A stunningly unique take on time travel. The 27th bestselling Kindle book of 2017—out of almost 6 million titles!
What if you found a way to send something back in time? But not weeks, days, or even minutes back. What if you could only send something back a fraction of a second? Would this be of any use? You wouldn't have nearly enough time to right a wrong, change an event, or win a lottery.
Nathan Wexler is a brilliant physicist who thinks he's found a way to send matter a split second back into the past. But before he can even confirm his findings, he and his wife-to-be, Jenna Morrison, find themselves in a battle for their very lives. Because while time travel to an instant earlier seems useless, Jenna comes to learn that no capability in history has ever been more profound or far-reaching.
Now, as Jenna fights to defeat the powerful forces arrayed against her, nothing less than the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. . .
Split Second is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller, one that will have readers pondering the nature of time, and of reality, long after they've read the last page
©2015 Douglas E. Richards (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Critic reviews

"Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (
"Richards is a tremendous new talent." (Stephen Coonts)
"[Richards can] keep you turning the pages all night long." (Douglas Preston)
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £23.49

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

Buy Now for £23.49

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 08-01-17

nice story but shallow characters

I chose this as an audio book for my drive to work. For this, it is nice easy listening. The story was quite reasonable but the characters were awkwardly shallow. A good choice for adults with basic reading skills or adults who want a very simple book to occupy them while doing other activities.

Read more Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Sagiv Hadaya on 06-01-16

Amazing spin on time travel

What an awesome story. Very surprising and gripping. You get to see time travel in a whole new way.

Read more Hide me

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Brian on 29-01-16

I finally found my replacement for Crichton

Looks like I finally found my replacement for the late, great Crichton

Split Second is a book about time travel… but not really. What if you couldn’t go back to the age of the dinosaurs, or even watch your birth. But, you could only go back a fraction of a fraction of a second. Literally less than a blink of an eye. What good would that do? Apparently, two rival corporations and agencies know what, and will kill to find out more.

The narration was done by Kevin Pariseau was excellent. The hard science within this could have been a tongue twister for many narrators and readers alike, and Pariseau cruised through it like a hot knife through butter. Pariseau’s voice was perfect for this, sophisticated and smart. The accents he uses and the different dialects were all really well done and added to the story nicely.

Okay, I took a night to compose myself from this book, it made me feel and think things that books don’t normally do. I’m a fan of the technothriller genre. Ever since I started reading Michael Crichton, I was hooked. He just had a way of writing both scientifically compelling and incredibly thrilling fiction. I’ve found a few authors since then that fit the bill and seem to quench my insatiable thirst for more Crichton (RIP). But, Richards may be my new key.

Split Second was a book that started out with a bang, literally — a murder of a top physicist who was working on a new theory that he had only shown to one person. From there it was an incredible whirlwind of great storytelling and character development.

Character-wise, Aaron Blake needs to be seen again, I’m not sure if Richards even writes with certain characters in mind, but Blake was amazing. He was absolutely everything you would want out of a protagonist: smart, cunning, incredibly good at getting out of bad situations–what more could you ask for? Seriously, Aaron Blake needs another novel!

Jenna Morrison’s character was really interesting too, she had gone through so much in such a short amount of time that it was really fun to watch her characters developmental arc.

The two main antagonists were also amazing, and one of them turns out not the way you expected them to be. Always wonderful when a book can misdirect you like that without leaving you feeling betrayed.

Overall, the story itself was the main blockbuster here, but the supporting cast makes this an easy 5-star book. Douglas E. Richards has skyrocket to the top of my authors list and I will be voraciously reading his other books now.

Did you like this review and want to see more like it? Check out briansbookblog DOT com

Read more Hide me

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

See all reviews