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The '86 Fix

Narrated by: Andy Cresswell
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

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Summary

Everything wrong with Craig Pelling's life can be traced back to one moment in 1986. But fate hasn't finished with him yet. When a series of unfortunate events pushes him to breaking point, he's thrown a lifeline - a trip back to 1986, to relive one weekend as his 16-year-old self. Does the key to a better future lie in reverting one decision he made over 30 years ago?

©2016 Keith A Pearson (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Superb time travel story

If you enjoy your time travel stories, then I think this will become one of your favourites. It reminds me a little of Back to the Future. A person manages to go back in time and adjust the past and future for himself and family. Its not at all goofy, or silly, its a really captivating read that deserves to do well on Audible. The characters are all richly realised and their is real weight to the characters problems, and his efforts to correct what once went wrong. The 86 fix is a two partner, so I'm looking forward to reading the concluding book as soon as it is released, which I believe is within the next week or two.

I definitely recommend this book to both sci fi and fiction fans alike

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Funny and engaging. However the ending sucks!

I enjoyed the step back in time with exquisite attention to detail but the end was rushed and confusing and a real anti climax.

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Don't do it

Just pretty much awful in every way. It's almost like it was written as a pseudo autobiography of a bitter incel. The ending made me question how I want to spend my life, in silence, or listening to time wasting nonsense like this

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Great time travel story

I'm a huge fan of time travel and love books that put a twist in the tale. Worryingly, I'm pretty sure the author has been watching me, because the main character, Craig, could very easily have been me. That's probably why I identify with the story so much. The only difference is I was an Atari kid. Oh, and I couldn't travel through time. Brilliantly written. Funny, poignant, sad, heart warming. The story flows nicely. One thing. I thought the narrator spoke too slowly. Changed the narration speed to 1.15x in the Audible app. Sorted.

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Could've been more fun

The idea is excellent and though this book is not badly written, I found it a bit depressing.

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Great story with a twist

Takes a little while to get going but you won’t be disappointed. I particularly liked the nostalgic references to 1986! As time travel novels go I think this is amongst the best and I’ve read many. Must admit I didn’t see the twist at the end coming and am now looking forward to the conclusion in book 2, I hope it’s as good as the first.

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Excellent time travel tale

I love a bit of 80s nostalgia so was eager to listen to this time travel tale after enjoying Tuned Out by the same author. We meet Craig Pelling as a middle aged man in the present day, and also in 1986 as a 16 year old. It is a lovely, funny, sometime heartbreaking listen with a bit of a shocking ending, which I finished in one day. It made me think about my life and what I might change of I could go back to my teenage years! I'm now going to start listening to the sequel.

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Loved everything about this book

Couldn’t put it down. Great story & ending. There was nothing i didn’t like. If you enjoy this, go on to read the sequel Broadhall. Then Tuned Out. All excellent.

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Crappiest ending ever

The story line is a bit like Enid Brighton does life coaching with out the lashes of ginger beer, thr idea of a life time misogynist change after one heart to heart is frankly living in la la land. The ending has to be one of the poorest I ever come across, if I had previously read others book by this author I wpuld think this was either a computer generated title, or writing by ab15 year old

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Slow start, twisted middle and unpredictable end

The beginning is worlds apart from the overall plot. Full of surprises and really hard to put down. Ended in a way I could never have predicted. Would have loved to have ended where there could have been a sequel and maybe more. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it.