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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Most highly. Very entertaining time travel/ historical thriller with a bit of romance thrown in. Clearly well researched and done with panache and style. Entertaining is the best reason to listen.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Our male hero, without a doubt. Courage and guile make his character complete.
What does Rebecca Roberts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She does in many ways. Clearly activates the many characters, and does so with a light dexterious touch.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Not much of a movie buff these days, but maybe " Voices from the past"
Any additional comments?
My only major beef with this offering is the wimpy aspects of the female lead character. Whiny and not the sharpest knife in the drawer at time, which was mildly annoying. That said, this is a fine offering, and I highly recommend it.
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
I was not sure what to expect coming into this book. I heard it was a time travel book, but also a romance? As it turns out it isn’t really either of those things. It is a modern sci-fi that keeps you guessing all the way to the end.
Helen is the main character in this rambunctious read. She is in charge of the narrative the whole time. You only know what she knows and things unfold for you as they do for her. Lots of things to suss out along the way.
Chip seems like a nut, most of the time, but there is a grain of truth in every conspiracy. He runs you on a merry chase, what with his lies and misdirections.
There are time travel elements, that play out with the story, but I don’t want to give that away. Suffice to say, it is a really fascinating twist on the whole theme.
I loved Helen’s sarcastic wit and constantly questioning things. She is a great character, which makes the book engaging. Having such a strong female lead, she needed a foil, enter Chip. He is dopey and cute, which makes him totally endearing! In a way they make a balanced couple. In the end, they are very well matched. Again, trying to preserve the plot and stay spoiler free.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Rebecca Roberts, who is a new voice for my ears. I loved her read and the energy she infuses into the story. Her tone fits the sarcastic lead to a tee. I love a swift pace, she definitely delivers. Her energy adds to the story in all the best ways. I am going to have to look for more of her reads, because she gave me very happy ears!
Overall, this was a great read with many twists and turns. The only disappointment I had, was it was only about the Roanoke mystery in a roundabout way. I came into it expecting a book all about that mystery, as I have a little history nerd in me who is fascinated by the mystery of it all. I can forgive the change of topic, as it was a fascinating story from beginning to end.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
There's not much I can say about this book that hasn't already been said, it's a great time travel story. I can add this though: What made this book especially interesting for me is the knowledge that the Roanoke Colony disappearance and sky noises are actual unsolved mysteries and I loved that Ernie Lindsey incorporated real life mysteries into his book, it was very clever. It made the book that much more engaging for me. Rebecca Roberts also did a fantastic job at narrating and giving life to all the characters.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful