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A new time-travel thriller from Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Amazon and Audible best-selling author R. R. Haywood. Creator of the smash-hit time-travel series Extracted and the UK’s number one horror series The Undead. 

A man falls from the sky. He has no memory. He has no sense of self. What lies ahead are a series of tests, each more brutal than the last, and if he gets through them all, he might just reach a town called Discovery.

©2020 R. R. Haywood (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Absolutely brilliant as usual.

I’ve just finished this and again Richard has played a blinder. The story is very good and the action set pieces are really cool. But it’s in the dialogue where Mr Haywood truly excels I genuinely laughed out load while listening to this. Overall another excellent story from the prolific RR Heywood. Anyone who’s listened to the extracted series will recognise Carl Precop and seeing as this is a book with the central premise of time travel it feels very familiar, Carl’s narration is as good here as it was in extracted.

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Awesome Buttercup

If you like any other RR Haywood books, you'll love this. The only problem I have is you finish it too quickly.

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Cringe dialogue

I felt like it was trying too hard to be funny. I didn't find it funny at all, it was too forced. All the characters were just cringe worthy and annoying. Couldn't even finish the book.

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amazing

got the book when it came out and the audible is just as good love it

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Awesome!

“Extracted” on Steroids!
Excellent start to a new series....
That’s me buggered till the next ones released 😞

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Mind boggling matrix crossed with umbrella academy

I'm not sure what to say about this book, I had to get to the end and I listened to it in one day, so I must have enjoyed it. I found some characters really funny especially our main character, I'm still not sure if I understand this book, I did enjoy but it's like when you watch a film and get to the end thinking.... What was that.... So yes loved it, didn't get it all, find some parts so funny. I didn't enjoy the repetitive parts, I wish there was a better way to portray that. Main points to consider, there's romance, horror, comedy, mind boggling and some good ol fashion English comments funny.

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Really enjoyed this

Bought on a whim and really enjoyed the performance and the story. I’m looking forward to the next one.

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Oh my days! This one has that dynamic edge!

There are many Fantastic books, but this one is special, a little weird to start with but within a very short moment in time you are drawn into one of the best reads of your life! Drew out a range of emotions.
Dr = found myself crying with laughter (stomach hurt too) and continued laughing 5 minutes after the scene had moved on.
Can’t wait for the next instalment!

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A little matrix-like...

it's a little like the matrix, but the quality of the prose and the plot EASILY makes up for that very minor fact. I'm on 6 chapters in but I'm loving it and have barely noticed the time. An excellent listen with plenty of innovative plot already.
I don't know how I missed this author but will look for more of their work without a doubt.
very glad I downloaded this one.

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It’s a total rip off

I’ll start by saying I loved the Extracted series, loved the story and the characters and loved the way it was narrated.. A Town Called Discovery is a like story made up from some of the left overs from the Extracted series populated by a set of Frankenstein characters assembled from various bits of the Extracted characters to produce a sad shadow of that series. Take Bear for example he’s made from various parts taken from Mad Harry and Ben Ryder. It doesn’t stop there many of the voices used along with the dialogue are rehashes of those used in the Extracted series. Why?
This could have been a good story if it didn’t just rip off so many elements from Extracted. Having Prekopp narrate was a big mistake, not that’s he does a bad job......it’s that he does the very same job as he did so well for the Extracted series!
I really feel I’ve been conned and am a bit miffed by RR Haywood and Audible for allowing such a rip off to be published.

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  • As happy as a monkey with two bananas in his hands
  • 19-10-20

More please

I have been a bit of a fan of R.R Haywood for sometime. However, I started to wane as the ‘Undead’ series began to drag on a bit too much for my liking. For me the shine of Mr Haywood had been a little tarnished. But! Holy cow batman. He is back to being the legend I thought he was! With this new one ‘A Town Called Discovery’. Right from the very start I knew I would not be pushing it aside. I liked it so much, that I gave up riding my motorcycle to work, just so I could drive my car and listen to this one! That is the highest praise I could possibly think of!

The narration is by Carl Prekoop who narrated the ‘Extracted’ series by Haywood. Another one of my favourites. Somehow Carl’s narration always seem to be a perfect match for the characters created by Haywood. Many titles have to be sped up. However, not with this one. The speed is excellent in the narration.

I choose this title without reading any reviews, and had to work hard at not reading any while I was listening to it. Just in case a spoiler made it in the review. This is the sort of story that the listener is best to experience without any sort of hint in regards to story line or even subject matter. The mystery creates a lot of the enjoyment. I will tell you that the ‘not knowing’ feeling helps in understanding the feelings of the characters in the story. I seriously did not see the subject/plot coming in this one, it kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. This desire to know only increased my fondness for the title! I am so glad I discovered this one!

Please let there be another one Mr Haywood!

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  • dtamayob
  • 06-09-20

Action, action and more action

I have to catch my breath. That was one EFFED UP book.

It's time travel. It's chasing and fighting. It's unimaginable gore. It's death, but then it's not. It's constant, reeling, lurching action.

It's all of this, from the first page to the last.

And somehow it's also a romance, but not like any romance I've ever encountered. I seem to recall an old song saying "you always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn't hurt at all". Kind of fits here, but with that brutality cranked up to 11.

Now I want more. Please tell me there's going to be a sequel, a chance for Discovery to battle Freedom. I am READY.

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  • ElleKay
  • 09-09-20

NEVER disappoints!

I’m staring at this flashing cursor wondering if I can write a R.R. Haywood recommendation without sounding like a lovestruck teenager. Yeah, I can, but that will cut it short: Strong characters, a killer sense of humor, stories that suck you in from the start. His works are my favorite escape. Add Carl Prekopp and you have perfection.

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  • P.R.A. Publishing
  • 16-09-20

Carl Prekopp’s Narration left me Breathless!

This is a love story at it’s foundation. Two assassins and lots of time travel. Hold on, from the opening lines to the end. This is something different. For me at least and I loved it!
Not for young children.

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  • randall
  • 15-10-20

Wow!

Just amazing how Hayward can write!
Just amazing how perfect Prekopp's narration style matches Hayard's writing!

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  • KM
  • 26-09-20

Good for Gamers -spoiler alert

This book is like watching level after level of a video game where your character keeps dying until you figure out how to get to the next level. I stopped listening about the time the walking dead children came after him.

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  • Kristi
  • 22-09-20

Another amazing world to explore

RR Haywood always delivers amazing stories and characters you can’t help but love (or hate).

Highly recommend you check out this and all of his other stories!

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  • Robert
  • 18-09-20

Dark and funny and brilliant

This dark and funny and brilliant not to mention twisted, did I say twisted, time travel Adventure will have you biting your finger nails to the quick one minute, and laughing you’re fool Head off the next. It’s the most enjoyable roller coaster to Hell that I’ve taken in a long time. Simply brimming with hilarity, suspense and twisted romance, a Town Called Discovery will keep you guessing at every turn. This book is therapeutic in its ability to breathe new life into a genre that can be cliché, if not handled by an author with the vision, and our R Haywood has more than enough to go around. If only I could step through a magically appearing door to the date when the second installment in this series is released.

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  • Greg
  • 09-09-20

Another excellent read!

Love the Extracted series? Then do not hesitate to purchase!!! This book is a fantastic addition to the Haywood lineup!

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  • Alex Gunn
  • 21-02-21

F**k, there's only one book! But it is great.

I was going to give 5 stars, and then realized that there is no sequel yet... so it was going back to a 1 star so the author would have to suffer with me. But i didn't want anyone else to miss out on a great read, so 5 stars it is.

Excellent ride, i love all the characters and the bizarre messed up journey they are on. There is so much more to the world and story but it gives just enough to capture you for this journey. I do hope there will be more.