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Awww man, where do I get started with this one? Every once in a while I take a random chance on a book because the premise is just too cool to pass even though I'm completely unfamiliar with the author. BUTTERMAN TIME TRAVEL, INC. was totally worth the chance I took on it and if you love a good time traveling adventure then you will dig this story. But it's so much more than just a time-travelling caper.
Bianca is on the cusp of becoming a fully licensed time traveler when former boy-bander, Tristan Helms, comes to Butterman Time Travel, Inc. looking to take a trip into his past. He's willing to pay a lot more than the going rate for his trip and with a nosy government auditor hovering over the family business Bianca has to find a way to get Tristan on his way without any rule breaking. Of course, it's never that easy and with Tristan's recent stint in rehab under his belt trying to keep the pop star out of trouble may prove too much.
I really don't want to give too much away but if you geek on music and musical legends, scifi technology and futuristic imaginings, things like Doctor Who, with splashes of romance you will love What Hrezo has conjured up in BUTTERMAN TIME TRAVEL, INC. I wasn't too sure if I was digging it at first because it takes a few chapters to absorb the culture of the future Bianca is in but once the story picks up there are lots of chuckle inducing moments and just the right amount of romantic tension to keep you on the edge of your seat.
In regards to the audio, I didn't particularly love the narrator's performance, there were times her prosody and intonation felt a bit over/under the tone of the actual text being performed. Other times there were falterings and stammers in the speech that weren't edited out and were distracting. I wasn't overly happy with the narration and editing of the audio but it wasn't bad either. I very much liked her voice for Bianca (this is first person so it suited it well). Whether you choose to enjoy it in audio or in text it was a very good read and one I will be recommending to my Doctor Who loving friends looking for a fun time travel adventure.
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Have you ever wanted to time travel? Have you ever stopped to think where would you go, and what about the how? Hang on to your buffer suits, because this book will take you not only to a short time in the future where time travel is a business but it will also take you back to some of the best times in rock music.
Butterman Time Travel starts off a little slow with Bianca Butterman explaining all of the how-tos. You can just feel how Tristan’s (hot boy band member) must feel – ya ya rules yada yada. Tristan has booked a trip to go back to before he was involved with drugs to rescue his career. Ah, yes what we all wouldn’t do for a do over. But you know it can’t be that easy. What’s meant to be will happen, right? Or maybe not?
Once the book gets thrumming along there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. You wonder along with Bianca, what is going on, why is the government trying to screw with the family business and particularly this trip which is her inaugural trip piloting solo. Due to the government interference, Bianca and Tristan end up at Woodstock. You can almost feel how it affects Bianca and makes her change. I almost wished for a soundtrack at that point and I’m certainly changing my playlist.
I really felt the connection with Bianca. Bianca is at that age where she’s taking charge, knows what she’s supposed to do, what the rules are. Yet at the same time she still has the questions and a tad of insecurity that we all have at 20. I Ioved how Tristan plays on her last name, teasing her in that way that guys will do when they don’t want to just say they like someone.
This book did a fantastic job of describing the future from the basics of clubbing, to technology changes that one would expect in the near future, to the government still being the government. Do you want to know if Tristan was able salvage his career? Guess you’ll have to book a trip with Butterman Time Travel to find out. Don’t be a Butterdud – book today!
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