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I have over 400 books in my library and I have never written a review, but this book is so good that I had to put my two cents in.
READ/LISTEN to Unhappenings!
I wish my mind worked like Edward Aubrey' s, then I could keep myself entertained all the time and, wouldn't spend so much money on audible. Unfortunately it doesn't. ( you can stop holding your breath audible, you will still get my money. haha) So I will continue to search for books and buy them.
I found Unhappenings a little hard to get into at first and did some re-listening to a few chapters, but once I was 1/4 of the way in it and met Penelope/Una/Athena and Hellena it grabbed my full attention and did not let go until the very end.
Josh Hurley did an excellent job. I completely forgot about him almost immediately. I was just listening to the characters tell me their story.
My advise is, buy this book.
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
On balance, no. I really wanted to like this book and the concept, but it really seemed like the author was dragging it out. It started to be a journey just to get through it. That said, there are part that were somewhat fascinating, and conceptually there was some value, but on balance it was not worth the journey.
What could Edward Aubry have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Edit, edit some more, and then edit again.
Which scene was your favorite?
Some of the dystopian concepts were compelling, as were some of the paradoxes.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Only if it was edited.
Any additional comments?
This book disappoints as much because the concepts and characters are fascinating and you really want them to work. Unfortunately, like many things the devil is in the execution, and this one fails in that area. However, the performance is good, and there are some compelling parts. I give it a provisional recommendation, with large reservations.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
A good listen which can be quite addictive. For me it was spoiled a little by allowing "different frames of reference" to explain why the universe absorbs paradoxes. The end also was a little disappointing. Don't let that put you of though. The journey is more important than the destination and this one has strange new worlds and quests aplenty.
Well got to the end finally!! potential good idea but more holes than a Swiss cheese
At least Jodi Taylor has the presence to add humour as her time travelling opus the St Mary's series! failing to allow for any laws, consequences of messing up or including any trips forward backs in time! This is a disjointed tale of a group of people I couldn't give a fig about whether they lived died or lived again
Sorry not for me! Writing about time travel is a complicated subject especially if you are delving into various scenarios with multiple time lines
Just my opinion it might be for you
I was worried at times I was going to be left behind by the complexity of this take. The events take place in the order that Nigel experiences them, but that isn't the order of causes and effects. This was entertaining. The sad and frustrating beginning widens into intrigue and some happy times through the middle of the book, though trouble is never far away.