Ever since he awoke one day on the floor of his workshop with a brain-splitting headache, Asher Quigley has been haunted by fleeting visions of a beautiful woman everywhere he looks - a woman he's sure he knows, but can't recall. In spite of this he has finished his most wondrous invention yet, one that will literally make history: a time machine. But before he can complete his exacting calculations a bizarre accident causes the device to be activated, with him inside! He awakes to find himself in his lab, eight months in the past, and suddenly he remembers her....
Asher knows that something in the near future causes Minerva Lambkin, the woman who turned down his marriage proposal, to be erased from existence. And he's sure it has something to do with his device. Alone in a familiar world where he doesn't belong, he'll have to find a way to destroy the time machine to save the woman he loves from extinction. Even if that means erasing his own future.
Beware this is book 2 it follows on from book 1 Asher's Invention which I didn't realise before buying and listening to this.
Steampunk isn't really the genre I usually like and perhaps if I'd listened to the 1st book first (there's a better way of saying that but you know what I'm getting at) I may have enjoyed it a bit more/or maybe not - however I can't say because I didn't but as a stand alone listen it was an entertaining Steampunk listen. It was quite romantic and a bit of a bitter-sweet tear-jerker ending so if you're into this genre and are looking for a light easy-going listen that's short but cheap then maybe give this a try.
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So, this was much better than Asher’s Invention. This was a time travel story but only a short time travel, only 8 months to be exact. Asher Quigley from the future traveled back to try to get Asher Quigley from the past to destroy the time machine, to keep Minerva’s existence intact. I won’t tell you how or why what happened happened you’ll have to read the two novellas yourself.
Asher’s Invention set the story up and Asher’s Dilemma finished it. Though, for the life of me I don’t know why the two stories couldn’t have been one. Together they would have only been 174 pages.
Anyway, together they were a very good story. There was no sex and no swearing.
As to the narrator: In the 7 months that passed between novellas Elizabeth Jasicki got much better. Her voices and her reading emotions were great.