Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Audio: Time Shards - Fredsti and Fitzgerald

It’s called “the Event.” An unimaginable cataclysm in the 23rd century shatters 600 million years of
the Earth’s timeline into jumbled fragments. Our world is gone: instantly replaced by a new one made of shattered remnants of the past, present and future, all existing alongside one another in a nightmare patchwork of different time "shards"—some hundreds of miles long and others no more than a few feet across.

San Diego native Amber Richardson is stranded on a tiny fragment of 21st century Britain surrounded by a Pleistocene wilderness. She crosses paths with Cam, a young warrior of a tribe from Roman Brittania, and together they struggle to survive—only to be imprisoned by Cromwellian soldiers. One of their captives is a man who Amber calls “Merlin, and who claims to be the 23rd century scientist responsible for the Event. Together they must escape and locate Merlin’s ship before the damage to the timeline is irreparable. 

Audio CD, 9h
Published April 17th 2018 by Tantor Audio
Series: Time Shards #1
Sci-fi
For review

My thoughts:
Time is crazy, I mean to even try to think about this. Mind blown. Time shattered. This took place in the future. And now that future is gone and everything that has been has been thrown together like a patchwork quilt. Everything else...who knows. Gone? Never existed? Tiny fragments, bigger fragments. A coffee shop from 1993. A town from 1642. A swamp from the Jurassic Era. Woven together. So you might walk down a road and you are actually walking through different eras, but now they all exist at once. Like father time took things from here and there and made a new world.

Amber attended a Con and is now stuck and has no idea what the F happened. She is a nerd (love that), she is resourceful, kind and well just wants to get the h out of here. I liked her.

We meet a few others on the way too. Cam, a Celtic warrior, who just wants to get home to his village. Poor guy, everyone he meets does not speak his language.

A scientist who says he has answers. A soldier who wants to do good. And a whole lot of Cornwellian soldiers with a zealot in their midst. I say that this new world would have been much much better without them!!! And more that I wont spoil. But think about it, not many made it, we as a race are young. A lot more came before.

Dinosaurs, pre historic monsters, there are dangers lurking everywhere.

And the book was intense! At one time I was all, I hope this will not give me nightmares! What a hellscape to be stuck in. And you can think that there was a lot of action since so much is out to get you.


Final thoughts:
A good book with one crazy new world


Narrator.
Aaron Shedlock
I really enjoyed his voice. He was perfect for this and he made this one guy sooo creepy. Shivers ran down my spine. In a good way.
A nice range and he kept the up the speed


32 comments:

  1. This isn't my usual type of read at all but it sounds so cool! I might have to give this one a try.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  2. I like books that mess around with time. This sounds like a mind bending plot.

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    1. Mind bending plot is totally the right word!

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  3. holy cow this sounds right up my alley. Thanks Blodeuedd!!

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  4. the world sounds really interesting to discover

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    1. Though I would sure not wanna live there

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  5. well that is def a different and interesting concept

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  6. Glad you enjoyed this one. Sounds intense!

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  7. Wow, sounds like a lot of fun and it seems like it’s very visual too, like it reads like a movie. So did you end up getting nightmares?

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    1. A few zombie ones, lol, there weren't any zombies but they are the big bad in my brain

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  8. It does sound crazy intense but good.

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  9. Oh, this sounds really interesting. I'm adding to my TBR. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I also feel (like always now) it is a must on audio. YOu are swept away there

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  10. Wow, I want to read this now. That is crazy, I wonder not more authors have thought of this premise. Time shattering, with all the shards mixed up with each other, anything is possible.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Right! The possibilities! And then wondering if like 99% of all humans died since well yeah...

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  11. So I'd say you are hooked and looking forward to #2.

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  12. This sounds pretty exciting, but I think I would get into it a little more if it turned into a movie. Glad you loved it! Hugs...

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    1. A movie or tv series would be wicked

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  13. Wow! This sounds really different. I don't think I have read anything with time all mashed up like this before.

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    1. It was so freaky, crazy and just insane

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