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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: Paul Boehmer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781400184330
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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 and changes his life forever. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Publishers Weekly

  • McDevitt ingeniously handles a tricky denouement that will leave [listeners] satisfied. Publishers Weekly
  • “[An] entertaining blend of sf classic and missing-persons drama.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William Thomas | 12/18/2013

    " A black and white morality play that utilizes already widely publicized and published history to explain the moral highground. It becomes overly tedious and severely boring around chapter 8 and continues on a downward slope from there. Reading this book was like watching someone die of old age. The only upside was that it utilized the time travel paradox and didn't resort to the lazy or crazy typical time travel easy fixes, but attempted to challenge itself through the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 12/6/2013

    " I love a good time travel tale and had high hopes for this one, but at least half the book was about McDevitt's imagined conversation with historical figures that have absolutely no bearing on the plot. The Accidental Time Machine by Haldeman is much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan | 12/5/2013

    " Pretty average time travel story. Entertaining, but nothing particularly spectacular. Follows the main character as he attempts to find his missing father who was traveling through time. He visits several periods in history in which his father had an interest in his attempt to locate him. It has a few twists, but nothing really that surprising. I thought most of the plot was fairly predictable. As far as time travel, it put forth one rule which led to supposed death if broken, but I would have liked to have heard more about how it worked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zacaro Caro | 12/1/2013

    " Looking for a good time travel novel? Pathfinder by O.S. Card. I liked that book better because it gets rid of the paradox problems. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ankh | 10/6/2013

    " excellent beginning, then the story got really boring before even reaching halfway through it. Then it felt as if I was slowly trudging along through really thick "blah". very disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Murray | 5/25/2013

    " exactly what it claims to be. Nothing deep, but a fun treatment of the idea...a sort of 'what if?' I found myself thinking as though I, too, could go back in time when I spilled granola across the floor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rod | 5/6/2013

    " Interesting short stories but could have been better with an actual plot. Too random and disconnected "trips". No climax or conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny Sullivan | 11/26/2012

    " This was a fun read with some unexpected twists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 11/14/2012

    " Eh, I got this book for free from my father which was just about the right price for it. I read the entire thing, so it wasn't so bad as to be put down but overall it was just very... eh. I can't even summon enough feeling for it to come up with a more descriptive review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 7/29/2012

    " this was entertaining but long. felt like it should have been 2 books. some of the technical time travel details were not believable, but the writing style was addictive and kept me wanting to hear more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Romanko | 6/28/2012

    " Nice blend of SF and history, but some of the plotting, especially toward the end, was less than convincing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 12/11/2011

    " Mcdevitt-lite. Except for a few moments, way easier on the brain than his other books. Also not as thrilling. Also more hopeful than other time-travel I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonestw4 | 11/14/2011

    " I always love stories that involve time traveling, and this one doesn't disappoint. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laramie | 3/3/2011

    " meh. saw the end from the beginning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erinn | 2/6/2011

    " Normally I love this kind of book but this one was hard to get into. I just didn't care about the characters. However, I did finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila | 1/31/2011

    " Started out good but the story became boring to me. I did finish the book but only because I thought it would get better.. kind of disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 1/24/2011

    " A one-off from Jack McDevitt, and not up to his usual standards. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 1/3/2011

    " Eh, I got this book for free from my father which was just about the right price for it. I read the entire thing, so it wasn't so bad as to be put down but overall it was just very... eh. I can't even summon enough feeling for it to come up with a more descriptive review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zacaro | 12/13/2010

    " Looking for a good time travel novel? Pathfinder by O.S. Card. I liked that book better because it gets rid of the paradox problems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malia | 11/19/2010

    " This book all the more confused me on TT. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Paul is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware.