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Ethan Spaulding and The Collectors [Kindle Edition]

Mike Meyers
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Up for auction: a still-warm vial of blood, a button clinging to a piece of fabric from a Confederate uniform, plus a pungent air sample fresh from the body-strewn Gettysburg battlefield. Ethan Spaulding, a struggling techno genius with an affinity for history, finally catches a break when the highest bidder for his artifacts offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity; a job that would allow him to put all of his talents to work extracting famous people from history and bringing them back to the year 2163.

Spaulding is trained by attractive field agent Kathryn Phillips, and placed on a team with Darren Gilmore, the agent whose former dealings resulted in six months of incarceration for Ethan. The trio is one of several teams sponsored by the Institute to journey into the past on clandestine missions to kidnap historical figures before their demise. In exchange for a new beginning, the often-reluctant icons become part of the commune at the Institute, whose stated goal is to harness their collective knowledge to improve modern society.

For Ethan, what begins as a dream come true starts to unravel when he discovers a more sinister intent for their time travel escapades.

The Collectors is the first in a series of novels about the adventures of Ethan Spaulding.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1197 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Michael J. Meyers; 1 edition (December 28, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HIJLVBS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #822,451 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read January 4, 2014
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I'm not a huge sci fi fan, but I loved this book. It is well written and has a story line that's easy to follow, unlike many sci if books. I highly recommend reading it. I can't wait for the next book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read February 2, 2014
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Ethan Spaulding and The Collectors provides an interesting look at how our decendants will view 'us' and today's society. With a healthy appreciation for historical figures, this book is a great read for young adolecents, those who love a good science fiction read, and those who enjoy history.
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After some challenges getting the Kindle App to work on my Droid (well worth the effort) I was able to quickly get immersed in this book. I am not generally a history enthusiast so when the first chapter takes place in Gettysburg my excitement level is mediocre, however talk of technical gadgetry like vertical lift vehicles, 3-D holographic projections, and an assortment of other devices told me that this was not going to be boring history book. By the third chapter I could not turn the book off and was done with it by the end of the day! The author did a great job painting a picture of the future and the technologies that we will consider common place in a hundred plus years which is not surprising after reading his bio which is no less than impressive (I found an interview with the author at ethanspaulding.com). Not only was I sucked into a science fiction world but I may have also re-learned some of those history lessons that I have long since forgot. I would strongly recommend this to book to anyone who has an interest in science and technology, action thrillers, or history. I would describe it as a cross between the Ender's Game series and a Vince Flynn/Tom Clancey novel with some historical fiction thown in for good measure. I am looking forward to the next installment!

Pros: Great original concept, fun and easy read, thought provoking, great descriptions by the author, educational, unexpected ending!
Cons: Took a few chapters to get sucked in, I have to wait till the next book to tie up some of the story line.
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Good intrigue throughout. Story didn't drag. I was a bit surprised how fast the initial training occurred as that seems to be counter to the current real world. Still the pace of the story required that artifact. The book left just enough unsaid as to look forward to the next installment and get into the depth of the characters. Oddly, it seems as if everyone in the book is a savant and can quickly master technological sophistication. The current world appears to be too Utopian, I'm sure as new installments are provided we'll start to see cracks in the venier of society.
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More About the Author

On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the face of the moon. That day at the age of six, Mike Meyers started to dream of becoming an astronaut. He earned his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering and was hired as a Flight Test Engineer at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, where he worked on many types of things that fly. He is a graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School, and has served as a science adviser for both the Marine Corps and the Navy. He now leads a group of enterprising scientists and engineers based in Commands all over the world. His journeys have taken him to 23 of the 24 time zones, and 49 of the 50 United States. He's flown over 20 different types of aircraft ranging from helicopters to supersonic fighters, been underway on ships varying in size from 30-foot competitive sailboats to aircraft carriers, gone undersea on submarines, slept in a snow cave at 9000 feet, and rafted down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In 1991, he bicycled 3700 miles from Los Angeles to Boston on a ride for charity. In his free time he is an avid climber, adventurer, tech junkie, cyclist, and inventor. He's also been known to play street hockey with his kids.


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