- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 37 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Pop Culture Zoo Press
- Audible.com Release Date: December 18, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HEUJPQ4
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The Kronos Interference Audible – Unabridged
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Yes, it's been done before. Everybody wants to travel back in time to kill Hitler. But, honestly, what other action could you take in the past that would positively affect so many people ... other than perhaps eradicating mosquitoes which I read are responsible for about half of all deaths in human history. And, let's face it, a fumigation time travel novel just wouldn't be as interesting. Hitler (not mosquitoes after all) stands for what is still the worst part of humanity: the ability of people to look the other way or to even act like monsters in the name of fear. This is a problem that is still alive and well today (the current Sandusky scandal as case in point). So if there's anything that would prove to an advanced civilization spying on humanity that we're not a fellow advanced civilization and that there is still the potential for humanity to commit great atrocities, it would be the horrors of World War II that would make the case against us.Read more ›
First, the good:
It's a brisk read. The (initial) story line will draw you in, with a mysterious machine discovered at the depths of the ocean and indications of time travel. Character development is good, which is an unexpectedly pleasant treat in a first novel. It does flow fairly well; again, that's something one doesn't always expect in an early novel. Some of the alternate history threads were well-thought-out, and I actually would have enjoyed more depth to them. I found the main character believable and sympathetic; I was definitely rooting for him all the way.
Now, the bad. There may be some mild spoiler-like events, but nothing overt:
Time travel is tough, and this novel demonstrates exactly why it's so hard to do it well. The authors, frankly, do not. Their attempt to address some of the intricacies are, simply, to avoid them. That can kind of work when the rest of the story is pretty compelling, but here it just makes the treatment that much more superficial. I do appreciate that they tackle the old "the first thing anyone who got a hold of time travel would do is go back and kill Hitler" sci-fi/time-travel conundrum.
The overall story, especially once you've digested the ending, really seems like they started with an end concept + "kill Hitler" and worked to fill in the holes. That's fine, but at times it lead to an unusual mix of complete predictability (and I'm one of those types who does NOT try to figure out where stories are going), as well as lots of plot holes and inconsistencies. Why, exactly, are these super-beings doing any of this?Read more ›
I finished it, but was disapointed. I hope the author keeps at it, all they need is some practice in the craft.
He reluctantly goes and the artifact is a type of underwater floating vessel with eight floating screens inside. Each screen seems to be a window into a "violent" event of Earth's past. Jacob and Malcom theorize that the Earth may be on the verge of being judged by an alien race for all its violence.
Also in the vessel is a weird device that they call the Kronos device. While experimenting with the device, Jacob is transported briefly back in time to the Dachau Concentration camp and sees his grandmother dead. After this vision he reads in his grandfather's journal that he had a chance to kill Hitler in 1924 and failed to follow through. Jacob takes all of this as a sign, that is, if he can go back and help his grandfather actually kill Hitler he will save his grandmother and the mass killing of millions and somehow "please" the aliens who "may" be judging the human race.
Malcom warns him that he should not mess with the past because doing so could have catastrophic effects on the present. Of course Jacob doesn't listen and uses the Kronos device to go back and make sure the deed his grandfather failed to do, is carried out.Read more ›
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