Flux

Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (1,676 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lost in time, the town of Black Creek, Kentucky becomes home to temporal layers of people, creatures, and monsters from disparate eras. Journey beyond the time of humanity and witness the rewriting of mankind’s genesis.

For Owen McCoy, a typical day on the job as head of security for Synergy, a research company conducting mysterious experiments, is boring at best. And that’s the way he likes it. Patrolling the Appalachian mountainside, where his now deceased father taught him how to hunt, is relaxing and connects him to the past.

But today is not a typical day on the job. It begins with asking a thief to join him for breakfast. Seeking to set the young man on a better path, Owen invites him to walk the perimeter with him and consider a more honest living. Before their patrol can begin, they discover evidence that the facility has been breached. When Owen’s truck explodes, he’s confused, but ready for whatever might come his way.

At least, he thinks he is.

A wave of light-bending energy - the Flux - rolls down the mountainside, transporting Owen, and everyone in the nearby town of Black Creek, to October 14, 1985, the day before his father died. Two hours later, the second Flux hits, and then a third, and a fourth, each time collecting Black Creek residents from various times. They’re carried through eras filled with wild animals, monsters of myth, and ancient beasts...and then beyond.

Joined by a ragtag group of temporal stowaways, including family members, Owen fights to restore order, stop the Flux, and return home, facing off against futuristic tech, primal killers, and the fear of losing his father...again.

International bestselling author of The Others and Infinite, Jeremy Robinson combines science, action, and strong characters to create an ever-changing landscape that explores the past, the human condition, and the lengths people will go to save those they love.

©2019 Jeremy Robinson (P)2019 Jeremy Robinson

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Immature "Young Adult" Sci-Fi with F words

I wanted to believe that it would get better.... but, the story is written as though ordered by the publisher to be done -- start to finish -- in 36 hours. Full of trite, pop-UFO culture memes, quantum leaps of time-travel, fake science and cliche characters. The narration is like a hold-over from the TV "Dragnet" cop show.... Sorry, it was all I could do to force myself to listen all the way through.... :(

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My god , where did the good reviews come from?

One of the few books in my years of reading books from Audible that I can't think of one reason to waste any more time finishing. I've made it half way through and that was a chore. I can't fathom where the good reviews came from. Story, performance, unbelievably poor.

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Interesting concept but not good

This started off really interesting but turned into silliness. I know it's a fine like between scifi and silly but this definitely crossed into silly by a mile. Plus, the dialog of some of the characters is just ridiculously simple. Oh, the narrator did a good job with the main character but most of the other characters were just terribly fine. No offense but this was one of those books I couldn't wait to end.

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Time travel done exceedingly well

Loved the slow burn of mounting tension and crisis. The time travel creeps up on you and is handled carefully and imaginatively, with a mythologic ambition. Taken a tiny bit too far? Maybe:) But it all turns out satisfactory.

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Brilliant!!

Only Jeremy Robinson could write a book like this and actually make it easy to understand, and more importantly make it work!! I think I enjoyed it as much as I did because I went into it not knowing anything about it. It took me by surprise right from the start!! The plot is exciting, entertaining and crazy.. but in a good way!! So Owen grew up in these mountains, and now works for a company called Synergy. He is head of security and is good at what he does. He wakes one morning to a thief in his house, and from there everything goes downhill. There are signs that the Synergy compound has been breached and Owen, along with his new thief buddy, are on their way to find out by who when his truck explodes and a wave of energy and light roll down the mountain. When it passes Owen is shocked to find himself in a time he shouldn't be in!! I loved Owen. He grows so much during the book. The people he meets along his journey affect him deeply and it brings to the forefront things he had left buried. The whole group that Owen ends up with were all awesome. They were well written and developed and I loved reading about each of them. It brought a tear to my eye when he met certain people in his past!! I loved the plot of this!! It bends all the normal rules of time travelling and I think that's why I loved it so much. I get fed up of reading books that follow the rules all the time, so this was awesome. Forget all you think you know about time travel and sit back and enjoy this. It's a fun, (at times) emotional, exciting read. I want to say more about it but I'll spoil stuff so I'll just say... go read it and judge it yourself. In all, this was one heck of a read. I've read a good few books written by this author and he never fails to deliver a weird and wonderful book! He's an author I always recommend. Jeffrey Kafer is one of the best in the business. He performed this book brilliantly and really brought it alive. He had plenty of tones and voices for the different characters and was able to give each their own personality. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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Worth $5 not more

This could have been great. The story was a great premise starting out but the further and further into the book, it just kept getting more and more ridiculously complex. Then like many authors now he has to get into social justice warrior mode. Racist, genocide of the Indians mansplaining. And my favorite part about how nothing good has come from religion..and giving the examples of the Conquistadors, Nazis and of course the ever popular White Supremacy as examples. The pre human that looks like a dinosaur with telepathic like abilities near the very end. It was like he was making things up as he went along and just kept stepping deeper and deeper into it. And the main character is Special Forces who can’t shoot that well.....

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A killer time travel adventure

This is a fiercely creative, outrageous adventure of loss and triumph. A town tumbling out of control through time and powerless to protect itself from the perils of each time period it is exposed to. The only thing more terrifying than what we know about the past is what we don't. Owen McCoy and the rest of Black Creek get the ultimate history lesson while learning even more about themselves in the process. Though the adventure is exciting and fun, the ending of the book is exceptional. The way everything comes together is not only satisfying, it's a special treat for fans of Robinson's other stand-alone novels.

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Meh. I Don't get the high reviews. So many issues

The concept is cool and for the first few chapters it is fun. As the plot unfolds and the "motivation" of the antagonist and plot comes to light it is just all gaping plot holes and silly characters, The reasoning behind this is is just plain dumb. Then we meet the OTHER big antagonist and suddenly the whole thing goes from time travel to a big monster is out to get us? Im trying not to spoil anything, but story just felt like someone had a clever time travel twist and made the rest up with empty cliches as they went along. Book went off in a dozen silly tangents full of silly coincidcesm aliens and every other thing the chef could stuff in the pot. The narrator has a great radio voice but bothered me the entire time. It sounded like a radio DJ reading a campfire story to you, just very one note throughout. Book is good for about 2-3 hours then you will see what I am saying it goes in a bunch of silly, nonsensical direction. Robots, monsters, "bigfoot", mad scientists, silly tech and incredible coincidences that just happen to tie stuff together. Not awful, but not a story with any real thought or arc either.

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Don't waste your time

The story is preposterous, the science is way off, the characters are paper thin, and the writing is mediocre.

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My favorite narrator does it again!

I tried this novel because I'm a fan of the narrator, Jefferey Kafer. Boy, I wasn't disappointed. It was a lot of fun to read, a fun new twist on time travel. It explores deeper themes in the time travel genre that I liked. A fun adventure story by an author whose other books I now want to check out. Loved this!

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 09-27-19

Brilliant!!

Only Jeremy Robinson could write a book like this and actually make it easy to understand, and more importantly make it work!! I think I enjoyed it as much as I did because I went into it not knowing anything about it. It took me by surprise right from the start!! The plot is exciting, entertaining and crazy.. but in a good way!! So Owen grew up in these mountains, and now works for a company called Synergy. He is head of security and is good at what he does. He wakes one morning to a thief in his house, and from there everything goes downhill. There are signs that the Synergy compound has been breached and Owen, along with his new thief buddy, are on their way to find out by who when his truck explodes and a wave of energy and light roll down the mountain. When it passes Owen is shocked to find himself in a time he shouldn't be in!! I loved Owen. He grows so much during the book. The people he meets along his journey affect him deeply and it brings to the forefront things he had left buried. The whole group that Owen ends up with were all awesome. They were well written and developed and I loved reading about each of them. It brought a tear to my eye when he met certain people in his past!! I loved the plot of this!! It bends all the normal rules of time travelling and I think that's why I loved it so much. I get fed up of reading books that follow the rules all the time, so this was awesome. Forget all you think you know about time travel and sit back and enjoy this. It's a fun, (at times) emotional, exciting read. I want to say more about it but I'll spoil stuff so I'll just say... go read it and judge it yourself. In all, this was one heck of a read. I've read a good few books written by this author and he never fails to deliver a weird and wonderful book! He's an author I always recommend. Jeffrey Kafer is one of the best in the business. He performed this book brilliantly and really brought it alive. He had plenty of tones and voices for the different characters and was able to give each their own personality. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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  • RickG73
  • 06-25-19

Enjoyable...

Starts off really good. Keeps you listening, it's just a bit annoying how something very serious is happening but the people are just casually standing around talking instead of acting, but it's still a good listen. Kafer as always is great with his voices.

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  • A. Listener
  • 12-01-19

Could have been better...

I would have enjoyed it more without the supernatural elements and religious references. I wanted a good hard sci-fi. The natural creatures were interesting enough without turning to mythology to add more. The narrator's voice is also a little gruff to listen to for several hours, but it gets easier on the ears, and he had a clear voice, and a good pace. If you don't mind mixing science fiction with supernatural mythology, (for instance, Back To The Future, with ghosts, not that this is that, but using it as a comparison so I don't spoil the plot), you will probably enjoy this. I wish I could rate it higher because parts were really fun, but I kept getting thrown off by aspects I couldn't take seriously.

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  • Paul
  • 09-07-20

Weird and wacky journey through time

Jeremy Robinson is fast becoming one of my go-to authors when I'm looking for something new and Flux does not disappoint. What starts off as a fairly standard time travel book very quickly descends into a bonkers world that I was not expecting. Jeffrey Kafer cemented himself as being a new favourite of narrators for me in this too, I've heard him in a few other books and at first, I found his style to be a little cheesy but he's really starting to grow on me.

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  • Bev carmody
  • 07-29-20

Loved it.

Not sure if this was my sort of book, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice twists and turns, no idea what would happen next. Very well written. Must admit I had not read the summary, just wanted it as Jeremy wrote it! Narration was very good, and the whole book flowed very well. Found it hard to turn the book off when I needed to. Recommend reading/listening.

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  • John
  • 03-07-20

Not the best. a tad predictable.

Sorry folks, but this one was very 'average' saying that I did sick it out till the bitter end. I guess it was just a tad predictable... if Hollywood made audible books, this would be one from there! I do love this narrator though... pretty good effort there.

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  • J Smith
  • 11-19-19

‘Run, little rabbit!’

Brilliant. A fantastic time-travelling adventure/thriller that keeps you guessing all the way. The action and pace never seems to slow down and kept me gripped throughout. Jeffrey does an amazing job narrating with easily distinguishable characters and definitely handles the pace and intensity perfectly. Loved every minute of it. This is my honest opinion of a free review copy.

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  • Dee
  • 10-07-19

A fun time

A fun time hopping action adventure. If you switch your brain off and just go along for the ride This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • robert
  • 04-04-20

exquisite

oh hell yeah. this was a thoroughly enjoyable romp. recommendation goes without saying. Brilliant stuff.

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  • John G
  • 07-05-19

Another awesome tale by Jeremy Robinson

Very original as ever, great tale, loved the performance by Jerery Kafer, I can't wait for the next one