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A simple mistake. A slip through time and space. A strange new world.

He should have been more careful. But Alfred Favero, Senior Analyst with the IRS, wasn’t. Now he’s stuck in a world of opposites, where everything he knows is called into question.

To survive in Yngil-wode, the taxman must rely on a mysterious band of outlaws and tax thieves. But he risks getting drawn into a war with a tyrant. He risks sacrificing every principle he holds sacred.

How far will a man of the law go to save his own neck? How far will he go to save the woman he loves?

Alfred’s about to find out.

©2019 Rachel Ford (P)2019 Rachel Ford

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Love and Taxes in Alternate Dimensions!

Great story and narration!

Alfred and Nancy are back and going on vacation! What could possibly go wrong? Bad weather? Getting sucked into alternate realities? Being accosted by dangerous criminals? Who knows? We do know, however, that Alfred loves Nancy, and that our trusty taxman takes his taxes seriously!

This was a fantastic continuation of the series, and if you enjoyed the rest of it then you will love this one too!

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The label reads: Do not get time travel device wet

What happens when our hero inadvertently gets the time travel device wet? Chaos, of course.

This is book four of the series. There are some references to the previous story, but overall it stands up just fine on its own, so feel free to start here. However, by this time, the character relationships have developed enough that you might not understand all the interactions if you start here. Just be aware.

This is a light science fiction novel with a heavy dose of dry humor. After all, what would you expect when the hero is a taxman who doesn't get why everyone dislikes tax collectors? (That gets a lot of play in this book.) The story is very well written and easy to read, but the plot has plenty of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing. The characters are also fantastic, really well developed with personalities that bring the story to life. Overall, a fun read that had be addicted from the start.

I should also mention that the narrator did a great job. The narration was clear, easy to follow and provided just the right hint of character emotions to support the story.

Highly recommended.

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Alfred in the Multiverse

This is an outstanding addition to the Time Traveling Taxman series. First, the story in itself is very interesting. But more importantly, Time Slips explores some of the conundrums of the multiverse theory and how these changes bring Alfred to question his views of life and love. A story that is both light and heavy!

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time travel at it's funniest

I received this free audiobook in exchange for an honest review. the story started off a little slow , but it soon picked up. this is the funniest time travel audiobook I have ever heard. the characters were insane, in a good way. Alfred, was the anal one, Nance the beautiful nerd with a sense of adventure, Fredo, an alternate version of Alfred, and Justin, what can I say about Justin. I laughed and found myself talking to the audiobook. This is a good sign that you too should listen.

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Time Slips & Tax Thieves

I loved the twists in this story!

You really need to have had experienced the earlier books in the series to fully appreciate what Alfred faces. Having done so, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

John Carter Aimone is doing a wonderful job with the narration of this series. Keep it up!

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

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Time slips and tax thieves

I loved this book it was fun
All the time travels was,silly,fun,and,funny,but weird and silly too.
I will recommend this book to family and friends.
Thank you
Maria Keesler

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Arthur and Nancy are out camping. He is so not into this stuff but Nancy is excited and he does it for her. That night it rains and their tent it flooded so they spend the rest of the night in the car. The next day as they're having coffee he remembers one single totally important thing: they forgot about the things machine in the tent!!! Trying to check if it's damaged he accidentally posted a button and they find themselves in an alternate reality .. one that leaves poor Athur telling from shock! Oops! The machine is damaged and their lives take in a surreal quality. Will things every get back to normal!?!
John Carter Simone is a fantastic narrator whose voice brings Arthur to life!
Fantastic audio and story!!

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Alfred views himself and good governance

This little gem in the Time Traveling Taxman series has hit a new stride, addressing relevant personal and social issues for young people. Alfred--who has been painfully gaining self-awareness over time--and his lady love Nancy take another tumble into the multiverse, coming face-to-face with a short series of other-dimensional doppelgangers. Finally, Alfred and Nancy meet other-Alfred (aka Freddo) and other-Justin, now a married couple, and end up in medieval England, in a version of the tale of Robin Hood.
Except--he's stealing taxes from a mayor who wants to build a hospital, and he wants to spend it on addictive potions for himself and his merry, shiftless band, while the wives of the forest work themselves to exhaustion taking care of the men (who are lazy) and sick children (who need the hospital). And so we see the selfishness of addictive behavior, the beneficial application of taxes for the common good, and and Alfred taking relationship advice from Freddo, who has chosen Justin to partner with. It's a wonderful mashup of human behaviors and completely turns the tale of Robin Hood on its head!

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So much fun!

I wish I’d started with the 1st book in the series. This episode was an amusing jaunt back in time, causing a fractured fairy tale to play out. While the story has been visited before, this was a refreshing take on it. The main characters are engaging & fun, with a firmly established relationship that I’d like to witness develop. I look forward to going back & listening to the 1st 3 books soon!

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Good story - fair execution

I was provided a review copy, the review is an honest review.

Time travel stories have always been my favorite, as far back as I was a child growing up in the 60s. So when I get a chance to read one I will always try to. I had not looked at the previous stories in this series so I did not know there was a history of the characters.. The story starts off fairly slow, on a camping trip of all things. The time travel device does not show up till a few chapters in, and that got me near the point of giving up on it. That and the narration. He stops at the end of every paragraph for almost 2 full seconds. If you have a chance, speed it up to about 1.4 speed, you will thank me. I did not do that thill about 1/2 way through. But the slow pace and slow reading was not a great thing.
It was interesting in a time travel story that it was more a philosophical discussion on things like soul mates, is taxing good or bad, addiction, and the multiverse. Yet, in this story they all seem to fit.
Overall, it is a good clean story, with an engaging story line. I would recommend it to all.

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  • Cas the Brave
  • 01-15-20

Entertaining read

Time Slips and Tax Thieves, book four in The Travelling Taxman Series by Rachel Ford, read by John Carter Aimone.

One thing that can definitely not be said about Rachel is that she is formulaic, while the same characters appear the adventure is always new and very different from before.

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Alfred Favero and Nancy Abbott are officially a couple and are on holiday. They are camping, which is a nightmare for the slightly neurotic Alfred, but it is amazing what one will do for love.

The tent leaks and the time travel device, they have from their first adventure, gets soaked and starts to malfunction. Alfred and Nancy are however not thrown into another time zone, but into a different reality. Where they encounter Justin Lyon, who is a colleague at the IRS and thorn in Alfred’s side, and in this parallel dimension is in a relationship with Nancy, they escape and jump into other universes and encounter different combinations of themselves and other people they know.

Still trying to return to their own reality they accidentally take that dimension’s couple with them. They land on a world and in a medieval timeline when the gizmo burns out and strands them.
They have to contend with a band of outlaws who oppose an evil tyrant and refuse to pay taxes to him.

This story is quirky and quite amusing and is based on the legend of Robin Hood, with a twist.
This is my least favourite of the four books I have read so far.
I do love the nod to the late Alan Rickman by naming the tyrant Lord Rickman. Alan Rickman played the part of the Sheriff of Nottingham in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Entertaining read.

I again enjoyed John’s narration and I will say again that increasing the playback speed to x1.10 improved the listening experience for me.

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review of my own opinion of it.

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  • Deedra
  • 04-28-20

Time Slips

This is the fourth book n a great series.Our heroes find themselves in a shire and thought of as wizards. John Carter Aimone was a good narrator.His voice for the irritating main character is perfect. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Helen
  • 04-26-20

Amazing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-20

exellent

...did everything i wanted it to. Helped me kill some time. If you like this sort of thing go for it.

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  • Julie
  • 03-10-20

Don't slip up and let this book get away

Wow another great instalment to the time traveling taxman series , although I think it should be called the Nancy series because there is no way Alfred would still be alive or sane without her. This is book four and each book is so different from the last that you never know what to expect, the writer certainly hasn't backed herself into a corner write about the same old thing., The only constant thing is its quirky, funny and enjoyable. Oh and the characters. This time the book sees a different twist on the Robin hood fable. Off to start the next book.
Nancy has managed to talk Alfred into camping and she has prepared for everything, being a Tec genius she has planned for everything. Even the fact that Alfred will forget something but the one thing she didn't plan for is the one thing that will send there lives spinning out of control. Leaving the time traveling device in the tent when there is a storm in the area, a tent with a leak. Water damage and Alfred PRESSING the button soon has them slipping into different realities, some that they didn't see coming . Before dumping them in Yngil-wode a world where out laws steal, refuse to pay taxes and live in woods. If living in woods wasn't bad enough for Alfred he now has to share this reality with another Alfred (called Fredo) and Justin (an annoying office colleague at the tax office) that got dragged with them from another time before the machine broke for what seems like the final jump. Can Alfred and Nancy get back to there world and time line or are they stuck for good?
I have grown to really like this narrator and his interpretation of Alfred and his friends.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.