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Departure

Written by: A.G. Riddle
Narrated by: Nicola Barber,Scott Aiello
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Publisher's Summary

En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind.

Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they've crashed in is very different from the one they left. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home?

Five passengers seem to hold clues about what's really going on: writer Harper Lane, venture capitalist Nick Stone, German genetic researcher Sabrina Schröder, computer scientist Yul Tan, and Grayson Shaw - the son of a billionaire philanthropist.

As more facts about the crash emerge, it becomes clear that some in this group know more than they're letting on - answers that will lead Harper and Nick to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy involving their own lives. As they begin to piece together the truth, they discover they have the power to change the future and the past - to save our world...or end it.

To read an epilogue to Departure and access other bonus material, go to agriddle.com/departure/extras

©2014 A.G. Riddle (P)2014 Audible Inc.

What the critics say

"Well-constructed and tightly-wound as a fine Swiss watch, Departure has non-stop action, an engaging plot and, of course, wheels within wheels." (Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series)

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Too Much of a Romance Novel

Not really my cup of tea. I like the action and the intrigue but I found myself wishing the end would come. It seemed too much of a romance novel for me.

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Awesome!

Totally enjoyed both the story and narrators! Really good drama, with some conflict and a little pinch of love. I think it may appeal to women more than men, but I could be wrong. #Audible1

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Suspend your disbelief

What if you could have insight into the future? What if you knew that a seemingly innocent, well intended decision today would lead to chaos tomorrow?

I can easily see this story as a movie, so from that perspective it is a bit formulaic and predictable. Others have pointed out a similar feel to "Lost" (the 1st couple of seasons anyway). Really though, this is a story about decisions. How we make them and why. What unforseen consequences might a decision hold?

I liked both narrators and the 1st person perspective. I'd add this to any junior high to adult reader's list who has an interest in sci-fi, adventure/action, Lost or Butterfly Effect fans.

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Great Futuristic novel

Loved it, narrator was wonderful. Would like to listen to a sequel if there ever os one.

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Interesting story

For the most part, this was a pleasant listen. I enjoyed the characters and I found the storyline completely easy to follow. Now I’m looking to see if there is a sequel. That’s always a good sign. 😁

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GREAT START

Excellent story that kept me very interested for about three quarters of the book. Then it was a bit boring for awhile before I started to lose interest in their love life or dating short falls Then it was over and I was glad.

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Great mystery sci-fi

Great read listen! Well performed! Wonderful story! I recommend it to this m travel lovers!

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What a great ride!

I'm a fan of his imagination and writing style. Complex ideas but written in a way to keep the action moving and the story is complete.

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Disappointed

Almost mechanical sounding characters and delivery. Did not enjoy story and couldn’t finish.
Do not recommend.

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Inspiration

I love books that involve writers. Maybe it’s narcissistic, but anything that can positively reinforce writing in my mind makes me happy. I love writing and this content has inspired me to start journaling. For the first time I’m actually writing my thoughts and feelings down. It’s very cathartic. Thank you departure.

Awesome book, was not expecting it to be sci-fi. Pleasant surprise.

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