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You probably won't like my story. Heck, I'm not sure if I even like it myself. Between getting burned at the stake and being drowned, almost twice, it's quite a lot to swallow. 

I'm not sure where it all went wrong. Everything was going fine my freshman year of college as a history major. I had a full-time job as a paramedic and any girl I wanted was mine. When tragedy struck our family, I found myself in France with my sister, Jules. And she just had to touch that mirror. She had to get us transported to the middle ages. 1155 A.D., to be exact. What. The. Hell. 

So this is the story of how I bedded a queen and married a poet, all to end the family curse. My name is Guillaume, but you can call me Gill, and despite what you hear, this story is all my sister's fault.

©2016 Rebekah Dodson (P)2018 Rebekah Dodson

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Fast paced story with cliffhanger

Gill wants to do the normal college thing be a history major much to his dads disapproval and have fun without any commitments. Than the person who was like a father and around more suddenly passes and he’s thrown into France where a lot of his heritage comes from. His sister decided to take a trip and before they know it they are back in time. Beyond fast paced action with a cliffhanger ending.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great beginning to a series

Gill, a mature college student, heads to France for his uncles funeral, with his sister and mother. His sister Jules, touches a mirror while there and they are both transported back to the 11th century where he meets the Queen, and also tries to save some soldiers that have been in battle. (Gill is also a paramedic).. Just as the story begins, it came to an end with a great cliff hanger. Waiting for the next book.

Matthew DeWolf does a great job with the narrations.

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

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Mirrors

This was a really good short story.I am looking forward to more parts of the story!Matthew DeWolf was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Cody
  • Fargo
  • 11-28-18

Long Intro, Not Much Payoff

This book was 3/4 setup before anything actually intersting took place. Not to say that the story was terrible, it just didn't go anywhere. And despite this, the characters seemed fairly one dimensional and bland. I wasn't left with an overwhelming need to know what came next. It may work better if the rest of the story was packaged with it, or the ending took place with a little more resolution and a little less cliffhanger.

The narration was okay, but there were a couple of obvious mispronounciations that should have been caught and edited out. The character voices were interesting and well defined and the pace was right, despite the story moving so slowly.

I recieved this book for free I exchange for a fair review.

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  • Marcus
  • East Coast, USA
  • 11-28-18

Feels like an incomplete thought

The story opened up pretty exciting and I was eager to see where it went, though we quickly backtracked for some back story After chapters of the life of Gil (written as an intellectual chauvinist who really doesn't even sound like he wants to be), mixed with a bit of his sister I began to lose hope.

I kept waiting for this story to circle back to the opening scene and then take off. While we did eventually get there, there was no taking off, unless you count hanging off a cliff. I felt disappointed. There's so much potential here, but it all felt like lead up with only glimpses of a plot through the mist.

I found the narrator to be fairly monotone, though he did excel at the various accents that came into play.

After the drain of this first entry, I don't think I'll be back for more. Perhaps if we had been given more to go on here, but while you can make some guesses and get intrigued based on your imagination, the author basically gives you nothing of substance to actually go on.

I was given this audiobook free of charge in exchange for my honest review. I really wanted to like this. If there's a book 2 already written, perhaps it should have been concatenated with book 1 so that there was some real development. As a standalone, I can't recommend it.

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  • TU
  • 11-05-18

feels unfinished to me

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a bit slow at first, but picks up and stays at the faster pace for the rest of the time. The narration is well done. There IS a cliffhanger ending, though. At only a couple hours long, this made it feel very unfinished to me. Due to a slow start and a cliffhanger, I was left kind of frustrated and unsatisfied. The overall story is good and I'm interested enough to continue the story if given the opportunity.

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Good premise, but I didn't really like Gil

This audiobook had a really slow start to me, and I didn't like Gil to at the beginning. He seemed like a self-centered chauvinistic jerk. Maybe he was meant to be a typical 20-something male. I don’t know. His behavior was inconsistent. He seemed shocked by a sexual assault that occurred, but had no qualms about kissing a woman without asking or being invited, and he was hitting on practically every attractive girl he met. He seemed very judgemental of everyone else, and shallow, having sex with a co-worker who is getting married the next day. Wow! The mood of the story seemed to change mid-way from cheeky, juvenile behavior to very serious near the story end. The sister seemed to be the only one with any class in the story. That said, I did find the premise of the story itself interesting enough that I want to continue on and see how it turns out. Hopefully, Gil will grow up.

The narration was good and well-paced, and the tone suited the circumstances of the story.

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


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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 10-22-18

The tale has potential!

Here we have a short story intro to a new series. Guillaume, or Gill, and his sister Jules are transported back to 1154 A.D. while visiting a chapel in an old castle. They arrive in the midst of a medieval fire fight and must make a hasty escape. With the castle in flames how will they get back home? Sounds like it might be an interesting series. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Interesting start to a longer story

Gill says he hates his sister and they’re nothing alike, but they actually converse amicably and work together, even if they chide each other. They both get transported back to 1154 AD after his sister touches a mirror in a chapel. It took 2/3rds of the book before this happened. They arrive during a battle, cross paths with a prince and queen, then all try to escape. He does get burned at the stake, drowned, bed a queen or marry a poet- at least not in this book. This is not a stand alone book - it ends without any resolution and leads into the next book.
The issue I had with the book was that Gill’s ego was a bit much. I’m not sure the point to his womanizing. I’m sure some guys can’t go through life without putting a sexual twist on every situation, but I don’t necessarily want to read about it. At least not that much. This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author. Still, I enjoyed the concept of the story. I am curious to see how things play out in the next book.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Matthew DeWolf) and I would listen to another. He had different voices for the characters. His English, spoken with a French accent, needs some work. His narrating style is good and he does arrogant and snarky well.

There are no explicit sex scenes. There is a lot of talk about boobs, etc. - Gill is a womanizing, lusty, young adult. There is no excessive violence. There is quite a bit of swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Dee
  • LA
  • 10-12-18

More please!

Just as I was settling into this story, it ended. More. Please.

I am loving Gil and Julia and the France of yore that they found themselves in. The groundwork for a great adventure with some seriously likable main characters has begun. Next!!!!!

The narrator was excellent. He captured Gil's nonchalance and youthfulness so well that as a parent of a teen, it made me cringe. It was great!!

I can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Salter
  • 10-11-18

Okay for the younger adult...

A bit of a strange short story, though appreciate this is only the first part of, presumably, a series. I found it very disjointed, and lost track of what was happening on a few occasions.
I found the characters and the language used a little crude at times, and certainly felt the author had the younger adult in mind whilst writing this story.
Surprisingly, I finished the story, but I won't be looking for more from this series.
Competent enough narration.
I was given this copy for free, in return for an honest review.

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  • Emily
  • 10-14-18

Funny

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

This was a pretty funny time travel book, and it was an easy listen. It’s a bit upsetting that it ends on a cliffhanger because now I want to read book 2 to know what happens.

I wasn’t a fan of Gill, the main character, who spends most of the book talking about sex and women’s features. Like... get on with it. He felt like he was slowing down the novel.

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