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Mercer Street Audiobook

Mercer Street: American Journey, Book 2

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Weeks after her husband dies in the midst of an affair in 2016, Chicago writer Susan Peterson, 48, seeks solace on a California vacation with her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda. The novelist, however, finds more than she bargained for when she meets a professor who possesses the secret of time travel. Within days, the women travel to 1938 and Princeton, New Jersey. Elizabeth begins a friendship with her refugee parents and infant self, while Susan and Amanda fall for a widowed admiral and a German researcher with troubling ties. Filled with poignancy, heartbreak, and intrigue, Mercer Street gives new meaning to courage, sacrifice, and commitment as it follows three strong-willed souls on the adventure of a lifetime.

©2015 John A. Heldt (P)2017 John A. Heldt

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    Shoppermom 06-28-17
    Shoppermom 06-28-17

    Books are my sustenance. I read whenever I can and listen to audiobooks constantly. I try to leave honest and fair reviews.

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    "A nice visit to a time gone by."
    What made the experience of listening to Mercer Street the most enjoyable?

    When my kids were young they enjoyed "The Magic Treehouse" series. Mercer Street reminded me of those books, as in many ways, it is a grown-up version with the same premise. A small group - in this case, a mother, adult-daughter, and grandmother -- take advantage of an offer to travel back in time, have interesting adventures, and return to the present wiser and more ready to deal with their present lives. Mercer Street is a street in Princeton, NJ, where the grandmother had lived as a baby, so the trio chose to visit that area in 1938. I thoroughly enjoyed the immersion into those calm, oblivious days before the U.S. was even fully aware of what was happening in Europe, and it was interesting to see the women try to come to grips with their new acquaintances' lack of knowledge given their own understanding of the impending upheavals. Each of the women forges relationships with people in the past, knowing both the real-life dangers to come and the possible danger of altering the time-line. How they manage those relationships: the grandmother with her own family, the mother with a scholar and scientist whose work will be critical to the upcoming war effort, and the daughter with a young German who has grown up in the U.S., provide the intrigue and passion to a good historical read. But the intrigue and passion are not of the "keep you up all night reading/listening" variety. It is a good story, and I'm glad I experienced it. I received a copy of the audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review, and I'm glad I got a chance to listen to it. Anyone who enjoys good historical fiction would enjoy Mercer Street.


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    Connie Higgins SNYDER, TX, US 07-08-17
    Connie Higgins SNYDER, TX, US 07-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Time Travel Book"

    I Love time travel books and this one was right at the top. The characters, story line and narration was great. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy by the author, narrator or publisher.

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    Susan Patterson 07-06-17
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    "Interesting concept"
    What made the experience of listening to Mercer Street the most enjoyable?

    The romantic tension of Susan and Amanda and the dilemma it created in the story development.


    What other book might you compare Mercer Street to and why?

    I do not like this question.


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

    I enjoyed his voice and his inflections of the characters.


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

    Everyone needs a Magic Room


    Any additional comments?

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review”.

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    Listener 06-30-17
    Listener 06-30-17
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    "Great Book with some time travel!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great time travel book in the series..<br/><br/>John A. Heldt writes good books that also incorporate history, and this has both.<br/><br/>Chaz Allen is great at narration as well


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoy time travel books, with the interesting twists to them.. This book provided more history for me in regards to the beginning of WWII and how it started.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Without giving anything away, the hospital scene with Lizzy and Elizabeth


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

    I didn't have an extreme reaction, but it did give me a bit of a history lesson. <br/><br/>Also, this book had really good strong female characters, and I liked that as well.


    Any additional comments?

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review."

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    Teresa 06-27-17
    Teresa 06-27-17

    I love listening to audiobooks with my three compadres: two sweet tabby cats and a Great Dane!

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    "An Enjoyable Historical Fiction"

    Mercer Street was a nice, enjoyable listen. I especially loved the time travel aspect. This made the story fun and adventurous. The characters were great. I didn't listen to the first book in the series but I don't think it was necessary, although I would like to continue the series. The only down side was that it was a little long otherwise it was an excellent listen.

    Chaz Allen's performance was outstanding. He had a nice voice and was easy to listen to. He portayed the characters well and kept a good pace.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review."

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    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 06-24-17
    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 06-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A great story full of history and every day life"

    Ignore the fact that this is book 2 in a series. This book is completely stand alone. I am sure the other books are just as good and I will read them when I get the chance but, this book is a complete story on its own.

    Time travel is a great topic because it allows the reader/listener to compare two (or more) time periods and learn excellent life lessons from the character interactions. This book is no exception. A great story without dealing with the mechanics of the travel itself.

    The narrator on the other hand I did not care for. His voice was fine but the style of reading was annoying. But it may not be the narrators fault. The issues I had may have been in the story that way. This story has to be king of the pregnant pause. Almost every sentence was read in a way... that I can not find the words to describe. I have encountered it in one other series of books, (The Ultimate Gift). In fact I even checked to see if it was the same narrator. (It wasn't.) In that series it seemed to fit the story better than this one. However, I can see where it may have been done on purpose here as well.

    No matter the issues, this was a great story. One that was very difficult to put down almost from the start. Worth every penny to purchase and I plan to purchase more in the series.


    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    cps Texas 06-21-17
    cps Texas 06-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Another enjoyable book from J Heldt & C Allen"
    Any additional comments?

    I seem to be attracted to time travel novels and John Heldt's books are always wonderful. Well written and wonderfully performed. I would absolutely recommend this book. More please! <br/><br/>I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Marla 06-20-17
    Marla 06-20-17 Member Since 2016

    I love fiction, with an occasional autobiograpy. I try to read 3 books a week but sometimes I only get around to 2.

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    "Wonderful Time Travel Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mercer Street to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Audio is always better than the print version. It is like listening to a play.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love all the historical things about the year. This was a year when things are really going to strart happening. The author really tells in detail how people lived in their homes.


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

    Chaz Alllen does all the characters very well. Makes you like them with his reading of each characters part.


    If you could take any character from Mercer Street out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would like to go to dinner with James Bell. He would have many stories to tell of his adventures and I would have just as many questions.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Dinky
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    "Time Travelling that you can relate too."
    What did you like most about Mercer Street?

    A very intriguing story about time travelling, they spend a few months before the outbreak of World War 2, they meet Eleanor Roosevelt, Einstein and many other important people.


    What other book might you compare Mercer Street to, and why?

    Journey to centre of the earth.


    What about Chaz Allen’s performance did you like?

    Very pleasant, easy on ear.


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

    Yes, it showed how strong the 3 generations of women were ... The idea of meeting yourself as a baby was very intriguing. Looking forward to hearing another tale.


    Any additional comments?

    Trying hard to find a fault, only one, it would be easier to hear if the author did not answer every question asked by a character with things like "I do" " I might" etc., the listener can fill in those spaces. I loved this book, it was long and good value, although personally “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”<br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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