comments?

Great narrator.

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