Pilot X

Written by: Tom Merritt
Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
Originally Reviewed: 10-26-17 on audible.com
Rating: 2, A Great Read for Those Who Enjoy a Paradox

I didn’t know what to expect with this one. I had not previously heard of it and didn’t know the premise. From the beginning I was captivated; a paradox will do that to me every time. There’s a lot to keep track of with the litany of timelines and creatures. There’s also subtle references to various things in our own world, but perhaps I didn’t catch them all.

This appears to be the Tom Merritt’s first major book, but Wikipedia reveals him as a seasoned writer. Previous books that I’ve read with time hopping and paradoxes have this author on par with those (e.g., Heinlein, Asimov, King) but also with new spin and theories with more modern sci-fi writers (e.g. Cline, Denis Taylor). To say I enjoyed this book is a colossal understatement; I wanted to start it over immediately.

I normally listen to audible at three times speed and I did so with this book. The narration was fine and have zero critique of the narrator, but he’s also not the best of the best (thus the 4 star rating).

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