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With all of time at risk, it's a bad time to fall in love...unless it's the only time....

Robert Clementyne is going on a transmogrification machine hunt. He fears finding the machine will be as difficult as pronouncing the name. How can the steam-powered device perform as advertised, and how useful can any information be, coming from a steampunk themed bowling alley/museum? It's pretty crazy, but he's been there, done that, and thinks he can handle it. And then he meets the proprietor/curator...Emily Babcock.

Emily grew up in crazy, still lives in it-hey, it's her freaking zip code. So no worries when Robert and his team walk into her bowling alley. The first visitors ever to her museum. But neither of them is prepared for what happens when they open the door to the past...and the future. With a side trip through Roswell...and a face-to-face meeting with an evil genius/wannabe-who is on his way to becoming evil overlord-of-everything....

©2011 Pauline Baird Jones (P)2012 Pauline Baird Jones

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Narrator is not good with female characters

Emily sounds like Emily Kimberly, Dustin Hoffman's female disguise in Tootsie. Maybe Audible customers could get a choice between male and female narrators with a book purchase.

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Worst narration ever!

Would you try another book from Pauline Baird Jones and/or Bill Brooks?

I've listened to several PBJ books, and mostly have enjoyed them all. I don't know if this one is good or not because the narration is so abysmal I can't follow the story. In particular, the female characterizations are dreadful. Mr. Brooks should spend some time with a drag queen learning not to speak in a higher register, but to soften his tone.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bill Brooks?

Anyone would have been better!