Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of TimeRiders: Day of the Predator, the second book in the TimeRiders series, read by Trevor White. Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no-one knows exists. Its purpose - to prevent time travel destroying history...
When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn't have, Liam is marooned 65 million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly - and until now - undiscovered species of predator. Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he's torn to pieces by dinosaurs - and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?
©2013 Alex Scarrow (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited
I enjoy most genres of fiction but expecially crime fiction.
Alex Scarrow has delivered another great story although some of the elements are becoming inevitably formulaic.
The excellent performance by Trevor White was, however, somewhat ruined in the first chapter by a musical soundtrack which made it impossible to hear the dialogue. I think someone has messed up in the post production department and needs a good telling off. Here's hoping the future productions aren't similarly marred. In my opinion there is no place for any music or sound effects in an audiobook in any case and this was certainly one instance where they should have left well alone.
I'm beginning to like the music incorporated in the story and it does lend some dramatic counterpoints. In this story the team find they can go further back than they ever thought they could in their wildest dreams. And we learn a startling fact about Liam. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series, very good reading/listening. Go on give the series a go.
"Somehow even better than book one!!"
I was instantly hooked on TimeRiders from chapter one and I plunged immediately into book two, desperate for more!
The Day of the Predator plot follows a similar action-packed formula as book 1 – the TimeRiders are split between past and present to deal with both the causes and consequences of a drastically altered timeline.
Only now they are dealing with dinosaurs!
The action is constant in both the past and the present and I was riveted.
What I loved most, though, was Book 2 having the opportunity to flesh out the world of the TimeRiders further. I loved the lore of the time travel and Day of the Predator gave new insights and twists as well as set up some plot threads that will carry through the series.
Honestly, all I can do as this point is continue to rave manically about my love for the TimeRiders series so I'll wrap it up.
If you loved book one, then I can’t believe you haven’t just bought this already!
If you were somehow…unbelievably...lukewarm on Book 1, well I urge you to still give Day of the Predator a go since the world and series is given roots that will carry through in this instalment.
I strongly recommend Time Riders: Day of the Predator for readers of all ages.
I’ll also point out the length continues to be excellent value for money!
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