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Marci Simon lives a double life: conservative English professor by day / controversial blogger about aliens by night. Only when a classified document lands in her lap, though, does she realize that knowledge can kill, as her two worlds collide with a virtual explosion of shocking and deadly secrets. She never anticipated the government’s nebula of dark lies, and her quest to expose the truth feels like a spiraling wormhole.

The clandestine Extraterrestrial Security Agency (ESA) has silenced others before her, but Marci is unique. She’s the key to the deadliest truth in the history of the universe, an ESA target, and the only one who can illuminate the truth about extraterrestrials…unless she vanishes into a black hole of imminent danger.

To perform the audio, 60 narrators responded to the promise of an out-of-this world conspiracy thriller and auditioned in an open casting call. Lewis Arlt leveraged his experience on Broadway and as a veteran audio performer to win the role. His elegant narration brings to life every facet of the story: the suspense of a conspiracy thriller, the strength of a single person arrayed against nefarious forces, and even the humor of Marci’s inner voice and the setting. As one listener review says, "you can practically smell the salt air of the Jersey Shore." 

©2018 Kristina Rienzi (P)2019 Kristina Rienzi

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  • Kathie
  • 09-05-2019

Suspense!!!

This book is filled with suspense with twists and turns I didn’t see coming. It was well written and a very enjoyable read!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-2019

Amazing story from Kristina Rienzi

Among Us leads you from the impossible to the possible. The story kept my interest from the get go and surprised me at the end. Highly recommended!!

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  • Neesie315
  • 24-05-2019

Among Us

A pretty decent take on possible encounters with beings from another planet.

Marci Simon is a college English professor who happens to believe in the existence of extraterrestrials. She anonymously writes a blog called Among Us, discussing alien encounters with others through the Internet. Her neighbor happens to be a retired General who also is a believer.

Without giving away too much of the story, this book had a lot of interesting possibilities, but I will admit that somewhere along the way, I lost a lot of my believability. The buildup was good and the suspense of the early portion of the book was excellent, but the ending was a bit of a stretch (even for sci-fi). It's nearly like it became a different book at some point.

I enjoyed listening to the book, but would have liked more character development/motivation for some of the people. Somewhere about two-thirds of the way through, the good guys became the bad guys and vice versa without much explanation. Then, the ending just kind of happened and left me hanging.

All in all, a good read for light entertainment. The author does a good job with the story development and I will definitely be looking for more of her books. The narrator did a good job with the material he had, but some of his voices were a little irritating. I was given the opportunity to listen to the Audible version of this book by the author and chose to review it.

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  • bookjunke00
  • 24-05-2019

great listen

Marci knows there is others among us but the government is willing to do anything to let the truth be published suspenseful and heart racing great narration will keep you guessing and wanting to know how it ends!

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 07-05-2019

Good start but then, meh

Too many coincidences. She must not have read any of the books we have read if she things she can "take care of herself." The ending was a let down, not in terms of the actual events, but rather, the story concept. Star Trek is better.

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  • Catrina P
  • 29-04-2019

Among Us...

We are not alone... but trying to share this information can prove to be deadly. Marci is racing to share the proof before she is silenced for good. If she can only find someone that she can trust.

This thrilling book by Kristina Rienzi kept me on the edge of my seat, with twists I never saw coming.

Lewis Arlt is the perfect narrator for this book!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • JNM
  • 28-04-2019

Narration brought this book to life

I love Among Us and the roller coaster ride it set me on. Twist and turns kept me on the edge of my seat and I am anxiously awaiting a sequel. I didn't know I would love listening to the audio even more! It really brought the book to life. Next up...movie.

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  • chad d bennett
  • 26-04-2019

Hang on to your seat!

It was a bit slow out of the gate for me, but once the characters began to develop it pulled me in and kept me on the edge of my seat until the final word. Kristina immerses the reader into every scene with her keen ability to paint a scene so clearly with her words, and the narrators ability to bring it to life, you can practically smell the salt air of the Jersey shore. It's a wild ride that I'm sad is over, but the ending sets up perfectly for a sequel!

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 18-10-2019

SHE KNEW TOO MUCH

AMONG. US ..Kristina..Rienzi
...We Are Not Alone
Marci lives a double life, blogger and English professor. She knows to much, when.a classified document comes to her, the government is worried. Her quest has been to expose the truth, this time it may prove deadly.
Fast pace action brought out by the narration of by Lewis Arit.
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • Jack B. Rochester
  • 24-08-2019

An exciting, character-driven UFO story

There's something particularly appealing to me about reading a novel by a female: great characterization. It's sadly lacking in a lot of science fiction, where the male author is much more interested in technology, or space exploration, or things having to do with warp and weft of time and space. All the above are interesting, but the latter are made even more interesting when we have fully dimensional characters, as we have in Kristina Rienzi's novel.

This is a UFO story, which I love because I firmly believe there are, and have been, earthly visitations from outer spacelings for a long time. How else can we explain the unexplainable, whether in reality or in our preconscious imaginations? [Note: if you like this genre, the recent movie "UFO," brilliantly written and directed by Ryan Eslinger, is a must-see - it's streaming on Netflix.] [You might also want to follow Matty “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us" Roberts, a musical-festival-cum-raid scheduled for Sept. 20]

At its core, Rienzi's is a don't-mess-with-the-government story. Marci Simon, a rather unconventional woman, finds her world slamming doors of all kinds in her face after she blogs about seeing an other-world alien spacecraft which she and many others, including a retired Air Force officer her neighbor across the street, can verify. The good old government begins taking any and all means necessary to quash the sighting and the people who know of it.

The story is like a vortex that gets deeper, wider, wound up tighter and tighter, as it unfolds. We are cast into Marci's world where we empathize deeply with the tribulations and confusion she experiences, while simultaneously having every last one of our worst fears about our corrupt, secretive, people-hating government confirmed.

As I removed my EarPods, I recall thinking, "Boy, it's good thing Edward Snowden split for Russia!"

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  • TerryHeth
  • 05-10-2019

A good story

A creepy take on aliens & humans, with encounters & hidden agendas.
What would the government do about aliens, what are they actually doing.
Enjoyed the back story & the thriller side of it too.
Worth a listen or a read.
A good story & a good narrator who kept the story going at a decent rate.

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