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Fade Out (Playaway Adult Fiction) Preloaded Digital Audio Player – September 1, 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars 137 customer reviews
Book 7 of 15 in the Morganville Vampires Series

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'Dump Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books and replace them with the Morganvilles' SFX Magazine 'Addictive and hypnotic' The Eternal Night --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of the popular Weather Warden series, the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series, and the Outcast Season series, as well as many other books. As Julie Fortune, she published an officially licensed Stargate SG-1 novel, Sacrifice Moon.

Actress Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, Washington, has performed on stage, film, and television. She has lent her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks. Cynthia's most recognizable work is as the voice of Anita Blake in Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling Vampire Hunter series. --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Playaway Adult Fiction
  • Preloaded Digital Audio Player
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio Pa (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616570636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616570637
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 7.9 x 4.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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Fade Out has been, and still is, one of my all-time favourite books.
I read this book as a school kid and have re-read it now to revisit an 'old friend'... Crusoe, the main protagonist of this novel.
Amazingly, this novel hasn't really 'dated' after all the time that has passed since it was written, with the exception of the Cold War suspicions that both the American and the Russian characters display toward each other. But, if viewed as an historic 'event' the storyline is a fresh science fiction concept that would translate very well to film.
Something in the way Patrick Tilley describes what is happening resonates with me in such a way as to let me imagine exactly what is happening in this book at all times.
I fully recommend this book to people looking to read an interesting, thought provoking and exciting novel.
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Format: Hardcover
I first read this book as a teenager in the 70's, and was stunned. An excellent balance between finely detailed science fiction (such as the kind Robert L Forward excels at), but with a human warmth and an odd spiritual twist that sneaks up on you. While I would have loved to have seen this become a trilogy, perhaps Tilley's greatest strength was in resisting the temptation to franchise this wonderful tale into tawdry little strip mall like installments, watering down the impact of the original. If someone ever figures out that this is a script that would write itself, it could still be made into a grand "alternate universe" saga...I would hate to see someone update it from it's 70's context. My hardcover copy is well worn from repeated re-reading...my only hope is that I could produce at least one novel this wonderful.
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Format: Hardcover
Just re-read the book yesterday, makes surprisingly good read even after 20 yrs and the unexpected collapse of USSR! One of the best 'alien contact' sci-fi tales ever written, IMHO. Surprised X-Files never used his ideas! Ranks right way up there with 'Rendevous with Rama', 'Solaris' and 'Stranger in Strange Land'. Patrick delivers the goodies:- his grasp of details and dramatic-tension is masterful. Anyone who knows Patrick Tilley's email address pls contact me at cthulhufatagn@hotmail.com! Patrick is one of the very best, and this book a sadly 'lost' classic of hard sci-fi:- they don't come harder than this.
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I first read this book about ten years ago after having read Mission and loving it. The Author teases you into the story by making it sound so plausible, so every day. You could almost imagine seeing an article on one of the wire services about a problem with Radars around the world, that lasted a few minutes then faded away.

Like so many things in life, we tend not to give the little things enough attention, and by implication, we allow them power over us.

That is what Fade Out is to me, a reminder to always be vigilant.

Thank you for a great book, that has stood the test of time, would make a great movie - hint hint..
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Format: Kindle Edition
This is the best 'alien contact' book I have read. A long time fan of Tilley's novels, when I first read it in 1977 I was thinking it would make a great film. I found myself rooting for Crusoe. An alien force that see's us as a threat and decides to do something about it, but to what aim?
It is full of suspense, and the entry into Crusoe is gripping.
Loved it.
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Format: Hardcover
Just re-read the book yesterday, makes surprisingly good read even after 20 yrs and the unexpected collapse of USSR! One of the best 'alien contact' sci-fi tales ever written, IMHO. Surprised X-Files never used his ideas! Ranks right way up there with 'Rendevous with Rama', 'Solaris' and 'Stranger in Strange Land'. Patrick delivers the goodies:- his grasp of details and dramatic-tension is masterful. Anyone who knows Patrick Tilley's email address pls contact me at cthulhufatagn@hotmail.com! Patrick is one of the very best, and this book a sadly 'lost' classic of hard sci-fi:- they don't come harder than this.
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Format: Hardcover
I found the book Fade-Out to be extremely compelling from the first page to the last! If you like books with a twist, then this is the book for you. The plot is well thought out and executed with just the right amount of intrigue to interest even mystery readers. You will not be able to put it down.
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I finished reading this book five minutes ago and feel compelled to write something about it.

This is an excellent book. I've described it to a couple of friends as a story about 'the admin behind an alien landing' - although this describes the book well, it undersells how compelling and exciting FADE OUT is. Reads like a Hollywood Blockbuster, constantly fascinating, interesting and well-researched, FADE OUT builds to a wonderful crescendo and has a pay-off that will leave you thinking.

If you're a geek for details and like your sci-fi grounded very much in the real world this is a must read. I'd compare it to books by Arthur C Clarke in it's level of detail and authenticity. It might be a little slow to start and there's a few unanswered questions, but on the whole it's great. Read it and be absorbed - a true classic that should be revered as such. Highly recommended.
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