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Two years ago, a weird trick of time sent Travis Merrill spiraling from 2016 to the year 1877. Committed now to his life in frontier Arizona, Travis is married with a child on the way and is homesteading a ranch. His knowledge of the future, however, keeps him at odds with his neighbors, his friends...and his wife. He finds it more and more difficult to protect his home without alienating his family, yet he can’t ignore what he knows is - and will be - true.

©2016 Melissa Bowersock (P)2020 Melissa Bowersock

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Being Travis

This was a very good follow up to Finding Travis.I enjoyed the story. Jonathan Waters was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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Great Story!💜

A unique journey to the past to experience all the joys and drama that they endured without the current technology of the present. The importance of family, friends & good neighbors is portrayed in this heartfelt charming romantic time travel story. I loved how Travis seemed so smart and confident yet at times, broken & vulnerable. You’ll love all the characters. The narration was very good. Jonathan Waters does very well with all the accents, ages & female voices as well as all the emotions throughout the story. This is book 2 with an HEA and should be read in order. I highly recommend this book/series.

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Enjoyable

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and any opinions expressed herein are my own.

This is the follow-up to Finding Travis. It is a standalone book. The events of how Travis ended up in the past are provided in a brief summary by the author.

This is really an enjoyable sequel with very likeable characters. It was nice to check in with Travis to see how he is getting on and dealing with knowing that he would not be seeing those from his future life, which led to some introspection on my part on what or how I would handle that situation. I really enjoyed the cameo by Billy the Kid.

The narrator, Jonathan Winters, is the same for both books. He does a really nice job.

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Book two is as good as Book one!

Book two did not disappoint! I really enjoyed this continuation of Finding Travis. An excellent story. I will listen to more books by Melissa Bowersock.


Excellent narration by Jonathan Waters. I would listen to more books narrated by him.

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Travis survives

I wish Travis wouldn't have waited so long to tell his wife about time travel. Again, Riley to the rescue- yay! I liked the note Travis left in hopes his mom would find it and know he was okay. Ot made me kinda teary!! I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job.

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Travis Finds His Time

Really 3.5. I didn't find Being Travis as captivating as the first book in the duology, Finding Travis. I didn't find the setting as interesting, and the frisson of a modern man dropped into the past was lessened as Travis settles into the late 19th century. Mostly, I was bothered by his decision not to tell his wife the truth about his origins, although I understand the authorial reason he withheld this: conflict! Still entertaining and well worth a read, or listen in my case. I loved the Epilogue.

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Gripping

This book brings Travis to the point where he is building a new life in the 1870s with his wife and friends. He encounters the many issues of this time and must reconcile his life story with those he is closest to. This book is well written and leaves you wishing for follow on books in his adventures. The narrator is very good and the book is both well written and well presented.

This book was provided free of charge and this review is freely done with no requirements.

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 11-20-21

Another fascinating look at American settler life!

Involuntary time traveller Travis Merrill has settled into life in 1870’s Arizona: he’s married, retired from military life, and built a ranch for Phaedra, their unborn child, and for his faithful striker, Riley. Whereas the first book dealt primarily with Travis’s adjustment and concealment of his time travel, this story looks at life as an American settler - it’s hard work, it’s communal, and it’s fascinating. I probably wouldn’t have thought of reading a book about this time period, but by applying Travis’s futuristic lens to everything, Melissa Bowersock provides a brilliant comparison of the pros and cons of then and now - I can totally see the appeal of Outlander. It helps that all the main characters here are thoroughly decent people you respect and want to spend time with. Audio narrator Jonathan Waters really does a superb job in this series, the character voices sound so natural and the action thoroughly compelling.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 09-02-20

Being Travis is a yes

Jonathan Waters is perfect narrator for this book.

After two years after finding himself 140 years in the past, in 1880s, Travis is now married to Phaedra, with a baby on the way and building a home and life…a happy one. t Travis is finding it increasingly difficult to hide what he knows of the future, afraid that if Phaedra finds out the truth, his happy new life will be shattered.