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An Ocean of Minutes

By: Thea Lim
Narrated by: Lisa Rost-Welling
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Summary

Their story begins with a good-bye.

Polly and Frank are young and in love, a lifetime together before them. But one evening in 1981, as the Texas sun sets over their shoulders, the world is suddenly pulled apart by a deadly virus. Within months, Frank is dying. Polly can save him, but only if she agrees to a radical plan: to time travel to 1993 for a corporation who can fund his life-saving treatment. She can only go forward, she cannot go back. And she must leave everything she loves behind, including Frank.

All they have is the promise of a future together: they will find each other again in 12 years' time, in Galveston, Texas, where the sea begins.

But when something goes wrong and Polly arrives late, Frank is nowhere to be found. Completely alone, Polly must navigate a terrifying new world to find him and to discover if their love has endured.

An Ocean of Minutes is a devastating and timely novel about courage, yearning, the cost of holding on to the past - and the price of letting it go.

©2018 Thea Lim (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

Critic reviews

"A profound meditation on the inhumanity of class and the limits of love...This is a story about the malleability of time, but at its core lives something timeless." (Omar El Akkad, author of American War)

"Strikingly imaginative...unlike anything I've ever read, rich with pinpoint emotional insight and fierce, vivid observations about a future that's already our past." (Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays)

"A buoyant, compelling tale ranging from the everyday beauty of falling in love to a frightening vision of a dystopian present day...boundless and dynamic." (Jennie Melamed, author of Gather the Daughters)

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Bored!

Apart from the simpering voice of the narrator the character is annoying. The story might have been good but I could t near to listen to any more of it after the first hour or two.

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  • Kathst
  • E-yorks United Kingdom
  • 20-07-18

very dull .and nothing seemed to happen really

I listened all the way through hoping something would happen but it didn't a few moments it was ok but that's it . I don't like leaving bad reviews but I don't want you wasting your cash

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