College student and art major Samantha Harper has been tracing her family tree for quite some time. Her mother, Rebecca, died when Sam was 16 and she never talked much about her past. Samantha is thrilled to hear that she will be allowed to research her mother's past for a school assignment. Upon arriving in Rebecca's old neighborhood, Sam arranges to have a tour of her mother's grade school. She finds an area inside the school that had been damaged and at first, thinking a ghost has been inhabiting the gymnasium, she accidentally crosses over into the year 1975; the year when her mother is in kindergarten.
Fascinated and scared at the same time, Sam gets to witness her mother's childhood up front as she inadvertently gets involved in an old case of a young girl's accidental death. Little Josie Baker, a classmate of Sam's mother, died that year inside the school gymnasium. But, was it an accident? After uncovering the dark secret surrounding Josie's death, Samantha wonders if she'll ever find her way back home where her father and best friend, Josh, have been waiting for her return. Will she return to the present or will she have to live the rest of her life in the past?
I loved this book full of mystery and suspense. It's fast paced and the characters are real and believable. This is the first book that I've read by Kelli Sue Landon and I can't wait yo read more. Nancy Peterson does an awesome job as narrator! She voices the excitement and mystery so that you feel that you're there with them.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
If you like time travel books, it's cute. the main character goes back to a time that I was alive in and it makes me remember, really, we couldn't do that then, could we?
What other book might you compare Stranded in Time to and why?
I'm not sure, as i've read quite a few time travel books, but b/c the travel time was more recent (not centuries), it just made it more interesting.
What about Nancy Peterson’s performance did you like?
Nancy did a good job narrating this.. it's the 2nd book I've listed to by her, so it was a comforting naration
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This was a very engaging time travel novel. Most of the story takes place before my time, but it seems like this book would be a real blast of nostalgia for someone who remembers the 1970s. The story has a great atmosphere and a great flow that ensured I didn’t want to stop or pause for any breaks. The characters were all great and they all had a lot of depth. I really appreciated how all of the characters acted in realistic and believable ways. The narrator does a fantastic job with this book, and she really portrayed the character’s emotions in her voice. Her portrayal of emotions created a real sense of immersion for me and made the book that much more enjoyable. Overall, this book was a really enjoyable listen.
This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
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