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Alex Fletcher Boxset, Complete Series: Books 1-5

Narrated by: John David Farrell
Series: Alex Fletcher, Book 1-5
Length: 49 hrs and 55 mins
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The entire Perseid Collapse series in one box set: post-apocalyptic thriller action and suspense in five books! 

The Jakarta Pandemic (Book 1)

Cases of a highly lethal virus appear in major cities around the globe. Most ignore the warning signs. Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, has read the signs for years. With his family and home prepared to endure an extended period of seclusion, Alex thinks he's ready for the pandemic. He's not even close.The unstoppable H16N1 virus will be the least of his problems. 

The Perseid Collapse (Book 2)

On August 19, 2019, an inconceivable attack against America's infrastructure will unleash a human darkness over the United States - with a vast appetite for chaos and violence. Alex Fletcher, former Marine, will wake to this brutally hostile landscape, thrown headfirst into an epic, impossibly grueling journey to save his family and friends. 

Event Horizon (Book 3)

With Boston collapsing faster than Alex Fletcher predicted, his personal rescue mission deep into the heart of an increasingly unfamiliar city reaches a critical point. Pursued by a ruthless militia group and forced to navigate a treacherous landscape, he runs a gauntlet of grim decisions and impossible odds to reach perceived safety. Perceived, because nothing is safe in the world emerging after the "event". 

Point of Crisis (Book 4)

In the aftermath of the brutal attack on his family compound, Alex Fletcher embraces his rapidly expanding role within the New England Regional Recovery Zone (RRZ). Fueled by a limitless drive to protect his family and a rekindled sense of duty, he enlists the reluctant aid of a local militia commander. As Captain Fletcher digs deeper into the government's plans, he starts to question the federal government's intentions - and ability to stabilize the situation in New England. 

Dispatches (Book 5)

With the United States crippled, belligerent powers rise to fill the void overseas, catapulting already volatile regions into chaos and war - hastening a worldwide collapse. As spring arrives, Alex Fletcher faces a difficult choice. With their food supplies running low, Alex questions the feasibility of staying with the Thorntons and Walkers at their isolated lake community. 

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  • Joe
  • 09-01-2019

Army

A bit too 'army' orientated for me. I would love to hear a post apocalyptic book set in Australia with roos and sheep to hunt and as our gun laws are very restricted, survival with hunting rifles. The fire power in the US just make it a 'He who has the biggest gun, wins' story. I mean Night vision goggles and machine guns?..who has those?

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Good Story: Too many words

Good story but dialogue is superfluous in many places. As another reviewer has said 1/3 of the words could b cut without losing the story. In some ways the dialogue is more like a screen play or drama: “Soldier looks at his feet while considering response.” That kind I’d dialogue is unnecessary especially as the reader/listener is painting their own picture in their mind from the words. Having said that it’s a good story with the heroes surviving to the end. Whether that’s truely likely given thousands of others have died is another issue!

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Loved everything about this!!

I started reading the Jakarta pandemic when suffering from the flu and from that moment I was hooked! Great story with awesome characters I'm sad it's over.

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Alex Fletcher complete boxset.

I'm an avid listener to post apocalyptic dystopian adventure. This series, by Steven Konkoly - and narrated by John David Farrell is a fantastic read (well, listen - you get my drift!) I enjoyed every minute of its like 50 hours !!!! What awesome value!!! Honestly, loved this series - so hard to come by such quality for so little cost. - Do your self a favour, and get it!

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Predictable and monotonous

Started out ok, but eventually it just felt like more of the same. Really contemplated giving up on the series about half way through, I persisted... But I regret it.

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Wow wow wow

I want more. I didn't want it to end. Very very well written. Highly recommended

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Enjoyable time killer

Still not sure what the initial pandemic had to do with the next 4 books, but I did enjoy the entire series. Still leaves so many questions unanswered and makes you think.... what if?

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a present day documentary!

a very thought provoking book. frighteningly almost a present day documentary. very good story line

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Excellent Series

This is an exceptional series that draws you in with plenty of action and gives you many POVs so that you get sucked into the story. The fight of a father, husband and friend to protect his family, the lengths he would go to and the stress it takes on his body, mind and the journey he is forced to undertake. John David Farrell is an excellent narrator, he keeps you engaged.

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Could not stop listening

Enjoyed this story and author and performance so much! Felt like part of the story, almost like watching movie. Thank you.

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  • William A. Nichols
  • 07-03-2018

Worth the money

I wasn’t sure at first if I would get into the story. But there was enough twists and turns to keep me on my toes. There were some aspects of the story I would have changed. But I can’t mention them here without being a spoiler. The narrator was excellent. Made it very easy to listen to. Overall, I’m glad I bought it. It was worth every penny.

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  • JohnInNC
  • 30-11-2018

Who calls a Helicopter a HELLO

I had to cringe each time the reader pronounced Helo as Hello. (He-low).. Military slang for Helicopter.

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  • Joe
  • 07-08-2019

Really let down

If you are in search of a bad story, horrible dialogue and monotone narration, then you have found the right book. I love doomsday/post apocalyptic/dystopian books but, I could not stand this book or its terrible narration. I had high hopes with the positive reviews. I should have read deeper into them and taken the bad reviews to heart. The whole 11 hours that I gave it a chance felt like it had been written by a 10th grade kid that had just discovered his love of doomsday fiction. The generic characters and the unbelievable choices, that they made had me rolling my eyes so many times that I almost drove off the road. I find that sometimes, with the right narration, a mediocre book can be tolerable. This was not the case. Not even close. I would have rather listened to a vacuum cleaner read this story to me. In closing, I guess that I should have taken my credit and used it to buy 49 hours of listening to paint dry, I probably would have enjoyed it more.

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  • Primonate
  • 24-01-2018

Nailed it! This is my new favorite prepper series.

Good military drama, Good non-fiction prepping, Good fiction storyline, plot and action. It is Great.

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  • Kristine Burks
  • 24-05-2019

I wanted to love it...

So, ok this series of books has a lot going for it plus some down sides as well. I'm a gun guy so I loved some of the detail the author puts into the series. He goes out of his way on a lot of detail that's great. Then, throws it all away with some silly hollywood stuff or seemingly random things. For example, his depiction of gun fights is pretty good! NVG use is described rather well. And the damage bullets do in general is good. And he never once said cordite!!! But....steel jackets? That was the Soviets man, not the U.S. lol. And that stuff went out of use decades ago! We DO use steel in our rounds but it's not every round and it's a steel tip or steel core penetrator round, not a general use steel jacket. Steel jackets are tough on (wait for it), steel barrels and wear out the lands and grooves of rifling far faster than normal rounds. Ok gun geeking aside there's some other good and bad points here. The overall story is pretty good and I want to hear more about that. But, alas we only get a smattering of it which only leaves us wanting more. Instead, we get hours upon hours of a story that is basically Ward and June Cleaver Go to War. The author has the main protagonist described as a lot of things. A former Marine officer, a tender hearted husband and loving father, a guy who's past his prime but....still outperforms Marines and Army troops in their teens and twenties, a "gun guy" who doesn't apparently even know his own state's laws (he thinks suppressors are super duper illegal lol), and then....a guy who suffers from PTSD and mental breaks. So, Alex is crazy AF basically....just in a dapper sort of way I guess. Without giving away plot spoilers, I'll just say that I wanted to really love this series and I do in fact enjoy parts of it. But, the author seems to focus far too much on character development while ignoring the overall story in the background that, has some rather important implications for the main cast. And, if said development was awesome I could even ignore the background story being cast aside. But, sadly it seems to get bogged down and a bit confused. There's a lot of stereotyping going on at times and some of it is from the 50's like having kids in their late teens....but having to talk to them about sex? Or treating them like their 4 when mom and dad start kissing in front of them "oh not in front of the kids Ward" <-- really?? So we're subjected to the author assassinating his own lead character meanwhile the story we NEED to know about (that which is going on in the world), and will dictate the future of our plucky heroes....is left gasping on the floor. Steven, if you read this please give us more stories. But let poor confused Alex retire and write about his boy. Make him a billy badass Marine who...you know, is actually a Marine and is ok with it...and expand on the overall picture. I really want to see what your story is like globally!! You had me totally hooked there man! But the technical details....arg...so hit and miss! Overall they're great but c'mon man, you can do better. (Maine requires no concealed permit btw and you can buy a suppressor for any weapon you just need to register it and pay a $200 fee in most states...yes including Maine). Sorry, said I wouldn't do that. So, TL:DR Overall story has great potential Characters are an odd mashup of modern people with morals from the 50's so much that it's embarrassing to listen to. Technical details are awesome until they're entirely incorrect and leave you boggling. It's like listening to a B movie cast who are confused as to why they're actually in a great story. Also, Mr. Farrell....I'm 47 and have never in my life herd someone say "hello" when referring to a helicopter instead of "he-low". I hope there's more to this series. And I hope Mr. Konkoly expands on the story because I did very much enjoy what he was doing there.....just not so much the Fletchers :)

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  • Forrest G.
  • 28-12-2019

How did this book get published!

Ok so I will be the first one to admit I tend to be a very hard critic about books and movies. In fact I have returned 7 or 8 to 1 of the books I have ordered. So if it doesn’t take much to please you listening ears and you are entertained easily by anything that makes noise as though something well written is being read to you then you might not dislike this as much as I did. I usually know with in the first 4-5 chapters if I am going to enjoy a title. Don’t get me wrong I give all of my returns plenty of time to convince me that I could be wrong. I don’t usually write reviews either because I think that it is a very subjective thing to like or dislike a title. But this book may be the worst thing I have heard. I over look several parts that were just a waste of time not to mention worthless words. I expect if you are going to keep in a particularly boring scene for 20 minutes of listening there better be a good Damn reason. This book was just full of worthless reading that had nothing to do with making the book entertaining. There was no reason for the information to even be there. I am surprised the author didn’t get bored to tears writing laterally half of this. Then there was no consistency with emotions no build up or staying with it normally where I drew the line was in the second book and a tsunami comes barreling through the neighborhood. There is some cussing and one of the wives says “language” just completely “what the hell!” Also this guy knows he family was sleeping whenever he left his house before the tsunami hit. But he is just making jokes about hoping his house is alright. I guess it would be implied that he wants the house to be alright because that’s the only wY the family would be ok. But no it doesn’t just stop there pretty soon he is just talk to his buddy and his wife about pushing a card to Boston from main to get some family me ever the wife now get this is stifling her tears because she is worried about them. A damn tsunami just went through your damn house. I think there might be a little histaria. Anyway The Who book is full of this crap. I always hear of good writers talking about there manuscripts being rejected and that it is really difficult to get a book published. Well I don’t know who the publishing genius was that picked this one and I really don’t know how anyone let alone as many people who have giving this 4-5 stars. Terrible read. If you read this then read the book and disagree let me know. I really would like to understand what I am missing because if you like this then. You will like anything and I would love to be that easily entertained

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  • Constance Pankhurst
  • 03-02-2018

More of a Conspiracy series.

I kept thinking there would be more meat, more how to. The last of the series just kinda got lost wandering around on different plots.

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  • LD
  • 07-03-2018

Narration very boring....

What disappointed you about The Perseid Collapse Series Boxset?

I only got to chapter 4 and couldn't listen any more. The narrator's voice was not interesting, and my mind kept wandering. I had to keep replaying to understand what he was talking about.It's probably a very good story, just couldn't get through the narration. Had to exchange for something else.

How could the performance have been better?

Different narrator, or more interestingly flux of voice maybe?

Any additional comments?

Should have listened to the preview...if I'm paying for it, I want to actually enjoy it.

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  • grammyshere
  • 13-05-2018

Excellent!

Great books and loved they were in a box set. Excellent narration, exciting story and love Alex and his family.

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  • Emory N. Deason Jr.
  • 04-04-2018

Great series

Dialogue between characters was especially entertaining. Great story line and great narrative by reader. Highly entertaining

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  • Bert
  • 06-08-2018

Good but...

Good but a bit of a struggle to get through. Glad I did, but maybe doing all 4 books back to back was a bit too much. BUT! Looking back on it, I did enjoy it. That being said, of course the guy is an ex-military prepper...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-08-2019

Love the book

I really enjoyed it would love to fined out what happend in the EU and china but Hay ho

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-07-2020

Compelling listen

This is the second book based on a pandemic that I have listened to during lockdown for Covid 19. I was quickly drawn into the story and found it difficult to stop listening. Plenty of action to keep the story flowing at a fast pace. It is definitely one of those books which I shall revisit in the future.

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  • Flutterbi
  • 01-04-2020

Ruined by narrator

This looked to be a good set of books but there is no way I could listen to this narrator for nearly 50 hours. His voice was so monotonous it had me feeling sleepy, there was no character to his voice at all. If this is ever done by another narrator I may get it again till then it is being returned.

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  • A
  • 21-03-2018

Inconsistent

Few inconsistent facts or contradictions of previous parts of the book. Hated the way the author repeatedly expanded acronyms that had previously been explained, or the way he over explained relationships of characters that had previously been introduced, for example during the fire fight at the Alex's parents house, Tim flecture was still mentioned by name followed by Alex's Dad even though we had been told this several times. It got very old quickly. Wouldn't read this author again.

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  • Kevin T.
  • 09-10-2020

Luckiest people in the world

Enjoyed these books a great deal but felt the final book in the series left a lot left to cover and it seemed like the author ran out of road with some of the characters, no wonder so much fan fiction exists.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-2020

enjoyable

Just a little predictable in places and a question for you only an emp device for China was expecting more .

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  • Liam Macgregor
  • 11-09-2020

wow that was great

that was a thrilling set of books, loved every minute of them. I cant wait to see if there is more.

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  • Mrs Ginette Shearman
  • 10-09-2020

Great story

I wasn't quite sure at first but by the time I was a few chapters in I was hooked on this boxset.

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  • Ross Little
  • 05-09-2020

yaaaawwwwwnnnn

nothing ever happens. nothing happens at all. Someone tell me when the story starts? I'm 2 hours in.