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Chicago, 2064: Talon Avalon is a timecaster - one of a select few peace officers who can operate a TEV, the Tachyon Emission Visualizer, which records events (most specifically, crimes) that have already happened. With crime at an all-time low, Talon has little to do except give lectures to school kids and obsess about his wife's profession as a licensed sex partner... until one of her clients asks Talon to investigate a possible murder.

When Talon uses the TEV to view the crime, the identity of the killer is unmistakable: it's him, Talon Avalon.

©2011 Joe Kimball (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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WTF, the BHV is a SLP

I have to agree with my friend from my hometown, I ain't a better person for listening to this, but I am a happier person. This is a fun short book with plenty of laughs and some good solid Science Fiction. There are also some Maxwell Smart scenes, (missed it by that much.) There is sex and lots of chase scenes. I am not a big fan of chase scenes/fight scenes, especially ones that last for three chapters, but I do like sex. The chase scenes were over done, but the sex scenes just helped with the fun. Wait till you meet Yummy and her friend Tasty. There are nano-tubes, space elevators, jelly ropes and more.

Even though I am not a big fan of fight scenes, there is usually an element that makes the fight quite different from what you read in your normal westerns. Yes, there are too many near death situations, but there is also a mystery that will keep you guessing. The main mystery is well done, and may be overlooked by those who are too troubled by the fun parts.

In chapter eighteen you meet Harry McGlade who makes for an extremely funny sidekick. Harry has a pet bonsai elephant named Penis, who is LOL funny.

A BHV is a Bleeding Heart Volunteer and a SLP is a State Licensed Prostitute. The main character's wife is a SLP. Talk about a challenging marriage.

This is my first J.A. Konrath, Jack Kilborn, Joe Kimball novel, but it won't be my last. Matter of fact I have already started Afraid and the first three hours are scary and very gory.
By the way even though I am white, I don't live in a trailer.

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  • Annie
  • MO, United States
  • 06-29-12

it wont be on your english 101 reading list

This is flat fun. sex, blood, and alot of people get kicked in the nuts!! What eles do you need in a book. The future is hard to buy but it sure would be fun.
The only thing is that the main character almost dies so often it dose get a little flat near the end. With that said i realy enjoyed it I'm not a better human for reading it but i am a happer human for reading it.

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  • Russell
  • Keswick, ON, Canada
  • 10-24-12

Timewaster reading Timecaster

This was bad Science Fiction. Not so bad that I couldn't persevere and finally get to the end to see how everything turned out. I had spent my hard earned money after all.

Unfortunately that listening effort ended in the middle of the story and a "to be continued" plot line. The hero made it out of so many impossible situations - but he is not going to survive my emphatic decision on this series.

There is not going to be a Timecastrer 2 in my future.

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Juvenile, macho story.

I bought this book when it was on sale. I was extremely glad I did not pay full price. It was all I could do to listen to the first half. I kept hoping it would get better. Finally I gave up and did not finish the story.

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  • darswords
  • Christmas Valley, Oregon, United States
  • 05-07-15

SO FUNNY!!!!!

Oh. My. Goodness! Whew! That was a ride! Any of you old enough to remember E-tickets? Yeah, that kind of ride. So much fun, yet keeping you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Was it the fantastic narration of Patrick Lawlor or did the author, Jack Kilborn just have that many funny bones in him? Whichever, or the combination, I had so many laugh out loud moments while reading that I am glad I was at home. I can imagine others in a library, looking at me like I was crazy. As it was I had to not let my husband know the joke as he plans to read this next.

The setting is in the far future and the main character, Talon Avalon, on of the last peace officers, one of the few that can operate the time machine to help solve crimes, is running for his life. Someone has stolen his identity, or so it seems. Now he is wanted for murder among other crimes.

This book takes place over two days. Our hero goes through everything, it seems. The orgy where he is an unwilling participant is the funniest. Don't ask how that happens. You have to start at the beginning.

I do need to warn you that as I mentioned above, there are a couple sex scenes and much adult humor and language. But if you are mature enough (or have been raised with brothers and raised sons) none of it will shock you and may actually tickle your own funny bones.

Hurray for Kindle Unlimited with Whispersynch. That's how I found this book. And now I am off to book two: Timecaster: Supersymmestry.

Here's to your own enjoyment reading these!

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  • J. Mccloskey
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, United States
  • 07-01-12

Ho Hum

Would you try another book from Joe Kimball and/or Patrick Lawlor?

Sorry I wont listen to another of Kimball's books

What could Joe Kimball have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Book was predictable. More fantasy than Science Fiction.

What three words best describe Patrick Lawlor’s voice?

Very talented did many voices which was nice

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Some funny spots

Any additional comments?

Seems like a book for teenage boys but not much more.

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