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Every Anxious Wave Audiobook

Every Anxious Wave

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Publisher's Summary

Why would we need music if our lives were exactly as we wanted them to be?

Karl Bender is a quiet guy who lives in three places: his bar, his apartment, and the cheap Mediterranean place on the corner that keeps him well fed with his daily portion of hummus and chicken shwarma. But that's all about to change. When he stumbles upon a time-traveling wormhole, Karl develops a business selling access to people who want to go back in time to hear their favorite bands. It's a pretty ingenious plan, and Karl's indie rock ethics ensure that he keeps things small and special.

Until, that is, he mistakenly transports best friend Wayne to 980 Mannahattan instead of 1980 Manhattan. Karl is distraught. He needs an ally. And he finds one in brilliant, prickly, overweight astrophysicist Lena Geduldig. The connection is immediate. While they work on getting Wayne back, Karl and Lena fall in love - with time travel and each other. Unable to resist meddling with the past, they bounce around time. That's when they alter the course of their lives. That's when they threaten their future together.

A wild romp of a love story across time, Every Anxious Wave plays ball with the big questions: Who would we become if we could rewrite our pasts? How do we hold on to love across time?

©2016 Mo Daviau (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Besendorfer Books LLC 11-24-16 Member Since 2010

    I can be summed up in one word. Handsome, intelligent, honest, humble, brave, exciting, fun, kind, trustworthy, sexy! All these words work.

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    "Interesting, character driven story."

    This is a book about the application of love in its many forms on time travel. If you are like me and enjoy a book where the characters drive the story you will love this book. As one reviewer pointed out there is a lot of casual swearing and some crude portions. Normally this would bother me, but for the most part it seemed organic within the context of the book in relation to its characters. Check it out and decide for yourself.

    38 of 40 people found this review helpful
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    Dasroo 04-08-16
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    "One. Full. Day."

    I spent one entire day listening to this magnetic novel.
    As one Doctor might say, "Time is more of a wibbly-wobbly timey wimey...stuff..." so reads the pages of this constantly evolving book.
    It's also not really a book.
    The science behind the time travel on this work is simple, but not too simple. Facts behind the theories spoken of are accurate, if not only to keep the story moving at a film style pace.
    With prose on sad-sackery through nostalgia honed in on the late 80's to early 90's, the reminders of a long lost era never bogs down the read, nor does the narrator let the sometimes down beat prose keep the flow moving.
    With passages on subjects on the Einstein–Rosen bridge and the quantum physics behind the tech that enables cross time texting, this roadmap through time and space peaks and bends the notion behind a theme that absolute love, and an Elliot Smith lyric, transcends the good Doctors ideas.

    30 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis Ann Bel Air, Maryland United States 03-03-17
    Phyllis Ann Bel Air, Maryland United States 03-03-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Rock time travel!"

    The reader really brought this book to life - it would make a good movie! If you like reading about time travel, this is for you - makes you consider what you could/should/shouldn't try to change.

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Logan's Run 03-31-16
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    "Frustrating"

    The story begins with exciting time traveling experiences then turns into a weird soap opera with a long drawn out ending that is neither a relief or a surprise. Too much swearing.

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    James 12-01-16
    James 12-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't hold me."

    Struggled with the concept, delivery and psychedelic underpinnings. it was painful to grasp the science with the fiction. it was hindered by the overarching explanation and foul language.

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    Jenny Forrester 06-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Time travel, Rock and Roll, and A Brilliant Author"

    Fun, deeply smart, wisdom and philosophical thought throughout. Great read beginning to end. Will read whatever Daviau writes.

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    Schrodinger's Not Quite Dead Cat Austin, TX 03-01-16
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    "Great Story & Great Reader."

    Could not put it down! Way to go Mo! Can you make some more boiks please. I loved it and plan on listening again.

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    Kenneth 07-26-17
    Kenneth 07-26-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Bleeeeeeeeeeck!"

    Crafty of the author to list her name as Mo. had I know it was a very poor romance novel with thin sci-fi trappings I'd have passed. At least it was cheap.
    Narration was good.

    Oh, and oh so liberal!

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    Matthew S. Hill Brooklyn, NY 07-25-17
    Matthew S. Hill Brooklyn, NY 07-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Entertaining!"

    This is the story of a true glutton for punishment. He wants what he cannot have at all times. The female protagonist is the void of emotions and that's the person he decides that he wants to spend his life with… That kind of tells you exactly what kind of person he is. Then there's a whole bunch of time travel that is interesting and entertaining.
    This is like reading A sci-fi script that could be easily turned into a Hollywood blockbuster or a really entertaining sappy B movie.

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    Cassandra Chotiner western New York 07-24-17
    Cassandra Chotiner western New York 07-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent story"

    I'm glad to have found this book. I couldn't stop listening after it started. All of the ups and downs, a real nail biter

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