Beyond the New Frontier : New Frontier

  • by Cliff Ball
  • Narrated by Keith Slane
  • Series: New Frontier
  • 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this combination of the novels New Frontier and Final Frontier, this is the story of alternate timelines, partial political thriller, and time travel, in which a United States President is kept from being assassinated, but there are other unintended consequences as a result.
In 1976, Ronald Reagan becomes President of the United States, declares the U.S. will plant a base on the moon by 1980 and a base on Mars by 1989. The Iranian Hostage Crisis occurs, but Reagan issues a stronger response, but as a result, Osama bin Laden rises to power earlier than he normally would have in the prime timeline. Meanwhile, The Soviet Union decides to build a starship that will travel to the stars because they want to one-up the United States, but as is usually the case, nothing seems to go right.
In the early 1990s the U.S. and the Russians join forces, which leads the joint venture to the other side of the galaxy by means of a wormhole. When they attempt to return to Earth, they find themselves in the past, where they try to fix certain events in the past while they wait for history in general to catch up to where they launched the joint mission to begin with. Things go wrong as events do not play out as planned and numerous cases of unintended consequences result from the multiple attempts at fixing the timeline.

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Promising start but let down by lack of detail

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It was a good start very interesting idea and i really like the books that explore the "what if?" situations in history but after the last 1/2 completly lacks any beliveable/ plausble detail


Would you ever listen to anything by Cliff Ball again?

Depends on the idea/ reviews


How could the performance have been better?

In my view the performance could have been SERIOULSY better, i intialy found the readers strong American accent hard to understand but i eventualy got used to it. However unlike the other books i have downloaded this reader dosent even try to do different voices/ accents for charicters which made it increasingly diffcult to work out which charicter was which particualry if i had just switched on


Do you think Beyond the New Frontier needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No i think everything was covered


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-11-2013
  • Publisher: Cliff Ball