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Summary

K. N. "Cannon" Ball and his superstar wife, Tempest, are running for their lives. Cannon has exposed a fraud so huge even heads of government are implicated and determined to keep Cannon from ever testifying. Nowhere is safe, so they step out of time to a research station 50 million years in the past. The dinosaurs died out eons ago and there aren't any people around, so they ought to be safe then, right? Wrong, very wrong!

A new Dave Duncan novel is always a reason to celebrate, and his trademark blend of high adventure, hard science, and wry humour makes Eocene Station a must listen.

©2016 Dave Duncan (P)2017 Dave Duncan

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 04-03-18

Great time travel tale

I am a huge sucker for time travel stories. Something about them just fires my imagination, and so I am always on the lookout for a GOOD one. One of the main things I love about the genre is that the time travel can just be a backdrop, it can drive the entire plot, or it can be a means of transportation (going from one era to another).

One thing you expect is time travel stories that take you to familiar places, ans so to get a new destination is always fun. I think most writers first instinct is go go back millions of years, and end up (inevitably) during one of th dino periods. Dincan doesn't do that, he goes to the Eocene epoch. This is the age of Mammals, and it is a refreshing change. T-Rex and Spinosaurus are good go to dinos, but they are almost troupe at this point. I also like that this time traveling isn't done willy nilly. It is not easy or cost efficient to do on a whim, and that adds believability.

Duncan's characters are flawed (some waaay more than others) and you will feel for them, as they are not perfect icons of humanity, but real live people struggling to survive the trials and tribulations of life long before they ever go to the past. Duncan pounds out some great one-liners, and knows how to tell a story. I also appreciate that this is (or so it seems) to be a stand alone novel. You really do not see that enough anymore.

Brunetto does great as a narrator, I think he fits Duncan's style well, and he is easy to follow, and he keeps things flowing.

I really enjoyed this book. Read it now!

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  • Daniel
  • 06-12-17

Loved It!

A cool plausible look into what the future may hold, while spinning a story that leaves you unsure of what will happen next.
It story kept me hooked from start to finish.
The narrator is easy to listen to and keeps your imagination in the author's world.

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  • Deedra
  • 04-06-18

Eocene Station

It took a bit to get into this book but I am glad I gave it a chance.A rip to to the Eocene is now the thriling thing that going to space used to be.An auditor on the lamb and his actress wife go to the eocene station to escape a death sentence.I hopr there will be a book 2.Damien Brunetto was a good narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 28-02-18

Great Story!

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. This is a well written and very entertaining story with top notch narration that you are sure to enjoy.

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  • G W.
  • 08-11-17

so- so

great story idea but needed more science and less silliness. Narrator overdid voices, which distracted from story.

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