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Blackbird: A Warrior of the No-When

Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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In the Third Universe, the Union Jack flies proudly over the entire continent of North America. England is the greatest power in the world.

But another force rules over the crown. It is a mysterious group called the Masters. And their sinister servants, the Bookmen, enforce their laws against advanced technology.

The fires of dissent have not been extinguished, however; the Free Radicals study scientific advances in secret, and Penelope Victoria Steele has joined their rebellion. The beautiful and educated daughter of the provincial governor of Northwestin-Cascadia, she risks her very life to uncover forbidden knowledge, for to defy the Masters means death.

What she does not realize is that her world is not what it seems to be. Nor is time and space.

©2017 Martin Schiller (P)2017 Martin Schiller

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Sci-fi for Thinkers

What did you love best about Blackbird: A Warrior of the No-When?

The protagonist, Penny, is utterly charming. She has an engaging voice and is delightfully fun.

What did you like best about this story?

While the story itself is fun, the fact that it works best when considered as a framework for the philosophical elements makes it intriguing and well worth mulling over long after the story has ended.

Which scene was your favorite?

Penny and Elizabeth's train trip to Tacoma.

Any additional comments?

Aside from a slightly dodgy Southern accent during the novel, the narrator does a wonderful job and does a great job of keeping the narrative engaging and fun.

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Thoroughly enjoyed the story, thinking man's candy

I really enjoyed the story and the writer has an amazing literary brush to paint with. Some of the huge plot twists I saw coming ahead of time but it doesn't detract from the very well written and enjoyable story. If you give a little time it's a slow burn in the very beginning but once you get to the first little twist things become very fun. Love a lot of the creative connective tissue the writer put in with anomalistic historical pieces that ancient astronaut theorist will catch immediately. There are some interesting points of view regarding religion as well.

The reader's performance was great on the varied characters and different accents and for me, the southern drawl was the weakest, but all things considered, she was amazing. I would be lucky to have her narrate any of my books.

PROS: Solid storytelling. Smart. Well crafted.
CONS: A little slow in beginning and then picks up to a nice pace. Some of the relationship pieces were harder for me to latch onto, but different strokes for different folks! ;)

Will I continue into the second and third books? Yes. I look forward to seeing what is next for our heroine.

Can I recommend this book? Yes.

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A wonderfully original story.

I had seen this book on here and the title grabbed me. So I delved in to it and so glad I did. The plot keeps pace even though it has many twists and the story flows wonderfully. A great and original work of Sci-Fi. Hopefully Mr. Schiller makes a sequel to this series!

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Great book

Really great book I could listen to it everyday just a great story wish it could be a movie

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