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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (360 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neve Maslakovic Narrator: Alexander Cendese Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469200873
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At 11:46:01 California time on a foggy Monday in January 1986, the universe — suddenly, inexplicably, without warning — bifurcated. Fast-forward to thirty-five years later: Felix Sayers is a culinary writer living in San Francisco of Universe A who spends his days lunching at Coconut Café and dreaming of a successful career penning Agatha Christie-style mysteries. But everything changes when his Aunt Henrietta dies, leaving Felix a photograph of his father and himself — dated ten days before Felix was born. It can only mean one thing: Felix has an “alter” in Universe B. In a panic that his mystery novel may exist already, Felix crosses to San Francisco B and proceeds to flagrantly violate the rules of both worlds by snooping around his alter’s life. But when he narrowly escapes a hit-and-run, it becomes clear that someone knows he’s crossed over…and whoever it is isn’t happy about it. With the help of a trio of students and a Miss Marple-style detective, Felix must uncover the truth about his alter, the events of one Monday, and a wayward rubber duck before his time in both worlds runs out. “A witty and light ‘what if’ novel stuffed with an amusing and eclectic cast of characters.” - Publishers Weekly, in a review of Regarding Ducks and Universes in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Download and start listening now!

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  • “A witty and light ‘what if’ novel stuffed with an amusing and eclectic cast of characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mario Jaconelli | 2/14/2014

    " The themes in this book are right up my street. I should have loved it. Parallel Universes, mystery, even a bit of existentialism kicking about this book. Sadly I thought it was a waste of a cool premise. I was BORED. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 2/5/2014

    " Great book couldn't stop reading. Ending was kind of quick But I defintiely enjoyed reading. Would recommend it to others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/5/2014

    " I really enjoyed the e-book vs tree-book comparison btwn universes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Lang | 2/4/2014

    " fun read, i'd recommend it! =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coribeth | 2/3/2014

    " Well worth the couple bucks it cost on my Kindle. Perfect read for a yucky weather day "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rikki | 1/24/2014

    " Not at all a bad book. While I can't say that it was anything fantastic, it was distinctly and weirdly pleasant book. I'm trying not to damn it with faint praise but it was just...nice. It had an intriguing concept and a mostly likable protagonist. I found it a little meandering but not enough to make lose interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Ingrouille | 1/18/2014

    " Very fun, light hearted sci-fi. Well worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, it had an interesting concept, well defined characters, the physics nerd in me couldn't put it down. Great recommendation from dailycheapreads.com "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 12/18/2013

    " Interesting read. Not for everyone but it got me thinking quite a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 12/1/2013

    " Interesting and comprehensive view of alternate universes theory what could be have been an incomprehensible premise. I love the little details and how they all tie back to each other between universes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 12/1/2013

    " I came across this, like many others, on a kindle sale and was intrigued by the title. It was a nice read, clear, although got a little dull at times, however it just wasn't astounding. Still a good book that I would recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/6/2013

    " I really enjoyed this one. Alternate universes. Cool. Getting to meet your alternate. Neat. Being jealous of them. Even better. Love to see a sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 7/5/2013

    " A fun book about, well, ducks and universes. And sorta a mystery, and sorta about writing. Also features graduate students as main characters! I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Houserlc | 5/4/2013

    " I liked it quite a bit. Quite a bit. Recommended for relaxing, bedtime reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 5/4/2013

    " I checked this book out for an experiment with the Kindle's new owner lending library. It was much better than I expected! Trying to get used to what was going on in universe A and universe B got a little confusing at times, but on the whole it was an interesting take. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Frank | 4/27/2013

    " What a horrible waste of time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 4/17/2013

    " This isn't really a bad book, but it really isn't anything special. I was really looking forward to it, but it was no better than okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Cheung | 4/3/2013

    " Enjoyable mix of sci-fi and detective story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barkingmadcat | 3/29/2013

    " A sci fi story of parallel universes. A great idea but I felt it was a let down at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blondebunbun | 3/9/2013

    " The duck reference was good, along with the multiple universe plot, however felt it dragged a bit in the middle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aimee | 1/22/2013

    " Not my usual read so I'm not sure if it's not very good, or just not my thing. Sci-fi requires a buy-in I'm not sure I'm willing to give it--too many holes, too many things that don't line up. Skips from A to C as if nobody will notice B got left out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 12/14/2012

    " This was a nice quick read with an interesting plot about the multiverse. "

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About the Author
Neve Maslakovic is the author of the highly praised debut novel, Regarding Ducks and Universes, which was published in February 2011 by AmazonEncore. Before she became a published fiction writer, Maslakovic was hard at work finishing her PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford University’s STAR Lab (Space, Telecommunications, and Radioscience Laboratory). Born in communist Yugoslavia, she has called London, New York, and California her home. Currently living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with her husband and son, The Far-Time Incident is Neve Maslakovic’s eagerly anticipated second novel and the first book in a new series of time-travel adventures.
About the Narrator

Alexander Cendese is an actor and voice-over artist who earned his BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University. He has appeared in such television shows as Law & Order, One Life to Live, Body of Proof, and The Bedford Diaries. As a voice actor he has worked extensively in audiobook narration, reading books by Brian Yansky and F. Paul Wilson, among others.