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The Flipside

Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
Series: The Flipside Sagas, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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The year is 2046, and dinosaurs are real.  

Time bubbles across the world, many as large as 100 square miles, turn like clockwork, revealing prehistoric landscapes from the Cretaceous Period.  

They reveal the Flipside.  

Now, 30 years after the first turn, the clockwork is breaking down, as one of the world's powers has decided to exploit the phenomenon for his own gain, possibly destroying everything then and now in the process.  

Former head of security for Topside Command Trevon Cash must navigate his way through the chaos of the broken turns and take a team Flipside to try to figure out what is happening. 

What Cash and the others don't know is all that waits for them is horror and nightmares - a destroyed base, packs of ravenous carnivores, pterosaurs bent on plucking every human from the ground to be eaten far above, and so much more.  

Can Cash and his team stop what is happening?  

Or will they end up stuck Flipside forever in a perpetual prehistoric nightmare?

©2018 Jake Bible (P)2018 Jake Bible

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  • cosmitron
  • 26-06-2018

Creative Time Travel story.

With a great performance by the Narrator this is a worthwhile read that is a good use of your Time.

Could not resist that !

The plot is interesting and the characters are well crafted.

The Narrator is a Pro and helps to bring the story to the listener through the magic of Audio.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • JEYCEE
  • 01-07-2018

The Flipside

Action, tension, suspense ,science fiction are all in this audiobook. Dinosaurs can be scary if done right, and Bible took me back in dinosaur time

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  • Jason
  • 09-07-2018

Very interesting take on time travel and dinosaurs

Jake Bible has done it again. Wow!!! the Flipside is fun roller-coaster of a ride that does not let up until it has completed. The characters were genuine and the action was believable. Seems like it was a start to a new series, if so, I will be along for the ride. The AI Bots were well done and thought out. very cool addition to a story about dinosaurs.

What more can I say about Andrew B Wehrlen that I have not said before. He is an amazing narrator. Everything he does is done with the utmost care and professionalism. His voices are great and diverse. He is able to convey all the emotions the characters feel.

I requested a free review copy of this audiobook and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review.

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  • T. Winter
  • 01-08-2018

Great Story

Wow, this was great! I loved every minute of it. Such a real and immersive world, and totally original.

I am anxiously waiting for the next part of this story. Definitely didn't disappoint.

I received this book for free at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 25-07-2018

JAKE BIBLE ROCKS!

I've listened to a couple other of Jake's books, Black Box Inc and Blood Ghast Blues, and absolutely loved em. I then listened to this one, and I enjoyed it just as much! Love his writing, love the dinosaurs, and loved the narration. This story was total Jake Bible, and totally awesome. Love the crazy worlds he creates. The Flipside rocks! Bravo!!
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  • RJ
  • 24-07-2018

Don't feed the Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Welcome to the Flipside. Time bubbles have sprouted across the globe and they reveal prehistoric animals and landscape within. They slowly turn from current time to prehistoric on set intervals. One imaginative entrepreneur even converted one time bubble into a Jurassic Park-type safari ride. Enter Trevon Cash former head of security for Topside Command, the entity that secures the time bubbles. An incident, outside of Cash’s control, caused Cash to claim the title “former” as he bravely took one for the team. Cash’s sister Tressa is now head of security and their father Thompson is CEO. Something goes horribly wrong and the timer that once switched consistently between current and prehistoric goes haywire. Cash is chosen to lead a team into Flipside to find out what is going on. As the team searches for answers they encounter Pterosaurs, flying reptiles they call “wingers”, huge Tyrannosaurus Rex the apex predator of the time, and many other creatures bent on having them for lunch. We follow Cash and crew as they dive in to put things right while they dodge the local wildlife. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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  • Capn Mac
  • 06-07-2018

Dino-Side Dynomite

I loved this story. It reaches out and grabs you like a famished velociraptor in the first five minutes and never lets go. It's exciting, gritty and funny when it needs to be. I was sad when the book ended and there still seemed to be more that could be told about these characters and their situation. I'm hoping there's a Flipside 2 coming soon.

I also loved Andrew Wehrlen's narration even if his voice was sometimes too low pitched to be heard over my car engine. I just turned up the volume and dealt with it. Good pacing and wonderful character work that pulled me into the Flipside and beyond the bubble.

I would definitely recommend for anyone who enjoyed Jurassic Park or Aliens.

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  • Brian
  • 19-06-2018

Sci-Fi, Military Thriller, Time Travel.. and Dinos

I remember Jake Bible posting a rough sketch of what he thought the cover should look like (I tried to find it so I could share it with you) and it was basically a stick dino, a bubble, and a stick person.  The cover art on this is gorgeous and I'll tip my hat to whoever designed it.  It's a perfect depiction of Bible's world.

The Flipside tells the story of a world where dinosaurs are real and time travel is possible but only in certain "time bubbles".  One company owns the rights to them in the US and is using it for tourism to "the flipside".  Tragedy strikes and a team is left on the other side for a year.  When they were supposed to come back - we find out that things aren't what they seem.

I'm familiar with Bible's world building from his other books but this was really well thought out and beautifully written.  I felt like I understood each person, place, and thing along with why they were there. I like when I don't have to try hard to imagine the world that an author is trying to create.

The characters in this were also awesome.  They were all strong in their own way and each provided some comic relief when you least expected it. I won't go into describing or explaining any characters - just know that you are in for well developed and interesting ones.

Andrew B. Wehrlen did a fantastic job narrating this book (as he's done with other Bible titles) - he gave each character their own voice without overacting each part. I found that listening to this made it immensely more enjoyable than reading it myself would have (I don't have a lot of good voices for characters in my head).

Overall, I thought that The Flipside had it all.  Jurassic Park elements (and even a reference to the movie), a futuristic setting, a "far in the past" setting, strong characters, time travel, and oh yeah, dinos.  Definitely dinos. I requested a copy of this book from the narrator - it has not affected my review in any way.

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  • Justin
  • 02-11-2018

Very messy

It's hard to put into words the feelings I have about this book. It's kind of a mess. The characters are rather flat, there are several roughly-interchangeable personalities involved and at least one character whose 'personality' is just saying the word 'dude' a lot.

The dinos are the worst I've ever seen in the genre, full stop. They are just... soulless machines programmed to kill humans at the expense of their own lives, en masse, constantly, for no reason. That's 90% of them; there is one dino that is just a giant dog, even though it's the first generation of its kind in captivity. So yeah, all animals are mindless human-hating death machines, or friendly dogs. Other kinds are briefly mentioned, but they play no part in the story.

The odd thing is that while all of the wild dinosaurs are mindless, automated killing machines, actual automated killing machines still play a part in the story. One particular nationality, I should mention, are pretty much labeled as 'the worst thing ever' and play the part of the mustache-twirling supervillains in the story, who use exclusively automated weapons. They seem a bit needless... but then, that describes a lot of the bloated plot. This book uses the "characters tell other characters the plot points at play, what actions are about to happen, and then those actions happen" type of plotting, which I do not care for. It gets old fast, especially with all the jargon and the silly names plastered onto things.

Also the story's method of raising the stakes is to, basically, tell the audience that the stakes have been raised. 'Dinosaurs are coming for the base! Hundreds of them! All of them twice the size of a T Rex for some reason and also super-intelligent and agile! Also even though they're all super duper smart, they'll all just run straight into a machine gun nest over the corpses of their own kind in a suicidal frenzy for hours!' It gets so absurd, it kills all tension. And after the first third or so, there is no tension; the stakes just keep getting artificially raised and the characters just blandly explain the off-screen plot to the audience and it's all this constant stream of dull noise. Characters explaining the characteristics of a few 'animals' make them out to be one thing, but then when or if they show up they just do the same thing every other mindless automaton creature in the setting does. Stuff is happening, but it's impossible to care.

Overall, probably the worst dinosaur novel I've ever read on this service. I wouldn't bother; there were many times I just wanted to quit.

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  • Tiffany
  • 07-08-2018

The Flipside

Enjoyed the story. I like the intensity the dinosaurs added to the story. The Russian combots are truly scary machines. I liked the narrator's performance. I received this audio book for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 04-12-2018

So mamy unanswered questions.

I’m so glade that the second audiobook of this mini series came out and feel into my hands because it’s a must.
Flipside is excellent but you are left with to much unanswered questions and a much need for more.
Jake Bible is an awesome writer for action fiction that’s for sure ( this is the 3rd audiobook of his that I’m reviewing, and I still got 2 more ) so I believe in what I just wrote.
About his narrator Andrew B. Wehrlen all can be said is that he is a pro ( and I got 3 more audiobooks that he narrated to review ) beside the once that I’ve already have reviewed.

I full heartedly recommend and guarantee that if you are into action fiction you’ll love this author and this mini series.

Time to jump into audiobook number 2 of the series, can’t stop !

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 31-07-2018

Flipping good?

The premise of this book seemed an interesting one at first glance and that proved to be the case. While the world-building and the characters couldn't quite match up to the premise, the overall sum of the parts still resulted in a very enjoyable book with quite a cinematic, sci-fi action movie feel to it.

This narrator has often worked with this author and that familiarity with the author's style results in a strong performance that served to enhance the overall enjoyment of the book with a suitable range for the various characters.

Overall, an enjoyable listen in a world that has the potential for more if the author chooses to return to it in the future.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-07-2018

An intriguing New Time Travel in the time of Dinos

Everyone loves films about Dinosaurs so Jake Bible was wise to do a mix of Jurrasic Park and Terra Nova ( US tv show about humanity going back in time to set up a colony ).
Hence the Flipside, luckily this is safer a nice jaunt back in time, camp out enjoy the dinos there , take a few pics and tell everyone what a great adventure of a lifetime it is. When the time travel porta,l a kinda revolving door that appears regularly stops responding, then launching a rescue mission and surviving in this new not so much of a dream holiday destination makes for a great set of stories. When we find out this was instigated and it looks like you don't just have the wildlife to worry about then you rely on your best operators.
This is where Bible excels creating rough and ready men to do the job with an interesting narrative and believable world building. A great adventure which I think will have an even better 2nd book.
The narrator as usual on Bible books is Andrew B Wehrlen a favourite of Bible and although the main character sounds and acts quite like Bibles Roak character everything else is very well done.
I asked for this audio and was provided this, so i have left my thoughts on the matter which is my 2 cents worth or dollar or pounds lol

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  • Tony Bough
  • 24-07-2018

A cool adventure book

I really liked how they used dinosaurs in this book. No cloning, just actual dino's. Which was great. I also liked how they challenged the notion of what we think about dinosaurs such as them hunting as pack animals. Also the domesticated dinosaur was a nice inclusion. Nice little touches that add to the story. It's certainly a strap yourself in for the ride sort of book. Non-stop action.

I really liked all the characters. We get a good variety of them without their being too many. We focus on a few but we do also get everyone included. I really enjoyed it throughout and the ending was great from action to build up of the ultimate consequences. Very good.

The narration matched the book very well and kept me interested in the story as well as giving good pacing.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 11-07-2018

Is anyone sure of anything anymore?

Thirty years before, the first bubble appeared in Wyoming, then others followed worldwide. Some were enormous, up to 100 miles across. At first there was chaos as, within, the earth had turned over revealing a prehistoric scene straight out of Conan Doyle's Lost World. A defensive wall was built around to contain the dinosaurs and soon Topside Industries was founded, a huge money making concern offering tourism possibilities. Although there were inherent dangers in visiting so dangerous a past, Topside had a sterling safety record - until it all went wrong.
Every year, regular as clockwork, the areas would turn, alternating between the current scenery and that of the long distant past, the topside becoming the flip side. Every year, precisely predictable until, thirty years after the that first event, the turn was early, trapping some on the flip side for another year. And when the time came again for the next turn ...

With his usual ability to completely draw a reader into his often crazily immaginative worlds, Jake Bible wastes no time in plunging straight into the action with vividly scary pictures of people trapped in the experience of terror. Then the story itself is developed, the major characters introduced and given personalities and life, then all is once again plunged into almost non stop action until the end. And what amazing action, with unique situations to grip and hold attention. It hurts, too, if any of the protagonists, so alive just minutes earlier, falls in line of duty, as it were, or just because of a silly accident. It's fast, fierce and furious tooth and claw action but still with time for humour and to reflect on life and the world around, as well as playing it's own small part of scrambling the situation.

A fast action book needs a fast talking narrator, and once again Andrew B. Werhlen teams with Mr.Bible to further bring the entire story to life. The text is read at a fast clip, the narrator's voice well modulated, paced, with understanding, to the written words. Each protagonist, male and female, is given appropriate and distinctive voice until the narrator himself seems to fade away leaving only the characters themselves in their unfolding story. Excellent performance.

A complimentary copy of this unusual S.F action thriller was freely gifted to me, at my request, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. I am not usually a fan of man versus dynosaur adventures but certainly make an exception with Flipside. Mr.Bible and Mr.Werhlen between them made this book simply dynamic. I loved it.

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  • MR
  • 09-07-2018

Dino action thriller!

I have not listened to anything like this before, normally I steer clear of stories involving any kind of time travel but I did enjoy this one. The action was fast paced and drew me in, the mix of dinosaurs and combat robots making this an interesting mix. The time bubbles were a bit confusing, especially later on but it did not take away from the story in any way. There is an interesting range of characters, some like able, some not but with some nice interactions between them all.

Andrew Wehrlen does a great job of narrating, giving each character a distinctive voice without sounding silly.

I was given this copy to provide a non-biased review and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to the next installment of this series.

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  • Bryce Zayne
  • 07-07-2018

Action All The Way

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

I didn't know any of Jake Bible's previous work before listening to The Flipside. He writes action scenes effortlessly and effectively and knows how to deliver a flurry of things happening in a way which feels real and dramatic, and that perhaps is both his strength and weakness.

The Flipside is an exciting story about dinosaurs, killer robots, and survival in the harshest environment of all, our own prehistoric past. I suppose a part of me was expecting another Jurassic Park, and although Spielberg's masterpiece is even mentioned in the book, that's where the two similarities end. Bible chooses action over science, and brawn over brains, and that's a shame because the concept is under-used and could have potentially resulted in a much richer story. There's no real explanation as to why the science in the story works. it just works, and we have to settle for that.

Bible also introduces us to a vast amount of characters in a very short time, and the women, in particular, all tend to blend together making it hard to tell who is who and what their roles are in the story. If I had been reading this instead of listening to it then maybe it would have been easier to give each character a separate voice in my head, but listening to it just results in a jumble of characters all doing very action orientated things very quickly.

I very much enjoyed Andrew B. Wehrlen's narration of the book. Although I did feel he rushed a lot, and I was grateful for the Audible player's ability to slow it down to a more manageable pace. He has the perfect voice to draw you into a story and I will be looking out for more of his narration work in the future.

Overall, if you're looking for a thrilling action-packed blockbuster, then look no further than The Flipside. However, if you're seeking a more thought-provoking time travel story then you might want to look for something else.