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Publisher's Summary

"The Traveler" is the story of Tee, a 12-year-old girl who, every day after school, works as an apprentice in her father's black smith shop. From him she learns how to weld, forge, and make beautiful things out of ordinary pieces of steel and metal. When her dad has a stroke, and lying on his death bed, he whispers one last inaudible word to his daughter. Following it, Tee eventually discovers a notebook hidden inside his workshop. In it, she finds detailed instructions on how to build a time machine.
She longs to see her father again, and she wants to honor his last wish to build the machine. But deep down Tee knows that there is no such thing as traveling through time. Reluctantly, she begins to build what she believes is simply a means, set up by her father, to ease her grief and help her get through the darkest time of her young life. She doesn't know yet that her father's last gift to her will change her life in the most profound way.
©2016 Stefan Bolz (P)2017 Stefan Bolz
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Critic Reviews

"Stefan Bolz's writing is not merely inventive but lyrical, almost mystical. You can't help but fall under the spell of the worlds he creates, the characters he gives life to. He's one of that vanguard of authors bringing speculative fiction into a new silver age." (Samuel Peralta, award-winning author and creator of The Future Chronicles)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Seamus on 06-28-17

Wonderful audiobook adaptation!

Quite simply the best short story that I have had the pleasure of reading in the last years!

It's a wonderfully told heartbreaking tale of pure love, stronger than death & time itself.

The audiobook narration by Arden Hammersmith is excellent and very touching.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY READ THE BOOK!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mindjacked on 06-28-17

best hour I ever heard

This is a story of a daughters love for her father and the fact that it is so strong it can transcend time. It isn’t exactly a sad sorry at all, but a very powerful and uplifting story as her (Tee a 12 year girl) father left her a project (they worked closely together in his blacksmith forge as Tee was his apprentice) to get her through the rough part of his death. It was as if he knew he was going to die, but how? Like I said a very powerful and uplifting story of a love stronger than most. Even though this is actually a short story it packs quite a punch in its small size, it is well worth every page, Thank you Stefan Bolz and your most awesome narrator Arden Hammersmith for bringing this story alive for me it truly was the best hour spent in a very long time, thank you again.

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