• The Observer Effect

  • The Joseph Bridgeman Series, Book 3
  • By: Nick Jones
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,561 ratings)

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By: Nick Jones
Narrated by: Ray Porter
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Publisher's Summary

Time calls the shots.

Unwitting time traveler Joseph Bridgeman is adjusting to life in the present and wondering if his traveling days are behind him. But when he’s contacted by the Continuum, an organized group of time travelers based in the future, he learns his career is just getting started.

The Continuum needs Joe’s help. One of their operatives is missing, last seen in 19th-century Paris, and they believe Joe’s ability to see the past might be the only way to find him. Teamed up with Gabrielle Green, an acerbic, wisecracking traveler, Joe heads back to 1873 on his most dangerous mission yet, one that will take him deep inside a burning opera house.

But how will Joe succeed when his new companion clearly hates his guts, the missing traveler disappears the second anyone sets eyes on him, and a familiar foe threatens to trap them in the past for good? With help on hand from his best friend, Vinny, and mysterious clues hidden in his sister Amy’s paintings, Joe must hone his gift, develop new skills, and figure out a way to complete his mission before the blazing inferno comes crashing down around them all.

©2022 Nick Jones (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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  • EJ
  • 03-20-22

Love this entire series!

I absolutely love this entire series. Everything about it…the storyline, the details, the narrator, the history, the humor…it all ties in so beautifully together. I hate having to wait for the next book in the series (and hopefully there will be many more). There’s something so fragile and delicate about Joe’s vulnerability that makes him a complete hero. This is, by far, my favorite series about time travel, and I have read my fair share. Note to the author: please, please, PLEASE put out many more like this. I can’t get enough. I’m a librarian and will make sure this gets onto our shelves.

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Great installment into the series

While I believe this book could stand alone, I highly recommend the book(s) preceding it first. I would have missed a lot of the context and backstory if I had not done so.

A very enjoyable book from start to finish. Narration was great.

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Excellent

It took some"time" but I'm hooked. While listening I had moments where I thought of my family and how I am going about certain things and unexpectedly, had an epiphany, which could change my future.

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Such a wonderful adventure!

First I have to say I absolutely love Ray Porter. He gives such an amazing read. It doesn’t feel like he is reading. It feels like Joe is actually telling you his story. I love it!

I also love the adventure. The time travel and the description of Paris. It’s su much fun. Looking forward for what I hope is more from the series.

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This was such a great book. My favorite of the series so far, though it's close for all 3. Imaginative and very well performed!

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Amazing Series and Amazing book.

Nick Jones is very quickly becoming one of my favorite Authors. This series combined with one of my favorite narrators Ray Porter are among my favorite in recent memory. The story of Joseph Bridgman is an amazing roller coaster of emotions. Time travel stories are difficult to pull off due to creating plot holes etc… but Nick Jones pulls it off with believability and explains it to you through the main character as he learns. I can’t wait for the next book in the series and already have it preordered.

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Great story, narrated superbly. I want more.

This stunning story uses a real world event to support a rich tapestry of pure fantasy in which the reader experiences everything that Nick Jones has created. Somehow Ray Porter takes it even further and helps the listener experience it all in 3D. Initially, one could be forgiven for imagining the American accent would only hamper the enjoyment, but frankly his ability to create character voices and hold them (all inaccuracies forgiven) is astonishing. I want more now.

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Claude the cat

so did I miss the rescue or is it up in the air what happened to Claude?

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Surprisingly fantastic writing and storytelling!

When I started this series, the first two books were free. I didn’t have much expectation but I loved how the narrator performed the words and the story was captivating. Now, with the third book finished, which I totally purchase without a second thought, I am absolutely enthralled!
Also, can I just say, Vinny is the most lovable character ever!

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loved it

Nick's words come to life with Ray Porter's voice. thank you both for an amazing experience!

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  • Rosemary White
  • 04-06-22

I still don't understand why...

...an American narrator was chosen. Ray Porter is a wonderful voice actor. But seriously, why? There are also excellent British narrators too, and this is a quintessentially English book. It demands an English narrator. Ray Porter does not do British accents, His Welsh is truly terrible, most English sound like variations of Cockney, just awful. Having said that, this is another brilliant book and I did thoroughly enjoy it, inwardly wincing as each new character was given a dreadful accent. And yet I look forward to more from Nick Jones... as soon as you like, Nick!

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  • Chris
  • 04-05-22

Really enjoyed this sequel

Still not happy with the American narrator saying words weirdly but the actual story is great.

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  • Funkgroover
  • 11-30-22

Much worse than the preceding books

I liked the first book, the second was okay but this one was a chore to read. I never looked forward to opening it and felt I had completed a goal when it ended.

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  • Lexa T Cardew
  • 11-30-22

Hey

It is a clever collusion of history and imagination in Time Travel that is a part of human life. Others know there was dialogue and seek a truth that cannot be changed. I’m fascinated by the weaving of the stories and it’s credible in this. I enjoyed immensely listening to the unwinding across time. Great voice given to the story. Telling has never been easy, as minds don’t collude easily and love comes through this tale, throughout it all. How it’s done is fabulous.

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  • terry m
  • 11-25-22

Wonderful

Wonderful, third instalment of this great series, very well written wonderfully performed ,get this book you will not regret it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-25-22

Good story, not so good narration

I’ve listened to 3 of these books now and have just downloaded the 4th book. This goes to prove how good the stories are as you have to get past the fact that they have an English main character who speaks with an American accent and I must admit to laughing out loud at some of the accents of the other characters they were so bad. The pronunciation of some words left you guessing what they were. Why an English actor wasn’t used I just don’t understand.

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  • Tim Bickerdike
  • 11-08-22

Getting Even Better

Now into the third book of the series and they are getting better every time. I really like Joseph and how his character is developing. With only one audio book to go in the series I'm starting to get the jitters... hoping that book 5 isn't too far off.
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  • Glen
  • 11-01-22

Gave up on this one

Books one and two were great. This one, despite many attempts to listen and get interested just has not worked for me. Too many odd characters? Maybe. The appearance of an all-encompassing organisation? Maybe. Can’t put my finger on it but frustratingly impossible for me to enjoy.

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  • Edward J.
  • 09-21-22

Brilliant, Nick Jones' best work yet

in a line of highly entertaining and engaging books this one is Nick Jones' best one yet. Exciting story, interesting and believable characters - I just wish there were more in this series. 10/10

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  • ITC
  • 09-12-22

Another enjoyable read in an enjoyable series..

The excellent narrator, who I have previously suggested isn’t a good fit for this series (being American narrating a British book) blends much better with this story due to the more varied accents throughout and I therefore don’t have the same criticism with this one. Otherwise, it’s more of the same (not a bad thing) with a sizeable dose of upping the ante on the futuristic technology, some of it a little unbelievable. I very much enjoyed it as usual and although it’s never going to make my top 10 list, I have already pre ordered the next book. Good story, good characters, what more could you want?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-25-22

Thank you for your talent.

If you had suggested that I read/enjoy a tale of time jumping adventurers I would not have believed you. However, I am waiting for the forth book. Nick I hope you are working on book five. Well done.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-24-22

Another brilliant tale

Loved it, loved the way it was written, who was written in it - awesome!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-23-22

Amazing

Best author best story best narrator, book four here I come, what a journey, just loving it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-22

phantom of the Opera meets time travel

loved it!! great story, great characters and the narration was fabulous. I can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Dr LisaJ
  • 10-02-22

Excellent!

Nick Jones takes you on an incredible journey full of humour, regret, friendship and excitement. I couldn’t stop listening, wanting to desperately find out what happens next. One of the best all round books ever!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-22

Awesome

Absolutely love this series. Can’t wait for the next book !!!!! Ray performs so very well as usual. Well done to all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-20-22

Time Travel Tales 3

The third excellent book in this well written, thought provoking tale of mishap, adventure and a need to find your past!!

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  • Dk Chambers
  • 09-16-22

3 thumbs up!

Well written Nick, loved it! Looking forward to book 4. Ray is one of my favourite narrators. A good listen all round. Cheers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-22

Pure escapism

A fantastic series that draws you in from the very first sentence. The story is well written and plot points integrated through the whole series - the tale was great.

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  • JESSICA BRYANT
  • 08-06-22

Great story, beautifully narrated.

I'm just angry that I'll have to wait months for the next book. Ray Porter read this story beautifully.