The Proteus Operation

  • by James P. Hogan
  • Narrated by Paul Christy
  • 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When malcontents from a utopian 21st century use their time gate to transform Hitler into an invincible conqueror, a band of freedom-fighting Americans launches the Proteus project and builds a second time gate.

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Good story, but let down somewhat by the narrator

I've read and listened to a number of James Hogan's works over the years. He's very good at "hard" sci-fi as can bee seen in his Giants series. This book is a good take on the "Alternative timeline" genre as applied to the Second World War. I won't give too many details of the plot, so that other listeners can come at it fresh. Suffice to say it deals with the consequences of going back in time to change the course of World history as seen through the eyes of the people doing the time traveling. There's some good explanations on the results of doing this, such as parallel timelines & universes existing simultaneously, and how the action itself of traveling back can change things. As a story it's good, maybe not on a par with his Giants series, but well worth it.

That said, as an English person, listening to the narrator at times was painful. His attempts at generic English accents often came across as being from the Dick Van Dyke school. Add onto that some awful pronunciation gaffes (Edinburgh as "Edin-BERG" instead of "Edin-Boro" is just one example), and it did mar the listening experience. You may want to brace yourself for occasional winces whenever the story moves to Britain or has a British character in the chapter!
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- Charles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios