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Twenty-first-century scientist Matt Miller has achieved success beyond his wildest dreams in the American colonies. He’s become a wealthy businessman and politician, with a beautiful wife and family, but the American Revolution looms on the horizon. When a prominent British leader mysteriously disappears, Ben Franklin summons Matt to London to help investigate the involvement of Patrick Ferguson, a man whose ambitions are to change the future. Unknown to them all, another time traveler, with separate motivations, will join them in a struggle across two continents to change the destiny of Western Civilization.

©2019 Mark Jeffrey Rose (P)2019 Mark Jeffrey Rose

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  • 07-13-21

Book 4 soon?

I can’t get enough of this story. Great job again Mark! What a cliffhanger! I’ll be checking audible weekly!

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Dreams come true

Great work on time travel that will keep you listening for a long time. Good character development and fun to discover how the characters can use knowledge of the future to improve 18th century life.

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Poor follow-up to previous books

Looked forward to hearing where Rose was going to take the story. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed and ended up skipping through parts which were obviously filler. I do not recommend.

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Brilliant work, will keep you in anticipation for book four

Admittingly, I binged this entire series during a 15+ hour car ride to one place and then back. The entire series consumed my thoughts, put me on edge, and still has my brain turning in anticipation for book 4!

By the time you listen to this third book, you
will realize that Mark Rose has effectively caused you, the reader, to begin questioning time in the same way Stephen King thoughtfully discussed this subject in 11/23/63. Can we really change the future out of our own free will or are we pre-destined to the same end result no matter how we get there? Does the future want to be changed? Is everything we are told about our history really as it seems?

This book takes the reader down the path of asking “what if” over and over again. If one variable was changed in the past, would it be enough to have a drastic impact on the future? Perhaps the future was never as intended and needs to be corrected. Rose does not get into the subject of paradoxes, but does successfully keep the listener on the edge of their seats in anticipation for what happens next and whether the next big event will detrimentally impact the safety and security of
the relatable protagonist.

I combed audible for similar stories because after this book ended, i saw book 4 was not out yet. This search led me to realizing how special this series really is because no one else has tapped into this niche concept of science, historical fiction, speculative and alternate history, combined with philosophy in a format that keeps the reader engaged and asking for more.

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not my normal style but the story and timing!

I love story's that make you want more the types that when you have to get back to reality you keep wanting to back and read/listen some more! This one of thouse give it 20 min into the series and you are over the hump of the authors reading and story telling stile and after book 1 you cant wait for 2 then 3. Now I want 4 today.... that says it all! Have Fun!

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Pretty intense story

The story is really good, with interesting plot development.
I know the author reads this, not an actor, but I’d expect his rhythm and intonation to be a little more natural.

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Narration gets even worse on book 3

Ugh. It’s a cute little story. The narration wasn’t great on book one and two…but oh geez…book 3 is BAD. The worst is the way he read female voices. It’s not the falsetto…it’s that he reads the women so forceful and clipped. Like the women are so angry. He does the same thing with Benjamin Franklin.
This author drives me crazy. There’s SO much he could have explored with details into inventions that could’ve been made or more details on life without modern luxuries we r used to. But no…the author spends his time going into full detail and repeatedly returning to…..: martial arts…? I have to fast forward every time he starts up with the martial arts again.
It’s a fun idea and not a bad listen though (probably much better to read as the narration is so bad)

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Great story

This one didn’t pick up until the last 3rd of the book. BUT I love this series. Looking forward for Architect. Mr. Rose does great at fledging out a story that takes multi book time. It is however loosing its “I’m from the future allure.” I hope that is continued to be a large part of the story. Thanks Mr. Rose - great books!

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  • 01-03-22

Excited for the fourth

I liked how each of the characters have developed especially with Grace and Matt. I can’t imagine what the fourth book will bring but I can honestly say, I’ve purged the entire series back to back. Was good.

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another good story by terrible narrator

i wish mark rose would pay to have a real narrator read his stories. this book is the worse of the three but a decent listen. i am not sure if I'll continue the series.

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  • 11-11-19

Disappointed

Skipped ahead ten years of story I wanted to hear, this could have been book 4.