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Tear In Time (time travel: vol 1) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher David Petersen
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is book ONE of a time travel series.


TEAR IN TIME (book 1): After a traumatic loss on the operating table, Dr. David Warner enters an elevator and descends into the American Civil War (1862). That one death changes the world forever.

PRISONER IN TIME (book 2): Dr. Warner must travel back in time once again, this time to save a patient and his troubled brother.

SAVIOR IN TIME (book 3): Dr. Warner is sent back to the past, this time to ancient Rome. He learns of a destiny that even he could never have imagined.

Synopsis - Tear in Time:
Dr. David Warner descends in a hospital elevator, and is transported in time to the Civil War, 1862.

In order to survive, he must gain the trust of Dr. Jebadiah Morgan, an old Civil War surgeon, who is as skeptical of David as he is intrigued. Demonstrating advanced surgical skills in difficult primitive conditions, he wins Dr. Morgan’s confidence and they soon become close friends.

David’s experience with such a brutal war is shocking and fearful. While in a desperate search to return home, David is thrust into the infamous Battle of Antietam. Overrun and greatly outnumbered, David reluctantly assumes command of his battalion and turns the tide of their capture.

Having narrowly avoided death at Antietam, David is forced into command once more: the Battle of Gettysburg. Alongside General George Armstrong Custer, the two develop and execute an ingenious plan to change the outcome of the battle and ultimately, the war.

As David nears the end of his journey, he is gravely wounded. With time running out, his survival depends on the future.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1024 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LZ55C8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,836 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story, good plot, but the writing is just ok July 13, 2011
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I love time travel books and read almost every one I find that is not romance or about dinosaurs. I also like the civil war period, and this book has both. It's a good book, and it's mostly well written. I think this author has the potential to move from being a good writer to a great writer, if only he had a good editor to force him to write a little tighter, and to proofread for errors. He goes over the same ground several times, and I found myself skipping forward quite a bit. If you're a doctor, or a person who can't read enough about surgeries, you will devour this book. However, if you're like me, you can only read about cutting through bone, repairing muscle, cleansing wounds, etc. so many times before you're either nauseated or your eyes glaze over. There are a few grammatical errors too, but nothing too bad. However, there are a couple of plot errors that bother me a little. Well, one in particular. Apparently, "Doc" is fairly old when we meet him, and he and David spend a year and a half together, but Doc never talks about a wife and kids, yet we learn later that he has decendents. (Ok, so there is one - count it - one - passing line about his wife not being able to recognize him without a beard). All of those endless conversations by the campfire at night and none of them concern his wife and kids? What about David? Ok, he's single, that's fine, but he never thinks about women, never looks at a woman? As a matter of fact, there is not one woman in the story. The only female character in this book is the little girl at the beginning. But hey, this is a book about the civil war, and most of it takes place in battle or on the march, so I can forgive that. Read more ›
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pass this one up. February 24, 2012
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If you are looking for a good Civil War story...move along. As both a lover of Civil War and time travel, I had high hopes based on the reviews. The dialogue is tedious, stiff, and often repetitive. The authors description of Civil War combat, weapons, and tactics is off the mark. What finally made me put it down was the part of the story where the protagonist, a surgeon from the future, is asked to lead a brigade in combat because he is the best choice! The author would have done better to weave the hero into a better researched framework, using historical characters and keeping to what he seems to know best...medicine.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A few redeeming points, but horrid writing. April 17, 2012
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The storytelling is reasonably good - I get a good feeling for the bond between the brother and sister at the beginning - but if you have had any sort of writing reminders kicking around in your head from high school, you'll be distracted by the jarring problems with vague use of "they", redundant adverbs, and more. I know many truly talented people manage to overcome their educational shortcomings and become doctors, lawyers, etc., but this is easily the most technically deficient story I've come across. I really can't read more.

I'm not saying this to be a poison pen. I'm saying this because this book needs to be edited by another person, and urgently, because it really does have a lot of potential. It's just that it will rankle a lot of people who expect a clean, proficient read. I'm sorry, and hope to check back later for a second viewing. Please run this by an editor!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read October 5, 2013
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Excellent, well written and thought provoking! Mostly historically accurate and descriptive account of what really occurred during the war against the states and a well thought out account of what might have been, although was disappointed with the "warm and fuzzes" described at the end from a President who is just the opposite. There were probably ulterior motives that we we're not aware of on Obama's part...perhaps a reason for a sequel regarding this! All in all loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It takes you back in time December 31, 2011
By REgina
Format:Kindle Edition
From the very first page I was drawn in and I loved every single page of it. The entire subject of being able to step back into another time and place was very interesting and I loved the way Mr. Petersen was able to interweave history with how a person from the future reacted to having to survive during the worst period in American History. I have always wondered what these mem must have been thinking and feeling not just during the battles but also during the long walks to get to each battle. I think the author did an outstanding job of showing how these men felt about honor and bravery. It was a wonderful read about a friendship between two men that crossed the timelines.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read August 9, 2013
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Very good read the story line stayed with the previous book I found it hard to put down very good read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, fast read. October 22, 2014
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Most of the book's action takes place during the Civil War between the States. The first part of the book was confusing as the history the protagonist was recording wasn't our history. However, it was tied up and fixed later on by circumstances that were changed by the intercession of the good Doctor.

This was an enjoyable book. It really brought home how primitive medicine was during the Civil War period and how hard it was to be a soldier during that time. I very much enjoyed this book and am now nearly finished with the 2nd book in this series. I highly recommend this series to Civil War buffs, but I recommend it also as a very good read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended
This was not one of the kind of stories that I would normally read , but my cousin recommended it. I really liked the story and I am now reading the second one. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Shirley J. Severa
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read!!!
Published 2 months ago by MJB45805
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic novel that includes time travel. Had a hard time putting it down.
Published 2 months ago by Bruce S. Shanker
5.0 out of 5 stars Good overview, interesting stories
This was one of those books that I think about from time to time. It brought up interesting questions and was entertaining and still is really even months after having read it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by sheila seth
2.0 out of 5 stars Different
I enjoyed most of this story except for the ending. I do not think anything to do with Mr. Obama needed to be in this story.
Published 6 months ago by Raymond Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreashing twisy on time travel. Wonderful read.
I read at least one book per day, so I give 5 stars to the ones I feel deserve it. This was fabulous! Great characters, well written, & easily read. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lindy reads a lot
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I was taken back to another time period which I found exciting and hard to put it down. I'm looking forward to the sequel. Highly recommended.
Published 8 months ago by Swain
4.0 out of 5 stars as good as Barbra Erskin without the waffle
very interesting subject of which I
didn't know a lot. I would like to read more of this authors work in the future
Published 9 months ago by taffy campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from Petersen
This book is just a interesting as Prisoner in Time. Hidden meanings in story if you look close enough for the good of war.
Published 9 months ago by Ann Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding story of time travel needed badly enough, :for good...
This story starts of at full throttle and maintains that speed for the complete story
I liked it very much. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Trev 2
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Christopher David Petersen (1963 - 20??). Born and raised in Connecticut. As a child, I was always daring and reckless. Never one to let common sense stand in the way of a great adventure, my bold feats of stupidity were legendary... Huckleberry Finn would have been proud.

"Surprisingly", that same spirit carried over into adulthood, as I sought out entertainment that included: scuba diving; ski Mountaineering; mountain biking; Rock, Ice and Mountain climbing; flying planes; golf, motorcycles, the stock market and of course, experimentation with various alcoholic refreshments.

Later in life, writing became an extension of my deep desire to experience "new and exciting worlds". I have written several books, but none have been published through any formal channels... I've heard the process is long, painful and laborious, the thought of which sickens me. My foray into e-publishing came after a friend suggested my works could fetch dollars instead of dust inside my sock drawer... a righteous observation. My recent publications are the result of this advice. Further adventure/suspense novels are soon to be released.

An engineer by trade, I have worked all over the U.S. and usually write in my spare time... that is when I'm not enjoying a bottle of Scotch and a quality cigar. I am a naturally long-winded individual, so writing is what happens when I can't get anyone to listen to me anymore...

I love all kinds of genres but gravitate more towards suspense. There is nothing like the build up to a great climax... What a rush!

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