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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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Perfection

This has been the most thrilling and realistic "post-collapse" series that I've had the pleasure of experiencing. I'm a little heartbroken that I finished it. I wish I could listen to it for the first time all over again.

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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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  • Ann
  • 12-08-2019

Well worth the time, plausible and consistent.

I was looking for a box set which would carry me over a recent long weekend and I liked the synopsis so in my library it went. AND I've very glad I went with Steven's books.
Thoroughly enjoyed the characters, brought to life by the narrator, as they seemed to be folk that I am friends with, their interactions were so normal to me.
The evolution of the disasters was plausible and although Alex has just a bit of the Superman gene in him it didn't suspend belief. This is a keeper to listen to again at some point.
Thanks for the story Steven. Cheers

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Great book

Definitely one of my favourite books by far. Can’t wait for the second instalment if the newest one “the rescue “

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Great series of books

Aside from not loving the first part of the 4th book, the rest was a great read. Good characters that you become really invested in and apart from slightly overdoing the inventory descriptions, there was a good amount of detail in the storyline.

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absolutely awesome prepper novels

highly recommend this series for anyone into prepping or survival stories. good few plot twists and good character progression that doesn't bore you.

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Good value post apocalyptic

Wish I had of read the Pandemic book first so I didn’t keep getting reminded about what I missed. This was great value and lots of fun. Is it a recruiting tool for the American marines or was it just a lesson in loyalty to the constitution and the dangers of homeland security? As an Aussie, I took it for what I wanted, a fun read!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • justin
  • 20-03-2018

great story felt very realistic

I'm not good at writing reviews but this book was overall very enjoyable to listen to so that's my review

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  • Jeff P.
  • 06-02-2018

Excellent... Great story for the car

Lots of action and great storyline. It's a long collection that even after listening to, makes you wish there was more!

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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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  • 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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  • 1vicki1
  • 09-03-2020

A bit current with what's going on

A great book but is this a bit close to home at the moment. Scarely realistic, but worst case sinario. I hope it doesn't come to this but it's not impossible, at least from the story of the first book.... Just starting second. We will see....

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  • glenn longworth
  • 22-01-2020

love it

wow got say i really liked these books well worth the 1 credit for the whole set