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The Time Being Audiobook

The Time Being

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Publisher's Summary

At 11 Lalla should be enjoying her childhood in London. But this is not London as we know it. In a collapsed society, Lalla struggles to imagine her future. When a government announcement invites her to enjoy a new life in Regent’s Park, Lalla sees a glimmer of hope. But what is she willing to risk?

The Time Being is the short-story prequel to The Ship by Antonia Honeywell, if you enjoyed this, you’ll love the full-length novel sequel.

©2014 Antonia Honeywell (P)2014 W.F. Howes Ltd

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    Freedom 26/06/2016
    Freedom 26/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "recommended to anyone"

    This is a story that takes your attention full wholely.
    Listen to it, it's very captivating

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AUDDA 07/06/2016
    AUDDA 07/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Cuvu"

    G vCard d g n vCard d g . J f d u u hank f d h had g f fun f

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    10/05/2016
    10/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "test"

    T n BH j fgcm m n b c b nmm !m mn v b bm n

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    Amazon Customer 11/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A short but big story through the eyes of a child."

    I thoroughly loved it and would like to read more by this author. It's an interesting interpretation of the way the world could go in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 03/08/2015
    Rebecca 03/08/2015
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    "Fantastic"

    A terrific short story that didn't faultier at any point. Grove was great to listen to and portrayed the naivety of Honeywells's Lalla fantastically.

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    Vicki Annerley, Australia 07/07/2015
    Vicki Annerley, Australia 07/07/2015

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    "Great!"

    I would definitely be up for more from this author and this narrator is good too.

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    Liz 07/06/2015
    Liz 07/06/2015
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    "a great listen"

    love the story love the narration a very thought provoking piece I would highly recommend

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    Bec 10/05/2015
    Bec 10/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Intrigued"

    I listened to this fully aware that it is a short prequel to a full length sequel.
    With this in mind, I found this book enjoyable and intriguing. I will likely read the sequel.

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  • Jennifer
    Alameda, CA, USA
    12/02/15
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    "I want more from this author!"

    This story is interesting. How often is that actually true? The characters, the setting, the descriptions, all interesting. I was motivated to go find Honeywell's blog where, as I hoped, she said her (first) book will be released soon. I will absolutely be giving it a try.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    17/07/15
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    "Short and Free"

    This seemed to me to have the feel of a YA girl story. I did not hate it or love it. It did not encourage me to buy the full length novel. If you are interested it is free and it is short.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Tracet
    Hamden, CT, United States
    5/05/15
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    "Good narration, meh story"

    A short story free from Audible, consisting mainly of an 11-year-old girl in a dystopian London who decides she knows better than her parents and subsequently putting all of them in great danger. I loathed the girl, Lalla – I’m not a huge fan of children, and this is a great example of why: “I want to go.” “No.” “But I want to go!” “No.” “But I want to go!” “No.” Repeat ad infinitum. I once worked for CVS, with its bank of candy bars in front of the registers, and will always remember one father and very young daughter who came in. “Daddy, I want a candy bar.” “No, honey.” “I want a candy bar.” “No.” “But I want one!” “I said no.” “Daddy, I want a candy bar!” “No.” “DADDY, I WANT A CANDY BAR!” “Fine. Which one?” I wanted to punch him in the nose. So I’m well aware that it’s the parents who are at fault in something like this – the CVS dad caved, and the parents in the story didn’t bother to tell Lalla what was obvious to a listener (“The films aren’t real, you’ll be shot, we’ll be shot, stop asking”). But I still despised the girl.

    The story might be meaningful to someone who has read the book it prequels; for me it broke no new ground and provided no enjoyment to counter my irritation with the main character. The narration by Melody Grove was quite good – I will keep an eye out for her in the future – but otherwise I’m glad this was free. And brief.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. Ewing
    10/01/17
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    "it's rare..."

    that a short story captures you with the characters, the storyline, and the ending. Must times the open endings leave you feeling that you're lacking something. The open ending here left me complete and although we don't know what brought them to this point in time there's enough given for one's imagination to fill the gaps.

    Might I also add that the narrator was fabulous... also rare. Her voice relaxed me but the story was so interesting I didn't fall asleep till it was finished. If I was a child this'd be my favorite bedtime story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    4/01/17
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    "Gbvg"

    ::) chic g. H. High chunk chunk chunk Lufthansa has been in the works with your friends are going to do something

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    30/12/16
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    "great read!"

    great story. Reminded me of Anne Frank but much more entertaining. Story kept me interested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Holzer
    21/12/16
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    "The Time Being was excellent"

    I enjoyed this snippet of The Time Being. Especially from the view point of a child. Looking forward to reading/listening to entire book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    2/12/16
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    "Because"

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    24/11/16
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DogsMom
    KIEL, WI, United States
    22/11/16
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    "An intriguing introduction"
    What did you love best about The Time Being?

    In a world after destruction, the family unit tries to survive. Teenagers are very much the same as throughout time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The young girl who is between ages, still young enough to enjoy stores but dreaming of being older and more independent


    What about Melody Grove’s performance did you like?

    Lovely soothing voice, appropriate for the young girl character we hear from most


    Who was the most memorable character of The Time Being and why?

    The young girl, for her dreams and sense of wonder
    Her mother is also a strong character


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • UsefulThings
    16/02/15
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    "Interesting dystopian short listen"

    I really enjoyed this - told from the childs point of view, there is much she (and we) don't understand about the world, what happened, and why it is the way it is.
    I loved it and wish there was more. Excellent narration.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • dunerunner
    3/01/16
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    "well told"

    very enjoyable listened in bed and really enjoyed the story. my first audio book and free too.cant fault that can you.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • S. Corner
    3/01/16
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    "good"

    A good story and made you think why do we fly green beans and roses from Africa to England!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Elva Smith
    30/12/15
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    "great for a free book!"

    When you doing have much time its great to have a short story. This was my first experience at an audio book, loved it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • klf
    29/12/15
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    "great read. looking forward to reading the ship"

    Narration was almost a bit sweet for the story but the actual story was great and looking forward to reading The Ship

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • M Basilva
    26/12/15
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    "good book to read 😊😊"

    The book is very good I didn't like the ending its not good for younger views I am 12 and this book is kind rated for teens even though I am young I really enjoyed the book so download it because it's really good and very meaningful 👏👏

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • georgia van eijk
    20/12/15
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    "A good taster"

    This was really well narrated and left me wanting to know more! I now cant wait to read the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Imogen
    7/11/15
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    "Haunting."

    I would love to read a full novel by this author after reading this. I love post apocalyptic stuff.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mother Bear
    AMMANFORD, United Kingdom
    20/02/15
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    "Captivating."

    This short is the prequel to a novel - so captivating I have bought the novel and am about to listen to what happens next.
    A new author with fresh ideas - excellent way to get readers (listeners) hooked!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rsh
    6/11/15
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    "An intriguing taster for the novel"

    A whet-the-appetite type of short story that made me download the book. I liked the narrator's voice that drew me into a child's point of living in a future Britain. It made me wonder what would happen next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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