Since detective Nick Lambert pushed his luck a little too far in the line of duty he has been moved to low-level assignments. But Nick has no idea that his first errand to check out an autistic girl who may be linked to a bizarre murder will pitch him into the most shocking and bewildering case of his career. Of any detective's career.
At its core is a young woman who might just be the most important human being who ever lived - a woman who holds the key to shaping world events. Not just once, but over and over again. From the wastelands of 20th century Siberia to the dark ages of 12th century France, from present-day Los Angeles to a near future in which we see our worst fears realised.
©2014 Adrian Dawson (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
"Hugely complex, but highly intelligent and always entertaining..." (The Times)
"A fluidly written, endlessly thought-out thriller that keeps you gripped from beginning to end" (Scifi Now! Magazine)
"A very powerful story, of an intensity which makes it the best that I've read this year" (Eurocrime)
Will read it again almost immediately because it is such a good story but also to clarify parts. Probably fell asleep (bedtime listening). Didn't rewind far enough.
Really there's nothing not to like about this audiobook. It's entertaining, excellent storyline(s), well rounded character development, funny, sad, intriguing, unpredictable. I laughed out loud...and had a few moments with 'the hanky' too.
I really can't think of another book to compare this one with, but I will be keeping my eye...and ears...out for other books by this author, especially if read by the same narrator.
Lewis Hancock is a new narrator to me...but he is excellent. He's up there with Toby Longworth for me...and he plainly enjoyed the experience.
I wanted the book to go on for ever...and I wanted to find out what happens too. Listening to it in all one sitting is probably impossible.
I love reading, I love audible books even more, I don't have to stop listening when I have things to do or plsces to go...I can do both!!!
Yes, especially if they liked time travel! I was captured by the story line and had to know how it would finish.
I can't think of a specific title, but it is an interesting listen. The back and forth of present and past, while at the same time being in the now, is what a good time travel book requires.
I liked the way he read the story. While I enjoy reading a story and giving them there own personality, it can take while before this happens. The narrator was good, and I was able sit back and just enjoy the story, with the character voices and personalities already established.
I did laugh and chuckle my way through this story, making it enjoyable.
This was a well thought out well read story. The twist and turns keeping you on your toes. This book had all the qualities I look for when picking my next listen.
I love listening to audio books. I travel a lot and my audio collection of books always travel with me.
Dawson's use of time paradox is plausible. For those who enjoy time travel stories this one is nicely crafted and thought provoking.
'Sequence' might be compared to 'Time and Again' by Jack Finney. Protagonist Si Morley grapples with the unbelievable in much the same way as Nick Lambert does in 'Sequence'. However, unlike Si Morley, Nick Lambert stays in the present grappling to believe the unbelievable, making this plot more immediate and convincing.
'Sequence' makes the reader think. We all wonder what would happen if we went back in time and changed events. Dawson's plot is woven around this notion.
Overall 'Sequence' is a good read. Perhaps not as adventurous as the movie 'Back to Future' it uses notions of paradox in much the same way. The reader is quite able to accompany Nick on his journey towards understanding and enlightenment as Dawson leaves no loose ends in this quite complex and intriguing plot.
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