The Man That Time Forgot: Book 1 : The Man That Time Forgot

  • by Alan Mechem, Paul Mitchell
  • Narrated by Richard Ridings
  • Series: The Man That Time Forgot
  • 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Amazon's number-one time travel tale is now an audiobook narrated by one of the world's most iconic voice artists and acclaimed actors, Richard Ridings!
Richard is best known as the beloved voice of Daddy Pig on TV's Peppa Pig. His work on videogames such as Dungeon Keeper and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West have led Richard to receive critical acclaim.
Richard brings a mesmerizing performance to The Man That Time Forgot.
The story:
History is a great big lie.
Just open any book or talk to any history professor and they'll tell you that history is filled with nothing but glorious battles, great leaders, plagues, large fires, earthquakes, famous inventors, Egyptians, and Louis Pasteur.
This couldn't be further from the truth. History, in fact, is filled with a whole lot of nothing.
Andrew Adams knows that only too well.
He's an ordinary man living his life in the all-too-abundant and mundane spaces between those great moments. His life follows a daily routine much like that of many others: he wakes up, does the minimum required to get himself through the day - careful not to learn too much or create a lasting impression on anyone - and then he goes back to bed. There's only one ever-so-minor inconvenience that continually stands in the way of Andrew's ignorantly blissful life....
Time travel.
Since before he can remember, every time Andrew sleeps he's randomly flung through time and space, never knowing where or when he'll wake up, clueless to how it all started or how it can be stopped .The only things he can be certain of are that the location he arrives at won't be anywhere exciting, and he'll have to stay there until he loses his fight against sleep.
Andrew Adams has all but given up hope and given up on life. That is, until he meets someone like him.

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What a great read!

Would you listen to The Man That Time Forgot: Book 1 again? Why?

Absolutely! Loved the narration and there were enough twists and turns in the story to make it worth reading again to catch everything. Loved the bits of humor!


What other book might you compare The Man That Time Forgot: Book 1 to, and why?

The time travel is different from others I have read. Andrew is not your typical time traveler, looking to explore or try to change history. He is a reluctant traveler, bouncing from time and place without understanding why it is happening to him, just trying to survive each day.


Have you listened to any of Richard Ridings’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I had only seen Richard's acting performances before, but his voice and talent makes him the perfect narrator. He brought the story to life! I will definitely be watching for more of his narrations in the future.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Don't want to give away any plot points. Love his slow realization of all he was missing by only focusing on surviving the day.


Any additional comments?

This one is absolutely worth the listen!

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- Linda

A different take on time travel.....

What other book might you compare The Man That Time Forgot: Book 1 to, and why?

It reminded me of Heinline's "job" but it's a bit different.


What does Richard Ridings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voice and way he can convey feelings and tones made the book come alive for me, I honestly can say that I enjoyed it more with narration than I did reading the paper copy.


Any additional comments?

I have never read a book with this type of time travel before, it is a page turner once you become absorbed in the story. The beginning has to be told to set the story. Imagine every time you sleep, time-traveling to a new place. How do you eat, have shelter, provide your clothing? What if you jumped into the middle of any unsavory part of history? Just thinking about how life would be is unsettling.

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- Cloudy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-06-2015
  • Publisher: Alan Mechem