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The Time Travel Trailer Audiobook

The Time Travel Trailer

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A 1937 vintage camper trailer half hidden in weeds catches Lynne McBriar's eye when she is visiting an elderly friend, Ben. Ben eagerly sells it to her and she just as eagerly embarks on a restoration. But after each remodel, sleeping in the trailer lands Lynne and her daughter Dinah in a previous decade - exciting, yet frightening. Glimpses of their home town and ancestors 50 or 60 years earlier is exciting and also offers some clues to the mystery of Ben's lost love. But when Dinah makes a trip on her own, separating herself from her mother by decades, Lynne has never known such fear. It is a trip that may upset the future if Lynne and her estranged husband can't team up to bring their daughter back.

©2014 Karen Musser Nortman (P)2016 Karen Musser Nortman

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    Jan United States 05-22-16
    Jan United States 05-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Learning by doing?"

    I was impressed with the historical research that went into this book. There was plenty of suspense in all time frames, and any lingering questions were r/t the backstory. Publisher's blurb will give you clues, and I won't insult the author with spoilers. It is a book that grabs your attention and brings you back whenever you have a few minutes to stick your nose in it. No gratuitous erotica. I, too, want to get the next installment.
    I got the audio version, and supersnark Valerie gave a great performance!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN 05-21-16
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    "Camping this weekend, anyone?"
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    What a fun young adult listen! It held the usual of a teenager’s life in modern times in a small town, but mixed with time travel it was both entertaining and educational. We learn just how society and culture condition how we respond to events.

    Dinah is the typical fourteen-year-old—curious and a bit snappy when things don’t go her way and very sarcastic when she’s ticked off. She isn’t happy about her mom and dad’s separation. Nor is she happy about how much time her mom spends with her career.

    Lynne, Dinah’s mom, feels the gap between her daughter and herself. She knows part of it is because of the separation from Dinah’s dad, but it’s also what happens to teenagers as they experience the pangs of growing up, coming to terms with who they are.

    When her mom buys a trailer from one of the neighbors and starts stripping away the many coats of paint, changes of flooring, etc., she gets involved in the transformation. Lynne decides the trailer may bring her daughter and her closer by taking some weekends for camping. And if not, it would make a great work office. But reader, this is not just a trailer, but one with secrets. Would you be willing to sleep in a trailer and wake up somewhere else not knowing if you could return home again? Lynne and Dinah had very adventurous souls and it was a pleasure to join them as they discovered that which came before them!

    Usually my time travel book reads go back to the highlands or medieval times. This one is recent history, which makes it enticingly readable. We come to understand how events shaped people’s lives during the late 1930’s through 1960’s. The author had to have done some thorough research to get the ever changing dialog slang and clothing correct during these periods.

    Narrator Valerie Gilbert does what she does best. Her voice has a smooth charm about it and she’s able to handle different accents fluidly. She’s outstanding with sarcasm and bored dialogue. For this listen, she’s perfect! I loved how absolutely authentic Dinah’s sarcasm and annoyance with life shone through Ms. Gilbert’s voice.

    I liked this book so much, I want to read the second in the series, Trailer on the Fly.

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    Katina L. French Louisville, KY 04-28-16
    Katina L. French Louisville, KY 04-28-16

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    "Nostalgic whimsy with believable characters"
    What did you love best about The Time Travel Trailer?

    The descriptions of clothing, slang and current events during the different historical periods.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author's familiarity with camping in a vintage trailer, and the believable relationship between the Lynn and Dinah added a great touch of realism to a whimsical time-travel fantasy.


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

    Valerie Gilbert's deliberate pacing and varied vocal performance for each of the two main characters, helped ground the story and keep me engaged.


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

    A "Hot Tub Time Machine" for the Emotionally Mature.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) 06-08-16 Member Since 2016

    Denver, Co metro area resident for over fifty-five years. Retired, Mid 60's, Male, own over 9,600 Kindle books, and over 400 Audible books.

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    "This has a lot to recommend it!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Time Travel Trailer the most enjoyable?

    The nostalgia factor. Escaping back to when things were supposedly so much simpler snd better. Valerie Gilbert's narration fit this book very well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was written by Karen Musser Nortman who is / was a History teacher. She brings back each era or decade with descriptions of dress, speech and important social events. Very enjoyable!


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

    Valerie Gilbert's narration is exceptional. Not over the top, like some narrators. Her work did NOT detract attention from the story. A positive!


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

    Nostalgic. Whether it was a simpler time, I can't say. I recall turmoil in each of the decades visited by the characters. the Depression, Civil Rights, etc. I'm sure that families today face similar challenges. I saw mention in another review that this was a YA book. And it is appropriate to that audiences, but it should appeal to adults too.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very entertaining work, with characters and settings that involved the reader. To me the gist to the story allowed a family to reconnect in a,strong way.Thank you for allowing me to listen and review this audio book.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

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    Deedra United States 09-13-16
    Deedra United States 09-13-16 Member Since 2015

    I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol

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    "TheTime Travel Trailer"

    This was a very unique time travel book.Imagine going to sleep in your refurbished camper only to wake up in another time at that same location!It left me with a lot of 'what ifs'.I loved it and can not wait to get the next in the series. Valerie Gilbert is great with the narration.I was given this book free for an honest review.

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    Keppy 09-06-16
    Keppy 09-06-16 Listener Since 2008
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    "Love time travel"

    I am a sucker for time travel books, so I especially loved this one. Lynne McBriar acquires a 1937 vintage camper trailer from an elderly neighbor she has befriended. When she takes the trailer out for an overnight something unexpected happens – she wakes up to a day in the 1960s! She chalks this up to some weird dream or imagination until it happens again after she has begun renovation on the trailer and ends up in an even earlier decade.

    The plot is simple and the book is an amazingly quick read (or listen, as I listened to the audiobook). Lynne and her daughter uncover some clues about the elderly neighbor along the way, and help to solve a little mystery regarding him.

    This isn’t great literature, and it honestly isn’t even particularly original, but that doesn’t even matter to me because I really loved it, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel!!

    Highly recommended for anyone who wants a simple beach read, or just loves time travel books like I do!

    The narrator, Valerie Gilbert does a fantastic job with this audiobook, too.

    I received this audiobook from Audiobookboom in exchange for an honest review.

    More books involving time-travel:

    11/22/63 by Stephen King
    Doomsday Book: Oxford Time Travel Series by Connie Willis
    Time and Again: Time Series by Jack Finney
    Timebound: The Chronos Files Series by Rysa Walker
    Kindred by Octavia Butler
    Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicle’s of St. Mary’s Series by Jodi Taylor
    Landline by Rainbow Rowell
    A Discovery of Witches: The Allsouls Triology by Deborah Harkness
    Off To Be the Wizard: Magic 2.0 Series by Scott Meyer
    Passage by Connie Willis

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    Jeffrey G. Davenport 08-03-16 Member Since 2015

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    "whimsical "

    good overall but more of a kids book.
    narrator was very good. I enjoyed it
    and would recommend it to 8 to 13 yr olds

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    Lauren Alumbaugh Waco,TX 07-28-16
    Lauren Alumbaugh Waco,TX 07-28-16

    Lauren Alumbaugh

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    "Time jumps"

    This is quite the entertaining story. a divorced woman buys a travel trailer either for her business or for travels. When her and her daughter decide to take it for a spin they are stunned to wake up in another era. each time the woke up they ent but her back in time. Luckily the girls knew how to come back. in the end we find why the previous owner was so sad, its a nice twist! The narrator did an amazing job pulling you into the story and left you needing more. great read!

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    Diane 07-13-16
    Diane 07-13-16
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    I enjoyed this little story, and I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from reading or listening to it. That being said, it felt more like a draft in need of fleshing out. There were so many hinted at subplots that were never fully explored. In fact, that was the thing which bothered me the most. The story had a delightfully whimsical set up and ended up trying to be a dark-ish "no place like home " morality tale. The time travel aspect had so much to offer. I was disappointed that it wasn't dealt with in a more in depth way.

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    Lori 07-09-16
    Lori 07-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    The synopsis of the story tells you everything you need to know about the story except that it is a really good, clean, fun, enjoyable and entertaining time travel story.

    What a travel trailer! Really liked the fact that the story takes to you to different time periods based on undoing the "upgrades" that were done to the trailer.

    Following Lynne and Dinah through their discovery of the trailers mystery's to their adventures while camping is a fun afternoon listen.

    Believable characters and believable situations for each time period.

    Valerie Gilbert did a great job with the narration. Nice voice, easy on the ears. Great job with the different character voices. Her narration made the characters come to life.

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

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