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Summary

Charlie and Josh's interests were the same as most other teenagers: drinking, parties, and girls. That was until the day they discovered the Time Bubble. 

It starts as a bit of fun, jumping a few seconds into the future. Soon things take a more serious turn as the leaps in time increase in duration. When a teenage girl goes missing, and the police become involved, suspicion falls on Charlie. How can he explain where she is? Will anyone believe him?

Set in a small market town in Southern England in the early 21st century, this light-hearted time travel novel has plenty to delight listeners of all ages.

This story is the first part of a series which continues with Global Cooling, Man out of Time, and Splinters in Time. A spin-off series, Second Chances, is also available.

©2014 Jason Ayres (P)2018 Jason Ayres

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Substandard recording makes the story inaccessible.

As a fan of time travel, I was looking forward to listening to The Time Bubble, especially as it is part of a series. I was disappointed that there was little care put into the audiobook: The story and writing seemed fine but the narration felt like the emphasis was in the wrong places and no dramatic reading - it was too distracting for me. The reading felt more like the shipping forecast than a novel. And whoever produced it has taken no time to listen to it: I turned it off in chapter 3 at 1min 22, when the narrator stumbled on a line, tutted, then repeated the line again and continued the reading.

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Good story

Narrator not so good surprised he didn't re record the obvious mistake

good story none the less

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Talk about originality

interesting story quite original but seemingly made for teenagers,or those of us who still think we are .Don't expect too much about time travelling ,it's not very scientific vast jumps into the future the epilogue was good. quite light reading but I liked it , it was different

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Entertaining story - and the narration is fine

Don't be discouraged by the negative comments about the narration. Sure, there are problems, and for this blame whoever it was who edited the recording. The repeated sentence near the beginning has been highlighted. For some reason Chapter 8 ends with the words 'End of Chapter 7' and in the next breath 'Chapter 9'. There is a further repeated sentence towards the end (without the 'Tut' by the narrator). This shouldn't put you off, because this is a decent and entertaining story and reasonably well read.

If I am to criticise the story, the ending isn't hugely satisfactory. No major spoilers here, but it just seemed that the author didn't want to settle for the usual happy ending with all loose ends tied up and decided to concentrate on just one of the characters who made a silly decision and forget about the rest. That was a shame, because Jason Ayres made a good effort in getting the reader to care about the various protagonists - so it was frustrating to leave us largely hanging about how things eventually turned out for them.

If you enjoy time travel books (and I do, even if the science is abject nonsense and the plot is full of illogical assumptions), then give this a go.

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Bad reading ruins what might have been a better listen.


this was disappointing - or maybe I've been mis-led by earlier outstanding narrators.

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Awful narration.

I've heard some great narrators and annoying narrators (probably my fault if I just didn't like the voice or nuances) but this is the worse. Just lazy, at times it sounds like Google translate. I don't think he prepared and read through passages first. There are times (one right at the beginning) where he makes an error, tuts, and just reads it out again! Makes you wonder if /what the editors are doing and if the author listened or cared?

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Interesting story

The writing is clunky at times, with distracting descriptions and the characters were somewhat predictable and stagnant. But the story is compelling and captured my attention. There were recording issues that appeared to be shoddy editing. Overall, it was entertaining enough to get past.

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  • 05-01-22

Pretty Good book with good narrationm

I had been considering picking one of these up but was unsure if they were good or not. I am glad I finally did reads book 1 it was very nice.

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