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Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi's journey backward through time.   

Will is a charming college freshman from 1927 who travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives.   

Communicating across time through a buried time capsule, they try to decode the reason for their travel, solve a family mystery, and plead with their champion, a kindly physics professor, to help them find their way home.  

This pause-resisting story full of romance, twists, and delightful details about campus life then and now will stay with listeners long after the audiobook's satisfying end.

©2017 Angie Stanton (P)2018 Angie Stanton

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Fantastic

Loved the story, loved the mystery’s, love the friendships, loved how it all came together.

Very difficult to stop listening.

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Loved it

I enjoyed very much listening to this book, a sweet love story without any bad language or smutty bits. The story kept me interested from start to finish. Beautifully narrated.

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 23-09-2018

ROMANTIC TIME TRAVEL MYSTERY

What a wonderful story! It's similar in theme to The Time Traveler's Wife, very romantic, thrilling, mysterious...
This story follows Abbi, a new college student who finds herself waking up every morning in her room but back in another time in history. Will, a student from waaaaay back in 1927, is in a similar situation although going forward in time. They meet during their travels in time, and find love and mystery along the way.

Loved the story, and the narrator did a wonderful job. Loved it! Definitely recommended :)
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  • Shoppermom
  • 08-08-2018

Delightful Time Travel

I requested and received a copy of this title from AudioBoom in exchange for an objective review, and I am delighted to have found such a wonderful audiobook. The performance was pitch-perfect, and the story was terrific. The book's description on Amazon includes a School Library Journal recommendation for grade 9 and up. I am far, FAR beyond that, but I was completely engrossed. Nothing in the genre since the Time Traveler's Wife, which I read many years ago, has really excited me, but Waking in Time did just that, and I didn't want to see it end. Abbi, a newly arrived university freshman, finds herself continually waking up in her bed, in the same dorm, in progressively further dates back in time. One needs no familiarity with the university described (U of WI in Madison) to appreciate the well-researched and beautifully described changes in landscape, culture, and mores throughout a hundred-odd years of history, but all of that is secondary to an extraordinarily well-crafted story with just the right amounts of suspense, frustration, and romance. I have the title in my audiobook library, but I've just purchased a paper copy to share with friends and family and have to go back to again in the future--it's really that good.

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  • M. Moss
  • 11-03-2019

Story OK -- The narration is awful

This book sounded interesting as I enjoy almost all time travel related stories. I am about 1/2 done and the story so far is decent. Not great, but I am enjoying it enough during my morning/evening commute. My only problem is the absolutely awful audio performance. When the narrator is in 'Narrator Mode', she is fine. But when she is speaking the lines of one of the characters... let's just say it's a cringe-worthy listen. It reminds me of either watching an elementary school play or no-name actors in some cheesy sci-fi B movie. Very stiff, incorrect emotion -- if any...just bad.
In addition the narrator barely changes her voice from character to character. I even had trouble telling the protagonist and her boyfriend apart at times.

Story: Good
Narration Poor
Overall: Just OK.

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  • Claire
  • 18-08-2018

I wish I could give this 6 stars!

I could not stop listening, I lost track of what was happening around me, this book help me utterly captivated, five stars is not enough!

Abbi was an enthralling character, she was so relateable, and likeable. Then Will appears and things get even better.

I don't want to give too much away, but, the ending is so perfect, it makes the whole book come together and left me with a warm, satisfied feeling.

I loved the descriptions of the different time periods Abbi ends up in and all the interesting people that she meets.

Marie does a great job with the narration, there are so many character voices and they're all different and distinct. The delivery conveyed emotion and enhanced the tension in the book.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • Kimberly
  • 30-03-2019

Family, Mystery & A Love Story Across Time.

I wasn't sure I was going to like this book, but it drew me in and never let me go. A different type of Time Travel story, something like Time Traveler's Wife. Yet it had a uniqueness that was fresh and different. The characters had substance and you could feel their emotions. This was also about the strong connection between the ones we love and the ones we lost..and rediscover in ways one could never imagine.

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  • TNelly
  • 03-08-2018

Great story! Mystery, suspense, love & friendship

This story is going to be one that I read / listen to multiple times. The story was amazing, and the authors note at the end - what a nice surprise! I can't wait to re-listen!
I was provided a copy of this story from audiobookboom at no charge in exchange of an honest review. I'm so glad I was given the opportunity!

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  • Chris
  • 26-03-2019

Well written

Well written, but not the exciting time travel story I was hoping for. There are a few holes in the time travel logic that just never made sense. Specifically, why does the professor always know the MC is bouncing around time and doesn’t belong, but everyone else in every time is oblivious?

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  • Listener
  • 14-12-2018

I was so sad it ended!!

Have you ever had one of those books, where when you realize that you are 1/2 way through, or that there is only 5 hours left to listen... That was me with Walking in Time..

Abby is a freshman at college, and wakes up one morning to find herself going back in time.. and not just once.. she keeps going back in the past to different years. Fortunately, there is a kind professor that help her along the way.

This story had everything.. mystery, love, a look at different era's..which a modern girl has a little trouble getting her head around.

All in all, this was a fantastic book with great narration from Marie Chambers.. I especially enjoyed the footnote at the end.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Layla
  • 19-09-2018

Different

I liked the authors take on time travel, I found it really intriguing and I wondered how she is going to solve the characters problem. There is also a twist towards the end that I did not see coming.

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  • Lisa
  • 02-08-2018

Waking in time

If you found yourself waking up in another time, how would you deal with it? I loved the easy flow. Strong storyline. I found myself wanting to be there with her. I want more of this! Angie Stanton wrote a wonderful book. Marie Chambers brought it to life. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. On Abbi's 2nd day of college, she wakes to a different era, 1983, the first stop on her journey back in time. Will, a charming student from 1927 only travels forward. When they meet in the middle, love complicates matters. Communicating via buried time capsule, they try to find the key to their travel, solve a mystery, and plead w a kindly physics professor, to help them get home. But can they find each other again?

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  • A D.
  • 19-09-2018

Highly recommended!

This book really grabs your attention. I started off thinking that the book was about college kids and probably targeted to young adults and, thus, would be immature. Nothing is further from the truth. The plot is thick with mystery and intrigue, unexpected turns, carefully placed details and wonderful characters. While it is a romance as well, it is so much more. The attraction between Abbie and Will is easy. The complexity lies in the fact that one is traveling forward in time while the other is traveling backwards. They need to find each other and find the key that is causing the time travel. Much easier said that done.

This audiobook was thoroughly enjoyable. It rates high on the adventure, mystery and romance scales. The biggest downside is that once you start, you won't want to stop!!

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  • Janey Day
  • 26-03-2021

An enjoyable time travel saga

As a fan of time travel tales I stumbled across this one and very much enjoyed it.
As another reviewer said it wasn’t particularly about college students at all and therefore suitable for any adult age group.
I liked the descriptions of the fashions and city scapes etc. in each of the era’s.
As an English person sometimes I struggle with American narrators but once I’d got used to it this narrator did a very good job in my opinion- her voice suited the main character very well.

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  • Brenda
  • 12-02-2021

Easy Listening and a Good Yarn

A good time travel story. Entertaining and interesting. This book had the possibility of being great . The main character is somewhat one dimensional. It's a shame and a waste the author missed opportunities to develop her character. Language is limited, mother character is oddly invisible and there are some obvious gaps. Worth a listen all the same!

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  • Tracey
  • 31-05-2021

Reasonable

Easy to read/ listen to but with a slightly random plot that was difficult to reconcile despite the explanations at the end.
The actual content was reasonable enough to mostly want to keep reading but i didn't like the quick movement from each time and would have enjoyed a bit more time in each time period. Some good descriptive writing with a good style of writing which pushed the readability up a little.
Narrator was just reading and didn't put much effort into it which really didn't do the story any favours.
If there were half stars i would have given this book 3.5. Despite this, it is quite a reasonable, light read.

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  • John Potter
  • 11-05-2021

Excellent book and excellently read.

I have to say this wasn't what I originally expected. I would be more hard science time travel whereas this is much more a people story. That said I really enjoyed it. Fantastically written and read.

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  • dwgerman
  • 08-05-2021

Difficult to get through, but slowly improved

This is a rewrite of my initial review, which was somewhat less than complimentary.
The story is actually quite good, although written in quite a simplistic style. What makes this book difficult to listen to is the narrator. Audio books need a narrator with the abilities and skills of an actor, to bring the book to life. This narrator sounds like she's just reading the book out loud. Her intonation is wrong at times as well, raising the pitch of her voice in places that make it sound like she's asking a question, and often placing emphasis on the wrong word in a sentence - very frustrating to listen to.
With a better narrator, I may have been tempted to give this book 5 stars, but 3 is the best I can manage.

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  • Miss Moneypenny
  • 23-03-2021

Very enjoyable

Perfect for lovers of time travel like myself. Can be enjoyed by anyone even though its probably more of a young adult story. I for one am not in that category & couldn’t wait to hear what happened. Recommended

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  • Mary
  • 04-03-2021

Easy listening

Story felt original. Moved swiftly along. Some good plot twists en route. One for the beach.

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  • BK
  • 05-07-2020

A Lovely story to be told

This is a lovely told story. The timeline is well thought through and let's you imagine what things were like in the dates told.

10 stars out of 10 for the narrator as well

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  • A. Listener
  • 21-12-2019

A greaat sci-fi read.

A very good read. The narration is acceptable. I didn't like it at beginning, but adapted to her flat-ish tone after a bit of reading. The story and the writing were very good. A tad bit of woo woo, but not too bad.
I will look for more by this author.

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