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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,886 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Twelve Hawks Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fourth Realm Trilogy Release Date:
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A world that exists in the shadows of our own. A conflict we will never see. One woman stands between those determined to control history and those who will risk their lives for freedom.

Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The twenty-six-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father, and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins—a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are brothers living in Los Angeles. Since childhood, the young men have been shaped by stories that their late father was a Traveler, one of a small band of prophets who have vastly influenced the course of history. Travelers are able to attain pure enlightenment, and have for centuries ushered change into the world. Gabriel and Michael, who may have inherited their father’s gifts, have always protected themselves by living “off the Grid”—that is, invisible to the real-life surveillance networks that monitor people in our modern society.

Summoned by her ailing father, Maya is told of the existence of the brothers. The Corrigans are in severe danger, stalked by powerful men known as the Tabula—ruthless mercenaries who have hunted Travelers for generations. This group is determined to inflict order on the world by controlling it, and they view Travelers as an intolerable threat. As Maya races to California to protect the brothers, she is reluctantly pulled back into the cold and solitary Harlequin existence. A colossal battle looms—one that will reveal not only the identities of Gabriel and Michael Corrigan but also a secret history of our time.

Moving from the back alleys of Prague to the heart of Los Angeles, from the high deserts of Arizona to a guarded research facility in New York, The Traveler explores a parallel world that exists alongside our own. John Twelve Hawks’s stunningly suspenseful debut is an international publishing sensation that marks the arrival of a major new talent.

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Quotes & Awards

  • This novel’s a stunner. . . . You won’t want to put the book down. People
  • The stuff that first-rate high-tech paranoid-schizophrenic thrillers are made of. Time
  • A fearless, brilliant action heroine (think Uma Thurman in Kill Bill); a secret history of the world; a tale of brother against brother . . . and nonstop action as the forces of good and evil battle it out. . . . Readers won’t regret taking this wild ride. The Times-Picayune
  • Gripping. . . . Fresh and fascinating. . . . Impossible to put down. Daily News

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Keri Logan | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed the thoughts about living outside this world, "off the grid." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cynthia | 2/10/2014

    " This book is Matrix meets 1984. Have fun reading and stay off the grid "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Christine | 2/5/2014

    " The author's paranoia that he mentioned in the prologue, while contagious, got distracting to the point of eye-rolling. The story might have been able to wrap up neatly in one book, but halfway through, it felt like it was becoming a series and the second half of the book was stalling for a cliffhanger. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Leslie Stokes | 2/4/2014

    " Harlequins protect Travelers from the Brethren who are trying to kill them all. Maya is a Harlequin, and because she is always on the run and always being hunted by the Brethren, she cannot afford to trust anyone, form any type of relationship, or stay in one place too long. As a result, I found it very hard to connect with her character, since she comes across as cold. My single star rating is not to say the book is poorly written, but rather that I, personally, just did not like the story. I couldn't even finish reading it. "

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