Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of All Our Wrong Todays, written and read by Elan Mastai.
So, the thing is, I come from the world we were supposed to have. That means nothing to you, obviously, because you live here, in the crappy world we do have. But it never should've turned out like this. And it's all my fault - well, me and, to a lesser extent, my father. And, yeah, I guess a little bit Penelope. In both worlds she's the love of my life. But only a single version of her can exist. I have one impossible chance to fix history's greatest mistake and save this broken world. Except it means saving one Penelope and losing the other forever - and I have absolutely no idea which to choose....
©2017 Elan Mastai (P)2017 Penguin RandomHouse UK
"A thrilling tale of time travel and alternate timelines with a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity's future." (Andy Weir, author of international best seller The Martian)
"A novel about time travel has no right to be this engaging. A novel this engaging has no right to be this smart. And a novel this smart has no right to be this funny. Or insightful. Or immersive. Basically, this novel has no right to exist." (Jonathan Tropper, New York Times best-selling author of This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go)
Kildonan by the sea
Time travel for love, time travel for all the wrong reasons, time travel to save the world, time travel to find yourself.
This book is dense with probabilities, paradoxes, it even tells you why it would never work, and how they made it work. Mind bending, funny, emotional and totally absorbing, all that fiction should be but seldom is. A great find that will make you happy to have travelled into so many possibilities.
The best fiction I have read this year, with a very grounded message about life and love and of course time travel.
I'd say this novel is brilliant and certainly on the exceptional side of modern novels. It's ending is a little rushed - a plague that seems to affect most modern books? But it's very enjoyable.
The romance was one of the best bits I thought.
I really don't think writers should read their own novels. It felt so rushed, not savoured or deliberate and that's quite disappointing. Especially with the concepts he's trying to express.
It was but that was the story not the narration.
Thank you to Radio 2 book club for drawing my attention to this book. I heard the reviews and the author talk about the book and immediately when to Audible to find it. Well done Audible for getting the author to narrate his book. I loved it and couldn't stop listening The blend of sci-fi and personal make this story incredible. The pace created by the short chapters keep the story moving and kept me engaged. It also meant it was easy to fill a spare ten minutes with listening to a couple of chapters. The factor the author is a screenplay writer means he's able to create fantastic imagery. I'm know looking forward to seeing the film and judging how the two compare.
Heard about this book on the BBC 2 book club, and unfortunately I cannot eco the rave reviews on that show. The book is an easy read, occasionally amusing. I found the plot dull and I could not care/engage with the main character. The wiring style was straight forward and without any interest for me (i can't say it's well written). I would not read again :(
Since I discovered Audible I have become addicted. I like my fiction with a twist. I'm a fan of sci-fi and literary fantasy.
I absolutely ADORED this book! I listened to it in 2 days and never wanted it to end. It's a clever, affecting and fully realised time-travel adventure story, with enough geeky science to make me feel smart. The story is brilliant and with so many interesting twists and turns it kept me on the edge of my seat (or earbuds).
Tom is a great character, a real person, full of self-doubt and human failings. He's not a super-hero, and I guess, in reality, that's exactly the sort of person who would end up saving the world, someone who questions themselves and their choices all the the time. And that is was the author is so good at; every time you feel a thread is being resolved, he asks another question and you see the whole story in a different light.
The author is the narrator, usually this is a disaster in my opinion, but here, it's perfect. He's a great reader but you also feel he really knows these people, he's communicating personal insight.
The bar is set high for 2017.
I have already told my family and friends about the book, it's a great sci-fi premise but with such relatable attributes.
It is pretty original so cannot think of a fair comparison
The book is a very 'real' illustration of the protagonist's life, it contains sadness and joy, just as any life would have, but as it is written by a talented writer in Elan Mastai, those moments are articulated very well
Absolutely loved this book. chose to get it after hearing it on radio2 book club and they werent exagerrating in their reviews...funny sad and utterly captivating
I have returned books because of poor narration in the past, but it speaks for how much I liked the story that I persisted through a lackluster, basic reading.
Character performance, at the very least an effort to differentiate male and female voices,makes or breaks a 5 star rating in an audiobook, in my opinion, so my rating can't go as high as the 5 the novel deserves.
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