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How many times can you watch your child die to save his life? All her life Dawn has been troubled by lost time. She awakens suddenly in strange places far away from her last conscious memory. And the memories are a problem, too. Reality doesn't quite fit with what she feels she absolutely knows. Kylie's over her dead-end job. Her boss is on her back. Her ex-boyfriend still harasses her. And everyone underestimates her. Seriously, she just wants this day over. As she drives away from the worst work day ever, she picks up her cell to send a text. It's a decision that will change her life when Dawn's and her world collide. The ensuing tragic accident takes Dawn's only child, and she doesn't know how she'll survive. Ten days later, inexplicably, her lost time becomes a gift, when she finds herself back again on the morning of the accident. Now Dawn can save her son. Now she can change fate. Only one problem ... fate doesn't want to be changed. Can Dawn find a way to save one little boy before destiny decides it will no longer play? From international, best-selling author Susan May whose been called the female Stephen King comes a unique time travel story about hope and forgiveness that will touch your heart and leave you wanting to hug the ones you love.

©2014 Susan May (P)2016 Susan May

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great read

This book was very good. It started out slow to me. It seemed like in the beginning it took too long to get to the point. However once it got going it was great and it kept a steady pace and maintained my interest throughout. It reminded me of somewhat of a mixture of the movies " The Time Traveler's Wife" and " Groundhog's Day". It definitely makes you think about life and the choices we make every day. As a mother, it absolutely makes me realize the importance of every second I spend with my daughter.

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  • robyn
  • MISSION VIEJO, CA, US
  • 03-07-17

H.G. Wells meets the Twilight Zone

Would you listen to Back Again again? Why?

After I read the original novella, I read the novel, and then I listened to the book on Audible. Each time I enjoyed it even more than the last. The unusual characters and circumstances will keep you riveted. As the characters developed and shifted, my opinions and feelings about them did the same. Even though I knew the ending as I listened, it was still very suspenseful and gripping. This is a new twist on Time Travel that all will appreciate, with plot twists to go along with it. Stay tuned for the author's comments, which are very informative.

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Loved the Groundhog Day idea

I liked this book a lot. It starts out a little slow but gets moving further along. The interaction between the cashier and dawn was great. I'll definitely be reading more from this author in the future.

I received a copy for an honest review

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Back Again

This is a sort of story thats remind me of groundhound day lol. Is a story about Dawn and what happens in her life. At first she thinks something is wrong with her. Later she finds out thats its time traveling and tries changes event. Beautiful story and narrated. And Susan thanks for your last words

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  • Susann
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • 02-16-17

Different

I enjoyed this story. I received this free to read & review. I'll tell you, at first I was a little confused this is not my usual genre. So it took me a while to 'get with it' but it took off and and I got more and more involved.
I really hope everyone will give a good read and enjoy it like I did.

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Excellent and suspenseful story

Would you consider the audio edition of Back Again to be better than the print version?

Even though I loved reading Back Again, listening was so much fun. The novel reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode, and the spooky and suspenseful qualities came through even more so when I listened to the story. I have enjoyed reading all of Susan May's books, and now I look forward to listening to her titles.

Have you listened to any of Anne Johnstonbrown’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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

I wanted to listen to it all at once. This book helped me stay in shape...Since I usually listen while walking or working out, this helped me exercise more.

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Back Again had me coming back again for more

If you could sum up Back Again in three words, what would they be?

Suspensful, forgiveness, intertwined

What was one of the most memorable moments of Back Again?

When the coin dropped on the counter

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Johnstonbrown?

I have no idea

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

Sure

Any additional comments?

I really didn't care at all for the narrator. Her voice often took on weird intonation and she would also breathe really loudly before reading. It was extremely annoying. She was also too slow. I had to ramp up the speed

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I Love Conundrum- especially with a life at stake!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes: Back Again was monotonous but very much filled with emotion, action and enough frustration to keep me hooked.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Back Again?

The most memorable part was when the connection between Dawn and the cashier came into play. That was brilliant!

What didn’t you like about Anne Johnstonbrown’s performance?

Johnstonbrown messed up regularly on her voice impersonations. There were times when narration was given in a child's voice - when it was clearly not a thought or a statement. Also, her voices didn't fit the ages and she just became annoying. Thankfully, she didn't hurt the story.

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

Yes: Though Dawn losing her son was pretty tough, I became calloused after it happened several times. What did get me excited was when she and Kylie, the cashier connected! I was like, "YES!"

Any additional comments?

I truly enjoyed Back Again. It was a huge conundrum, but one I'd endure again, and again, and again!

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What if you could save the one you love?

I received a promotional audiobook from the author in exchange for my honest review, this is my first Susan May book.

What if you could relive the day your child died to find that one possible moment to save their life, would you do it? What if that moment was based on another’s decisions?

Throughout Dawn’s life she has experienced ‘time slips’, waking up hours later with memories of tragic events that never happened. She does not fully understand these timeslips until she continues to relive the day her son died by asking “what if”. But changing the outcome of the day is not as easy as Dawn thinks; her body forces itself to go through the same motions while her mind screams for change.

Kylie still carries the anger and selfishness of youth. She despises her job at the supermarket, her boss does not understand her and her crazy ex-boyfriend will not leave her alone. On this day fate intertwines Dawn and Kylie lives with unimaginable consequences.

For me the story started off slow going through Dawn’s day detailing her mundane tasks, flashing back to her childhood and her weird memories of lost time. As the story evolves these little details become the foundation to understanding the whole story and before I knew it I was 100% invested in Dawn’s day as she moves through her grief, her anger, her forgiveness and understanding.

This book is definitely for the science fiction lover, I look forward to reading more of Susan May’s books.

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A tale of loss and forgiveness

What did you love best about Back Again?

I loved how the story unfolded, starting with the normal day, with a glimpses into the past so that we get to know both characters of Dawn and Kylie. It was very interesting, to get to know them both more and more with every chapter

What was one of the most memorable moments of Back Again?

The pain that the accident caused to both characters. It was so vivid, that i could almost feel it with them. The narrator made their despair almost touchable.

Have you listened to any of Anne Johnstonbrown’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first Audio book i have ever tried, and it was a very interesting experience.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It did not really make cry, but it made me think a lot. How a small mistake, a small insignificant decision can change the whole life of a person.

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  • TangoWithText Kim
  • 02-07-17

Thrilling, emotional listen by superb combination

Dawn's tragic history is brought to her present with the loss of her son in a tragic accident - can 10 seconds really make a difference?

Anne Johnstonebrown is an award winning narrator and proved why once again, in this thrilling tale. Perhaps a little emotional for the genre, I was however caught up in the ride and the story progressed steadily to an unexpected conclusion.

Worth the credit for anyone looking for an exciting thriller.