Time's Eye: Book One of A Time Odyssey

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Publisher Description

For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind—until they act. In an instant, Earth’s timeline is carved up and reassembled into a patchwork of different eras, from prehistory to the year 2037, each with its own indigenous inhabitants.

Scattered across the planet are floating silver orbs impervious to all weapons and impossible to communicate with. Are these technologically advanced devices responsible for creating and sustaining the rifts in time? Are they cameras through which inscrutable alien eyes are watching? Or are they something stranger and more terrifying still?

The only clue lies in the ancient city of Babylon, where two groups of refugees from 2037—three cosmonauts and three UN peacekeepers—have detected strange radio signals. As the peacekeepers ally with nineteenth-century British troops and the armies of Alexander the Great, the cosmonauts join forces with the Mongol horde led by Genghis Khan. Both sides set out for Babylon, determined to win the race for knowledge—and the power that lies within.

Yet the real power is beyond human control, perhaps even human understanding. As two great armies face off before the gates of Babylon, it watches, waiting.

A Blackstone Audio production.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
John Lee
hr min
July 1
Blackstone Audio

Customer Reviews

Basher424242 ,

Good performance of a good book

As usual, I think audiobook reviews should be split - voice performance vs. the book.

Voice/audio - Excellent. Levels, clarity and technical points are perfect. The voice actor is far above average. Good work on accents. Very pleasing.

Book - Arthur C. Clarke fans will enjoy all the Clarke-isms. All the artificially intelligent devices are morose, have obvious personality disorders, and ask "will I dream?" when they are shut off. Heh. The alien overlords are inscruitble. Classic. All fun and expected. The plot is fun, imaginative, and moves at a good active pace. After "Childhood's End", this is my favorite Clarke.

If I have to criticize, it needed to be proofread a few more times before publishing. The characters know who's alive and who's dead before they ever have a chance to learn, etc. Just minor quibbles. Overall very tidy for such a complex plot. 5 stars.

Scwoz ,

Excellent SciFi. Excellent narrator.

This is Arthur C Clarke at the top of his multi century science fiction career. This tops 2001 and that entire series. The reader is very good and handles the accents with ease and does not lose himself in trying to interpret the characters over telling the story. Just good times here. Love this style of scifi and only Asimov comes close to scifi greatness.

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