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Time and Again Audiobook

Time and Again: Book 1 in the History Mystery Series

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Publisher's Summary

An old house + A new computer program = The travel opportunity of a lifetime...to another century.

Abby Thomas is spending the summer in a run-down old house with a bratty pre-teen named Merrideth she is supposed to tutor. Not a dream job. But it does come with perks.

There's John Roberts, a devastatingly attractive neighbor who is almost too wonderful to be real.

And there's the new computer program Beautiful Houses--also too amazing to be real. No one knows how it works, but with it she can rewind and fast-forward the lives of all the people who ever lived in the house, including Charlotte Miles.

In 1858, the house is a train stop on the Alton & Chicago Line. And Charlotte is stuck there serving meals to the passengers, wondering if she'll ever get to have any fun. And then she meets two travelers who change her life forever.

There's James McGuire with whom she falls in love. And there's his boss, a young Springfield lawyer named Abraham Lincoln. His debate with political opponent Stephen Douglas catapults him onto the national stage. And it inspires Charlotte to take up the cause of abolition.

The House

A stop on the Alton & Chicago Line. A stop on the Underground Railroad.

Watching the house's history unfold, Abby and Merrideth gain a new perspective on their own lives as time and again they see God's loving hand in the lives of its inhabitants.

©2013 Deborah Heal (P)2014 Deborah Heal

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 12-31-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 12-31-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Unique Story with Dual Time Lines"

    Really interesting story with great historical references to the house where the family is living . . . took me a while to adjust to the narration, which could have been better . . . I love that the tutor that the mother hired for her daughter is a Christian and takes the time to share her faith. This is a fun listen, as well as educational. Technology, history and faith make for a unique combination and I can't wait for the next book in the series.

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    Michelle C. Horst Jerseyville, IL 10-08-14
    Michelle C. Horst Jerseyville, IL 10-08-14 Member Since 2013

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    "loved it!"
    Would you listen to Time and Again again? Why?

    Maybe, has interesting historical information.


    What other book might you compare Time and Again to and why?

    Totally different than any book I've listened to before.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Image of people departing train at their home to have lunch.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Michelle Babb did a great job narrating this book. Waiting to read her next narration!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    avidreader13 07-15-14
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    "Great all around!"
    If you could sum up Time and Again in three words, what would they be?

    Learning life's lessons


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters in this book were relatable and the historical parallel made it even more interesting.


    What about Michelle Babb’s performance did you like?

    I'm normally a visual person- I usually do much better reading something than listening to it. With this book, however, I did not have that problem. Michelle Babb complemented the descriptive language perfectly and gave life to the characters. She made the book very easy to listen to and I found myself drawn in by the words she spoke and the voices she used.


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

    Where the crossroads of many young lives intersect in ways they never could have imagined.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this story- the small mysteries added intrigue to a very well written story. I loved the addition of the historical ties. Overall, great plot, great narrator, and a great message!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terry 12-06-14
    Terry 12-06-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Highly original and entertaining..."
    Where does Time and Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have to admit I've never read a book like this. Great imaginative story with the use of a computer I would love to have! Great YA book. Definitely has religious overtones which some if not many will enjoy.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought Michelle Babb did a great job as narrator. I have a new appreciation of not only the time but the art of being a good narrator, which is so vital to an audio book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Holloway 06-14-15
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    "Very interesting story."
    Would you listen to Time and Again again? Why?

    Yes. I will now have to get the other books in the series to see what happens.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Meredith


    What does Michelle Babb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    emotion


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

    Not really. We listened to it while driving back from vacation.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Beckley 04-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I LOVE this series."
    Where does Time and Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It would be at or near the top of the list.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story and values that were within the story.


    Which character – as performed by Michelle Babb – was your favorite?

    Abby.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The glimpses into our history.


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    Georgette Lamy 10-06-14
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    "Intriguing historical drama"
    Where does Time and Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my first audiobook but I really enjoyed it. It is well read and easy to follow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are realistic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I especially enjoyed the scene when Meridith convinces Abby that they are reliving historical events.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The stories of the runaway slaves were particularly moving,


    Any additional comments?

    This is an interesting way of appreciating historical events, seeing the famous characters as real and ordinary people.

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    tutti-fruitty 10-05-14
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    "Great story"
    If you could sum up Time and Again in three words, what would they be?

    History & Sci-Fi


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Abby - very compassion and patient person.


    Have you listened to any of Michelle Babb’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NA


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

    Yes that would have been nice.


    Any additional comments?

    Michelle did a good job for keeping my attention.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    FredPM 08-14-16
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    "Time and Again I hoped for the end"

    The mystery is more about the creative thought of the authoress . The mystery involves a computer program that would take the two people back to see things happening at a specific time in history . Personally, I did not find the history that much of a mystery . So I really did look forward to the end of the book . Even as I listened to the book and at times fell asleep , I did not find myself obliged to replay what I missed while dozing .
    The language is clean, there is no violence involved , there is nothing objectionable for children , but the story just did not hold my attention .

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    Amazon Customer 06-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Liked it at first"

    I liked the book at first even though it seems more like a teen novel than an adult mystery. I wish it would have stated more clearly that it's a Christian mystery. I may have gotten it anyway but I just got annoyed as it got preachy. Not, Left Behind preachy but still more than I was expecting. To each their own and it's OK for 1.99

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