Destroyer : Rewinder

  • by Brett Battles
  • Narrated by Vikas Adam
  • Series: Rewinder
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With the whole of human history altered, Denny Younger may be the last rewinder in existence - and the last person on Earth with a chaser unit capable of time travel. While caring for his ailing sister, Denny must discover a way to recharge his device before he's left with no defense against a past that wants him dead. Before long, Denny notices a mysterious stranger following him - keeping tabs on Denny, his family, and his friends. Is Denny just paranoid? Or maybe he isn't alone in this new reality after all....
When his chaser is stolen and his girlfriend is kidnapped, Denny risks everything to get both of them back. Launched into a high-stakes chase that spans continents and millennia, Denny's responsibility to save our future isn't over yet. It will take all of his cunning to stop a threat capable of steering the fate of the human race into disaster.

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Be warned definitely ending with a cliff-hanger

Destroyer continues right where book one left off. Denny Younger has his sister and girlfriend and a new life in our time line. His chaser unit is running out of power and he has no way to recharge it. Instead of living like the rest of humanity without time-travel, he finds a way to recharge it and continue to jump and jump through space and time. Only, he’s not as alone as he thinks.

Time travel is messy, duplicate travelers, alternate histories, unpredictable consequences and oh, so much mischief to get into. Unfortunately, Denny, as smart as he is supposed to be, is pretty foolish about his time travel. He continues to get himself into loads of impossible problems which are bad for him, his girlfriend and humanity.

The plot feels like a free association with the author. “Oh, what if Denny did this or this?” Which could have been kind of fun, but often leaves the listener asking, “why would an intelligent person do that?” Perhaps if there was an element of humor, it might have worked better.

From a science fiction point of view, much of the technology is very hard to swallow. Time travel is more than a little problematic. Like going back 30 seconds in time and having just duplicated yourself. What if you did this a thousand times and created a you-army? Is the time traveler creating matter from nothing? Also, why build a plot around a power adapter? All that said, it is still fairly entertaining and you will probably want to listen to volume three. If for no other reason, to see how much more trouble Denny can create for the world.

The story is read by Vikas Adam who does an adequate job. Characters are good and the tone is appropriate for Denny’s age.

Destroyer is entertaining enough that you will get through the whole book. It is just that the scenarios don’t match the implied intelligence of Denny. You might want him to do better and the challenges to be less mechanical, less about physical strength and more about mental skill. If you enjoyed Book 1, you should like this one as much. Be warned, this one doesn’t wrap up nicely, definitely ending with a cliff-hanger.

Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

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Book Two

Book Two in the Rewinder series started very well and continued in that vein for most of the book. About two-thirds of the way through, though, the author took us for a very long series of jumps which are not explained but which change history. This part was a bit boring. Then the book ended in a cliffhanger.

It is worth reading, however, just so you know that the story doesn't wrap up in a way that the book is a stand-alone. I do plan to get the next volume in the series and hope I don't have to wait too long. Although most of the characters are young, I still enjoyed the story (I am an older person).

Vikas Adam did a nice job with the narration, just as he did in the first volume.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios