A Believable “Faction” Sci-Fi Thriller
5 out of 5 stars
Early in Undisclosed, Alten describes it as a “faction” book — a book rooted in fact, but that is still a fictional title. You’ll notice real things and places like Trump and real Air Bases but there will also be fictional things like zero-point energy (no matter how bad I want it to be real) and reverse-engineered alien spacecraft.
Alten describes the story perfectly in his synopsis: “A veteran of the Iraq war is appointed undersecretary of defense in order to penetrate a secret government purposely black-shelving zero-point energy, a clean, abundant energy source reverse-engineered from downed UFOs. Are extraterrestrials and UFOs real? Are there secret subterranean military bases hiding advanced technologies that date back to the incident at Roswell? Is there a “false flag” in the works intended to wipe out billions? Steve Alten’s Undisclosed is a mind-opening thriller of “faction” that incorporates testimonials from military and intelligence personnel who were actual eyewitnesses and participants involved in the greatest secret in history.”
The story itself might rub some people the wrong way. I was not one of those people. This tickled all of those “unmentionable” things that you think or assume that the government knows about and is hiding from you. It’s Ancient Aliens and Men in Black meets a well-oiled thriller. It has parts of it that you shake your head in disbelief and also parts that you think “well, that’s real”.
It was honestly one of those books that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. As I said earlier, it talks a lot about things that if you are even a vague conspiracy theorist will really tickle your fancy.
The narration provided by Jeffrey Kafer was perfect, as I expect with any title he takes on. I was SUPER excited to find out that one of my favorite authors and narrators were teaming up. It was too good to pass up and I’m glad that I listened to the audiobook. Kafer always adds something to the story that you miss reading it on your own.
If you aren’t a conspiracy theorist at all or think that the government could and would not keep anything from you — I would avoid this book. If you’re a big Trump fan, avoid it. But, if you think that the government hides things or that there might be a secret shadow government really running things and/or you really like a science fiction book that feels real — Undisclosed is for you.
A veteran of the Iraq war is appointed undersecretary of defense in order to penetrate a secret government purposely black-shelving zero-point energy, a clean, abundant energy source reverse-engineered from downed UFOs.
Are extraterrestrials and UFOs real? Are there secret subterranean military bases hiding advanced technologies that date back to the incident at Roswell? Is there a “false flag” in the works intended to wipe out billions? Steve Alten’s Undisclosed is a mind-opening thriller of “faction” that incorporates testimonials from military and intelligence personnel who were actual eyewitnesses and participants involved in the greatest secret in history.
Undisclosed by Steve Alten
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
Published by Blackstone Audio on October 24th 2017
Genres: Science Fiction
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Also by this author: MEG: Nightstalkers
About the Author:
Steve Alten grew up in Philadelphia, earning his Bachelors degree in Physical Education at Penn State University, a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate of Education at Temple University. Struggling to support his family of five, he decided to pen a novel he had been thinking about for years. Working late nights and on weekends, he eventually finished MEG; A Novel of Deep Terror. Steve sold his ’71 Malibu convertible to pay for editing fees. On September (Friday) the 13th, 1996, Steve lost his general manager’s job at a wholesale meat plant. Four days later his agent had a two-book, seven figure deal with Bantam Doubleday. MEG would go on to become the book of the 1996 Frankfurt book fair, where it eventually sold to more than twenty countries. MEG hit every major best-seller list, including #19 on the New York Times list (#7 audio), and became a popular radio series in Japan.
Steve’s second release, The TRENCH (Meg sequel) was published by Kensington/Pinnacle in 1999 where it also hit best-seller status. His next novel, DOMAIN and its sequels, RESURRECTION & PHOBOS: MAYAN FEAR were published by St. Martin’s Press/Tor Books and were #1 best-sellers in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina and best-sellers in Germany, and Italy, with the rights selling to more than a dozen countries.
Steve says his best novel is GRIM REAPER: End of Days. The story, a modern-day Dante’s Inferno, takes place in New York when a man-made plague strikes Manhattan. In addition to his fictional thrillers, Steve penned a laugh-out-loud rom-com entitled DOG TRAINING THE AMERICAN MALE, written under the pen name L.A. Knight. A complete list of Steve’s novels is listed below.
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