So, the thing is, I come from the world we were supposed to have. That means nothing to you, obviously, because you live here, in the crappy world we do have. But it never should've turned out like this. And it's all my fault - well, me and, to a lesser extent, my father. And, yeah, I guess a little bit Penelope. In both worlds she's the love of my life. But only a single version of her can exist. I have one impossible chance to fix history's greatest mistake and save this broken world. Except it means saving one Penelope and losing the other forever - and I have absolutely no idea which to choose....
"A novel about time travel has no right to be this engaging. A novel this engaging has no right to be this smart. And a novel this smart has no right to be this funny. Or insightful. Or immersive. Basically, this novel has no right to exist." (Jonathan Tropper, New York Times best-selling author of This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go)
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By Kaggy on 02-05-17
The point of it all....
At last a time travel book that puts a fresh spin on the genre and actually make you believe the events described could possibly happen. This is probably helped by the fact that the time line is set between 1965 and 2016 and so is a period easily recognisable to most readers. In a nutshell, this is a sassy, smart, funny and extremely moving adventure filled with strong fascinating characters and a plot that never loses pace
I am slightly surprised that this is currently classified on Audible as 'Chick Lit' and I think this is a shame as it could alienate a lot of readers/listeners who would not possibly consider reading anything in this genre. I accept that love is a very strong theme within the story but I think a more appropriate genre would be Speculative Fiction (something particularly loved by one of the main characters) and perfectly describes this mixture of science fiction and philosophical musings.
Books read by their own authors are frequently unpopular but Elan Mastai is an excellent narrator and handles the roller coaster of emotions extremely well.
Now I have finished this, I wish I had a time machine that would take me back to the point when I began listening to this brilliant story but I guess that is an ambition I had better keep to myself!
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By Leo Saumure on 18-05-17
well it's about time
I was fairly critical of this book's grasp on the concept of time travel when it comes to the plausibility of how the author envisioned it. But later on in the book the author made a self-referential jab at himself with the very thing I had issues with: the implausibility of the fiction.
From them on, I was just enjoying the ride!