• Never Meant to Be

  • By: Steve Seitz
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An accident with H.G. Wells' time machine strands Cynthia Kenyon in London, 1882. Utterly alone, the prisoner of Professor James Moriarty, there is but one name from the period Cynthia knows: Sherlock Holmes. What she could not know is how powerful an attraction she would feel for Holmes' partner, the handsome Dr. John Watson. 

Cynthia faces a number of dangerous choices on this unique journey: allow the 19th century's great criminal mastermind to plunder the centuries? Give up her family, friends, and career for the love of one man from the past? Should she correct the history she has changed, and how? No matter what Cynthia chooses, some things are never meant to be.

©2013 Steve Seitz (P)2021 MX Publishing

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An Interesting Genre Mix

Here we have Cynthia dealing with Sherlock Holmes, Watson and Moriarty via an H.G. Wells Time Machine! As implausible as it sounds, I think Seitz pulls it off quite well. Part Fantasy, part SciFi, and part Romance (Cynthia and Watson!?!), it is a short but well done story with excellent narration. Definitely worth a read/listen. I got my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed!

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I really liked it!

This was a delightful romp, a science-fiction story, a doomed romance and a great adventure, all rolled up with well chosen pop culture references and lots of funny moments.

A new author to me, but I'll be sure to check for more of his books.

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  • 01-21-22

A good idea - spoilt

Firstly I struggled with the narrator, a grating voice and odd pronunciation.

I persevered only to find a good idea spoilt, inconsistent reasons for time travel, and an over elaborate plot. Buffalo Bill, Jack the Ripper, Professor M, Irish rebels etc may all have been around at the same but don't belong in the same story.

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  • Paul Leach
  • 03-21-21

Confusing and Inconsistent

Sci-Fi and Sherlock Holmes should have been up my street, but I found myself disappointed by this. The narrative was confusing, and a large proportion of the action is simply related in a final chapter, rather than being directly experienced by our heroine. Also, one minute travelling in time was a complex thing, and then it just happens when someone is asleep with only the most limited of explanation, enabling the author to get out of a corner that he has painted his heroine into (not once but twice). I could also have done without an adjective describing Watson's lovemaking ('vigourous', if you're interested). In his afterword, Seitz talks about wanting to focus on Watson rather than Holmes, but doesn't add anything to Watson's character that we haven't seen in the canon. His habit of referring to his antagonist repeatedly as 'the reptillian Professor Moriarty' also began to grate. If you want an adventure featuring HG Wells' time machine, you'd be better spending your time watching the excellent film 'Time After Time'.

Disclaimer: This Audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-biased, honest review.

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