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The Didymus Contingency | [Jeremy Robinson]

The Didymus Contingency

If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go? When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place, and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game.
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Publisher's Summary

If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go?

When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place, and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game where they are tempted by evil characters, betrayed by friends, pursued by an assassin from the future, and haunted by a demon that cannot be killed.

About the author: Jeremy Robinson is the author of 11 novels including Pulse, Instinct, and Threshold, the first three books in his exciting Jack Sigler thriller series. His novels have been translated into nine languages. He is the director of New Hampshire AuthorFest, a non-profit organization promoting literacy in New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife and three children.

©2011 Jeremy Robinson (P)2012 Jeremy Robinson

What the Critics Say

"What surprised me, with [Robinson's] take on the possibility of two 21st century men meeting Jesus, was the utter lack of predictability.... He offers a new perspective on ripping apart the time-space continuum I am shocked no one has ever considered before now." (Round Table Reviews)

"[A] thrilling and fast-paced 'what if?' scenario." (MidWest Book Review)

"[A] rollicking adventure.... The story opens explosively and is laced with suspense and humor. Robinson writes quite well and is an up-and-coming author to watch...we'll hear, read, and see a great deal more from him in the future." (Christian Book Previews)

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    MN_Grumpy Columbia Heights, MN United States 05-16-14
    MN_Grumpy Columbia Heights, MN United States 05-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Fascinating tour of Jesus ministry"

    As a born and practicing Christian I have long felt that the Biblical images of Jesus and his followers was unrealistic. We are told "Jesus wept"; we are never told that Jesus laughed. The essence of Christ is the human/divine conjunction; yet we are not given that perspective from the establishment religions.
    The author provided me an exercise in that realm for which I am deeply thankful. At times I felt the narrator was annoying - which is why I held back one star. That should not preclude anyone from enjoying this tale - I tend to be rather - - - with a couple of favored readers. This was my first journey with this one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Page 05-14-14
    Annie Page 05-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "The end ruined book"
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    The title says it all. It was an ok listen until the end. I would have preferred the ending to be inconclusive, not a religious stand. Very preachy at the end.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kiki Delahaut Albuquerque, NM 08-12-14
    Kiki Delahaut Albuquerque, NM 08-12-14
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    "Plodding and unbelievable"
    Any additional comments?

    This book was almost enjoyable. A mix of science fiction (involving time travel) and Christian evangelism, it had elements of intrigue and suspense that kept me going for awhile, even when the writing was plodding. However, the reader must increasingly continue to suspend belief to a point that I simply couldn't finish the story. Serious scenes that were meant to inspire were starting to make me laugh out loud. Incredible coincidences began to pile up. This might be a good choice for a Christian looking for something very different in the evangelism line, but not cerebral.

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    Melissa 08-11-14
    Melissa 08-11-14
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    "Good read; unusual ideas for story & time travel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was different; well explained; well thought-out; and very interesting. Even after finishing the book it kept me thinking.


    What other book might you compare The Didymus Contingency to and why?

    None. Never read anything like it before.


    Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

    David.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The connections to religion in it were kept accurate and well-portrayed. I don't normally care for religious fiction but this was definitely worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Meridianville, AL, United States 08-10-14
    Laurie Meridianville, AL, United States 08-10-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun take on the Jesus story."
    What did you love best about The Didymus Contingency?

    Interesting angle for the retelling of the Jesus story. The time travel makes it fresh to our current take on history.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Didymus Contingency?

    The death of Jesus was memorable.


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first. Not bad.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Enjoyed the take on history.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Happy Yogi 08-05-14
    Happy Yogi 08-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great idea for a story."
    If you could sum up The Didymus Contingency in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, exciting, challenging.


    What other book might you compare The Didymus Contingency to and why?

    The door into summer by Robert Heinlein. Although Heinlein's book didn't deal with the spiritual side of things, it did talk to the concept of a paradox due to time travel. I have always found the concept of time travel intriguing. Timeline is another one that I liked.


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    The performance was great.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Have watch will travel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rod baulkham hills, Australia 08-01-14
    rod baulkham hills, Australia 08-01-14 Member Since 2011
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    "This is religion"

    This book should not be in this category, this is religion with a tiny bit of time travel mixed in to make it into modern detective , nothing like what it professes to be, the narration is great, no dramas there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emil Reykjavík, Iceland 07-31-14
    Emil Reykjavík, Iceland 07-31-14

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    "Insult to my intelligence"

    Will not read from this author again. Quantum physics and fundamentalist religious bullshit don't mix well. I suspect the author is a young earth creationist, due to the travel to "The Flood" in the ending. The sci-fi in the book was okay, but the implausible story around what happens on their travels ruins it.
    The atheist is a major straw man and I felt the book was just preaching Christianity.

    Please don't recommend this book to an atheist in an attempt to convert them to Christianity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul H Merritt 07-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Jeremy Robinson is an outstanding author"
    Where does The Didymus Contingency rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Write up at the top


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Love the way the biblical story was used And how Jeremy made it seem plausible


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    He is great I could listen to him endlessly


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I wish it had a sequel


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book I really enjoyed it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MARYANNE EDEN, UT, United States 07-23-14
    MARYANNE EDEN, UT, United States 07-23-14 Member Since 2010
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    "More Time Travel Please!"

    This books premise was very cool. I love time travel stories and this one was great as far as that went in this book. I was not thrilled about the religious lecturing about Christ throughout the book, however, if you had to pick something that you didn't think happened to travel to in time, the resurrection of Christ is huge. Setting aside all of the religious stuff, the book is solid on time travel principles making it very enjoyable from the standpoint. I gave it a three overall because I found myself zoning out as the characters interacted with Christ...sad but true.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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