• The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver

  • Middle Falls Time Travel series, Book 1
  • By: Shawn Inmon
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,382 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All Thomas Weaver wanted was death. What he got was time travel. 

Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A budding serial killer in home room, a possible new romance, and high school algebra complicate his plans.

What would you do, if you could do it all again?

Includes a special bonus note read by the author.

©2016 Shawn Inmon (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Familiar Premise, but Superb !! Great Performance.

There are a lot of books in the time-travel sub-genre about going back to re-live part of one's early life. But there was something about the review I read that encouraged me to take a flyer and try this one. Now, I'd like to do the same for you. The principal character is intentionally problematic, but engaging. The secondary characters are interesting and emotionally engaging. The plot has many unexpected turns. There is a good deal of both thinking and excitement. The writing is well-constructed, well edited and full. And......the narration is REALLY good. Heller voices a number of semi-noir detective novels and his delivery is so unexpectedly spot-on that it is hard to believe. I don't know who selected him for this book -- I wouldn't have thought of it in a million years -- but it is genius. There are several other titles in the series, at least one of which is out in print (though not Audible yet.) I really look forward to more from this author !

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Entertaining Story and Awesome Performance!

It has been a long while since I have 5 starred a book. I have almost 1000 books in my audible library and the really good ones are getting harder to find.

This one is pure entertainment. Fresh concept, engaging characters, thorough world building and a real performance (as opposed to dull narration).

In the first 5 minutes or so, a guy decides to end his life after years and years of living with guilt over a childhood accident. That is really where the story begins - he gets a do over.

The journey is fun, entertaining and you will feel good about the ending. Don't skip the author's note at the end, it was interesting. I have always wondered where author's insipration comes from.

Downloading the Second book now!

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great narration, gripping story

I haven't listened to Johnny Heller before but this makes me a fan. His performance is subtle but so moving in places. The story was satisfying time travel but also a mix of mystery, and a love story. The interaction of the kids playing D&D were nostalgic in a Stranger Things way. Definitely recommended and I'm looking forward to hearing Michael Hollister's story play out in the next volume.

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Fascinating concept and conceptualization

I was intrigued with this concept and became totally immersed in Thomas's story. I didn't at first care for the narrator's voice, but was impressed at his ability to naturally deliver lines by multiple characters and came to enjoy his telling of the story. The epilogue as nicely done, and the author's explanation of how this book evolved was fascinating. The preview of the next book leaves me breathlessly waiting to dig deeper into the author's perception of reincarnation, akashic records and how souls seem to travel together, repeatedly influencing each other's life paths.

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Good book if you like sci-fi or time travel

It's a darn good Time travel book. The thing I hate is that the book just ends the story then starts the entro to a second book that isn't available yet. It could have included more antics or maturity of the main players. Even though they are in the body of teens, they forget that there maturity should be appropriate to the age they did at. If the book was half the price or credit, then I would expect less.
The narrative is good, but the narrator was 5 star.

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Shawn Inmon's unique outlook and talents.

I have listened to all of his books that involve reincarnation. The 'Life' books. The narrators were great and so were the books. I love his ideas and imagination. I think that most of us who love time travel have a strong desire for do overs in life. Many listeners and readers will praise his stories. I second the motion.

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Really makes you think

This book has many twists and turns and makes you think about each one individually and how it affects the rest of these characters lives. It is easy to translate into your own situation And make sure to pause and wonder what you could have done different and what would have changed if you did

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Too much stupidity left me frustrated

The story line has too many implausible decisions by the protagonist if he’s supposed to be a 50 something male in a teenager’s body. Author needs to be ashamed for being so lazy

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Wild Spin on Time Travel...and Second Chances

Okay, I knew this was a time travel piece. It says so in the subtitle. But, I was not prepared for this story. Wow! It took such a fresh spin that I was immediately captured up and didn't want the ride to end. Book 1 ends with some unanswered questions on the part of the listener/reader. But, this is just the setup to more fabulous writing by Shawn Inmon. I was immediately delighted with the sneak peek at book 2.

Performance by Johnny Heller was entertaining and captivating. His voice was perfect for the awkward man in a teen's body, Thomas Weaver soon finds himself being. A true delight to my ears.

I can't wait to hear the rest of this series AND share the series with my husband!

Mature Content: Language (also implied Violence)

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Great time travel fun

If time travel is your thing, this series is a must - Johnny Heller was terrific in this - his voice seems perfect for this type of story.

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  • Ms. Sally A. Herbert
  • 11-29-18

Wasn’t sure at first but completely hooked now

This book was recommended to me by a friend at work, he’s an unusual guy, kind of an old soul, so when he said it was a time travel book, I thought, why not! As soon as I started listening, I was hooked and was disappointed when my day of listening ended. I saw the guy that told me about it again the other day and explained how good it was.... he didn’t know it was the first of a series.... I’m on Book 4 now and don’t want them to end!!

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  • bumblebec03
  • 06-10-19

Sorry but a terrible narrative throughout

So the novels plot is rather good in its own manner however the narrator is quite simply, mind numbingly bad - so bad I couldn't listen occasionally, and really had to push through it to give the author credit due. Great plot, but ruined sadly

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  • MK
  • 10-29-19

Excellent.

Very engaging story and characterisation. Interesting take on the time travel genre and well crafted narrative. Recommended.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 05-10-18

Disappointing

This has such good reviews on Amazon, but I really found it 'lack lustre'. The story was OK, but I wasn't gripped as I have been by other time travel tales. I don't think that the narrator helped the situation much. the protagonists were quite pleasant and were kind to each other, but overall I got rather bored.

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  • iloveabersoch
  • 08-01-19

Time Travel like never before.......

.......it's a short first book and I wizzed through it a little too swiftly as it was a "can't put down read" so to peak. If you like TT this is very much worth a look. I enjoyed it and have just downloaded the second installment.

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  • Jim Spence
  • 08-24-22

Great Story

At last a book with a story rather than endless description about the characters. Off to get the next one.

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  • Dannyboy1
  • 08-01-22

What a find!

Really wasn't expecting much from this one just fancied some easy listening fiction-but it's brilliantly written and narrated-finished the whole thing in 1 day because I just couldn't leave it alone once I got started:)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-13-22

An enjoyable listen

I listened to this on x.85 speed as I found it suited the book better.

Really enjoyable time travel book. Even started book 2 right after.

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  • English Atheist
  • 04-01-22

Ridiculous

There are several problems with this book. First of all, most of the time I have no idea if Thomas is thinking in his head or talking out loud, which makes it very difficult to follow a lot of the time. Then we have Thomas himself. He is supposed to be a 54 year old man in his 15 year old body. Unfortunately, the way he talks and behaves is like a 15 year old, NOT a 54 year old, it's silly. But the worst thing, for me at least, is the way he loves the girl at school (forgot her name)! He is a 54 year old man who apparently has a massive crush on a 15 year old girl! Thomas is apparently a paedophile!

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  • Yvonne
  • 12-23-21

2nd Listen

I love the Middle Falls series, so much that I am listening again. I'm not the kind of person to repeat listen, I've never done that before. I'm so glad that I chose to do so, because I have absorbed so much more detail this time.

I really enjoyed the narrator, but a couple of times I found it hard to tell if the dialogue was his thoughts or spoken word. I also wondered why Thomas' mum was referred to as Anne a few times, when I felt that she should have been referred to as Thomas' mum.

I fast forwarded the parts in the woods this 2nd listen, because listening to them once was enough for me. My favourite part was when Thomas tells him mum the truth. Yvonne :-) England.

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  • Dk Chambers
  • 09-18-22

Kept my attention

Interesting unfolding makes you think of the many ways humans explain life & how it works.

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  • Jessie
  • 11-16-21

I'm hooked!!

Definitely worth the time! I love everything about this book and can't wait to get into the next one!

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  • Warren
  • 08-30-20

5 stars all round

I'm also a time traveler for real.
I'm here in this life with 2 lives living in one body
the real deal as to speak!
I found the audible fascinating but fiction never the less and I'm writing from experiences of different lives of X!

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