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Out of Time

Out of Time Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jessie Hart
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Awarded Editor's Choice and short-listed for the 2016 Historical Novel Society Indie Award  

1191: Giles de Soutenay has never liked or trusted John, Count of Mortain, but when John is taken seriously ill, it falls to Giles to ensure his survival.  

2006: Marion Hart, visiting the ruined Abbey of Sparnstow, could never have imagined she would be called upon to help save one of the most dangerous men of the 12th and 13th centuries. Falling through a gap in time, she finds herself administering first aid to John, inadvertently endangering both herself and Giles. 

Book 1 of the Out of Time series - a time travel story, set in medieval England.  

©2015 Loretta Livingstone (P)2018 Loretta Livingstone

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Interesting premise and storyline

I enjoyed this time-slip novel -the slippage from one era to another was well done and I could engage with the main characters and the storyline. The connections between them was clever. However for me it was slightly marred by the narrator's delivery which I didn't find particularly engaging, but the story interested me sufficiently that i continued to listen.

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A wonderfully atmospheric time-slip

I love stories set either in the distant future or past, and this story, falling into the later category, did not disappoint. Right from the start it drew me in. It was extremely well written, and the narration was clear and easy to listen to, portraying each character well. The use of the old tree as a means of slipping from the present into the past was a bit different different from other methods I've read in time-slip tales, and the characters were well drawn and believable. A delightful short read and I look forward to reading (or listening to) the other two books in the series.


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  • DK
  • 20-10-18

Beautifully narrated intriguing time travel story

I read this story on kindle over a year ago, and only gave it four stars, but I’ve just listened to it again on audible, in one sitting, and this time I absolutely loved it. It is beautifully narrated. The reader is pitch perfect. Often audio books are completely spoilt by a poor or irritating delivery, but this narrator does both male and female characters convincingly and the listening experience isn’t interfered with by any verbal flaws. And as for the story, this time around I noticed so much more. Originally, I had been disappointed with how little happened, but now I realise that it is as much the story of the medieval characters as the modern ones, and the beginning of a series which continues to explore all the different medieval characters’ stories. I found it had more depth and subtlety than I noticed first time around, and this was partly a function of the audio experience, because I was forced to listen to every word rather than letting my eyes race impatiently ahead to see what happens and thereby missing small details. Thoroughly enjoyable…

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Good time travel story

This book had a great plot. Interesting interplay of people and plausible happenings.

The transfer of people to the past (by a tree) when that individual is needed for a special purpose was something not encountered before. The politics of any group of people was truly believable also.

The narrator had a very high pitched voice doing English accent. This cause me some difficulty (totally my hearing issues) and I had to pay close attention to the story. But overall decent job of narration.

This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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Out of Time

This was a really good time travel story.I especially liked the part where the times merged near the end.It was a bit slow in the telling,but was well written.Jessie Hart was a fine narrator.I am looking forward to book 2.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Best Audio Book Ever

A fantastic audio book, real in depth fantasy adventure, amazing story really kept my attention, thank you Loretta Livingstone

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Easy Listen

This was a free audio book. I listened to while painting as I do most days. I found the narration grated a bit for the first couple of chapters then it became easier to listen to. The story itself offered a new way, to me, of time slipping in to the past. It was an interesting idea. The story itself was an easy listen, and although not challenging, I quite enjoyed the journey. Thank you Loretta Livingstone for giving me the opportunity to read your book!

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  • Marla
  • 27-07-18

Medival time travel story.

Cute time travel story set in medival times. When Marion feels the pull of a tree at the beach she suddenly is in the 1100's. Some believe that people time travel for a reason. Do you? Read this story and see. Jessie Hart did a good job of narrating this book.




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  • neraks
  • 17-12-18

A true Time Travel Story

This was a Medieval time travel story. This was not a romance but more of a family story. I very much enjoyed it.
I do enjoy this time period. I love reading about the history of the period.

Jessie Hart did a great job with the narration.

I would listen to another book by this author and narrator.

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

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  • John Hotchkiss
  • 19-09-18

A very satisfying story and performance.

It always takes a few minutes to acclimatize oneself to the pace and sound of a spoken book, but it was not long before Out of Time settled into a comfortable pace, well balanced between setting, dialogue, and action. The plotting was enjoyable, with enough surprises to satisfy. The narrator did a good job handling this tale, as well. This spoken book is not too large nor too small. It is just right.

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  • Leslie Twitchell
  • 14-08-19

great time travel read

I received this book for free for a honest review. This time travel book was well written. I loved how the portal was a tree. O could picture the abby. The narrator did a fabulous job of bringing the characters to life. Well put together and easy to follow. Highly reccomend

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  • Sophia Alexander
  • 21-11-18

A sweet account

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It was a charming little story that would be suitable for all audiences. I liked the setting and the characters, but I found the time-slip premise to be illogical, even for what it is, and the annual delivery to be rather trite and uncompelling. Lovely setting, not much of a plot. Nevertheless, it was a sweet, cozy tale that ended all too quickly. Great to soothe the nerves before bedtime, perhaps.