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A 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarterfinalist (top 100 out of 10,000 entries, general fiction category).
Former history professor John Curry has been recruited by a time travel company to scout the best vantage point for clients to witness the inauguration of the first president of the United States. There's just one problem: When he arrives in 1789, there is no inauguration - and no United States. Until this point the time travel job has had its perks. Getting relationship advice from the legendary lover Casanova was valuable. Accompanying Casanova to the opening night of Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni, was even better.
But being stranded in the British colony of New York isn't what he signed up for. Few people have even heard of George Washington, and the short-lived American Revolution failed, presumably because Washington wasn't alive to lead it. John always knew history could change on a dime but not after it already happened. Right?
After learning Washington was killed 30 years earlier, during the French and Indian War, John realizes the only way he can return home is to ensure there's a United States to return to. Everything hinges on keeping Washington alive, which is not the easiest task when protecting someone famous for leading battles on the front lines while perched on a horse. While traveling further back through time to protect Washington, he uncovers a secret the Freemasons have kept for more than two and a half centuries and learns that the history he thought he knew was completely wrong.
©2013 Chris LaFata (P)2015 Chris LaFata
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-15-17

es so damn cute :')

I learned some history and 'twas sad but happy in the end. 10/10 would recommend
p.s. Did Lillian and John ever sail bc I ship it

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andrea M. Harrington on 09-10-15

Interesting story, and fun to listen to.

I am a fan of alternate history stories. I enjoyed the narrator's reading style.

I'll start by saying I am a huge fan of Doctor Who. Alternate history is kind of my thing. I liked exploring the idea that the American Revolution was thwarted before it had a chance to even begin. I think that the author told an engaging story that made me want to keep listening to end.

The narrator made the characters come to life in a way that was interesting and entertaining. There was depth and warmth in his vocalization that makes you care about their individual lives. I would recommend this book and this narrator highly.

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