The Proteus Operation

  • by James P. Hogan
  • Narrated by Paul Christy
  • 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When malcontents from a utopian 21st century use their time gate to transform Hitler into an invincible conqueror, a band of freedom-fighting Americans launches the Proteus project and builds a second time gate.


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Where we're going, McFly, we WILL need roads!

This review will be brief and to the point, Audible listener.

Time travel novels are tricky, to say the very least.

As an author, you'll be tempted to over-create a plausible detailed science behind the concept of your story, and that can kill any hope of a great novel. Often, you'll dive far too deeply into HOW time paradoxes work, and the twisted aftershocks that change the future, causing your readers to quickly use your novel for kindling. Sometimes, you'll want to spit out a gargantuan litany of historical facts and figures, subsequently drown your audience in minutia, which makes for an utter snoozefest, and your book winds up in the 70% off bargain bin.

None of that happens here.

Buckle in. This is what time travel should be. Plots, Fixing the time paradox back to right. Action. Good, old fashioned Indiana Jones style storytelling! And this isn't dramatic imagineering of a future world, as much as a detailed reflection of the PAST, which is always refreshing, when done with expertise and solid period creation.

And it works. The storyline is deep and thought-provoking. The characters, both good and evil, and enjoyable. And the narrator did a good job as well.

This all comes together for an excellent listen in the time travel genre. To think that I almost didn't get this one, just because of the horrific artwork on the cover of this Audible offering. It really could and should, be much better.

Don't pass on this one. It's a keeper.
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- Michael

One Excellent Story

I had been holding out on purchasing a second hand copy of this book. Then I came actoss the audible version and purchased it instead.

Listening to this version really helpef to pass the time while waiting in line at the bank, the phone company and while cleaning around my place.

This was hands down a great story from beginning to end. Don't want to give away too much, my best advice would be to either finf a copy of The Proteus Operation or download the audio version and prepare to be amazed.
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- Vallon Davis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios