Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell
- Narrated by: Johanna Ward
- Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-16-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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To Susan's delight, she discovers that her favorite author, Max Merriwell, is also aboard ship, teaching a writers' workshop. Susan's life becomes even more interesting when she meets Tom Clayton, the handsome chief of security. This cruise looks very promising indeed. But the pleasant shipboard vacation turns dark as the Odyssey passes into the Bermuda Triangle.
Each year, Max Merriwell writes three novels, a science-fiction novel under his own name, a fantasy novel under the pseudonym Mary Maxwell, and a mystery novel under the pseudonym Weldon Merrimax. The trouble begins when Max receives a threatening note that appears to come from Weldon Merrimax, Max's own pseudonym. Susan hears wolves howling in the night, the ship's passengers are seized with a dancing mania, and monsters lurk in the ship's corridors. An eyewitness reports a murder, but the victim of the crime is not on the passenger list and the body is nowhere to be found. While others struggle to understand these strange events, Pat seeks the explanation in quantum theory.
Out of these elements, Murphy builds a suspenseful, funny, fast-paced novel of shifting and intersecting realities that is a joy to read.
"In this cerebral equivalent of a roller-coaster ride....questions of who is in charge, who is real and whether the answers to those questions matter will leave readers pleasantly dizzy." (Publishers Weekly)
"An eerie mystery that recalls the works of Lewis Carroll and the theories of quantum physics. Highly recommended for sf collections." (Library Journal)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Samantha on 09-26-04
Strap yourself in for the ride of your life!
This was a terrific book, one of the best I've heard at Audible thus far. Imagine a cruise ship where a famous author's characters take on a life of their own. I highly recommend this not only for a great read, but the narrator was perfect as well.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Pete in Kansas City on 01-21-06
Schrodinger's cat, quantum physics, the Bermuda Triangle...I was looking for a light listen after the holidays and was delighted with "Adventures.." This was an impulse buy of a new author for me, and was just what I was after...light, a bit whimsical, with a blend of 'possibilities' that I thoroughly enjoyed!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful