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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack McDevitt Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time—or worse—Shel enlists Dave Dryden, a linguist, to accompany him on the rescue mission.

Their journey through history takes them from the Enlightenment of Renaissance Italy through the American Wild West to the civil rights upheavals of the twentieth century. Along the way they encounter a diverse cast of historical greats, sometimes in unexpected situations. Yet the elder Shelborne remains elusive.

And then Shel violates his agreement with Dave not to visit the future. There he makes a devastating discovery that sends him fleeing back through the ages—a discovery that changes his life forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McDevitt ingeniously handles a tricky denouement that will leave readers satisfied.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[An] entertaining blend of sf classic and missing-persons drama.”

    Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/5/2014

    " I had a difficult time getting into this book but once I was caught by the story, it was hard to put down. The use of time travel, a concept I usually have a hard time wrapping my head around, was well done and nicely used. There was one bit at the end that I didn't really follow but overall, a wonderful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jim | 1/13/2014

    " Time travel stories are usually fun, and this one is no exception. McDevitt takes us on a wild ride back and forth through time, pulling some nice tricks along the way. He cleverly skips a whole lot of physics mumbo-jumbo by having someone other than the protagonist invent the time travel machine, so the main character never really knows how or why it works. But it doesn't matter, because the story carries us onward (and backward) at a breakneck pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Miranda | 1/6/2014

    " Entertaining, but could have been so much better. Lacked a spark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin | 12/31/2013

    " A nice mix of SF, history, and musings on mortality wrapped up in a kind of mundane plot. If the pacing were more on par with McDevitt's other books this would have been 4 stars easily. But the plot isn't really the point -- it seems more than a little Mary-Sueish, but who wouldn't like the chance to go galivanting around the past and meeting famous people? A fun read, not McDevitt's best, but worthy. "

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About the Author
Author Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt is an American science fiction author who won the 2006 Nebula Award for his novel Seeker. He has served as an officer in the US Navy, taught English and literature, and worked for the United States Customs Service. He lives with his wife, Maureen, in Georgia.