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Time to Lie

Landon Bridges' Story, Book 1
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Remember that time you dated that complete nutcase and said to yourself, "I wish Future Me would have come back and warned me about this"? Remember when you and your drunk friends said, "If it's such a bad idea, someone would come back from the future and stop us", right before it blew up in your face and got you in trouble? It would be great to have someone from the future to guide your life, wouldn't it?

Landon Bridges' life hasn't always been perfect, but now he's in college and determined to make a fresh start and transform himself from high school geek to college chic...well, less geeky guy. He's finally attained his life-long goal of studying physics in college under a renowned professor. He's met the girl of his dreams and made friends with some of the cool frat guys. Things are going great, until he shows up.

A mysterious stranger intervenes to help Landon out of a terrible, possibly life changing situation, but what does he want? Why does he keep showing up? Who is he? Landon's esteemed professor suddenly seems like a flake. Landon's briefly idyllic college world seems to be spinning out of control. Landon needs to control his world and, in the process of regaining his sanity and his grip on reality, he discovers that he has talents and allies that he never imagined. But is what they're telling him the truth?

The truth is just the lie we've chosen to believe, and yours may be different than mine.

©2017 Phil Taylor (P)2017 Phil Taylor

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I want More

I am so glad I got the chance to listen to this one. A cheeky mix of a coming of age story for a young man, a guide to time travel and college parties. A very cool listen. If you are like me and loved Karate Kid then this story will make you laugh and definitely keep your attention for a few hours. The characters are very likable and you learn to like them more and more as the story goes on. There are so many pop culture and science fiction references/ shout outs sprinkled throughout this book that it gives it a kind of authenticity. With all the different timelines intermingled it lends a sort of confusion that is not confusing at all but gives this time travel tale a little something different. The main character’s sarcasm is so cheeky and fun that you cannot help but laugh at him, in a geeky way. If you are anything like me then you will love listening to the main character geek out in the college dorms and navigate his way through his freshman year. The narrator does a phenomenal job with this entire story, but especially the sarcasm. Each character has their own unique sound it gives them personality. There were scenes that you could really hear the urgency and tension in the narrator’s voice. What a great listen and I cannot wait for this series to be continued. I was provided a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for a honest review via Audiobook Boom. This is no way affected my opinion of this work.

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Fascinating story

Although it started slow for me, I ended up loving this book! It's a fascinating new take on the genre; it will definitely make you think. Not only is the time-travel aspect interesting but, the action and mystery in the book keep you guessing, too. Overall, awesome story and great narration! I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Time Travel

The story starts with Landon Bridges freshly out of high school and entered into college and determined to be a little less geeky and cooler then he was in high school. Being a physics nut he wants to study under a renowned eccentric physics professor who has been theorizing about the possibility of time travel, and arranges to have an interview with the professor. The interview goes much better than he had hoped for and soon Landon is caught up in college life shenanigans, a girl friend and yes, time travel. The author does a good job of developing the characters and using pop culture references and a puts new twist on time travel. He keeps you interested and excited to the surprising ending and waiting for the sequel. Jeffrey Kaffer does an excellent job of narration.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Time travel done right.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I honestly; Could not stop listening to this book, it was phenomenal. If you like time travel and science fiction, do not hesitate to get this book. The narrator makes it easy to listen to and enjoyable. I can’t wait for the second book in the series.

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New take on a stale genre

Finally someone has come and changed the time traveling genre - love seeing new takes on otherwise stale ideas - this one will make you think and ponder the possibilities, great audio book with another stellar performance by Jeffery Kafer.

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Past, Present and Future

Time to Lie by Phil Taylor is a time travel story that hooked me. The story is well written and has some thought provoking elements. I wasn't certain what direction things were going to go, and enjoyed the twists. Jeffrey Kafer was great bringing the characters to life. He inflicts the right emotions in his voice. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review, I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator. This is a standalone listen and the beginning of a series.

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Because I always do, every time.

Landon Bridges was a nerdy kid, who loved Dr.Who and was able to write and recite equations like poetry but not so good with the chat up lines. But, even though his fireman dad died when he was a kid, he made it to college and even found a girlfriend, and was accepted as research assistant to the renowned physicist he most admired. And it was then that things started to get strange.

Written in the first person, this is a fun time travelling, anomaly filled hoot of a book as Landon struggles with his inner self as well as his other self as he tries to make sense of what's happening, or will happen and tries to out wit himself: if only be knew what they won't tell him and who he can trust. Not himself, obviously! Jeffery Kafer plays the sarcastic wannabe sardonic and witty young student just trying to get good grades, and get laid, as he discovers that having a future you to help and advise on life's future complexities is not always what you want to happen. Mr.Kafer's performance throughout is engaging, well read and the different protagonists are individually voiced: most enjoyable.

This was a light hearted, mind bending and humorous novel in which the reader travels with Landon in his quest to find out what's happening. And it continues in second volume, no resolution here. So readers beware, this is not a stand alone. Having said that, however, I am personally looking forward to the next book and hope it is out soon. My thanks to the rights holder of Time to Lie, who, at my request via Audiobook Boom, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. Good read, good fun and recommended.

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Wow, this book is a wild ride...........

Time to Lie is the first in what promises to be an interesting new adult, fantasy series. Langdon Bridges is a physics wiz entering his first year of college. Although I am a middle-aged woman, I found his internal musings hilarious. He has an incredibly dry wit and a very mature insight into himself and his failings for someone his age, but then he does things that are completely goofy and immature. The book starts out slowly as the author gives background for Langdon and sets the stage for life as a college nerd. However, once the action hits, you need to be paying attention to every sentence, or you will quickly become lost. The story has all kinds of twists and turns, and the author keeps doling out clues one bite at a time. All of this leads to an intriguing and exciting story that is poignant and sad at times and had me in stitches at others. The book ends with a total cliffhanger, and I am anxiously awaiting the release of book two on Audible soon.

In all honesty, Jeffrey Kafer could read anything and make it entertaining. However, combine his talent as a narrator with the excellent prose of Phil Taylor, and you have an amazing audiobook. His delivery and pacing are perfect, and his slightly raspy voice suited Langdon's sarcastic, self-deprecating personality to a tee. I have my fingers crossed that Kafer will be narrating all the books in this series as a I cannot imagine a better choice.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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Fast paced story of discovery

This was a fast paced romp through college. Lots of jumping around learning about time travel and who knows what about what's going on.
I enjoyed the game of discovery and now that we know what is going on we are ready for the next book in what looks to be a promising series.
Narrator did a good job on this one. Pacing was good and the voices were well done.

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Clever and Enjoyable Time Travel Story

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily leaving this review and all opinions expressed herein are mine.

Here, Landon Bridges is a nerdy guy who has just started college. He scores a position working with a professor he greatly admires and who, Landon believes, has created a way to time travel. He also meets the girl of his dreams. One night, Landon is the designated driver for a group of his friends and as they are out partying, something goes horribly wrong but Langdon believes he might be able to fix it if he travels back in time but, someone wants to make sure that Langdon does no such thing.

This is a cleverly thought out time travel story. The characters are empathetic, fun, funny and the fact that the MC Langdon had 80's cultural references made me like this book even more. The twists are so creative and it moves along at a great pace that you are completely sucked in. Then, all of a sudden, it just ends... Nothing is resolved but it has ended. This usually annoys me but here, I am left wanting to know more and anxious for the next book in this series.

The narrator was fantastic. I loved the manner in which he delivered some of the sarcastic asides. And when the action picked up, you could hear the tension in his voice. The narration truly complimented an already very enjoyable story.