Narrator: J. Scott Bennett
on 13 January 2017
Length: 12 hours 28 minutes
Genres: Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction
Source: Narrator, Submitted
Award Winner in the 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Contest and the 2016 Shelf Media Best Indie Contest
Dylan Townsend stands on the beach watching commercial jets fall out of the sky like oak leaves twirling in the wind. A wing shears off the one closest to the shore just before it splashes down in the sea. Why was she telling him this outlandish story? What sort of tourist agency would offer people a front row seat to the end of the world? More importantly, why would anyone book such a vacation if there wasn't any way home afterward?
"Why would anyone buy a ticket on the Titanic if they knew it was doomed?"
"Relax Dylan," she assures him. "If you know it's going to sink, you could bring a raft."
As she paces in the sand watching the sky, he realizes that however wild her story may be, he loves her. Maybe Izzy is a time travel tour guide after all. In truth, he is more likely to be harmed by her boyfriend than the imminent apocalypse. What's he going to do about that sticky situation?
"Come on," she orders, pulling on his arm. "We need to see a man about a raft."
Disclaimer: This novel contains no profanity, some violence, an office princess in bondage, cowboy coffee, classic cars, love triangles, domestic violence, birthday cake, Lion Country Safari mishaps, beach volleyball, road rage, a prosthetic shotgun, text messages on gum wrappers, and the strong belief that people are a product of their experiences and not just genetically predisposed to mayhem.
Any resemblance to actual historical events or persons alive or dead is purely coincidental.
©2016 C. F. Waller (P)2017 C. F. Waller
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What if you had the chance to change events that normally would be beyond your control? Would you go back to the past and buy a raft along with your ticket to sail on the Titanic? Or you could change the past by going to the future? A mind-boggling set of questions that C.F. Waller explores.
Dylan Townsend is a young teen living on a lonely cul-de-sac with his mom and her worthless brute of a boyfriend when he meets Graham; a weird guy who seems to have more money than sense. Graham is always there to help Dylan both financially and with solid advice.
Years later, Dylan escapes his cul-de-sac by going into the military but promising to return before July 4, 2015. Needless to say, he doesn’t return and thus begins the beginning of his downward spiral into the apocalypse. Eager to have Izzy, a girl from the cul-de-sac and be happy, Dylan makes choices that impact more lives than anyone has the right. Not to mention, he discovers the fail-safe and the world Graham is a part of ….
At first, I was a bit confused but Waller does tie everything together neatly at the end, you just have to be patient! Well written with twists that leave you stunned. You don’t think an author would go there but Waller does! He is a gifted word-smith; he uses few words that speaks volumes. Very entertaining with a smooth flow to the story.
The best thing about this book? Besides everything I mentioned here, Waller does not waste his time or the readers with highly descriptive acts of violence, sex, or depravity; he left a lot of this to the imagination of the reader – which to me was greatly appreciated!!!!!
The narrator is solid as well. There was never any question as to which character he was nor did he over act in his reading. He injected just the perfect amount of tension, fear, and anger. His voices were appropriate. His performance was consistent throughout. Excellent narrator!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves apocalyptic books with a unique solid twist at the end that leaves you thinking hard about it for a long time.
I did not encounter any difficulties with the audio production or quality of this book.
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