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4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John J. Nance Narrator: John J. Nance Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Minutes after a Boeing 747 rises majestically into a Hong Kong sunset, a flash splits the darkening sky. The pilot - suddenly blinded and doubled over in pain - fumbles in the dark in a frantic effort to gain control as the huge jet shudders through its descent.

Kat Bronsky, FBI agent and terrorism specialist, is assigned the hunt for a Challenger-class business jet seen nearby just before the incident. The case poses countless questions: was the flash a pilot error, a missile attack, or a malfunction? Or was it some new kind of weapon? And why are several government agencies interested in what Kat uncovers? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/13/2014

    " Blackout is about a kids who wants to spend time with his family, but everyone is too busy. When the lights suddenly go out, the family is forced to spend time together and they actually end up having fun! The message I got from this book is that people need to slow down and take time to enjoy life's simple pleasures. I think kids would enjoy reading this book. The book is designed kind of like a comic book, which I thought was pretty different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Rochelle | 2/6/2014

    " The illustrations are what make this amazing and a cute story to boot! (I have to admit though...I do prefer the funny, clever stories over the ones that just have a MESSAGE.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie (Klickitat) | 1/28/2014

    " Hope this gets some Caldecott attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 1/24/2014

    " Think I'll read this book to our winter readers at their party next week. It's an awesome book about what happens in a city when the lights go out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Souther | 1/18/2014

    " One hot summer night in the city, everyone is busy. Too busy. "And then...the lights went out. All of them." The city and everyone's activities are transformed, from the rooftops to the street. The layout is much like a graphic novel and the text is sparse. The illustrations of the expressive characters and their explorations through flash-, candle-, and star-light tell the story. Gr. PreK-1. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 1/13/2014

    " Lovely art, and sort of an introduction into graphic novel style. The moral of the story is stop and pay attention to your loved ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Coutts | 1/9/2014

    " LOVED this book! What happens when the lights go out in a big city - the joys of finding community in a place that usually thrives on anonymity. The illustrations add so much - what is not said. They are luminous and beautiful, evocative of the treasures one can find when the demands and immediacy of modern life are removed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 12/27/2013

    " Strong illustration that captures the confines of a summer night inside and the openness of heading outside with the rest of the neighborhood. I wish the ending wasn't quite so pointed. Lights out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Sapp | 12/16/2013

    " I loved the illustrations. The pictures were an important part of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dolores | 12/1/2013

    " I love everything about this book. The art and the story and above all the IDEA of it. A beautiful book about a family that enjoys being unplugged and together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn Roys | 11/30/2013

    " Fun. Have something they can do in the dark.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee Owen | 2/12/2013

    " A family bonds during a night without power. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 8/24/2012

    " Finally read this one. Liked it a lot! Loved the storyline--everyone is too busy to play a game, until the lights go out! Liked the graphic-type format, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Wise | 8/21/2012

    " My hubby, daughter and I loved this book. It's about what a family does during a blackout. They enjoy each other's company and sometimes, it takes mother nature or a "black out" to remind what is important in life. Loved it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa Calhoun | 7/24/2012

    " I love the message of this book--sometimes it's ok to be unplugged. Even before all of the recent technologies, I was always, as a child, begging people to play a game with me and they were often "too busy." The illustrations and simple text add to the message of simplicity found in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 6/16/2012

    " Story about a boy whose family is too busy with electronics to interact with each other until a black out happens that draws everyone together and turns the city into something magical. City, inter-racial family, night, dark, stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethe | 5/2/2012

    " beautiful illustrations - did you see the portrait of Edison on the wall right before the lights go out. another contender for a story parts lesson "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L11Beverly Kennett | 2/7/2012

    " Great sound words! text written in boxes inside the illustrations like a comic books, Text all in caps and large, also includes conversation bubbles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandee | 4/3/2011

    " This reminds me of hurricanes in Texas. People always gather together and do things differently, but it seems to go back to "normal" when everything is clear. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 GP | 2/15/2011

    " A bit weak but never the less good action. I think Nance has a problem with his endings! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 1/30/2011

    " I was really getting into it and then it just ended randomly. I guess that is because it is part of a series but I like a book with a plot arc. I put a hold on the next one though and look forward to reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 3/22/2010

    " If you like thrillers, you'll love this one -- i couldn't put it down. I guessed the bad guy but I didn't know why -- breathstopping action -- an FBI agent who was fantastic!!!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 11/2/2008

    " I enjoyed this book and it has a nice pace to the story. It is a bit predictable in my opinion, yet I was drawn into the story. I would recommend this book to friends that enjoy pulp fiction action adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 9/29/2008

    " Well writen aviaiton suspense book. Able to be downloaded off the Cuyahoga County web site using Overdrive. Its a good read for everyone, but technically acurate enough to keep people in aviaion involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 7/16/2008

    " Awesome read. If you love aviation and suspense - this one is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debi | 7/12/2008

    " My first Nance book - absolutely loved it! Suspenseful and page-turning! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/1/2008

    " I think this was the third or fourth John Nance book that I read and, as with the other two or three before it, I could not put it down. A definite read for pilots or anyone who's interested in things that go flying in the night (and day) "

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About the Author

John J. Nance is a full-time writer, a veteran airline pilot, and an expert aviation consultant recognized worldwide by the print and broadcast media. He is the author of aviation-based novels and other nonfiction works. He lives in Seattle.