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Buried in some archives they find the plans to a time machine and proof it worked. What do you do?... build it and see if you can make it work again, and attempt to alter history. What can go wrong, right? Major Dalton had no intents on being the pilot but, as the first mission plan is laid out, it is determined he’s the best man for the job. Reluctantly, he joins his copilot and they go back in time with the intent of stopping Hitler. Dalton has already seen proof and figured out that this won’t work, yet, he continues on with the plan.
I enjoyed this book and the theories about time travel. The characters were likeable. The story covers both present day and the events that occur in the past. Once Dalton confirmed his mission was a bust, he did not take long inserting himself into the new time. Personally, I think he was incautious. The book has a finality to it, but also could be expanded upon. I wonder if there is a book 3?
The narrator did a pretty good job reading this book, however, the narrating speed is slow. Listening at 1.25x speed makes it a more comfortable listen. His voices are pleasant to listen to and the female voices are not squeaky, or high pitched, however, many of the voices are similar. Despite this, I did not find this made listening to the book difficult.
There are no explicit scenes sex or excessive violence or swearing.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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I was drawn to this story because I enjoy time travel stories. Initially, it starts out with a military focus, finding out about the possibility of a time machine and the schematics to build it. We meet the characters and build the story. Questions arise about changing time. What happens if a major historical event is changed somehow, especially if that event caused extreme pain and suffering? Will changing the event make things better? How will it impact the now?
I found the story a bit dry at the beginning, but it picked up the pace about a third of the way. Once engaged, I wanted to know what happened and was easily drawn back to the story.
The narrator was a bit monotone and did not really create character voices; however, that might have been difficult with most of them being soldiers many from the same area and dialect.
If you enjoy time travel stories, this one may appeal to you, especially if you like to consider the possibilities that mucking around in time could create. I received this audiobook, at my request, in exchange for an honest review.
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A review of secret files closed for 25 years uncovers one which suggests that time travel was once believed possible, tried - and failed. But did it? And why the secrecy about the actual return of the experimental subject, previously believed dead?
This is a tale in two parts: the building of a machine to travel through time and the experiences of the two German speaking pilots who embark on a mission to change history by killing Hitler as a child.
Both of the interleaved stories are interesting but written in a rather dry, even stilted at times, language making for less than three dimensional protagonists. Narrator, William Mark Woelfle has a good, rich voice well suited to the subject matter; well modulated with some character definition, he still is unable to lift the story beyond a fairly dry reporting. The initial breathiness of the opening sequences is improved later but there are still a few strange pronunciations (for example that of hors d'oeuvers).
Altogether, an interesting book juggling with the ideas of what happens if the past could be altered, worth reading if the whole concept of time or science fiction is an interest. My thanks to the rights holder for freely gifting me a complimentary copy of A Hole In Time, at my request, via Audiobook Boom.