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Tunguska, Roswell, the Bermuda Triangle, the Mary Celeste... For hundreds of years, the danger posed by colliding worlds has been ignored as a crackpot theory, until now, and now it's too late.

Maelstrom contains three novellas set in the Colliding Worlds universe (Collision, Impact and the conclusion, Maelstrom). Collision was commissioned by Vanquish Motion Pictures for possible development in film or on television.

©2017 Peter Cawdron (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Get ready to have your mind blown!

Maelstrom (Colliding Worlds #1-3)
By: Peter Cawdron
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Andrew Eiden, Amy Landon
This audible book contains the three novellas -Collision, Impact and Maelstrom. I loved each one and would give each of these books a big 5 stars! These might be going on the big screen as film or TV and I see why by reading these, I hope sooooo!!! They are so good.
Each story is linked to each other. It is all about worlds colliding, time travel, space travel, aliens, and more. You meet some very unusual beings in here, creatures, have exciting adventures, and have your mind blown many times over. This is no bubble gum read...something just to read and has no substance. This is a full course meal read...your mind and body will be sooo satisfied you will be so happy you picked this up!
The narrators were truly up to task on these books too. They were as terrific as the books. Wonderful job!

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Great Read

great storyline, interesting facts believable idea many worlds could intersect. narators could use some changes.

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A fun read...

This is a wonderful story ARC containing 3 novellas... I realized when I started listening to the stories that I had actually read the first 2 novellas (singly) sometime back, but hadn't realized at that time that they were connected. Having them together, along with the 3rd and final story in Maelstrom, whether you read them or listen to the audible version, makes for a much richer experience!
Each story has it's own narrator, as each story shifts the POV to a new character, a new country even... and I think that was a simply brilliant move!
If you enjoy alternate universe, and possible time paradoxes, get this book... You're gonna be in for a very fun read!

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An Interesting Take on Alternate Realities

Maelstrom is a collection of three short stories that all weave into one larger story.

The first story – Collide was, as with all Cawdron books, well thought out and shocking when it comes to the finale. It was short (definitely the lead in/hook you early) story. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with the first few chapters but not too long after I thought that Cawdron had me hooked.

In Collide we learn a little about the set up of the entire book, what’s causing the change, and what could possibly come from the issue that’s created (notice my vagueness – I know if I get much deeper it’ll give it all away).

The second book – Impact is where the real meat and potatoes live. We find out that things aren’t what they seem. Animals from others times and places are now all of a sudden in the middle of the city and attacking people. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this one but I was already hooked. I had a hard time getting into the “this animal is here” belief – though after a while (and meeting the old man) I started to really come to. The introduction of the paramedic and police officer (and their continued proximity) was well thought out and written.

The final story – Maelstrom – is where we start to find out what is going on, how they think they’re going to fix it, and if they actually do. This was fascinating. There were parts of this that I couldn’t wrap my head around (time travel/alternate reality books get confusing if there is more than one version of a person or reality existing at the same time). But it was enjoyable none-the-less.

Overall, I thought that Maelstrom was an interesting look at different paradoxes and realities. I enjoyed the way it was written and the character development. I found myself scratching my head at a few parts but I think Cawdron did some of that on purpose.

Slight spoiler: there was a scene late in the book where someone keeps seeing different versions of themselves – all I could think of was the “Hello John” scene from Jurassic Park when they cloned him and made numerous versions for the intro video about Dino DNA.

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Slow start but good ending

This was three different books in a series. The first book was slow, mostly talking and very little action. The second book was what made the whole project good, there was lot of action and little talking. The third book explained most of what happened in the first book and tied everything up nicely. I was given a copy of the book in exchange for a review.