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  • By: W. Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (249 ratings)
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Syncing Forward

By: W. Lawrence
Narrated by: Will Damron
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Summary

Travel to the future - it will only cost you everyone you love.

Attacked and injected with a drug that slows his metabolism to a fraction of normal, Martin James becomes an unwilling time traveler who hurtles through the years. His children grow up, his wife grows older, and his only hope is finding the people who injected him in the first place - not an easy task when one day for Martin lasts four years. And while Martin James strives to find a cure before everyone he loves is gone, others are uncertain if his journey can be stopped at all.

W. Lawrence weaves a dystopian future filled with the best and worst of humanity, highlights the blessings and curses of technology, and pushes the limits of faith and hopelessness. Above all, Syncing Forward is a tale of one man's love for his family and their devotion to saving him from being lost forever.

©2014 W. Lawrence (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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  • Winner: 2016 Voice Arts Award for Audiobook Narration - Fiction, Best Narrator

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Quite heavy in the middle

However a strong start and finish. Could be a bit more action oriented without risking making it dumb.

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Belter! absolute fickin belter!

really loved it. solid read. week narrated. brilliantly written. emotional and draws tears some places. really makes you think long n hard about family too. top draw!

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Enchanting unique story wonderfully read

Loved the story, much more emotional than I expected in places. Will Damron's voice is easy to hear and strangely and comfortingly familiar.
Definately worth a listen!

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5 star Story, cringworthy narration

The Spanglish women's voices were terrible,sorry to say, why not get someone like Lauren Vèlez to do these parts, it's such a sexy sound when done properly, terrible when done by a man.

Other than that, cracking good story, put a more detailed review on Goodreads, definitely credit worthy of the acollades and awards it has received.

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Good concept but unremittingly bleak

I was interested in the ideas and characters in this book but found that I was worn down by the constant barrage of bad news and misfortune for the characters. There was never any hope or redemption. Hard to listen to.

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Timetravel with a difference

As a time travel fan I loved this book from start to finish, not exactly time travel but probably as near as we will ever get. well worth a read.

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very sad but enjoyed

A sad yet gripping story about a Father's struggle to live and stay with his family

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Interesting idea, not greatly done

Ironically I found myself 'syncing this book forwards' listening on 1.5 speed as I found it quite slow at times.

The ending was also pretty poor imo

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Very good, different take on time travel

I really enjoyed this book, it is a poignant, humanised sci-fi time travel tale. It is more focussed on the humanity in of such a thing than being flashy or too bogged down in detail. At its core is a believable balanced human being, and you feel every up.and down he experiences. I would recommend this to non sci-fi fans also.

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Depressing

The story is very clever and I loved parts of the descriptions of the future and his travel through time but it was a very depressing read, it was 70% death 20% excitement and 10% positive. Was a bit of a struggle and a bit disappointing at the end!

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