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On the eve of a huge breakout success, a poor but brilliant young game developer is pulled out of her world and time itself by a cowboy desperately searching for the daughter he lost 200 years ago.

Cady McCall is ready to be rich and famous. She has sacrificed everything, putting her work ahead of family and friends. Now, with breakout success and huge, insane wealth so close she can taste it, her life is blown apart by Deputy Marshal John "Titanic" Smith, the man who rescues her from two muggers only to carry her off into history. Lost on the seas of time, Smith is desperate to get home to his family in 1876, and now Cady is lost along with him, facing danger and finding love in Victorian London, ancient Rome, and the near-future America of President for Life Donald Trump.

©2016 John Birmingham (P)2017 Tantor

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couldn't finish

the narrator voice control for characters was non-existent so very hard to follow couldn't finish the book

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a good tale fun and well written

I am not a huge fan of time travel tales, too many authors use it as a get out of gaol free card but not so here and I liked the characters.
narration was top notch.

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Another fantastic John Birmingham book

Easy to listen to and well read. An interesting story line (though bit predictable in some parts) but overall a really enjoyable book that begged to be finished as soon as possible - quite riveting.

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Looking forward to a follow up

Really enjoyed this book and narration. Great character development. Hope there is a sequel soon.

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Wow!

Great story and flawless narration. I certainly hope there is a sequel, I'll just slip into the future...

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  • 20-06-2017

awesome story. when is next in series

I hope that there will be more in this series. Am a fan of WW2.1 etc and HRH Harry series and Dave bit this one has me hooked. keep at it JB

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Was ok.
Not as exciting as his others but worth a listen
Must be paying attention all the time to keep up with it

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too socialist

I did not enjoy the socialist propaganda.
The anti democratic garbage put me off. I had trouble finishing. Will not buy this Author again

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  • AmazonEasy
  • 30-05-2017

Gripping

From beginning to end -this book takes you and doesn't let go. Vanessa Johansson is absolutely brilliant in putting the right emotion, tenor and spot-on narration that accompanies John Birmingham's genius storytelling skills. One question: when is Book 2 in this series happening?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-2018

A bit disjointed and lacking how or why

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Meh....SO SO. It felt like something was missing, which, given that it was a time travel book meant the reason of why, how and purpose was blandly overlooked other than knowing there was a protagonist who wanted to see his daughter and a woman who wanted to get back....It lacked a background of the villains and why or who they were.

Has A Girl in Time turned you off from other books in this genre?

no.

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The whole political spin on it was a turn off, necessary and a waste of words.

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  • R. Packard
  • 19-05-2017

Abrupt ending too much f language

The story ends abruptly, as if the author felt as though he had written enough and had grown impatient for a payment. In Axis of Time, the author has a leading young (at least at the beginning of the series) attractive female with a narcissistic flaw that hurts her relationships. She also swears constantly using the f word in almost each scene. Same with A Girl in Time, but worse. I enjoy time travel, but agree with the advice given by Eric Flint to aspiring authors: use swearing judiciously and the f word only rarely. The frequency in this book indeed becomes very tiresome and doesn't add to the story.

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  • DWJ North Logan UT
  • 02-04-2021

fun read.

I enjoyed the book but I am not a fan of open-ended book endings. now I want a sequel but since this book was written six years ago that ain't going to happen.

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  • Lauri A Vanstone
  • 24-07-2020

garbage the book started slow AND became liberal 1

the book started off slow and then became liberal crap at the halfway point. I bought this book on Amazon only so that I could write it so that people would have avoided because it sucked so bad.

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  • Saint Vitas
  • 23-04-2019

Contemporary time travel

I have read other works by this author and enjoyed this different take on a romantic time adventure. Some interesting places were visited and unusual characters . it stands alone at present.

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  • H Price
  • 31-05-2017

Great Characters!

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Cady is a genius (and somewhat reclusive) game developer who is caught up in time travel after she's rescued from muggers by US Marshall Smith. A time-travel watch picked up Smith from the 1870s and dropped him in various times and places -- eventually in modern day Seattle where he rescues Cady and takes her with them.

As the pair travel to other places and times, Cady uses her analytical mind to try to learn how to manipulate the watch to take them to desired (rather than random) times and places. In addition to the dangers of the places themselves, Cady and Smith are also followed by Apprentices (nameless assassins) who are trying to eliminate them.

One of the highlights of the novel are the characters of Cady and Smith -- they're both interesting and likable and make a great odd couple. And Vanessa Johansson's narration of them both is impeccable. I wish I could give her more than 5 stars!

Another highlight is the action -- Birmingham does a great job of keeping you on the edge of your seat.

My only complaint is the quick wrap-up at the end. It just kind of fizzles out. I'm assuming this is the 1st book in a series. If that's the case, then the ending makes sense. Let's hope that's the case because I'm ready for the next installment!

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  • Ted Kennedy's Lovechild
  • 02-07-2017

The Trump fascism drivel took me out of the story

The Trump fascism drivel took me out of the story. We get it, the author likes Hillary.

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  • Pachypanchax
  • 17-08-2018

John Birmingham has lost his touch

This book is a major disappointment. Birmingham's vision of an America under Trump reads like a propaganda leaflet, rolled up in a ( barely) science fiction romance. He should stick to the racist, antisemitic politics of his homeland.

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  • Carolyn Sims
  • 19-05-2018

I loved the story

Being the book was released in 2017, not sure why it was decided to have Hillary as the President. I guess the author is a Democrat

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