- File Size: 839 KB
- Print Length: 338 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Red Hand Productions (April 5, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 5, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C8AUEUG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,304,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Three sets of brothers play crucial roles in how the world will deal with this potential disaster. Patrick Murphy leaves his job and travels from Ontario to Maine to follow the visions of whales that have invaded his dreams. His brother John, a successful physicist in Albuquerque, NM, picks up coherent but undecipherable messages from the Saturn's moon Titan and has also begun to dream of whales.
John's young son Frankie is one of only two people on earth who can directly perceive the messages from the underwater civilization on Titan that is trying to warn earth about the impending disaster, while his teenage brother Eric, the quintessential observer, has a unique role to play that not even he understands.
Hal is the spiritual person who perceives the most about what the aliens are trying to tell the humans, while his brother George is a power-crazed weapons dealer who has convinced the President to aim a nuclear-powered rocket at the comet in an attempt to destroy it. As the drama unfolds, these disparate characters come together in Hawaii in an effort to give humanity a chance to prove that earth is worth saving.
Not your run-of -the-mill thriller, Asleep at the Wheel of Time asks important questions about the nature of human life. As Hal says, "If you can allow yourself to feel grateful for what is already blossoming in you, then you will want to share it. You will want to put your gifts completely into the service of all life, so that this life can continue to realize its destiny. If you can feel this deeply enough, then you won't ever experience another moment of boredom for the rest of your life."
I was moved by this book, its characters, its images, and its willingness to meet head on some of the difficult issues about what it will take for the human race to evolve into a new state of consciousness.
Carol Holland March, Author
At the same time, but hours away Patrick's estranged brother John, a well-respected professor of astronomy has detected a strong signal coming from Titan. After he starts an investigation into the mystery his life takes a dramatic turn when he's interrogated by the FBI because of a government cover up to keep information about a comet speeding towards earth quiet. When he begins to have visions John sets his skepticism about alien first contact aside, recognizing a link between whales, dolphins and the Titanians as well as with his youngest son and brother.
Cleverly the author uses whales, dolphins, aliens and a comet to explore questions about mankind's treatment of not only Earth's environment, its creatures but each other. The plot is exciting, the suspense and intensity mounting as nuclear weapons are unleashed to destroy the comet and a disturbed scientist plagued by fear jeopardizes the safety of the world. The story combines family estrangement, past pain amid the storms of life with reunions, forgiveness, self-sacrifice and hope for the future. Riveting from the first chapter to the last, this well-written plot is not only unique and imaginative but climaxes in an ending that's as emotionally -charged as it is surprising.
The characters like the plot are well-developed, unforgettable and complex with all their strengths and flaws. Patrick Murphy plagued by resentment and dissatisfaction feels worthless; emotionally and psychologically frail. Clairvoyant after a three day coma, he begins to change becoming more confident and certain, not only reaching out to Hank and Emily who have taken him under their wing, but also to his brother. John Murphy is the well-educated, self-assured professor who's unapologetic for the sacrifices he's made for his career including distancing himself from family members. As he becomes entangled in a Titan project that includes a comet and alien first contact John becomes more sensitive, caring and protective of those he loves. Ted Sallo the skeptical and valued FBI agent is determined, observant and shrewd; Hal Nagen calm, reserved and intense; and George Ball hot-tempered, aggressive and arrogant. All these personalities add to the power, drama and passion of an intoxicating story that I couldn't put down.
"Asleep at the Wheel of Time" has all the ingredients of a novel that's well-worth reading and I recommend it highly