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The Time Being is written by Antonia Honeywell and is the short story prequel to the full length audiobook The Ship, narrated by actress Melody Grove. This is a beautifully written and intricately constructed story entwined with suspense. Futuristic London is a dangerous and uninviting place. Young Lalla, like all children, is focused only on survival. When the government offers the people a chance for a real future, Lalla is suspicious. Will she risk everything for the promise of protection? What secrets do the government have lying inside Regent’s Park? Available now from Audible.
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Summary

At 11 Lalla should be enjoying her childhood in London. But this is not London as we know it. In a collapsed society, Lalla struggles to imagine her future. When a government announcement invites her to enjoy a new life in Regent’s Park, Lalla sees a glimmer of hope. But what is she willing to risk?
The Time Being is the short-story prequel to The Ship by Antonia Honeywell, if you enjoyed this, you’ll love the full-length novel sequel.
©2014 Antonia Honeywell (P)2014 W.F. Howes Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By S. Corner on 03-01-16

good

A good story and made you think why do we fly green beans and roses from Africa to England!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By georgia van eijk on 20-12-15

A good taster

This was really well narrated and left me wanting to know more! I now cant wait to read the book.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 17-07-15

Short and Free

This seemed to me to have the feel of a YA girl story. I did not hate it or love it. It did not encourage me to buy the full length novel. If you are interested it is free and it is short.

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17 of 18 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer on 12-02-15

I want more from this author!

This story is interesting. How often is that actually true? The characters, the setting, the descriptions, all interesting. I was motivated to go find Honeywell's blog where, as I hoped, she said her (first) book will be released soon. I will absolutely be giving it a try.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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