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Fall From Earth

Written by: Matthew Johnson
Narrated by: Emma Newman
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Shi Jin is a rebel, the latest in a long line of those who have challenged the Borderless Empire and failed. Dropped with a crew of convicts on an uninhabited planet, Shi Jin - and mankind- encounter alien life forms for the first time. She discovers that she is part of a much bigger game... one that will force her to decide between her desire to defeat the Empire and the future of humanity.

©2009 Matthew Johnson (P)2011 Iambik Audio Inc

What the critics say

"Matthew Johnson...has revealed as fresh and original a new voice as any in our field, and a voice with impressive range." (Rich Horton)

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  • bag lady sews
  • 2012-07-02

Just not my cup of tea

What disappointed you about Fall From Earth?

Not enough action, I could not get interested in the characters

What could Matthew Johnson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Art is subjective, I love Van Gogh but I hate Picasso. I'm just into more fantasy, some action, some humor, and escape reality. His story sounds to much like my job.

What didn’t you like about Emma Newman’s performance?

clear monotone

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

it was short

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  • Anniebligh
  • 2011-07-14


An easy listen with an interesting and predictable plot. Not heavy Science Fiction, more a story set in a future world.That said, it is not a future fantasy 'opera' either.

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  • santana
  • 2011-10-04

fall from earth

story , was misleading from summary shown.story was at times hard to follow,didn't care for it at all

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