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Chasing Shadows

By: Tom DeLonge,A. J. Hartley
Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
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Publisher's Summary

The witnesses are legion, scattered across the world and dotted through history, people who looked up and saw something impossible lighting up the night sky. What those objects were, where they came from, and who - or what - might be inside them is the subject of fierce debate and equally fierce mockery, so that most who glimpsed them came to wish they hadn't.

Most, but not everyone.

Among those who know what they've seen and are forever changed by it are a pilot, an heiress, a journalist, and a prisoner of war. From the waning days of the 20th century's final great war to the fraught fields of Afghanistan to the otherworldly secrets hidden amid Nevada's dusty neverlands - the truth that is out there will propel each of them into a labyrinth of otherworldly technology and the competing aims of those who might seek to prevent - or harness - these beings of unfathomable power. Because, as it turns out, we are not the only ones who can invent and build and destroy.

Featuring actual events and other truths drawn from sources within the military and intelligence community, Tom DeLonge and A. J. Hartley offer a tale at once terrifying, fantastical, and perhaps all too real.

©2016 Tom DeLonge (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Twisted. Explosive. The best thriller of the year!" (Faith Hunter, New York Times best-selling author)

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Aside from the gratuitous political correctness vomited on the reader at every opportunity...

Man, this could have been a really good book, but I’m so sick of hearing about how horrible I am because of the color of my skin, I don’t need to hear it when I’m reading to escape the nonsense of the day to say world.

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Phony Clifhangers • Skip This One

I wonder why, when a key part of plot and characters are Brits, Audible hired a reader who can't even try a Brit accent? Paul Costanzo should stick to reading non-fiction: maybe cosmology text books? Or the history of dirt?

Of course this book pretends to be non-fiction fiction. Which is reeeeely unfortunate. That claim turns this plot into pretentious prattle. And the writers decided to break the story into tiny chapters, each ending in a Saturday matinee serial-like cliff hanger.

OKAY, it had me listening to the end, wondering where this writing pair were pretending to be going. Shouldn't have done that. There are too many good books to hear. Save your credit rather than buying a book that's just the first part of a novel that promises to go on forever... or more likely till people stop buying the things.

My money's on the latter.

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Brings it ALL together.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, highly. Whether they are into the mass of conspiracy theories this book offers or not, it is an interesting listen on it's own merit.

What other book might you compare Chasing Shadows to and why?

Gosh, any book that references Area 51, Roswell, alien technology, and government coverups. This one has it all!

What about Paul Costanzo’s performance did you like?

Consistency, creativity and clarity. Had it all.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Truth is Here!

Any additional comments?

This is a very sharp debut of what looks to be a powerful series. Clearly derivative in some aspects as it deals with material that has been widely covered. That said, this is a unique and fascinating take on this, and I enjoyed it a great deal.
Looking forward to the rest of the series. Recommended!

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Easily the best UFO related fiction I have read

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This is easily the best UFO (UAP) related sci fi I have read, and to think it comes from a punk-rock rockstar. Cleverly mixes UFO lore with an engaging story that often hints at being based on real life events or situations. The only negative is the narrator does not do voices or put accents of the various nationalities of the characters. I recommend for any UFO (UAP) enthusiast, contemporary sci fi lover, or anyone who loved the X-files.

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The reader ☹️

The reader was totally emotionally disconnected from the story. Technically fine, but robotic.

I'm intrigued enough to continue, but will try to find time for the book.

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Too much filler material.

There's way too much filler material in this book. I'm on the 5th chapter now and I still haven't heard anything but details about people's personal lives. Driving to work and so forth. Regular every day military duty. Family arguments and problems. I bought the book to hear about conspiracies to develop Advanced Machinery buy International interests. As advertised. Why am I listening to a story about somebody who has to drive an old piece of junk car to work that spews blue smoke out the back. What does that have to do with the subject matter? If I wanted to read a novel I'd choose one by a reputable fiction writer.

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Amazing

This book has brought the magic of storytelling back to me. I almost forgot what a beautiful world can be created with the use of words and your own imagination and looking into someone else's I highly recommend this book for all types of readers!!

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move the hell over star wars!

This is the notion of story telling has the potential to destroy all standing paradigms. It's concept speaks to an audience saturated with decades of lies, damn lies, and BS(belief systems?) disguised as the truth. I need the next iteration of the story YESTERDAY! Can't wait!

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  • 01-11-17

Very intriguing...Couldn't put it down

Sekret Machines: Chasing Shadows does an excellent job of using story-telling to introduce several intriguing concepts about our present day as well as our history that makes it difficult to put down.

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20 chapters, one sitting.

I love the story of Tamika. Very exciting! It's fun following the dynamic of characters.

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  • Marc Williams
  • 03-11-20

I would say stick with the music......but

OK I'll start with the positive, there's enough of a story here to keep you engaged and listening, some (like Tamikas') are rubbish, but there's a few stories that'll keep you interested. That said the dialogue is awful, people don't talk in real life like they do in this book, clunking, stale and cliched. And I know that this deals with some unbelievable subjects but some of the story lines stretch credulity. Take one of Tamikas' adventures, after describing climbing in through a window for what seems like an entire chapter she meets an elderly woman in a care home that conveniently pretty much spills the beans about everything she needs to know

Just the whole thing feels like it was written by someone having a mid life crisis who decided to quit their job to pursue their dream of becoming a writer

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  • Michael J L Oxley
  • 07-09-18

interesting story. lots of questions

leaves more questions than answers. I would go and see it as a film if they adapt it. Has all the best bits of UFO mythology

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  • SNJ
  • 11-05-22

Builds well and engages

Was a bit confused to begin with due to the chopping between stores however the gradual build as the correlation became more apparent it became really engaging. Narration a bit odd at times with the attempts at accents falling short and edging on mockery. Overall really enjoyed and would recommend. Looking forward to getting round to the sequels.

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  • Tony Parton
  • 08-31-22

awesome

if you're looking for a commuter novel this one is for you. book 2 is just as good.

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  • David Barlow
  • 03-17-22

Tom DeLonge should stick to music

This was disappointing to say the least. Unoriginal in every sense and could have been written by anyone with cursory knowledge of the UFO reports of the 20th century.

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  • Carl Mann
  • 06-26-21

Weaving fact and fiction

This is a really good story, weaving fact and fiction together to create a compelling story set around the phenomena..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-19-20

Great story!

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish and just couldnt wait to listen to it some more! For my first audible book, i was really impressed! Now its time for the next Delonge book!

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  • Terry Martin
  • 09-26-20

love this book .

such a great read . loved the way it was put together. the characters are great

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-21-20

mind blowing

listened to it in 3 days, couldn't get enough. Its terrifying and exciting. I dont think the world could handle it, that's why it's been kept a secret but living a lie isnt right either.

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  • Shels
  • 11-03-19

honestly not great

thought I'd give it a go but tbh the story structure was difficult to stay engaged with.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-20

WOW!! The most amazing book on the subject yet!

I have a ridiculous collection of Ufology books, ancient mythology, and the like but this book was absolutely captivating and ties in with my already gained knowledge on the subject in a new and emotionally fascinating way. I am hooked!

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  • joel
  • 02-27-22

fantastic story XD

great story with lots of twists and turns! thanks for the fun interesting read! Was hoping for a book like this one to come along and will read the rest now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-21

Great listen

Throughly enjoyed the ( Book ) audio from.start to finish..... A well blended mix of fact an fiction.

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  • michael nick
  • 10-17-21

he is being brainwashed by his 'own' people

Sad. really really really really really sad. I pity you sad. Like how damn sad can you get?

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  • Luke
  • 10-19-19

Astonishingly brilliant!

I was very sceptical when looking at the author Tom Delonge, given the medias portrayal of his interests in ufology and conspiracy. If you are anything like me and have had this thought, please do yourself a favour a dive headfirst into this book.
You will NOT be disappointed.
What an outstanding adventure filled with more than enough alien / ufo / black-ops military action to settle anyone's appetite.
I tip my hat to A. J. Hartley for bringing together all of Tom Delonge's knowledge and beautifully threading together a multitude of stories into a suspense-filled ending.
A well driven, grippingly intense FUN story for young and old!

The biggest downside I had, was even though this book is just shy of 18hrs long, you cannot put it down.. so those 18hrs go quick. But like those great movies of old, Tom Delonge thought ahead and has made a sequel!

Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-20-18

great

great book, it kept me interested for many hours, i am going to buy the second one now

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  • carl
  • 02-13-18

wow

loved it couldn't stop listening finished in 2 days. Captivating. Can't wait to see what's next.

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  • Beau
  • 12-05-17

Epic book

Brilliantly told and narrated. Highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about what goes on ‘behind the veil’...

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  • Daniel
  • 01-31-17

Wow

Great work of 'fiction' Tom. 😉. Can't wait for the movie/Doco and the next book.