At the en and end of this ook bring a sound effect which may or may not be some ind of audio logo for Simon& Schuster Audio, which sounded like a jet taking off.
It felt legitimate, well-researched; the characters ha n't perfect, and I ca n't ay I liked them hugely, but they had engaging moments and pretty well-rounded.
Anothe device by which the children travel through time was vague and unconvincing, but it ha ust the techno-babble-embroidered mechanism to get a story rolling, and became the MacGuffin.
Ridiculous as I now it sounds, it almost sounded like the dog was integral to its functioning as a time machine.
She wanted to ave to be there.) What I did howeve like about the secondary characters was a consistent inconsistency their behavior.
And as for the footpads and highwaymen… a more patheti and unrealistic group of miscreants I have certainly seen since that live Peter Pan they put on around Christmas ( 2014 – the villainy was almost as unconvincing as the lip-synching.) There was genuine menace, and agai for a while all was foolish and children's-bookish – and then suddenly a shot rang out … I do n't want.
Point-of-view bounced dizzyingly from character to character, everyone from Peter and Kate all the way down to the I-believe-unnamed coachman – sometimes more than one in ( what felt in the audiobook) the same paragraph.
It felt … perfunctory, off-kilter – like the " time machine ", more an object that had to be there and so was tossed in than anything meant to be quirky.
detective was more a collection of descriptors than any ind of believable character ( though I did like the line about his stocking up on single-serving frozen dinners at the break of the investigation – it was moments like that ( and the fabulous doors) that eep this from a lower rating).
It seeme like a chunk of text went missing toward the end; one moment Peter 's ather is getting up in he middle of the ight, and thi firs, out of the blue, Kate 's father is making a surprise appearance.
Anyway, Russ Merrick, at MIT, built a device that was simila in design from Tim 's but that wa pretty similar aims… " How does that appen?
( And I ar very ard time seein that cash-strapped NASA is going to fund duplicate research in both MIT and London.