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When Robert Randall encounters a teenager during a blizzard, he quickly learns that her strangeness is only a foreshadowing of her impact on his life. Within minutes of meeting Kira, Robert is forced to kill, something he had sworn to never do again. With her pursuers hounding their every move, Robert must escort Kira through the endless doors that connect the universes, all the while trying to get back to Kira's dimension and rescue her mother from her captors.

©2014 Richard A. Bamberg (P)2017 Richard A. Bamberg

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Doors without end

This audio book is a fast-paced sci-fi fantasy full of action. It starts from the first page and doesn't slow down until the end.I thoroughly enjoyed listening .
I received a free audiobook from AudioBookBoom in exchange of my review.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • TU
  • 11-13-17

Great stand alone sci-fi/fantasy story

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was definitely a good book. The narration wasn't the best, but not so much that it killed the experience for me. It was an interesting premise and had lots of action and some humor mixed in. Definitely worth the credit.

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Something that bothered me at the beginning of this book is that we did not have any real reference as to when the story was set. After a while I understood it could be present time or near future. When that was clear I started enjoying the book. The characters were interesting and real enough to care for them, and the alternate realities, although not an original premise, was quite well done to attract my attention. It was an entertaining book, full of adventures, twists, and some surprises.

I found some of the things predictable, but that did not make me enjoy the book less. What I didn’t like so much was the damsel in distress role that almost all women have in this story. Robert Randall is there to save the day, but it seems the only reason to make him capable is that he is a man. There was also some flirting with several female characters, totally unnecessary for the plot.

My biggest problem with this audiobook was Jim Rogers’ narration. Not only his performance, but also the election of this particular narrator. By his voice, I imagined Robert to be an old man, which was not true. Also, the female characters sounded all the same, and there were some of them. There were also many mispronounced words, and for some reason the ‘d’ at the end of most words sounded like an ‘l’, which was quite distracting.

All in all, it was an enjoyable book, and one that I would recommend.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining story

The book starts with the main character having a conversation with a guy whom we don't find out about until much later in the book. Then enters the girl through a doorway. The only problem I have with the story is that the main character easily kills the guys chasing the girl. He claims to not want to but, he seems to do it without much thought to if that is the correct action and without much remorse or concern for repercussions.
I enjoyed the storyline and the idea of how the doors worked was a new idea. Not far into the book, I had the ending figured out but, I enjoyed the bit of uncertainty that I was correct. Even if I found it a bit predictable this was still a good listen.

The narrator has a limited capacity to do adult female voices. At one point two women have a conversation and they sound same- bit awkward to listen to. When the stories action ramps up, like when the main character was being attacked or doing the attacking, the narrator sounded like an overamped sports announcer. When the action calmed down, he'd abruptly put on the brakes and go back to his usual cadence. During these segments, the audio quality changed a bit too so, it accentuated his sports announcerness. This style was not to my liking. He did the male voices well however.

I would not object to listening to another book by this narrator.
I look forward to reading/ listening to another book by this author.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Myztikal
  • On the Edge of Glory
  • 12-10-17

Perfect Little Subtle Sci Fi

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"I was provided this audio book at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBoom dot com".

I can’t recall if I started this book three or four times before I was able to make it past the first chapter. But this afternoon, whilst watching the snow fall, it finally caught my interest and took me from world to world.

I really enjoyed the characters, the plot, the world(s) building, and the storytelling. The narrator did a fabulous job with this book!

The multi-universe was explained in bite sized morsels as the book progressed.

It was enjoyable and broke my cabin fever and frustration about how my unplowed road threw my plans off.

A pleasant surprise and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a taste of a subtler sci fi adventure.

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Good story. Needs better narration.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

The book has a good story that keeps you interested. It's not one of those "can't put down" kind of books but good enough. The main two characters are well fleshed out. Most of the other characters felt pretty one dimensional though and lacked versatility.

The narration was the weak point of this book. The narrator's pacing and tone was mismatched with the pacing/mood of the chapters. Sometimes the delivery didn't match the scene being read. And the voices sounded almost same for different characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Exciting story, hit-or-miss narration

This story was absolutely fantastic! It had the feel of a classic western-esce novel mixed with a sci-fi twist. I honestly loved the story so much that I'm going to be buying a paperback copy to give to someone for Christmas.

That being said, the narration was... eh. I loved his voice and thought that it worked perfectly for the story, but his tone/inflection didn't always match the words being read. Sometimes it felt as if he didn't understand what was actually happening in the story so his voice was too excited or too dull for what was going on. It seemed to get better as book progressed, so maybe it was an experience thing or he got more into the story, I'm not sure. Once I was invested in the story, though, I didn't care too much about any of the minor things.

I would definitely recommend this book, I just think the narrator needs a bit of coaching.


-- (For full disclosure) I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Good book. Narrator could be better.

Overall, I thought the story was interesting. There were times where it was a little hard to follow the timelines. I think part of the issue was the narrator. He seemed to only have one voice for any female character. I don't regret the time listening to it, but think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it.

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Good Adventure

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this sci-fi thriller. It has great charactesr especially Robert and Kira who meet during a blizzard; it goes into time travels into parallel world and has doppelganger, full of action. Good narration. Recommend to any sci-fi fans. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • Jayde
  • Nampa, ID
  • 10-25-17

From beginning to end, this one kept me interested

Loved the ideas of this story and the execution was well done. Characters were well developed and you kept learning about them till the end.
Would love to hear more.

Jim Rogers has a deep gravelly voice that by itself adds to the story. Unfortunately in this case it greatly aged the main character. It took me quite some time to figure out that the main character was in his 30's to early 40's mostly because that voice sounded so much older. I think he would make a great narrator but was not the best fit for this story. At the same time, that voice truly added to this story.

Overall I would recommend this story to anyone looking for a fast paced adventure with an ex-military man and a young girl as the main characters.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 12-01-17

Alternate realities aplenty

This book takes an interesting approach to the mechanics and uses of travelling between alternate realities, turning it into a relatively simple procedure. However, that is really just the background for the story of an ex-military man turned author named Robert, who is struggling to keep going in the months following the death of his wife.

His life gets changed drastically when he saves a girl named Kira, he eventually learns about travel between dimensions and agrees to help her rescue her mother (inventor of dimension-hopping technology) from the people that were after Kira and want to exploit this tech for their own dimension's gain.

There were some plot points that seemed a little too clearly signposted from the start, but other revelations were less obvious and whether you spotted any of them or not didn't detract from my overall impression of the story.

Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the performance of the narrator as much as some I have heard, he sounded too old for how I pictured the main character and his secondary characters probably didn't stand out enough either. However, his delivery was clear and while the performance didn't enhance the book for me, it didn't detract from it either.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, it setup enough ideas for the author to return to that world in the another book if he wants, but this book was a fully self-contained story that has a clear ending if he chooses not do so.

[I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Layla
  • 11-07-17

Great read.

The action starts quite quickly and it doesn't slow down, however we don't get to find out things until about chapter 10. That's when things really get interesting. We also get a few surprises that I did not see coming. There was something that I guessed which turned out to be correct before even the characters found out. I was surprised they did not fugure it out or even have a theory about it. I also found one or two things that happened to fast and smoothly to be realistic.
The book has some profanity and violence.

The narrator I did like, but he did not do the female characters well and he sounded a lot older then the main character who is in his thirties. I kept imagining the character to be in his fifties. But other then this he is actually a good narrator.