Time's Echo : The Chronos Files

  • by Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • Series: The Chronos Files
  • 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kiernan Dunne abandoned his family ties to help Kate fight the Cyrists, and he's never regretted that for one moment. But he doesn't understand why Kate can't remember that night in 1893 Chicago, when she turned back to face the killer chasing them through the smoky corridors of the World's Fair Hotel. Kate placed the CHRONOS key around his neck and made his eight-year-old self promise to wear it always, and that's a promise Kiernan has never broken.
When Kate suddenly vanishes after a Cyrist-engineered time shift, that hidden medallion is Kiernan's only hope for finding her. He returns to the Cyrist fold to look for clues, but his search will lead him back to the question that has haunted him for years - what really happened after he left Kate at the World's Fair Hotel?
This digital novella gives Timebound lovers a glimpse at Kate in another timeline and helps set the stage for Time's Edge, the second book in The CHRONOS Files Series, coming from Skyscape in October.


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Definitely NOT for 11-13 year olds!

This book is not listed in the teen or pre-teen category but it's billed as The Chronos Files 1.5. On Audible, the first book is listed for 11-13 year olds and teen/young adult on Amazon.

The problem with this book is not the content per-se for any adult. It's that the 11 and 12 year olds who read the first book will naturally want to read this one too. Why is that a problem? Because it contains inappropriate content for those ages.

Sexual situations and dialogue are significant throughout the book. Although the sex act itself is not described, it is obvious that it takes place. Nakedness is described as well as some intimacy while unclothed.

Some parents may also object to the drunkenness portrayed in it, even if by the bad guy.

As a result, I had to shave a star off of my rating because, as a parent, I would not want my 11 year old reading this book. I would not have minded her reading the first book (which I almost rated 5 stars). That's a real shame.

Something I didn't mention in my review of the first book: the discussion of religion in these books is interesting and thought-provoking. If your kids read these books I suggest you discuss that aspect of the book with them. (Hey, fake religions exist and there are plenty of them even in our current timeline so it's an important discussion to have with them.)

NOW to the book itself:
The reader is fine though nothing stands out particularly about his performance.

I agree with some readers that Kiernan just feels like a better match for Kate than Trey. I keep finding myself rooting for Kiernan. That shows how real the characters become for the reader while experiencing these books. That's a genuine credit to the author.

I really appreciated the perspective in this book after reading the first one. It lets us know how and why some of the events from the first book happened and sets up (I presume) some events in the next book.

Adults and older teens might enjoy these books. But I wouldn't get pre-teens or younger teens started on the series because they will want to read this book. Again, that's a real shame.
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- GLENNO "Game Developer"

Finally a novella for my favorite character

Would you listen to another book narrated by Nick Podehl?

I didn't think he did a very good job with the accent. Sometimes he had one, and sometimes he didn't, which was very confusing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was a pretty short book, so I think I finished it in two. I was disappointed by the narration, and considered stopping part way through the book, but decided to power through.

Any additional comments?

While I didn't love this book, I was very happy to get a little more information about my favorite character from the series. Kiernan Dunne is a great character.

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- Claudia H

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2014
  • Publisher: Rysa Walker