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  • Falling

  • A Novel
  • Written by: T. J. Newman
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (89 ratings)

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Falling

Written by: T. J. Newman
Narrated by: Steven Weber
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Publisher's Summary

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

“T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! A must-read.” —Gillian Flynn

“Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” —Don Winslow

Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” —James Patterson

“Amazing...Intense suspense, shocks, and scares...Chilling.” —Lee Child

You just boarded a flight to New York.  

There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.  

What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.  

For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.  

The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.  

Enjoy the flight.

©2021 T.J. Newman. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Fast fun fiction.

This book was fun. Exciting. Gripping. Well-written (as a means of catching and keeping reader attention). You won’t walk away with any greater understanding of how the universe works, but sometimes that’s just perfect, isn’t it? Go on! Enjoy yourself! 👍🏼👍🏼

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A good thriller

I don’t usually go for thrillers, but heard this one recommended. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Kept my attention.

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Problematic, Offensive and Mind-Numbing

I now know why the author was turned down so many times for this book. The prologue is a false promise… from there on, the story devolves into a dated, awful premise of villainizing the “other” despite her attempts to reassure the reader that that is exactly what she is NOT doing. I thought we moved past this tired, offensive trope back in the 90s, so I was hopeful that (based on the hype around this book) the story would redeem itself. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t!

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  • Ems
  • 2021-07-25

Well-done!

The story was exciting and the narrator did an amazing job! Definitely recommend! :)

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So-so

not as good as I thought it would be and hard to keep my mind on the story. Too much back and forth.

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a high jacking thriller

I loved this story it was fast paced exciting and kept me interested. Bill is a pilot who is dedicated to his family and his job. when his family is held captive and he is told they will be killed if he doesn't crash his plane, Bill has decision to make.

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  • Mike Seney
  • 2021-07-06

Gripping Good Time

I'm glad I wasn't on the plane, but I did enjoy the flight. It was a good first novel by T.J. Newman. I kept thinking I will take a break at the end of this chapter and then noooo I have to hear what happens next till I finished the book. Plus you can never go wrong with a Steven Weber read!! I see with my eyes the events he brings out in the words.

Look forward to the next projects by both!!.

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  • ninewest57th
  • 2021-07-07

Other reviewers are wrong

This is not a good book. It is deeply depressing with characters that are not fleshed out.

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  • Paul
  • 2021-07-08

Awful

Don’t let the reviews from family and friends confuse you. This is not a good book.

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  • Deb Evans
  • 2021-07-06

Well, that was a wild ride!

Didn't do a single other thing today but listen! What a tremendously heart wrenching story.

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  • Tim H.
  • 2021-07-10

Predictable and clichéd

I’m happy for this flight attendant who switched careers and wrote a novel, but the story is extremely chiched. Also the characters were difficult to distinguish because the delivery was so similar for every character, most of whom have common single syllable names like Bill, Sam, etc, making it difficult to keep track of the narrative.

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  • Lisa
  • 2021-07-07

FANTASTIC!! Yes! Do not stop, download immediately

I could not put it down! The writing was absolutely fantastic, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! Great narration by S.Webber. I so hope this is not your only book in you, keep it up! I saw interview with author and for the love of me I can mot believe you were turned down as many times as you were!! Best thing I have listened to in a long time!!

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  • Joshua Franklin
  • 2021-07-08

Couldn't stop listening

Is Falling life changing? No, but I couldn't stop listening.

Definitely a page turning thriller. Great job for a debut novel.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-07-07

Reader's chapters are off by one

The story is action packed from the beginning. Note that the reader introducing each chapter is off. The beginning of chapter 1 does not have a chapter announced, and then the other chapter announcements are behind by one. For example, chapter 2 is introduced as chapter 1.

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  • Victoria Eriksson
  • 2021-07-07

Stunningly great

Wow. An amazing achievement by the author. I read this in a single sitting. Major props to the author, who managed to tell an exciting story while also making extremely important points about American society and I was just blown away. I hope the author writes another book!

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  • Linda Ellis
  • 2021-07-08

Best book since the Exorcist.

I could not put this book down. And I felt good when I finished it. She is a marvelous story teller.

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