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I flew through this story. There were many things to like about it. For starters, the future world that the author creates is very realistic and interesting. The descriptions of the technology and landscapes compared to the world now were really well written. The representation of characters was also refreshing. We had 5 main characters and 4 of them were from different cultures. The story itself was really fast and full of intrigue. The premise was awesome and usually I don't listen to time travel books that move forward only back in time. There is so much to like about this book past and future that I fear I don't have enough room to speak about it. I liked how the morals and ideals of the author were present in the future and the way the story plays out is simply amazing. The narration was amazing as well. Erin Spencer is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This was my second performance by her and she keeps getting better. This is a great coming of age tale, with a lot of mystery and intrigue, sprinkle a little love and you got the making of a great series. Nice job. I recommend this one for sure! Sometimes the truth should be kept secret, muah haha
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Really good read/listen, ladies and gentlemen.
Elena has an eidetic memory, no job prospects because no one wants to hire young inexperienced Mexicans even to a sh*tty restaurant, and only two months before she is forced to the streets from her foster home. And all she wants is a decent future. A university degree, a job as a social worker, that sort of thing... Then comes an offer she can't refuse - a ridiculous amount of money for one day of work in a confidential, super secret project in a powerful corporation.
Saying yes means meeting another 4 participants with their unique talents - Trent with his lockpicks, a mechanic, Chris, a young genius, Adam and an incredible artist, Zoe, who can draw from memory in minute detail. Saying yes means going into the future for 24 hours and reporting back everything they would see or hear or do.
There are only two rules: get back to the portal in time and do not look up what would happen in your own future. *smirks* We are talking about a bunch of 17-year old! When do they ever follow rules?
Things go wrong from the very beginning in a futuristic city of Los Angeles. The team is forced to look into their future, and what they find shocks them to the core. Only one of them survives, another one is a killer, and now they need to solve the puzzle: what goes wrong when they go back into their present? What do they need to do to change their future?
It's a well-paced, entertaining sci-fi thriller, which will keep you on your toes and wouldn't let your mind wander. The characters are done well, the future is clever and intriguing and believable, and I enjoyed listening to this audiobook very much. Quite looking forward to the next in the series, and easily recommend Future Shock in any format.
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