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September Sky Audiobook

September Sky: American Journey, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city.

Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, September Sky follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledge of things to come.

©2015 John A. Heldt (P)2016 John A. Heldt

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    🌼DARA Niagara Falls 08-29-16
    🌼DARA Niagara Falls 08-29-16

    AUDIOBOOKS+TASKS=ADVENTURES! I 💙Romances: Hist./Insp./Contemp.🔹I Also Receive Books In Exchange 4 Reviews In Varied Genres🔹NO SPOILERS 🙊

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    "Time Travel Journey"

    This is a well written and researched time-travel story. Although this book starts off at a rather slow pace it does pick up some speed when the plot throws some curves. This is the kind of book that, after you finish it and know the outcome, you would want to read again to analyze how the author weaved this story. Some very clever writing.

    The narration was well done. There were, however, a few audio glitches that weren't the narrator's fault. 😀

    I know this kind of book isn't for everyone but it's a nice listen if you enjoy history, time-travel, mystery, with a bit of romance

    I would like to thank the author, narrator, or publisher for providing me this audiobook at no cost in exchange for my unbiased review courtesy of Audio book boom

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Marla 07-22-16
    Marla 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story about time travelers."
    What made the experience of listening to September Sky the most enjoyable?

    Listening about the historical events and trying to work their lives around them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like stories about time travel. However, I felt these characters did not have any problem adapting. I think most of us would be like, Oh yes that's right it hasn't been invented yet.


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

    Not sure if I have. He did a pretty good job..


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

    Back in time.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    April H. Lyons, Ks USA 07-09-16
    April H. Lyons, Ks USA 07-09-16 Member Since 2010
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    "September Sky: American Journey, Book 1"

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

    September Sky is a time travel book that explores a historical event through fiction. A father and son are given the opportunity to travel from 2016 back to 1900. Their relationship develops during their adventures and the people they meet are different from ones in their time period. They have a mystery to solve all in a short window of time. It is interesting to see the different perspectives between the two time periods. Romances develop and it keeps the listener waiting to see if they will go back alone, accompanied or will they stay. Will their presence change history.

    I see there are more books in this series that I want to explore.


    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 08-06-16
    Lori 08-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Audio quality ruins the story"
    Any additional comments?

    Interesting and entertaining.
    Mystery, suspense, romance, heartbreak

    Starts out a little slow. But it is actually a good story.
    Chuck and his son Justin are given the opportunity to travel back in time. Thus they are somewhat prepared when they embark on their adventure. As they journey through their adventure in the past they repair their relationship. As they interact with people and change things in the past what effect will this have on the future.

    This is the first Chaz Allen narration I have listened to. It's hard to really judge his narration based on the quality of the audio. You can tell that there is a difference in his character voices. He seems to have a pleasant voice. Again it's hard to tell.

    The audio quality is not what it should be. It's to high pitched or it makes it hard to listen to the book for any length of time. There is a constant hollow sound/static that is hard on the ears. Adjusting the sound and adding some bass would make a huge difference. It's actually an entertaining story but the audio quality ruins it. If I had purchased the book I would have returned it for poor quality.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie Lynn 08-05-16
    Eddie Lynn 08-05-16 Member Since 2015

    No spoilers from me! Sexy, romantic stories, thrillers, mystery, relationship stories.. my library is a crazy mix.

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    "American Journey left me behind"
    Would you try another book from John A. Heldt and/or Chaz Allen?

    I will definitely avoid books from Chaz Allen. His narration style and my listening style do not match. I appreciate narrators whose talents include other voices, accents and inflections. Mr. Allen did not demonstrate those talents in this narrative. He seemed rushed, and, sadly, much like I would sound if I attempted narration.

    Mr. Heldt has written a book that might appeal to teens interested in a bit of suspense, twisted history and time travel. I am sorry that I did not enjoy this book enough to eagerly jump into the next book. Other reviews have had a different impression.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was moved by the reconnection the father and son established. A fantasy journey into the past is always a fun story. This journey delved into the personal history of their family and the ramification of specific events, which is a different twist.


    Any additional comments?

    A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 07-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Time Travel What!!!!"

    This story was a nice story that demonstrated what time travel could be like. A father and son who have no ties to the world they are in except each other. the narrator did the voices well but the story did not resonate with me. They traveled back in time fell in love and saved several people. Chuck the father and Justin the son are adrift aand not reallysur what they want out of life. Professor Bell does little to convince them to time travel and offered nothing that would induce me to travel. This was unbelievable to me so it was a time for suspending reality and it was hard for me to do. Although the Professor was investigated nothing was revealed that would make make a decision like this so lightly.
    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Comments of September Sky"

    The book is too long unless maybe you travel and have the book in disk and can listen as you ride. Just listening, the audible becomes like a monotone. Of course, I admit I am a reader with a book in progress at all times. I struggle with just listening. However, thank you for the opportunity to try the audible version of a book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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