In this combination of the novels New Frontier and Final Frontier, this is the story of alternate timelines, partial political thriller, and time travel, in which a United States President is kept from being assassinated, but there are other unintended consequences as a result.
In 1976, Ronald Reagan becomes President of the United States, declares the U.S. will plant a base on the moon by 1980 and a base on Mars by 1989. The Iranian Hostage Crisis occurs, but Reagan issues a stronger response, but as a result, Osama bin Laden rises to power earlier than he normally would have in the prime timeline.
Meanwhile, The Soviet Union decides to build a starship that will travel to the stars because they want to one-up the United States, but as is usually the case, nothing seems to go right.
In the early 1990s the U.S. and the Russians join forces, which leads the joint venture to the other side of the galaxy by means of a wormhole. When they attempt to return to Earth, they find themselves in the past, where they try to fix certain events in the past while they wait for history in general to catch up to where they launched the joint mission to begin with. Things go wrong as events do not play out as planned and numerous cases of unintended consequences result from the multiple attempts at fixing the timeline.
©2012 Cliff Ball (P)2013 Cliff Ball
Cliff Ball, Not without checking the reviews. Keith Slane no!
Ask a real publisher..... because the one for this book FAILED!
Not sure... the material was poor and the narration seemed to be flat......
In the realm of what ifs, a possible good story with the right author.
Does Audible have standards? If so then the Q/A department really missed on this one!
No I would not listen to another book done by Keith Slane, Im not normally picky on narration but in this case it was really bad. I might read another book by Cliff Ball
The time travel aspect was the most interesting. The least interesting was the terrorism arc, in many places it wasn't believable.
Poor speaking voice, inability to speak in a general dialect, in many areas was almost totally monotone. I've listened to over 60 audio-books in the last couple years and this was the worst narration I've ever heard.
Intellectually stunted 6 year old chimpanzees (I realize that I am insulting chimpanzees as a species, here).
Cliff Ball should have written this book at a grade level higher than 3rd. He really needed to have someone other than his 12 year old cousin proofread his work.
Kieth Slane read this book as though he had come into the studio badly hungover and opened it for the first time, though after listening to the book, I can't blame him for his heavy drinking.
Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment, Disappointment,
Grammar seems to be the author's mortal enemy.
"Promising start but let down by lack of detail"
It was a good start very interesting idea and i really like the books that explore the "what if?" situations in history but after the last 1/2 completly lacks any beliveable/ plausble detail
Depends on the idea/ reviews
In my view the performance could have been SERIOULSY better, i intialy found the readers strong American accent hard to understand but i eventualy got used to it. However unlike the other books i have downloaded this reader dosent even try to do different voices/ accents for charicters which made it increasingly diffcult to work out which charicter was which particualry if i had just switched on
No i think everything was covered
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