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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (750 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matthew Flaming Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781400185009
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After discovering an old photograph, an elderly antiques dealer living in present-day Los Angeles is forced to revisit the history he has struggled to deny. The photograph depicts a man and a woman. The man is Peter Force, a young frontier adventurer who comes to New York City in 1901 and quickly lands a job digging the first subway tunnels beneath the metropolis. The woman is Cheri-Anne Toledo, a beautiful mathematical prodigy whose memories appear to come from another world. They meet seemingly by chance, and Peter initially dismisses her as crazy. But as they are drawn into a tangle of overlapping intrigues, Peter must reexamine Cheri-Anne’s fantastic story. Could it be that she is telling the truth and that she has stumbled onto the most dangerous secret imaginable: the key to traveling through time?

Set against the mazelike streets of New York at the dawn of the mechanical age, Peter and Cheri-Anne find themselves wrestling with the nature of history, technology, and the unfolding of time itself.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/15/2014

    " Intriguing story--time travel fascinates me and this is the first book that actually examines the down side to this possibility. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo | 2/4/2014

    " Meh. Thought this was going to be fun steampunk but it wasn't all that interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Moore | 1/23/2014

    " A captivating story that takes you back to the early nineteen hundreds to tell a story of mystery, intrigue and love. Under the streets of New York thousands of workers are digging the tunnels of what will be New York's subway system. But what seems to be a straight forward operation, might really be a cover for something much more important. The rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla and their quest to find a way to travel through time provides the background for the story of a young mechanic, Peter Force, and a mysterious woman who claims to have traveled through time following the fall of her home, the Kingdom of Ohio. Did she really travel through time? What are J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla searching for under the streets of New York? What happened to the Kingdom of Ohio and did it ever really exist at all? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane | 1/19/2014

    " I was intrigued to pick up this book because of its incorporation of New York City history, including the construction of the subway tunnels. The story was indeed intruiging, but the writing was so bad that I had to give it up half way through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Walkup | 1/16/2014

    " I almost didn't finish this book. While I found the essentials of the plot arc interesting, I did not find the characters compellingly drawn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Keeve | 1/11/2014

    " Very clever, creative, and enjoyable. Managed to tow the line between real bending of reality or one character's desperate insanity until the very end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan Hartman | 1/11/2014

    " The story was really good but I couldn't get past the writing style. The sudden jumps between 1st and 3rd person was more than a little jarring. I found the footnotes as though it were actually a research book to be annoying. I also greatly dislike things written in 3rd person present tense. It just sounds wrong. In all I feel like the author was trying to be clever in hiding certain facts about the narrator, and in the end all he managed to do was confuse and annoy me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 1/5/2014

    " Interesting idea, historical fiction presented as historical fact. Not a story that everyone would enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Beard | 11/13/2013

    " I had a really hard time getting through this . . . boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/10/2013

    " I read about half of it . . . I think the book tried to be to much, and failed to keep my attention. Others really liked it, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 10/11/2013

    " An odd pairing of historical perspective and fantasy with a time warp twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florence Primrose | 8/23/2013

    " A great read--time travel, Tesla, Edison, love, intrigue! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 12/8/2012

    " Mostly, I found this book to be dull. We have time travel, Tesla, Edison, secret kingdoms, the mystery of Roanoake . . . and I could barely convince myself to finish it. What happens when a philosophy major attempts to write scifi, I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arielle | 9/18/2012

    " it was absolutely brilliant until the very end...then i was a little disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janie | 8/26/2012

    " Loved this book. I was a bit disappointed in the ending as it was abrupt. It really made me think that this could be a true story...as many others seemed to have pondered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 7/26/2012

    " I don't know. It was intriguing, and had some really interesting elements, but I feel like it was poorly done-- poor foundation, character development, and really odd inconsistencies in writing style. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 6/4/2012

    " A little bit disappointed. Started out so very promising, but soon enough you kind of realized this would make a much better 90 pg novella than a complete novel. Sad case of ambition exceeding execution, unfortunately. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 5/12/2012

    " The book is an interesting blend of science fiction, historical fiction and romance. I like 2 of the three in books typically. They just didn't come together well enough to suit me in this book. The ending did not have the kind of resolution I look for in a book. Well written with some action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 6/23/2011

    " I really liked what I read of this book but somehow it wasn't the book I picked up, ever. Maybe next time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dwan Tape | 5/25/2011

    " I'd like to give this three and a half stars, but as that's not an option, three it will have to be. This is an intriguing first effort by Mr. Flaming - I do hope he writes another. The pacing and character development are uneven but sometimes the prose sings, and I very much liked the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 5/22/2011

    " I was a little let down by this, maybe I expected better because it had Tesla in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 5/18/2011

    " I'm a sucker for time travel and Tesla. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 5/9/2011

    " An interesting idea, poorly executed. I'm not sure how one could possibly make such exciting topics seem dull. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 4/22/2011

    " A little bit disappointed. Started out so very promising, but soon enough you kind of realized this would make a much better 90 pg novella than a complete novel. Sad case of ambition exceeding execution, unfortunately. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 3/18/2011

    " This turned out to be kind of a slog. It just didn't hold my interest. Some things were just unclear and that bothered me. It had the potential to be interesting, but for me it fell flat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arielle | 3/12/2011

    " it was absolutely brilliant until the very end...then i was a little disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail | 2/2/2011

    " Interesting story line, though I called the plot twist. It seemed to end rather abruptly to me and felt generally a bit haphazard. It was well written, but I did have to kind of force myself to finish it. Ok, but not amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 1/18/2011

    " Interesting alt history ideas and premise, though there just wasn't the emotional punch I was expecting from this book. Oh well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/10/2011

    " I really liked what I read of this book but somehow it wasn't the book I picked up, ever. Maybe next time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/3/2011

    " An odd pairing of historical perspective and fantasy with a time warp twist. "

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About the Author
Author Matthew Flaming

Matthew Flaming was born in Los Angeles and studied at Hampshire College and New York University. He is currently director of software development at Temboo, a software company that makes next-generation tools for connecting apps with the cloud. He live in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, daughter, and an overweight Welsh corgi.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?