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Clockwise: The Clockwise Collection, Volume 1

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Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height, and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this - she's accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward.

It's the eve of the American Civil War, and protocol pressures Casey to tell their hosts that Nate is her brother. No one is more surprised than she is when they are forced to share a one-room workers' cabin. Super awkward. Nate's slow to accept their new reality, but when he does he realizes he needs Casey to get back. His nearness is intoxicating to Casey, but she keeps her cool by hanging a privacy blanket and staying aloof. Knowing Nate has an evil girlfriend waiting for him at home helps.

Over time Casey gains the attention of a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, and something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks, or is it just protectiveness?

When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom rung of their school's social ladder and Nate perched high on the very top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her younger brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again.

Which of course, she does....

The Clockwise Collection is light science-fiction (historical) time travel with a nice splash of young adult romance!

©2011 Loralee Strauss (Elle Strauss) (P)2016 Loralee Strauss (Elle Strauss)

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    D.C. 04-12-16
    D.C. 04-12-16
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    "A fun alternative to reading the story!"

    Listening to the audio version over the past few days has been a lot of fun! I have already read the entire series and completely loved it. I hope that the rest of the books will soon be available for audio!

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    Krista Jasper 07-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Time Travelling Teens"

    I really enjoyed this story. Even though the main character time travels, that is not the main focus of the story. It is the relationships (K.C / Casey?) she forms with people both in our time and in the past that make the story so interesting. It is also the survival techniques that she develops over time starting at the tender age of 9 - her first jump. I'm glad I chose this book, both on Amazon and Audible. What is great is that if you purchase the book on Amazon, you can get a great discount for that book on Audible.

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    hse1978 06-08-17
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    "Good story but a little predictable"

    Good story but very much high school love angst and a little predictable, although there is a great twist towards the end!

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    Holly 03-28-17
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    "A great story"

    This is such a sweet story! Well the ending was really sweet with an amazing twist! I never saw that coming! If you're into a YA time traveling stories then pick this book up! You'll be glad you did. This book had me on my toes almost the entire way through. There are a few twists that will leave your jaw on the floor, plus the way she writes the story will have you living in that timeline.

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    Sare 07-04-16
    Sare 07-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun story, Perfect Narration"
    What did you love best about Clockwise?

    I adored how the narrator embodied everything the author said about the main character, Casey. Casey is supposed to be tall and slightly awkward and the narrator nailed it. She had a tomboy edge to her voice somehow. It worked perfectly. I can't imagine a better voice for this story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Casey was defiantly my favorite. She isn't your typical heroine. She has spunk,is unsure of herself, is tall and awkward, but she is feels real and is fiercely loyal. She is someone I'd want for a friend, even if she did randomly catapult me back in time.


    Which character – as performed by Andrea Emmes – was your favorite?

    Again, Casey. Her voice was exactly right for uncertain but brave Casey.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I had several moments that moved me. I don't want to say to much... (Spoilers!) so I'll keep it vague but I loved the part when Nate first goes back in time. His reaction was priceless and the ending was a perfect twist.


    Any additional comments?

    Clockwise is the story of Casey, who seems like an ordinary girl, except that she randomly travels back in time. This makes life, interesting. Interesting almost turns into disastrous when Casey accidentally brings the boy she has a crush on back in time with her. It is a fun story and I'd say it's geared for younger teens but I'm completely grown up and I enjoyed it. The blend of history and time travel paired with Casey's personal growth made it pleasant entertainment.

    I received a copy of this audiobook from the author in exchange for my review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mama Reniazen Springfield, MO 06-16-16
    Mama Reniazen Springfield, MO 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun YA adventure with colorful cast of characters"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, I'd recommend this to ya scifi and fantasy fans, who don't mind romance and time travel elements.


    What other book might you compare Clockwise to and why?

    Timeglasses series by Chess Desalls- ya time travel adventure romance


    What three words best describe Andrea Emmes’s voice?

    Youthful, Vibrant, Reliable


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    More believable timeline, less wishy-washyness


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the idea of this story and it may be one of those rare cases where the written version might outshine the audio. At times the narrator was a bit flat and forgetful of which character's voice to use, but overall she was a great choice.

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    K. Westrope Wildomar, CA 05-29-16
    K. Westrope Wildomar, CA 05-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Love this story!"

    This one of the best time travel stories I've read/listened to. I loved all the characters, and the way the story developed. It's funny, emotional, endearing. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next.

    Great narration really brought the characters to life and added dimension to them and to the story. I will definitely read/listen to more by both this narrator and author.

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    Laura Hernandez Missouri 05-11-16
    Laura Hernandez Missouri 05-11-16
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    "Loved It!!"
    Where does Clockwise rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best one yet!


    What does Andrea Emmes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Pleasant and soothing and gives so much life to the book that it's like she's sitting right there talking to me like a good friend.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Captivating


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    Wylendia R Eastman Richmond, CA, US 05-06-16
    Wylendia R Eastman Richmond, CA, US 05-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Tween Time Traveling Romance"
    What did you love best about Clockwise?

    The narrator does an outstanding job with her character portrayals. Her voice is excellent for this book/series and kept me engaged and entertained.


    What other book might you compare Clockwise to and why?

    Stephen King's 11/22/63. It isn't fair to compare Clockwise to King's 11/22/63, but it's the best I could do. Can Clockwise and 11/22/63 really be compared to each other? The answer is no. Clockwise is for tweens. I prefer stories with a lot more complexity in character development and story line, and way longer in length.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is when Nate realizes that Casey is anything, but quiet, boring, and uninspired when she showcases her excellent survival skills. This girl is awesome with serious survival skills. She kills her dinner with a slingshot.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The family reunion at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this free per agreement to review. I recommend this for tweens, more so then teens, and not at all for young adults because of the themes that are explored in the novel. The characters are one dimensional and the plot is predictable. I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil it if you haven't read it. The story is about Casey, a high school student, who can't control her "trips" to the past. I found the story to be too juvenile for me because I like complex stories and characters. I found it odd that she could go back to the farm and no one ever really questioned her long absences, and excepted her lies to easily.So, if you are looking for something that is light and fun, this is the book for you. I listened to this with my 11 year old niece, and she loved it! I didn't find it offensive- -it is free of profanity, and it did not discuss themes of sex, drugs, suicide, vampires, werewolves, etc. She wants to here the rest of the series. I found it to be too predictable, and the high school theme of popular girl vs nerdy girl, jock with popular girl, then falls for nerdy girl, nerdy girl's best friend is jealous, etc., is a tired theme for me. It is a funny, fast paced read and the narrator kept me interested. This will be popular with tweens.

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    Melanie 04-28-16
    Melanie 04-28-16
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    "Loved it!"
    What did you love best about Clockwise?

    I loved Casey! She is funny, intelligent, and quick on her feet. She time travels back to 1860 and has no control over when she goes. She has a crush on a cute boy named Nate and accidentally takes him with her. She's continuously coming up with stories to explain her unexpected presence there, but when she returns to the present time period, no time has elapsed.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed her scenes with Nate! He's obviously confused at first about where they are and thinks his friends have played an elaborate joke on him. As he comes to terms with what's happening, he starts to see Casey differently than he has before. Things get awkward between them when they return to the present, as he processes what happened. I liked how their relationship progressed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I enjoyed everything about it. I thought the narrator did a fabulous job! I enjoyed getting to know Casey, Nate, and Samuel. I loved the ending and am looking forward to reading/listening to more!


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    "Fantastic story and narration."

    Okay, spoilers follow.

    This is a YA, which will defo entertain any age. It's such a fun and enjoyable listen.

    Casey is a very normal kid in the fact she's not gorgeous and she's smart, with nobly knees and fly away hair. I think half the teenagers around will be able to identify with her. She's 15 approaching 16 and her parents are separated.

    But her life is far from normal as she time travels, well not totally sure if it's in as physical a sense as she thinks. But time her end doesn't move, and she jumps back to the 1860's.

    Her biggest issue is not only doing that, and knowing when she can travel back home, but that with skin to skin contact she can take someone else or other objects with her.

    This is a bad thing she's taken her best friend there when they were 10, and now at 15 she takes her high school crush, Nate.

    This is an adorable journey for them both because Nate can't believe what's happening and can't believe that Casey (a girl) knows how to kill and cook a wild animal.

    There's so much fun in here, yet, there are also some very serious undertones, on slavery and the governments from the 1860's 1960's and of course present day inter-relationships.

    What Andrea brings to the table is a wonderful young and excitable voice, she does both Casey and Nate's voices with great skill. Then of course add in Samual, and the other members of the Watson family and she's perfect.

    I have to admit, when Samual kept disappearing just like Casey does, I was suspect. And Casey kept saying there was a reason she kept going back to the 1860's... of course there was, she and Nate needed to save Samual from being killed by Robert. uggh what a horrid horrid man. I also know he was going to be the worst kind of human being.

    Sarah and the Watsons' got a lucky escape in her not having to marry that awful man either. Maybe Casey was supposed to stop her marrying that awful man to.

    I have learned this is a series of books! Squeee..... my inner 16 year old is very happy now, and I can't wait to listen to more of Andrea's narration within this Time Traveling world.

    A match that was made for each other, I will keep looking for more in this series. Thank yo both for the very entertaining few days while at work. Just loved it. :)

    Dawn

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