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Future Shock

Narrated by: Erin Spencer
Series: Future Shock, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life - or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant, Aether Corporation, selects her for a top-secret project, she can't say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she'll be set for life. Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there.

But when the time travelers arrive 30 years in the future, something goes wrong, and they break the only rule they were given: Do not look into their own fates. Now they have 24 hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself.

©2015 Elizabeth Briggs (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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The clock is ticking...

I flew through this story. There were many things to like about it. For starters, the future world that the author creates is very realistic and interesting. The descriptions of the technology and landscapes compared to the world now were really well written. The representation of characters was also refreshing. We had 5 main characters and 4 of them were from different cultures. The story itself was really fast and full of intrigue. The premise was awesome and usually I don't listen to time travel books that move forward only back in time. There is so much to like about this book past and future that I fear I don't have enough room to speak about it. I liked how the morals and ideals of the author were present in the future and the way the story plays out is simply amazing. The narration was amazing as well. Erin Spencer is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This was my second performance by her and she keeps getting better. This is a great coming of age tale, with a lot of mystery and intrigue, sprinkle a little love and you got the making of a great series. Nice job. I recommend this one for sure! Sometimes the truth should be kept secret, muah haha

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Very entertaining, fast-paced read!

Really good read/listen, ladies and gentlemen.


Elena has an eidetic memory, no job prospects because no one wants to hire young inexperienced Mexicans even to a sh*tty restaurant, and only two months before she is forced to the streets from her foster home. And all she wants is a decent future. A university degree, a job as a social worker, that sort of thing... Then comes an offer she can't refuse - a ridiculous amount of money for one day of work in a confidential, super secret project in a powerful corporation.


Saying yes means meeting another 4 participants with their unique talents - Trent with his lockpicks, a mechanic, Chris, a young genius, Adam and an incredible artist, Zoe, who can draw from memory in minute detail. Saying yes means going into the future for 24 hours and reporting back everything they would see or hear or do.


There are only two rules: get back to the portal in time and do not look up what would happen in your own future. *smirks* We are talking about a bunch of 17-year old! When do they ever follow rules?


Things go wrong from the very beginning in a futuristic city of Los Angeles. The team is forced to look into their future, and what they find shocks them to the core. Only one of them survives, another one is a killer, and now they need to solve the puzzle: what goes wrong when they go back into their present? What do they need to do to change their future?


It's a well-paced, entertaining sci-fi thriller, which will keep you on your toes and wouldn't let your mind wander. The characters are done well, the future is clever and intriguing and believable, and I enjoyed listening to this audiobook very much. Quite looking forward to the next in the series, and easily recommend Future Shock in any format.

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Predictable

Straightforward premise, but had the potential to be a lot more interesting than it turned out to be.

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I enjoyed it a lot, but had a few concerns

I usually read books that are part of a series. this is the first stand alone book I have read in a while. I enjoyed it a lot! it has really good action, with a bit, just a bit , of romance. the ending was a little unexpected, but entirely believable. and it doesn't leave u hanging! I love that in a stand alone book. anyways, it's a pretty cheap book and will keep ur interest so give it a try!!

it has a completely different storyline then most books I read. I enjoyed getting to know each characters seperately aND they all grew tremendously though out ! great story!

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Buyer Beware...

Do not make the same mistake I made and buy this book if you meant to buy "Future Shock" by Alvin Toffler. They aren't even close to being the same tome. This author 'used' the same title to add more gold to their pile, quite possibly. That is not an 'insinuation' on my part, just factoid based on the observation that this seems to have become a common practice commencing circa 1990-ish, possibly 1980-ish – this 'acquiring' of silver into ones own pile by alignment of title or pen name to that of another more famous (or infamous, e.g. "Mien Kampf") writer. Just sayin', not accusin'.

I wish the author well and I'm not stabbing an accusatory finger so much as lodging a complaint here against those who bow to such lower heights. I feel that since I was 'deceived' (whether it be by my lack of perusing or the author's 'cunning' or both) I have a write/right to gripe. Thanks for your talent – I wish you would have come up with a different title because after wrestling with the theme and crux of your work it just seems like it wouldn't have been that difficult to have seen that Toffler's book title was the same. Again, do not buy this book if a college professor mentioned it because it is highly unlikely that he/she was referring to THIS book versus ALVIN TOFFLER'S "FUTURE SHOCK".

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Basic

Really simplistic plot and no character development. definitely would never recommend this book to an adult.