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Publisher's Summary

"I'm going to die a hundred years before I was born...."

The handwritten note was in a dusty trunk that sat in a cave untouched for 150 years. What did the words mean? When journalist Ray Burton finds the trunk near the Arizona ghost town of Hollow Rock, his life changes in an instant.

Something in the trunk shouldn’t be there.

This begins a dangerous journey of discovery bordering on the impossible. A discovery that will affect the past, the present, and the future.

©2020 Andrew Cunningham (P)2021 Andrew Cunningham

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This is painful to listen to

I am in the middle of the book right now. I am desperately trying to finish it, but the narrator is horrible. The only reason I’m giving it three stars is because the story and writing are good. The narrator sounds like he’s reading a story not narrating it, if that makes sense. At times monotone at other times choppy. It is hard to listen to.

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Time travel

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Greg Hernandez. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

I’ve read other books by Andrew Cunningham and especially enjoyed the Eden Rising series, so I was happy to listen to this book. Yestertime is a time travel novel and it was pretty good, but not my favorite one by the author.

The problems with time travel are explored in this book. The premise is a good one but it was difficult for me to keep track of all the different characters and where and when they were originally from. I did find the idea of portals and portal finders interesting.

Many of the characters are supposed to be professionals working on the secret of time travel but they have a lot of trouble keeping the secret which didn’t seem probable to me.

The narrator did a good job. His tone and pace were good, and he has narrated other books that I’ve listened to. That’s always a plus in my opinion especially in his case. It took me a while the first time I listened to him to get used to his style, but since I’m familiar with him now, it worked for me.

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statement of plot convenience

The performance I found to be robotic....I actually thought it was auto-read by a bot until I checked later that it was a person. The plot I found to be simplistic. I was annoyed by the main character making many statements of plot convenience.

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This is a really good time travel story!

This audiobook is an adventurous story of time travel. It captures your attention and takes you on a ride. It raises interesting possibilities. Would you do whatever it would take to get back to your own time? Would you travel back in time to your favorite era if you had the opportunity, despite personal risk? Would you be concerned about changing history through your actions?

Some of the characters are likeable; others not so much. The book does not portray the various time periods as glamorous or romantic. It portrays them in a harsh reality.

Author Andrew Cunningham spins a really good tale. Listeners will feel like they are with the characters. Narrator Greg Hernandez has a pleasant voice and does a great job.

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good time travel book.

very good time travel book. they missed some good opertunites to expand the sory. and wish their was more of the book. ending was uneventful.

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This reader was hard to listen to. Good change of voices but otherwise a bit boring

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Ok story line

I like time travel stories so the story was ok but the narrator left much to be desired. His narration did not put the inflection where needed snd no emotion. Very poor narration.

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This sucked so hard….

I had a hicky when I was done. Don’t waste your time oh and three more words were required to be able to post this

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Pretty Good to Excellant

I use audible a lot. I have never written a review before and probably should have. This book is amoung the best I have listened to. Very well written and believable time travel. Hope you decide to listen and enjoy. Wayne.

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Can you change the past?

Ray Burton is a fifty-year-old man that used to work as a war reporter or for dangerous missions. The last one got him too traumatized and he changed his life to a more “boring” one, in which he wrote small news way less adrenaline.

His former lifestyle meant he didn’t have anyone in his life. Harry, who was probably his best friend, was diagnosed with cancer, so he went to accompany him in his last moments. Harry was cremated and Ray decides he would like the idea to be tossed in a ghost town, so he went to Holly Rocks. The thing is that there was literally nothing left of the town, but a pouring rain caught him and he was forced to seek refuge in a cave. Here he found a trunk with things that suggested some guy named “Stan Hooper” had time traveled. This was obviously impossible and nothing but a bad joke. Except the things got more and more complicated, and once the NCIS got involved, Rey knew this time travel thing may not be as impossible as he thought in the beginning.

I really enjoyed how the story is told. We start with Rey’s POV and he explains how h got to Hollow Rocks for his friend, and ended up in a giant mess. But once we get to meet more characters that are, one way or another involved in this time travel thing, we get more points of view in very different times and places.

I won’t spoil things, so I’ll just say that the time-travel here is taken in a full scientific way, so we get some logical information about how this may work and how much they actually know about it. I also enjoyed the endless questions about whether the past could be changed or not.
I’m a sucker for time travel and this philosophical questions. Is the past written in stone?

About the audiobook, it always takes me one or two chapters to adapt to a new narrator and in this book it worried me I may not like it, but Greg does a nice job telling the story sort of “light”. Even when the things got heavier, the feeling of the book was of a light nice read, but that gives you A LOT to think about.

Sci-fi is not my usual style of books, but I do enjoy some o them and this one was an impressive discovery for me. Actually, I was super impressed because, even though time travel is the main theme, the relationships between the characters are super developed. I didn’t expect I would find romance in this story, it’s not focused on it, but it’s important to the story.

The only reason I don’t give this book 5 stars is because I expected the end to blow my mind and it didn’t. But it was a really good end though. Totally recommended, whether it is the book or audio.

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  • Leo Roche
  • 07-02-21

Awful

The worst book I have ever listened to on Audible (over 200)
Poor story development, characters suddenly appearing to allow story to progress.
Very clunky and unrealistic dialogue.
Hard to care about or empathise with main character.
No sense of anticipation felt by this reader who just trudged to a disappointing end.
Also poorly read

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  • Neil Mackay
  • 06-30-21

Entertaining old school sci-fi

Reminiscent of Heinlein's "The door into summer" . A simple story (by time travel standards) well told. Narrator was very good despite the attempted Brit - "ish" accents. Very enjoyable.