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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (908 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Buckley-Archer Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gideon Trilogy Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780743583732
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Time ItseLf is SpLIntERINg.

Abducted to 1763, Peter Schock and Kate Dyer begin to understand that history has reached a tipping point. The antigravity machine is in the hands of the cruel and ambitious Lord Luxon -- who has set his sights on the most valuable prize of all: America. He is determined to manipulate time to his advantage, no matter what the cost.

And the cost is great indeed. As Lord Luxon changes more and more of the past for his own gain, terrible time quakes begin to sweep through all of history. Kate Dyer, adrift in time and suffering from an overexposure to time travel, knows that if Lord Luxon is not stopped, the time quakes will tear the universe apart.

Meanwhile Gideon and Peter hunt for their enemy, the Tar Man, in the dark streets of eighteenth-century London, and Peter begins to realize that he may hold the fate of the world in his hands.

The stunning conclusion to the critically acclaimed Gideon trilogy finally reveals the fates of Peter, Kate, Gideon, and the universe itself. This long-awaited book lives up to the promise of The Time Travelers and The Time Thief, delivering a rousing historical adventure that will have readers of all ages on the edge of their seats. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The plotting roars on as good guys battle bad guys across the centuries to a satisying conclusion. Kirkus Reviews
  • “Thrilling…filled with ethical and scientific questions to ponder, among hilarious jokes and with a cast of archly drawn characters.” 

    VOYA

  • “An interesting way to get a history lesson…a complex time travel book with scientific explanations and ornate speaking from times past, which will be appreciated by readers who enjoy pomp and circumstance.” 

    Children’s Literature

  • “The plotting roars on as good guys battle bad guys across the centuries to a satisfying conclusion.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mallory | 2/20/2014

    " The ending wasn't very good, and i got kinda mixed up in the middle. All logether, not so good as the other two. Not as much action, just complicated explanations on how time works. And Peter and Kate kinda lose my interest as characters. I was more interested in a newly introduced character... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Bloom | 2/18/2014

    " Great ending to an original, fascinating series. This was probably my favorite book of 2009 before I started really thinking about the ending and dissecting the science behind it (which you should really never do when enjoying a time travel book/movie), and started finding some inconsistencies. At any rate, the alternate universe premise was really intriguing, as was Kate's fast-forwarding (love, love, loved the bit with the Tar Man, Gideon and Peter out on the Thames... SO well-conceived and written). I'm sorry this series has come to an end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami | 2/17/2014

    " A nice conclusion to the trilogy, although it did feel she ended it quickly. I felt as though I needed a little more closure on a few things. Time travel books really make you think and ask yourself many questions about the past. Would we change it and if so, how different would things be? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 2/16/2014

    " It's nice to read a series where there is a limited #, some go on and on and it gets drawn out. The time travel creates even more trouble in all the parallel universes. Good series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 2/11/2014

    " The final book of the Gideon trilogy was good. I had trouble with the typographical errors, though. There were enough that I wondered if they were in a hurry to publish the book. The ending was hollow and it is hard to believe that everything was set right by one change to time. Other than that, it was an interesting book and full of more adventure and action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 2/9/2014

    " This book is the last in a trilogy that I've enjoyed more than any other youth fantasy I've read recently. It's well-written and the characters are fully developed. I'd recommend it to any good reader who likes adventure stories. "

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

    " fun trilogy but wasn't satisfied with the end. "

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

    " So after I finished this I stared at the page for a bit and went "Is that it?" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Esti | 1/19/2014

    " tertatih-tatih, aku suka fantasi, but not time travel. I find it hard to comprehend all that parallel worlds, but I like the characters, especially parson ledburry "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gem | 1/17/2014

    " Not all Harry Potter lovers will love this book. It was boring and predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 1/15/2014

    " If you read these books, try to do them all back-to-back. I found this last one confusing because I wasn't caught up on all the complicated goings-on. And like Amanda said, this book stressed me out. But it was good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin Banger | 12/30/2013

    " Rule #1 in writing a time travel story - do not end it by making it never happen. This book did just that. Other than that it was ok. The first two books were really really good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 12/24/2013

    " I have finally read Time Quake. I started the series so long ago. Now, I have finished it, like Peter did. I honestly loved this one! I never saw some things coming. I loved the intrigue and drama of all that happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 11/23/2013

    " Wow! This was such a great series, I was sorry to have it end. It was a very satisfying conclusion to a fun read. I learned things about history, which I love, in the process. Fascinating! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liana | 11/18/2013

    " I didn't like the abrupt ending; I thought it was something that could've happened at any point throughout the trilogy. However, the rest of the book was really good. I think it could've been much better if the author fixed the ending, it was really unsatisfactory! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/12/2013

    " This one was stressful because the antagonist wasn't out to get the protagonists: he was out to destroy the universe. Ahhhhh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 10/29/2013

    " overall it was a fantastic time traveler trilogy. but omigod! what a bad bad ending, disappointed a lot. frustrated.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/18/2013

    " I'm not quite sure why so many people disliked the ending of this trilogy. Personally, I thought it was perfect. In fact, I thought each book was wonderfully written, though a little less so the second, with great plots, twists and surprises. In my opinion, they are definitely worth the read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nicholas | 9/18/2012

    " DO NOT MESS WITH TIME "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 6/23/2012

    " A great ending (though a little abrupt) to an excellent trilogy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kailey | 2/25/2012

    " A good ending to the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodee | 8/29/2011

    " This was a great conclusion. More fast paced than the other books. I really enjoyed this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 5/1/2011

    " This whole series was great. It is meant for kids so there is nothing objectionable in it. It was very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kira | 3/1/2011

    " This book is the best of all three!:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 2/7/2011

    " This book is the last in a trilogy that I've enjoyed more than any other youth fantasy I've read recently. It's well-written and the characters are fully developed. I'd recommend it to any good reader who likes adventure stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/10/2011

    " The final book in the trilogy was not a surprise ending, but it was artfully complicated. While reading the last chapters, one is led down the garden path of believing the end is obvious and the characters parts are written to carry on this ruse. Only afterward do you learn the real ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 12/12/2010

    " I enjoyed the ride until the ending. It was somewhat abrupt and Twilight Zonish, not disappointing, just not what I expected. A good trilogy nevertheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cliff | 10/16/2010

    " Ultimately, the series as a whole was fun to read. But sadly, my hopes for a non-cliche ending were shattered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami | 10/15/2010

    " A nice conclusion to the trilogy, although it did feel she ended it quickly. I felt as though I needed a little more closure on a few things. Time travel books really make you think and ask yourself many questions about the past. Would we change it and if so, how different would things be? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 10/10/2010

    " I really liked this series, but hated the ending. So, everything that happened in all three books never happened? Lame. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Buckley-ArcherLinda Buckley-Archer is the author of the critically acclaimed Gideon trilogy. Originally trained as a linguist, she is now a full-time novelist and scriptwriter. She has written a television drama for the BBC and several radio dramas, as well as various journalistic pieces for papers like the Independent. The Gideon Trilogy was inspired by the criminal underworld of eighteenth-century London.
About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, multiaward-winning narrator, was born of Irish parents and raised and educated England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator, he has been awarded thirty-one AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2006 for The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty.