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Time Travelling with a Hamster Audiobook

Time Travelling with a Hamster

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Publisher's Summary

A truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books.

Laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident and save his father's life....

My dad died twice. Once when he was 39 and again four years later, when he was 12. The first time had nothing to do with me. The second time definitely did, but I would never even have been there if it hadn't been for his 'time machine'....

When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary and setting his school on fire. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer....

©2016 Ross Welford (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Touching, silly and exciting by turns, this thrilling little book is an inventive take on time travel for children. Sure to be a hit with fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder...an unforgettable, madcap story from a bright new talent in children's fiction." (Waterstones)

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    Metaltoe 05/02/2017
    Metaltoe 05/02/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Very entertaining read."

    I am certainly not a young adult any more but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny, poignant and intelligent but written in a friendly entertaining way and would appeal to all ages over about twelve, I would say, with an interest in science. Read extremely well by the narrator, my only bugbear being that he mispronounced a couple of names, but they were unusual names! Highly recommended.

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    "Great read for kids and parents "

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book with my 8 year old. The characters were beautifully described and the story line was original, comical and moving. It kept me guessing and hoping right to the end. A talented writer I hope to read more from.

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    karen edmonds 19/03/2016
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    "so sad!!!!!!"

    I knew that I wouldnt like it but I was wrong it was so creative I'm 12 I could relate but omg the part were spoiler alert!!! The cats dying in gas but this was epic if there was ever a sequal I'm buying it. 🐱🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒

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    Kindle Customer Edinburgh, UK 08/07/2017
    Kindle Customer Edinburgh, UK 08/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "intriguing story"

    this story has a slow beginning and was initially hard to get into, but once it got going was a great story!

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    "So sad we coveted our ears"

    it was a tough concept to explaine to my 7 year old children but they did get a lot of it and when I turned to see my daughter covering her ears because she didn't want to hear what happened next, I do think they got it. The naration was ace and it took me back to a time when I lived in the North East. I recommend it for 7- 14 yrs.

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    katen 05/06/2017
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    "Suits all ages, really enjoyed."

    This is an amazing book that suits ALL ages. It really gets your mind thinking about the laws and physics of time travel.

    Summary:
    Fictional tale of a boy that gets mixed up between parallel universes with his hamster Alan Shearer to try and save his dad. When disaster strikes, Al tries to undo the damage he has caused to the 'space time continuum' but finds out, it's not as easy as it looks...

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    Sarah Murphy 01/06/2017
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it! Aoife
    So good, I loved it

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    Kindle Customer 21/05/2017
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    "my 11 year old boy loved this!"

    Great story with thought provoking narrative. We all loved this and couldn't wait for the next journey in the car to hear more.

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    "A good, involving story, well told"

    Listened to Time Travelling with a Hamster while travelling in the car on holiday. 2 boys, aged 9 and 11, mum and dad all enjoyed the story equally- a rare thing! The plot was intelligent, a little bit different and had us all involved. The narration was also excellent.

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    "Excellent"

    What an excellent book - we listened as a family (three boys ages 8,11,14 plus mom and dad) all the way to Scotland and back. All of us were thoroughly entertained and committed to the characters! Superb audio presentation too. Highly recommend this book - so sad it is over.

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