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Departure

By: A.G. Riddle
Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Scott Aiello
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Editor reviews

Editors Select, February 2015 - If you know me, you know I was obsessed with the TV show Lost. I'm talking "hours of theorizing on a whiteboard after each episode" obsessed. So when I heard that A.G. Riddle's new book Departure was drawing comparisons to my favorite show, I knew I had to listen. I was pleased to find that while there are some obvious similarities - a plane crash, a mystery, characters who are not what they seem, etc. - the similarities stop there, and Riddle's story quickly takes on its own identity with a unique, tantalizing mystery and plenty of action. Nicola Barber and Scott Aiello are an amazing cast for this book, which shifts perspectives between a male and female lead. Fast-paced, intriguing, and smart, I encourage all my fellow Lost-ies to check this out. Sam, Audible Editor

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.

Critic reviews

"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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Sublimely subpar. So boring can't finish.

Everything about this book feels like regurgitated subpar content from more glorious and exciting stories. I am returning this one. Reason? Painful way to spend your time.

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Cracking book

Had me gripped in the 1st few chapters which are short and snappy making the whole book easily digestible. Very imaginative story which kept me hooked throughout.

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  • 20-06-23

Not the flight I was expecting

I have enjoyed all his work so far. I listen to be entertained and he always delivers. Characters may not be as deep and unexpected as Game of Thrones but they carry enough weight to tell the story. This one was unexpected and a good yarn.

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Loved it.

Loved it. The narrators did a good job and the story is very engaging and entertaining.

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Weak ending

Loved the idea of the story, but the ending was weak and boring. Really liked the story up to the last two hours.

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A fun and gripping story well delivered

Loved the story. First time and already a fan of AG Riddle. Great narrating by Nicola & Scott.

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Very good story!

Very good story it helps relax, keeps you focused on the story and set your mind just in the right mood. I've enjoyed this book but still I prefer 1 narrator rather than 2 - although it's justified in this case and I believe many people will like it . Characters are better than in the Atlantis trilogy but for me still a little bit "paper". Overall: Credit well spend :) And I'm looking forward for the next book by A. G. Riddle.

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starts off great.

it started of great but as it went on got boring. it's very confusing at times. shame as it started great.

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Must read

Absolutely gripped from the beginning, great plot and characters, enjoyed every minute of it! Just wish there was a follow on!

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A great story

I enjoyed the story but found the narrating of Nick Stone difficult to listen to. The narrator for Harper would have been better for the whole book, it was too jarring swapping.
However, I thought the story was great and I enjoyed listening to it!

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