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Alex Fletcher Boxset, Complete Series Books 1-5

Written by: Steven Konkoly
Narrated by: John David Farrell
Length: 49 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The entire Perseid Collapse series in one box set: post-apocalyptic thriller action and suspense in four books!

The Perseid Collapse (Book 1)

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 2)

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 3)

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 4)

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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Good series

This has some well thought out characters. Also the narrator was also quite good.

The third book was a bit tough to follow for me though and is the only reason I’m giving it four stars instead of five. It felt like I’d missed part of the story somewhere. Maybe the author was referencing another novel in this world.

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  • William A. Nichols
  • 2018-03-07

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
  • 2018-01-24

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.

33 of 35 people found this review helpful

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  • Kristine Burks
  • 2019-05-24

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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  • Samuel Ables
  • 2018-07-21

Another rag

The writer should have done more research. The character depiction seemed more driven by media stereotypes than reality... I really wish one of these writers would take the time to actually meet some of the folks they are pretending to write about. The writers here are obviously gifted but driven more by bias than reality...

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

Great series

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

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  • Constance Pankhurst
  • 2018-02-03

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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  • grammyshere
  • 2018-05-13

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
  • 2018-03-20

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.
  • 2018-02-06

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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  • LD
  • 2018-03-07

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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