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Finalist, Science Fiction Novels, 2016 Best Book Awards

It's 1955, and Albert Einstein lies in a hospital bed, deathly ill. He suddenly stirs, asks his assistant for paper and pen, then scribbles something down. Minutes later, he dies.

History tells us that Einstein jotted down equations that night. But struggling scholar Jacob Morgan believes that history is wrong. He's convinced that Einstein wrote a deathbed confession that night - a secret that the great scientist didn't want to take to his grave.

Jacob has spent his entire adult life obsessively hunting down that secret - with nothing to show for it but the scorn of his colleagues and the tattered remnants of a once-promising teaching career.

But now, thanks to a lucky break, Jacob has a chance to get his life back on track. His appointment as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia is a fresh start, and he's vowed to end his pursuit of Einstein's secret.

Until history chooses this moment to deliver him one more clue. A clue that leads him to an impossible and unbelievable discovery: time travel.

And so begins the last leg of Jacob's desperate quest, one where history is not only changeable - it's changing. All by itself. And if Jacob doesn't rescue Einstein's secret, everything that he's ever known will disappear forever.

©2014 Irving Belateche (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Matthew
  • SEATTLE, WA, United States
  • 03-26-17

Get ready for the ride!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. This is a rollicking, interesting, thoughtful, intelligent listen. People who would appreciate this would definitely appreciate this offering.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The protagonist is magic. Authentic, complex fun to follow.

What does Kevin T. Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Consistency, authenticity, and fascination. Very very good performance.

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

I did laugh at times and researched various topics touched.

Any additional comments?

This is an outstanding offering, interesting. smart and well performed. Well worth the credit and highly recommended.

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Synchronicity

Great fun engaging listen - the science is solid as is the conspiracy theory the story is based on

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Is it too clever for me to understand?

This book is almost artfully bad. I feel like I must be missing some kind of sophisticated irony. It's like stick figures started talking.

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  • J. Rose
  • Murrieta, CA USA
  • 04-23-17

Boring!

I have been reading several time travel related books and this one was torture to finish. Just incredibly boring. Skip this unless you have nothing better to read.

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Time travel is messy, this story... not so much

What I find in many stories of time travel is a messy mash up while trying to convey to the reader, or.... in this case, the listener.

I was thoroughly pleased with this audiobook.... so much so that I listened to it straight through.

In keeping with MY personal wants... the Narrator pleased me even more. There are only a few voices that hold my attention as deep as his and I shall seek out more books read by him.

The story itself is a delight to follow.... especially for a man like me in his late 50’s and having grown up in Pennsylvania, and having knowledge of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Service Plazas... of which we referred to as “Ho Jo”, short for Howard Johnson’s. For this I applaud the author for this and many other facts that were pertinent to the era of the 50’s. I may have grown up in the 60’s but my knowledge of the area is extensive.... so it helped me to enjoy it more.

I have always been intrigued by time travel and Einstein.. I may not be a mathematician like him but you don’t need to be one to enjoy this book...in any format.

Step thru the wormhole.. and see what’s on the other side...

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I finished it but ... Eh

The story was ok the narrator was ok... I wouldn't diss it but I also wouldn't recommend it.

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loved it

A great telling of time travel and the paradox it would cause
give it a listen

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Trite and Predictable

This was a $2 Audible add-on to my Kindle Unlimited subscription. For $2 and 5 hours it was meh- a trite and predictable time-travel-through-a-wormhole-chasing-Einstein-for an-explanation story.

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