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Tunguska, Roswell, the Bermuda Triangle, the Mary Celeste... For hundreds of years, the danger posed by colliding worlds has been ignored as a crackpot theory, until now, and now it's too late.

Maelstrom contains three novellas set in the Colliding Worlds universe (Collision, Impact and the conclusion, Maelstrom). Collision was commissioned by Vanquish Motion Pictures for possible development in film or on television.

©2017 Peter Cawdron (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
  • 11-10-17

Get ready to have your mind blown!

Maelstrom (Colliding Worlds #1-3)
By: Peter Cawdron
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Andrew Eiden, Amy Landon
This audible book contains the three novellas -Collision, Impact and Maelstrom. I loved each one and would give each of these books a big 5 stars! These might be going on the big screen as film or TV and I see why by reading these, I hope sooooo!!! They are so good.
Each story is linked to each other. It is all about worlds colliding, time travel, space travel, aliens, and more. You meet some very unusual beings in here, creatures, have exciting adventures, and have your mind blown many times over. This is no bubble gum read...something just to read and has no substance. This is a full course meal read...your mind and body will be sooo satisfied you will be so happy you picked this up!
The narrators were truly up to task on these books too. They were as terrific as the books. Wonderful job!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-01-19

Maelstrom

Good entertainment and it is reminsant of the most memorable work of some of Sturgeon andSimak.

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  • Echo Papa
  • 19-05-19

Outstanding Story. Fun adventure

Fun romp adventure through space and time. Would recommend to anyone that enjoys sci-fi. My only negative thought is that while two of the narration was amazing, one was bland and dry.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 25-06-18

A fun read...

This is a wonderful story ARC containing 3 novellas... I realized when I started listening to the stories that I had actually read the first 2 novellas (singly) sometime back, but hadn't realized at that time that they were connected. Having them together, along with the 3rd and final story in Maelstrom, whether you read them or listen to the audible version, makes for a much richer experience!
Each story has it's own narrator, as each story shifts the POV to a new character, a new country even... and I think that was a simply brilliant move!
If you enjoy alternate universe, and possible time paradoxes, get this book... You're gonna be in for a very fun read!

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  • Brian
  • 20-05-18

An Interesting Take on Alternate Realities

Maelstrom is a collection of three short stories that all weave into one larger story.

The first story – Collide was, as with all Cawdron books, well thought out and shocking when it comes to the finale. It was short (definitely the lead in/hook you early) story. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with the first few chapters but not too long after I thought that Cawdron had me hooked.

In Collide we learn a little about the set up of the entire book, what’s causing the change, and what could possibly come from the issue that’s created (notice my vagueness – I know if I get much deeper it’ll give it all away).

The second book – Impact is where the real meat and potatoes live. We find out that things aren’t what they seem. Animals from others times and places are now all of a sudden in the middle of the city and attacking people. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this one but I was already hooked. I had a hard time getting into the “this animal is here” belief – though after a while (and meeting the old man) I started to really come to. The introduction of the paramedic and police officer (and their continued proximity) was well thought out and written.

The final story – Maelstrom – is where we start to find out what is going on, how they think they’re going to fix it, and if they actually do. This was fascinating. There were parts of this that I couldn’t wrap my head around (time travel/alternate reality books get confusing if there is more than one version of a person or reality existing at the same time). But it was enjoyable none-the-less.

Overall, I thought that Maelstrom was an interesting look at different paradoxes and realities. I enjoyed the way it was written and the character development. I found myself scratching my head at a few parts but I think Cawdron did some of that on purpose.

Slight spoiler: there was a scene late in the book where someone keeps seeing different versions of themselves – all I could think of was the “Hello John” scene from Jurassic Park when they cloned him and made numerous versions for the intro video about Dino DNA.

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  • Tagg B
  • 30-05-19

Nice story, narration not so much.

I liked the story and thought it was well written. The three stories are each narrated by different people and the first two do a fine job, the third narrator though has an unusual inflection and cadence that sounds robotic. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that they tried to sneak in an AI narrator to see if people noticed and/or accepted it.

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  • ~☆Ashelina☆~
  • 27-12-18

Must read!

I kept this title in my wishlist for a couple of years, or close. Finally, running out of decent reads, I decided to give this a try and boy am I glad I did! What an exciting story! I can't imagine how much time went into researching the facts but the author did so in a way as to be very exciting & understandable for even the most "unscientific" of people.
It keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat from the first few pages, all the way until the end! I don't believe I've heard these narrators before but they were top notch and will look out for their other works now. This is an excellent story and well fleshed out, I would recommend it to anyone, especially a lover of Science Fiction!
~Ashelina

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  • Calico Pete
  • 14-06-19

Great science fiction adventure tale.

Very enjoyable and cleverly constructed tale of parallel universes and time loops - what could be more fun than that - with some wonderful heroic characters!

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  • Anthony Schmidt
  • 12-06-19

Glad I got this on a buy 1 get 1 deal.

Book 1 almost made me quit listening, but books 2 and 3 were amazing. I'm glad I stuck with it. The story was fun and action packed. My biggest complaint was the fact that the narrator of book 3 didn't know how to pronounce the word neanderthal, which was an often used word. She for some reason left the "h" out and pronounced it neandertall. I probably wouldn't recommend paying full price, but if you can get it as part of a BOGO deal go for it.

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  • Lynn A. D.
  • 04-06-19

Remarkable

This story is very enjoyable and interesting. It is far-fetched and yet believable in a sci-fi way. Dramatic, futuristic, and well performed except for times it sounded more read than natural speech. A great listen.

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