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This book is so disjointed, it takes an hour for the MC to have a few drinks and do some drugs... no joke. It goes on, and on, and on, and I found my concentration drifting away for minutes at a time, only to return to the story to find it's STILL on the same scene, noting having happened.
How many times this author can explain colours flashing before his eyes... I'll never know because this is an obvious RETURN. Thank you Audible and your Platinum Membership. I can't imagine being stuck with this paperweight.
The narrator is confident and does a fine job with the material he presents. I would listen to another book read by him.
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The beginning of the book is definitely wordy. He describes his girlfriend (and how he messed up) way too much. Originally, I thought she was his wife til out of nowhere he mentions kids and I backed up to see if I missed something. Nope. The exwife and kids are tossed out without prior explaination.
I found the explicit sex scenes unnecessary and not in keeping with the rest of the book. An hour could probably be shaved off the book without causing any disruption. Swearing is present but not excessive.
Several times I had to re listen to many parts trying to keep some handle on what was happening. The story seemed disjointed but, farther into the book things started to come together more. The periodic chapters with the old man and the robot make sense since there is a event happening (while our main character is wallowing) that he's unaware of and of course, for a while, he has no idea why his reality seems to be morphing. Nearing the end, we get a big reveal of how all fits together.
Despite the effort to get there, the last third of the book really got me intrigued. The abrupt ending was, well...abrupt. I am curious however, if the next book continues on like the last bit of this one, then I look forward to reading/ listening to it.
The narrator did a good job reading this book. He has a good pace to his reading and voiced the women well. I have not listened to him before and would again.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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New Year's Eve and Isaac Kent is alone in a bar full of celebrating couples. He'd blown it with his long time love. He's about to do so again ... Except he might just have to save everything.
Poor, self pitying Isaac. He is in for the ride of his life, or should that be lives? He doesn't much like himself. He likes himself even less when he meets him. This is a book about time and the breakdown of the Axis of Time itself. Fast paced, with excellent characterisation especially of the main protagonist, where extraordinary things are about to befall a rather ordinary male.
Kyle Tait, as narrator, becomes the beset Isaac as his world explodes around him. Tait's very pleasant well modulated voice captures the character perfectly through all of his misadventures, and he is equally good voicing the other protagonists, including the elderly Timekeeper and his robotic KT1. An excellent, well paced and very easy to listen to performance.
My thanks to the rights holder for the complimentary copy gifted to me, at my request, via Audiobook Boom. It was a very enjoyable time travelling romp and I look forward reading the next book, Maelstrom, and finding out what becomes of poor Isaac - and the rest of the multiverse, of course.
As a whole, this is an interesting story once it gets going, the characters are well written and the narration is good.
The whole time travel, threat to everything and plot is an interesting and well done. The characters are each given a unique voice and both the written and narration does a great job of conveying their emotions.
I did not notice any problems in the recording
My only problem with this audiobook was the binging of this book was a little dull and did nothing to make me want to keep listing to it or like the main character Isaac Kent. It does a good job of letting us see his character and his flaws but I did not enjoy that part of the story my self.
All in all after listing to the whole book I can say that it is good and worth a listen if you give it a chance and let it get going. I am interested to find out what happens next in this story.
A solid 4/5
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.