Journeyman

Matt Miller in the Colonies Series, Book One
Narrated by: Mark J. Rose
Series: Matt Miller in the Colonies, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (324 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

American scientist Matt Miller is torn from his own century and dropped into Colonial America with nothing except a backpack. His phone, his money, and his identity are all useless and he quickly finds that he is foreign and alone in his own country. 

Matt must meet the challenge to survive in a newly forming society where he seemingly has no relevant skills and no one he can count on. He suspects that his 21st century knowledge of science and technology could make him a king in the New World, but he quickly finds that 18th-century America is a dynamic place where nothing is guaranteed. 

The challenge to prosper, succeed and especially to win the hand of a beautiful Virginia farm girl is like nothing he has ever faced.

©2016 Mark J. Rose (P)2018 Mark J. Rose

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Potential Unrealized

Marooned engineers and scientists are my absolute favorite genre. I love books where intelligent modern day people are forced to integrate into less advanced societies and find a way to utilize their knowledge to better their lives and the lives of others. This series has amazing potential and I was extremely excited when I found it as books in this genre are rare. unfortunately there is basically no science or engineering or really any problem solving in the first book. the second book isn't really any better and when things finally do kick into high gear you get a time jump to skip past all the science / inventing which is one of the main draws of this genre. It's not a bad book and the narrator does a great job but its not a good book either. Do yourself a huge favor, drop everything and go read Olan Thorensen's Cast Under An Alien Sky, the plot is similar but 1000x better.

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Please hire an audio person

The author reading his own book was OK but in this day and age it got old half way through. The story was great though. So please get someone like Ray Porter or any decent audible narrator to do future books.

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  • 10-12-18

I usually cringe when I see that the author is also the narrator...

But in this case Mark J. Rose did an admirable job. I enjoyed the characters and the story. His narration felt effortless, which is how good narration should be. I just realized there’s a book 2 so I’m getting ready to buy it. ps: I highly recommend this book!

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GREAT READ.....Please Write More!

Wow. This was an outstanding listen. Congrats to Mark for a very interesting time travel adventure. Having had to survive a number of ill-advised author narrations through the years, I was impressed with Mark's performance. I've just started "Book Two" and am hopeful that this author gets busy on some additional Matt Miller adventures.

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Narration needs a lot of work

The story was standard and honestly, I felt it leaned too much on the mc’s knowledge being just what he needed, also characters needed more depth. The worse part, however, was the pronunciation of certain words, idk I just couldn't do it. There was no vocal variation for the characters, not at all, a good narrator makes you forget it is only one person you are listening to.

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An enjoyable treatment of time travel

This is an entertaining story of a 21st century man hiking in the Appalachians being suddenly and unexpectedly transported to Colonial America when an experimental facility where he is employed has an accident creating a temporary black hole. He is found unconscious by a farm family in the year 1762. His interactions with the family and the society in Colonial Richmond are the focus of this book. There are a number of interesting occurrences as he learns to adapt to what is an alien society. A romance starts to develop, which changes the character's desire to cooperate with efforts to return him to the 21st century. I enjoyed this book so much that I bough the sequel. Hopefully, anyone reading these books will enjoy them as much as I have. I plan to buy future books in this series, if the Author writes them.

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Good, but...

Someone should have told the author that there’s a big difference between writing convincing Colonial times dialog and performing it. The narration tends to be bland and, despite the fact that several characters refer to the time traveler’s odd accent, there is little difference between his voice and those of characters in the past. At times, it’s a bit painful to listen. But if you can get past the bad acting and a few questionable bits of time travel logic (like the fact he can receive text messages via a wormhole) it is a fun story.

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Looking forward to continuing the story

Great story , I enjoyed it a lot. The way its narrated sometimes seems kind of funky but in no way distracts me from the story.

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Good story. Needs depth to be great

The story had good structure and plot. While it must be of immense pride to read a story you wrote, the narrator/author needed some guidance on reading a story with characters speaking. This is to say he was not terrible but not great. His voice is not a bad one as far as voices go. And with training to read with more or different inflection, tones and volume would make the story go a great deal further. The story itself was straight forward. It did not try to go into the high science of wormholes and time travel but basically threw it out there for us to accept. And if you do then it helps the story to go. Was not dissatisfied and will listen to book 2 but it's not necessarily one I will share.

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kept my interest

it's an interesting storyline, getting book 2 if available. a professional reader would do it more justice but all in all pretty good.

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  • 08-21-18

Great story

I really enjoyed this story it captured my imagination. The only part I found a difficult was the narration. Sorry Mark but I thought it could have been done better.