The past has changed, and the timeline has been updated.
Dr. Albert Snowden, and his niece, Emily, experience this while traveling on Evaran's temporally shielded space-and-time traveling ship. What they discover is that humanity has taken a different path, one that has made Evaran decide to interfere and change human history.
Discovering what caused the change is one issue. Dealing with the nonhuman factions in Earth's past is another.
To make things worse, Dr. Snowden has to deal with a personal issue. It does not help that Emily is on a prison planet where she must survive, alone. Evaran, along with some new allies, must deal with both of their problems on top of an age old enemy.
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Anyone who enjoys Dr. Who will surely love this book. I was fortunate to receive a complementary copy of, The Purification from the rights ho!der, via Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review. I was initially at a slight disadvantage in that this is part of an ongoing series of which I had no previous knowledge. So I struggled, at first, to disentangle the who and what was happening. But as the story picked up speed, all became clear as the time travelling companions fought, firstly, to stop the Sentinels from 'purifying' their friends' world of any non humans, then to find and reunite with one of their band, lost to an unknown fate during a battle. A simple story made complex by shifts through dimensions to places imaginatively peopled by exotic and often deadly inhabitants. Lots of action, fighting and a few super powers thrown in to heighten the tension, all vividly described.
The narration, also, reinforces a sense of otherworldliness. Dialogue between the protagonists is clearly differentiated, each with their own distinctive voice and unlike the ongoing text. This latter is read with a slightly strange intonation which gives a mechanical lilt to Michael Pauley's delivery. Another nice touch is the short burst of tinkling music which heralds the end and beginning of every chapter.
Despite my early reservation, The Purification does hold up well as a stand alone novel. However, familiarity with earlier books in the series would probably ease entry into the story and add greater depths of understanding of the characters from the start.
"Another Good Evaran Book"
This was another good book in the Evaran series. It was longer than the others in the series, making it as long as most other similar sci-fi books. I wish that some of the other books in the series could have been as long.
This type of time travel sci-fi is usually not my thing. I tend not to like the plots of similar stories but have for some reason liked this book series. I supposed that is a credit to the author's creativity and unpredictability.
While this book was good and I definitely wasn't disappointed, I must admit that there was something (I really can't put a finger on what) missing from this book. I'm not sure if it was just my expectations or predictions based on the previous books, but whatever it is made this book slightly less enjoyable than the others in the series.
The narration was as good as the other books. No complaints.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
"Aliens and Time Traveling Ships.."
The story continues with the alien, Evaran, Dr Snowden and his niece, Emily.
Emily is captured and put on an alien planet through a rift so there is no telling where she was
sent alone with strange creatures..
There are several different things going on at once including Dr Snowden and his issues while
Evaran is trying to locate Emily.
Overall this was an entertaining read or listen filled with action, suspense, and adventure.
Michael Pauley, as usual, did well with the narration.
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"Well Worth your time & Credit !!"
Another fantastic adventure. This is just a great series. Extremely fun and entertaining.
This is the 3rd book in the series not counting the prequel.
Each story is always interesting and creative.
Adventure, time-travel, altered timelines, suspense, action, humor, intrigue and more woven into a great story.
The past has been changed. Evaran, Dr. Snowden and Emily face their latest challenge. Purification.
This series would make a great T.V. show
Michael Pauley once again does a fantastic job with the narration. All the different character voices are great. Clearly spoken. Smooth even pace. He narration makes the characters and story come to life. Really enjoyable to listen to.
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"Evarin is back and they face their biggest challenge yet"
Evarin and his stalwart companions are back in the 3rd installment of the series. They will find new friends, old friends, and friends they've met before but in different times. New enemies
Will arise and threaten even Evarin's existence. New abilities will be revealed for the doctor and his niece. They will face challenges that will change them forever. Be ready for the time traveling time of your life! I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review
"Great story, Love time travel"
He does a good job
The Purification of the Human Race
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"Love time travel books!"
Such a wonderful time travel sci-fi. A great mix of fantasy and sci-fi actually. I quite enjoyed the story and characters. I need to go back and read the first books now.
He narrator did a good job overall. But he mispronounced some things and put weird emphasis on some words. It's irritating.
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"Great story. Interesting twists."
The author was able to get me to be invested in the characters and made me concerned about how they were going to accomplish their mission.
The narrator has an interesting delivery for all of the narration parts of the book. It's almost as if he was under duress throughout the entire book which in turn made it very distracting. Also, the narrator mispronounced a lot of words like chasm. I can't believe the director didn't catch the blunders. I liked adairs work, but the narrator turns me off. I might just get adairs kindle books and check them out.
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"so far good book"
I really enjoyed it but I need to listen to the first books to see what led up to now then I can give a better review I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review via audio book boom.
the voices were pretty good but his narration had me focused on his pitch and flow more than the story. Ended sentences with a hard uptick guttural oomph.
Not for me, not my style, gave it a shot. Maybe a better narrator would have made it more enjoyable. Could not get in to it
Don't think its smart to offer books that are part of a series as I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review when it is book 3.
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