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Summary

What if you could rewrite the past?

Quinn Black is having the worst day ever...over and over again. The same car blocking his driveway, the same horrific accident he witnesses, the same cop that keeps preventing him from saving his boss from dying in it, and the same memory of a girl from his past that gets sharper each time. 

Then he realizes he has the power to travel through time and change the future. With infinite opportunities to alter the past, the possibilities are endless. Could he prevent terrorist attacks? Natural disasters? The deaths of friends? Or even go back in time and say the right thing to the girl who haunts his dreams? 

Unfortunately, the rules of time travel are more complicated than he imagined, and before long, Quinn is thrust into the greatest race in human history. His actions can either save the world or destroy it. And now the man who could turn back the clock is running out of time.

©2020 Roy Huff (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Too much science

This had a good base story but I found the science talk a little overwhelming

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Quite the adventure

Fast paced, unique characters with personalities all their own, a fun fictionally plausible time travel concept, save the world premise, abrupt ending but satisfying after living the journey with the characters at high speed.

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Unique Time Travel - could be better

Awesome take on the ground hog version of time travel. I would have enjoyed this story more if the characters had more depth. All the central characters, even the main protagonist, are a bit one-dimensional. Which is ironic given the multiverse detailed throughout the book. As for world building Huf kept it rather straight forward. However, he missed a chance to have some real fun with creating vastly different Earths. But,I suspect that would have detracted from the central plot. Fair enough!
The narrator whilst having quite an enjoyable voice to listen to, sadly also has a limited range in terms of voice acting.
All of which is, of course, only my personal opinion. Hence why I’ve not given 4-5 stars.
I would very much like Huf to revisit his world and add more depth and colour. It’s quite a fascinating one.

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interesting time travel theory, great narrator

Great concept and story plot if you like sci-fi stories about time travel, excellent development of the characters in the book, although the story had patches where it seemed to go nowhere, but it always ended picking up!

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Enjoyable & quick but....

A very much more complicated version of Groundhog Day - without the humour. For me, the attempt to explain time travel through the science got a bit laborious but other than that a good (albeit short) story.

The plot sped along at pace and at times a quick replay was needed to remind myself where we were. The characters were good although Jeremy grated a little and Scot's Dad, a lot. The twists and turns were good and the conclusion, sound. At the end of a book I like a short wrap up of all the characters but sadly that was missing.

I've probably been a bit too critical. Would I recommend it ? Yes. It deserves a 4. Just.

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Mixed feelings...

The idea was a good one, but the plot is rather convoluted, and I'm not sure how well it stands up to science, so there's a lot of fantasy here. Good enough to pass a few hours on, but nothing to write home about. Which is a shame because I like time travel stories, but good ones are hard to come by.

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A new twist on time travel!! A must for those who love time travel adventures.

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5 stars for me highly recommend

I'm loving this book I highly recommend to everyone cant wait for book 2 to come out audiobook

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  • Lito
  • 01-07-21

How do I rate this disaster?

I LOVE the time travel sub-genre and I’m afraid I have run out of good stories. I gave this a three because I stayed until the end. Now I cannot decide if I wasted 7.5 hours of listening time or not.

The idea was great. The execution was extremely lacking. The story was disjointed. There were times I felt I missed a chapter or two because plot points were resolved out of nowhere. The plot seems to change almost chapter to chapter and many character arcs were so turned around it made no sense.

I’m not a writer, just an avid reader. So I probably have no idea what I’m talking about but it seems to me that this author published his very first draft. The end was definitely rushed, almost like he had a deadline and was ⅔ finished with the story when the publisher couldn’t wait any longer. Maybe he just was as confused as his readers would be so he just decided to end the book and with it his, and our, suffering. For that I say thank you.

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  • Brent
  • 13-05-21

Let down

Great premise and a cool start. It felt rushed and the end was a let down.

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  • Joy
  • 16-04-21

Interesting

I enjoyed this multi-verse time-travel story and look forward to hearing more from this author.

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  • Ronald hollett
  • 12-01-21

Ending is a letdown

The overall story was pretty good. But the ending had such a flat feel to it. Definitely needed more to spice that up.

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  • Dotails
  • 16-11-21

Im glad this exists to fill every time travel nook

Its a great premise, and plot device and the fact its a time travel book is excuse enough for me to read so Im biased to love it and I just liked it. There are many ways to get from a to b and those chosen weren't the most jaw dropping ones but mundane. Its an easy read and fun to consider what you would do with each constraint or lack thereof. Finally a warning to parents, there is use of invented pronouns propaganda without reason found in one chapter. Thanks for the interesting read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-01-22

Total wreck of a book

Where to start? The book is only 7 hours and boy it could use a couple more! The author speeds through events without describing characters, places, feelings.. There is almost no creation of atmosphere. In just 15 minutes you're in a totally different scene, with new people, I a new timeline going through just the motions. Second: the story sucks! Timetravel isn't an excuse to drop all logic: he's on 1 timeline, travels to the future but in another dimension to get information for his current dimensions past?? Makes no sense. Third: characters are lame! Protagonist is this perfect boyscout trying to save the world so there's no room for personal growth. His struggles are pure problem solving: barely some ethical dilemmas or though choices. Then there are the supporting characters: so we've got this 30 years old mind in a 13 years old body and he's hanging out with his real 13 year old friend and there is zero friction between a kid and basicly an adult with future knowledge. Then comes in the love intrest: the 30 year old starts hitting on his 13 year old high school crush. Basically this should be like a teen novel, but because the author doesn't want to alienate an older demographic he has these teens behave like 30 year Old engeneers and scientists so problem solved I guess.

Further on the logic: the little empathy you had for our hero, you lose once you realize he's super selfish. The whole logic of it all is: the can transfer his conscience between infinite dimensions. His original conscience is on a timeline where the world ends and all.he wants is to live on a timeline where he saves the world. But we are made very clear that all the other people on that timeline do stay there. So it all boils down to this guy hopping from dimension to dimension so he can be the big hero only for his own ego and that specific dimension. A deeper philosophical question to the point of it all, and does all matter if there are infinite world's you can not save, is never even asked.

And one last thing: don't use real world politicians and leaders, it gets "political" real.quick. Just make up some names.

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  • Jacob johnson
  • 14-10-21

Too muddled

This book starts off great but gets muddled and ends very fast. I was disappointed with it.

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  • Patrick S Vento
  • 26-01-22

Go back in time and become a nerd

If you could go back in time what would you do?
If your answer is become a huge nerd, hang with other huge nerds and marry the only person you’ve ever slept with them this book is for you.

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  • P. V. Cleave
  • 28-06-22

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid

This is a very stupid story. So completely stupid. Stupid is the only word for it.

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  • Timothy C. Clay
  • 10-05-22

A fun story and good listen.

This was a really fun and exciting story. I really like Quinn it was exciting to see him solve each problem that time through his way. This story is fun while keeping you on your toes. I really like Christopher Lane, does a great job as narrator. He was able to drawn me in with his voice making this story enjoyable). Thank for a great story.