A stand-alone time travel story.

Publication year: 2013
Format: Audio
Publisher: AudioGO
Narrator: Mauro Hantman
Running Time: 9 hrs and 4 minutes

The main character (MC), who isn’t named, has invented time travel and he’s decided to have a yearly convention for himself. He has made convention rules which are designed to keep time flowing the same way that he remembered it. However, one time when he comes to the convention, he’s confronted with the awful realization that not only has events changed from what he remembered before, but they’ve changed drastically: someone has killed on of his older selves.

Most of the characters are the narrator from different timelines. He gives them nicknames to keep them straight: Yellow for a man with a yellow shirt, The Inventor for the year when he invented time travel. I was fascinated by the concept; the MC was able to see his older selves from the future and his younger selves from the past. Sometimes he marvels at how callous his younger selves were and now paranoid his older selves will be. When the mystery deepens, he has to wonder if one of his selves is a murderer.

I really enjoyed the first half of the book but unfortunately, I didn’t like the second half as much. I had the feeling that some of the things the MC described doing during his travels were more interesting that the second half of the book.

The convention is set in New York City in 2071, a hundred years after his birth. We don’t really get much information about the city until the second half of the book.

The book is written in first person and it was easy to listen to.