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Publisher's Summary

"I'm going to die a hundred years before I was born...."

The handwritten note was in a dusty trunk that sat in a cave untouched for 150 years. What did the words mean? When journalist Ray Burton finds the trunk near the Arizona ghost town of Hollow Rock, his life changes in an instant.

Something in the trunk shouldn’t be there.

This begins a dangerous journey of discovery bordering on the impossible. A discovery that will affect the past, the present, and the future.

©2020 Andrew Cunningham (P)2021 Andrew Cunningham

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This is painful to listen to

I am in the middle of the book right now. I am desperately trying to finish it, but the narrator is horrible. The only reason I’m giving it three stars is because the story and writing are good. The narrator sounds like he’s reading a story not narrating it, if that makes sense. At times monotone at other times choppy. It is hard to listen to.

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it is ok

I picked this title because I needed something new, I enjoy time travel literature and the reviews were good. I, however, was not a huge fan of this book. It was decent and will keep you busy if you dont have something more entertaining to read/watch.

I did not appreciate the character development because I didnt personally recognize any development except in one character, Ray, and it was minimal at best. The storyline felt a bit rushed to me and I would have enjoyed more descriptive writing to help me get a better idea of how something looked, smelled, felt, etc.

Needless to say, it was not horrible but it was not great either.

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Time travel

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Greg Hernandez. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

I’ve read other books by Andrew Cunningham and especially enjoyed the Eden Rising series, so I was happy to listen to this book. Yestertime is a time travel novel and it was pretty good, but not my favorite one by the author.

The problems with time travel are explored in this book. The premise is a good one but it was difficult for me to keep track of all the different characters and where and when they were originally from. I did find the idea of portals and portal finders interesting.

Many of the characters are supposed to be professionals working on the secret of time travel but they have a lot of trouble keeping the secret which didn’t seem probable to me.

The narrator did a good job. His tone and pace were good, and he has narrated other books that I’ve listened to. That’s always a plus in my opinion especially in his case. It took me a while the first time I listened to him to get used to his style, but since I’m familiar with him now, it worked for me.

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statement of plot convenience

The performance I found to be robotic....I actually thought it was auto-read by a bot until I checked later that it was a person. The plot I found to be simplistic. I was annoyed by the main character making many statements of plot convenience.

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Poorly written and ever more poorly narrated

I don’t know which was worse, the reader or what he was reading. Forced myself to listen to the end. It was painful.

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I love time travel and I finished this book because I like the overall story. It’s just not well written. The story line and characters seem very unrealistic. Throughout i kept thinking “that’s convenient” and “nobody would say something like that”.

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Good idea, bad execution

I love time travel stories so I was excited to give this a try. Unfortunately, the writing was sub par and the narration was horrendous. The concept of time portals that only go in one direction is a good one. Trying to get home is always a good premise and motivator for characters. The difficulty with this book was the mainly the dialog. It was very awkward and didn’t feel real. Part of that is writing, but much of it can be blamed on the narrator who felt like he was reading every word for the first time. Emphasis on the wrong words, odd monotone in some spots, and generally just a poor job. I’ve got 30 minutes left and honestly don’t know if I can do it. We’ll see.

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Entertaining

I enjoy time travel stories. I really liked it and would enjoy more books like this. I listen before bed. I listen when driving on boring roads.

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book needed all the help it could get and the reader did not supply any....

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This is a really good time travel story!

This audiobook is an adventurous story of time travel. It captures your attention and takes you on a ride. It raises interesting possibilities. Would you do whatever it would take to get back to your own time? Would you travel back in time to your favorite era if you had the opportunity, despite personal risk? Would you be concerned about changing history through your actions?

Some of the characters are likeable; others not so much. The book does not portray the various time periods as glamorous or romantic. It portrays them in a harsh reality.

Author Andrew Cunningham spins a really good tale. Listeners will feel like they are with the characters. Narrator Greg Hernandez has a pleasant voice and does a great job.

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  • 01-29-22

Definitely worth listening to.

An easy listen and a good story. The plot was easy to follow and although a little predictable in places there was still plenty to grip the imagination. Unfortunately for me the narrator was a little robotic which didn't spoil anything but certain words or script didn't flow quite as my ears expect which made me wince a tiny bit but like I said it doesn't spoil anything and the problem could easily be me not the narrators skills.

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  • kim c s
  • 01-04-22

Good read

a good read I thought very descriptive and does make you ponder what it would be like to go back and forward in time!
the narrator was really good.

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  • Bob
  • 01-03-22

Great Concept but needs Editing

Greg Hernando narration was clear although a little fast. It is hard to judge better since he did not have a lot to work with.

I was given a free copy to review. I can tel the author put work into the book. But it needed two things, in my opinion.

It really needed editing. Similar or same words were repeated in consecutive sentences. Jarring the listener out of the story.. There were pointless asides of back stories that similarly drew the audience away from the action.

The second one was some dialogue. Any dialogue. Finding the mysterious chest. How about some internal speech. There really felt like no characters were involved. If some interaction occurred between the protagonist and another person. It was told in the historical summary form. He/she told me that... rather than he/she said *whatever". It got annoying.

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  • 10-07-21

An easy listen.

Not the best time travel novel I've ever listened to, but entertaining enough to finish it. Narration was a bit staccato in places... and the English accent was terrible... more of an Aussie twang... but all in all, an easy listen whilst dog walking .

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  • Leo Roche
  • 07-02-21

Awful

The worst book I have ever listened to on Audible (over 200)
Poor story development, characters suddenly appearing to allow story to progress.
Very clunky and unrealistic dialogue.
Hard to care about or empathise with main character.
No sense of anticipation felt by this reader who just trudged to a disappointing end.
Also poorly read

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  • Neil Mackay
  • 06-30-21

Entertaining old school sci-fi

Reminiscent of Heinlein's "The door into summer" . A simple story (by time travel standards) well told. Narrator was very good despite the attempted Brit - "ish" accents. Very enjoyable.

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  • 11-22-21

An impossible event in a improbable story.

I found the story flowed fast of an interesting subject. The narrator spoke in a clipped way that at times sounded matter of fact,
I had to laugh, that in a story of the improbable the author had the main characters do something that is impossible. They caught a international flight without any documentation ,passports or visas in assumed names without any explanation . The concept of time travel seemed almost believable after that. Lol