Regular price: £18.29

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

Land of the Living is an adventure series that follows James Creed, a man in his 50s who lost his family and the woman he loves, when he discovers the ability to travel through time using his mind. He wakes up one morning to discover he is back in his 20-year-old body in the year 1985, and gets a second chance to save them, only to find out he is the last hope to save the future of mankind....

Memory told him both of his parents and the woman he loved were gone, but he slowly realizes that he has traveled back in time to an alternate version of the 1980s. President Kennedy is still alive and the head of a secret time travel program that he will become a part of.

His son, Michael, has traveled back in time from the year 2035 to find him and help him discover his newfound abilities to use his mind to manipulate time, and the true reason he was sent back. He must stop a mysterious time traveler who goes by the name of Dearborn and hunts him from the shadows. Now, they're caught in a race to change the past and save his future existence in the Land of the Living....

©2015 James Pinard (P)2018 James Pinard

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A read that kept me going and was worth it.

This book was given to me free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

This is a very well written book that has plenty of action and keeps you reading/listening whilst eagerly waiting for the plot points to unfold further.

You feel like the story hasn't really developed then all of a sudden you are hit with something that makes you sit up and take notice again.

The narration is very good with good continuity of character voices throughout.
The sense of immersion in the audio is fantastic helping you to really feel like the story is unfolding in front of you instead of the story being read to you.

I would recommend this book to anyone that wants that likes a Time Travelling story without all of the technical aspects that normally come with this sub genre.

Well worth the time to listen/read.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • jey cee
  • 20-04-18

Land of the Living

The storyline and the character development are very well done and thought out.. I feel like this level of complexity could have easily ended up badly, but instead I listened to the whole book down in just a couple of days.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ray Johnson
  • 03-03-18

A story you will read over, and over, and over ...

Pinard's Land of the Living is a rare gem. It is a time travel story that does not confuse the reader (time travel can be tricky and hard to make sense of), makes sense, and is both fun and poignant at the same time. The temporal mechanics are different from most time travel stories, too. His characters jump out at you, and you will get to know them well.

The story has elements of Quantum Leap, but just a nods worth, and it stands quite well as its own story. The story is rife with emotions, and like the Butterfly Effect you can see how one simple change can lead to an unexpected or forseen result.

I love time travel stories, Quantum Leap, Groundhog Day, Happy Death Day, Doctor Who, etc. I cherish them when done well, and this book does that. It draws a line in the sand and dares others to do better. I really enjoyed this book.

Mack does a good job here, as well. He doesn't do a lot of voices, but with narration done as well as he does he can pull it off without a hitch. I'll look forward to him doing the next book if there is a sequel.

Get this book, and enjoy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Deedra
  • 19-05-18

Land of the living

This is a good story of time travel.Sometimes it is repetetive and slow,but mostly it is fine.Johnny Mack narrates it nicely.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Connie
  • 24-03-18

great story

love the story, couldn't wait to get back to it every time I stepped away, worth it and can't wait for more

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Pam C
  • 19-03-18

VERY good!

If you enjoy time traveling books you are definitely going to enjoy this one . It has a very unusual approach to time travel. One that I've never seen or heard before. The characters are very likable. And very unlikable. And there are a few that turned out to be both. The ending is a cliffhanger, so be prepared to immediately move to book 2.
I highly recommend this book.
I listened to the audio version of this book, and was pleasantly surprised when I realized it was narrated by Johnny Mack. Johnny Mack has a way of bringing the story to life in his narration and his characters. I like to be able to forget that I am being 'read' to and he does that for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • AB
  • 01-03-18

Looking forward to the next Pinard book.

It's hard to write a review that doesn't reveal the twists of the story. I enjoyed listening to the book, the story line is unique. Pinard does a great job creating a cast of interesting characters and weaving the relationships in and out of different time periods.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Christian C.
  • 25-02-18

A different spin on the classic time travel story.

What if you could travel back and forth through time from inside your mind? James Creed is confused and surprised to discover that he can do exactly that. His first journey sends him back to the 1980s, even though he's clueless as to how and why this is happening to him. James' son, a traveler himself, soon comes to his father's aid. James is still gaining control of his ability when he learns about a dangerous man who has deadly intentions. Will James harness his power before time runs out?

Land of the Living started off a little slow, but the pace picked up as details were revealed and the story progressed. The ending felt appropriate, and laid the foundation for a future installment. Narration by Johnny Mack breathed life into Pinard's unique and original story. While the writing itself has room for improvement, I was entertained well enough to continue the series as it becomes available.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge. My review is unbiased and the opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Brew
  • 21-02-18

Good Time Travel story

I've read a few novels recently that surround some type of time travel (Replay by Ken Grimwood is a good one). I picked this up as it follows a similar story line, and does so a little differently - through the mind. There were a number of well developed characters and their intertwined relationships were one of the best parts of the book. I grew up through the 80's so I loved the references to that time frames pop culture, etc.

The narrator was good with one exception - there were a few characters whose voices were barely distinguishable, and some even varied within the same conversations (Michael for example). This detracted a little from the book, but not enough to be a big deal. I will definitely move on to book 2 and look forward to more.

I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Daniel O.
  • 12-02-18

Neat time travel story - need more!

I really enjoyed the way this book slowly introduced the time travel mechanics and little changes caused as a result of actions done in different times. I thought the bouncing around between perspectives and times was also done really well! Overall, I felt like this book does a great job at giving the introduction to the world and related mechanics of time travel as well as giving a glimpse of the even larger issue that awaits in the future. my only gripe is that the book ends a bit abruptly just when things seem like they are about to kick into high gear. I know that there is a book 2 on the way so I'm excitedly waiting for its release so I can continue this wonderful story.

The narration by Johnny Mack was pleasant and delivery was more than acceptable. There was not a great deal of character voice variation (compared to some) but it was enough for me and I don't feel it negatively impacted the performance.

I will definitely be looking for book 2 and would be happy to hear it was also narrated by Johnny Mack!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • tina
  • 12-02-18

different take on time travel

What was one of the most memorable moments of Land of the Living?

the most memorable moments are when main character travels back and sees parent that have passed away and saves a girl which changes history or corrects history! lots of jumping around in characters history.

Have you listened to any of Johnny Mack’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

this was my first time to hear Johnny Mack. he did a great job! was able to listen to the whole book with out being annoyed!

Any additional comments?

i was given this book for free, for my honest opinion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful