Narrator: Neil Hellegers
Series: In Times Like These #2
on 28 October 2015
Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
Genres: Alternate History, Hard Science Fiction, Humor, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction
Source: Narrator, Submitted
Run from the past. Run from the future. Run for your lives.
He's a novice time traveler in a big universe.
Ben just wants time with the scientist's daughter who got him into this, but when he's rooked into competing in a chronothon - an Amazing Race through time - getting the girl means he'll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he'll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the shadows of the chronothon.
The world of time travelers expands in this next installment of the In Times Like These series. Fans of book one will find more to love, but new listeners can jump right in and enjoy this stand-alone story. Expect action, adventure, and romance on this journey through past and future. Fresh dangers will arise for Ben and company in a quest for the finish line, where failure to keep up will cost more than just a shot at glory - it could mean the end for them all.
©2015 Skylighter Press (P)2015 Skylighter Press
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Everyone loves a scavenger hunt and Ben Travers is no different. Although he’d much rather get to know the daughter of another scientist time traveler. New to time travel, Ben is naïve in many ways and winds up committing to compete in a Chronothon. A time traveler and his guide must embark on a series of time traveling to gather objects defined by the committee. Sounds easy? It would be if that was all it was but Ben finds out it is more about surviving and crossing the finish line and a lot less than having fun. His survival depends on his ability to learn quickly and read those around him accurately.
This book has the time travelers jumping to the French and English War, saving people on the ill-fated Hindenberg, traveling to a dangerous zombie filled planet and so much more! Action packed and full of adventure this book has it all. Although it becomes clear that this race is more than just a race, there are hidden agendas and twists galore, you will have no problem keeping up with the action.
The narrator, Neil Hellegers, does an excellent job of keeping the excitement going in his ability to capture and hold the attention of the listener. His delivery is smooth and on target. I thought I would become confused but Nathan Van Coops keeps it easy to follow and enjoy.
The real question is not who wins, but who will survive? The remaining teams manage to put aside their competitive natures and work together for the common good – keeping time travel and travelers safe.
Coops does a great job of painting the picture of each encounter Ben has and teasing the listener with creative encounters with past and notable historical events. At times, I could close my eyes and feel I was there.
While this is technically book 2 of a series, it can stand alone. This book was exciting, filled with adventures and so twists that left the listener saying, “Oh wow!” I loved this book!
There were no production issues.