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5+ stars for Out of Time (Audiobook) by @paulinebjones #audible #audiobook #timetravel #romance

Title: Out of Time: Out of Time Stories, Book 1

Author: Pauline Baird Jones

Narrator: Becky Boyd

Genre: Time Travel Romance, Romantic Adventure

Book Blurb:

She’s a modern woman. He’s a blast from the past. Can their love survive the test of time...and war?

Adventure reporter Melanie "Mel" Morton tackles current events, not historical retellings. But that all changes when a WWII veteran tracks her down and seeks her help in saving her gold-star grandfather’s traveling back in time.

For Mel, the stakes keep rising until she finds herself on her grandfather’s fateful final mission. Shot down behind enemy lines, Mel and Jack Hamilton, the now-young and handsome pilot, must navigate the occupied French countryside and their generational differences. With her grandfather’s life and her future on the line, Mel and Jack can’t afford the distraction of their undeniable chemistry. Failure to complete their mission could get them killed, or worse, change the course of history.

Out of Time is a riveting time-travel romance adventure novel. If you like explosive chemistry, rapid-fire action, and accurate depictions of the Second World War, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ homage to the Greatest Generation.

Buy Out of Time to parachute into a war-torn love story today!

My Review:

Summary –

Can an adventure reporter and a man from the past save the world by traveling back in time? Mel lives life on the edge and loves tackling a story, no matter how dangerous. When WWII veteran Jack Hamilton tracks her down with a story about traveling back in time, she’s not sure if she believes him. But she’d do anything to save her grandfather. Once back in time, she and Jack (now much younger) have a mission to save her grandfather. Her very existence is on the line. Sparks fly between her and Jack, but she mustn’t get distracted. She may be out of time, but the stakes are out of bounds. Will they be successful, or will she cease to be?

Narrator’s overall voice –

Becky Boyd has a lovely voice with a slight twang to it. Her talent lies in the various voices she uses for the characters. There’s a distinct difference between them and I found her voice soothing. It was easy to get carried away into the story.

Does the narrator fit the characters?

Yes, the narrator’s timbre fits the characters. I could totally picture Mel and Jack, along with the other characters, with ease.

Narrator’s reading style –

Becky Boyd reads nice and slow but not too slow which made it easy to follow the story. Her inflections add interesting depth to the story.

Narrator’s impact on reading experience –

I found myself getting lost in the story the more I listened. Becky Boyd has the uncanny ability to transport the reader into the story. The reader is along for the ride and what a ride it is.

Narrator’s pacing –

Becky Boyd’s pacing is right in line with the story. She pauses when needed and speeds up on the action scenes. Superb job!

Audiobook flow –

Overall, the audiobook flows really well. The more I listened, the more invested I became in the story. It was over before I knew it.

What makes this audiobook unique –

In addition to the story, written by the fabulous Pauline Baird Jones, this audiobook is unique thanks to the voice of Becky Boyd. She makes the story come alive and you’ll honestly forget you’re listening to an audiobook.

Would I recommend this audiobook –

YES! It’s a riveting time travel romance with plenty of adventure, action, romance, intrigue, and suspense. Transport to the past and fall in love.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

USA Today Bestselling author Pauline Baird Jones never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance. Loves chocolate, bacon, flamingoes, and mid-century modern anything.

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Reviewed by: Mr. N


Unknown member
Oct 30, 2021

So glad you enjoyed OUT OF TIME, the audiobook! I think Becky is marvelous, too.


Barbara Bettis
Oct 29, 2021

This review makes me want to actually start listening to audiobooks! Good overview of the book and the experience.

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