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What disappointed you about Dr. Wasserman's Time Chamber?
The author started out with a good premise but went down hill from there. The main character seems smart and then does all the wrong things when it's time to act. The premise is to go back in time to prevent the south from winning the Civil War but instead of going to the northern general and convincing him that he was a spy, he trys to get General Lee to throw the battle of Gettysburg. How incredibly stupid!!! Get a general to lose on purpose? Really? Don't waste your time on this book unless you want to be frustrated or want a good laugh.
Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Geiger again?
I don't know.
This story is probably better in book form than listened to. It is a great story with a poignant wrap-up. Trouble is, when you are listening, your inability to skim past the horrendously long-winded, stilted dialog and mercurial shifts in personality and IQ displayed by the leading characters will have you rolling your eyes. That being said, the author earned an extra star for his marvellous creativity and a different take on the South in the Civil War; it is true: The Winners Write the History.
I am a keen fan of "What if?" SF, alternative histories and so on, and so I was looking forward to listening to this book, having read reviews of it elswhere.
What a terrific book it is - really well written, with a very touching love story running through the story. I was absolutely hooked from the start, and fairly gobbled it up! The basic premise of how great history can be altered by even the smallest of apparently unrelated changes is an intriguing one, and it is very cleverly developed in this book.
The narration is pretty good too, perhaps a bit over-dramatic at times for my taste, but varied and well paced on the whole, and with good characterisation.
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What a great book! I am surprised it is not better known as it is well-written, has interesting characters and a clever plot. I have read other sci-fi books which, although regarded as classic, genre-defining stories, do not match up to this one for it's beginning-to-end enjoyment. As such, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good sci-fi combined with history and 'what-if' speculation. The narration is excellent.