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With a scarlet-fever epidemic raging throughout London, a rogue baron on the loose, a new baby keeping him up at night, and a kingdom to run, the last thing David has time for is a trip to the 21st century. But as he should know by now, time waits for no man, not even the king of England.

©2013 Sarah Woodbury (P)2015 Sarah Woodbury

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Impossible not to fall in love with Sarah's characters

By Book 6 of the series it is impossible not to have fallen in love with Sarah's characters and enjoy escaping into their worlds ... yes plural... where family and close friends mean everything. We have followed Anna since she was 3yrs old, and know her well since Sarah's characters are complete and consistent. As an Audible version the only difficulty is resisting listening to a whole book in one sitting, such is the bond that develops over the series with Meg, Llewelyn, David, Anna et al.

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  • 30-04-15

Better Than Reading the Book!

I've read all the books in the After Cilmeri series and love them all. This one had been my least favorite - until I listened to it on audio. Listening gave me new perspective on the story and changed my opinion significantly.
Callum and Cassie, who have become two of my favorite characters, play a significant role in this particular story as they travel from the middle ages forward to the 21st century with David. Because they come from modern times originally and because of their very different backgrounds, they add new dimensions and depth to the ensemble of characters. Back in modern Wales, they are pursued by various government agencies who all want to learn about time travel and find some way to take advantage of it for their own purposes. Meanwhile, in the middle ages, Lilly, Anna, and the others are dealing with a full scale war brought by one of David's enemies. I liked that the other characters were able to successfully operate without David's direction although you could feel his influence working throughout.
I thought once the story line moved from being primarily about Wales (after David became King of England) that it would become less and less interesting, but that has not been the case at all. Ms. Woodbury has found ways to keep the story moving ahead and keep it fresh and interesting. At the end of each book, I think she couldn't possibly continue the story any longer at the high level of interest and quality. I'm thrilled to say I've been wrong - every single time. Each story has left me anxiously awaiting the next installment. Listening to this story makes me want to reread the next one, Ashes of Time.
If you've only read the After Cilmeri series, you're missing out on an important part of the enjoyment which to me is hearing tongue-twisting, yet melodic Welsh words. Take a break from the modern world and step into this alternate universe's version of the middle ages.

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  • North Wind Knight
  • 04-09-20

ANOTHER GREAT STORY. COULDN'T STOP LISTENING !!!!!

ANOTHER GREAT STORY IN THE AFTER CELMARI SERIES.
EXTREMELY WELL-WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW. SARAH WOODBURY DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB AND SHOWS AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND TIME PERIODS OF WALES, ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND.
THE NARRATOR LAUREL SCHROEDER DID A GREAT JOB SHE'S ALSO VERY EASY TO FOLLOW. THIS BOOK IS ACCEPTABLE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.
EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT ADVENTURE THRILLER FULL OF LAUGHS FROM BEGINNING TO END COULDN'T STOP LISTENING AND CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE.

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  • Melody Z
  • 14-07-15

Great story!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Great story line. The narration was well done. I look forward to listening to the next one.

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  • Binge Reader
  • 08-07-15

What a cliffhanger!

If you could sum up Castaways in Time in three words, what would they be?

Friendship means everything!

What did you like best about this story?

True friends bring out the best in all of us though the ultimate sacrifice forces us to make difficult choices facing inner demons...

Which character – as performed by Laurel Schroeder – was your favorite?

Oh, so hard as I read this book so many times and had my own voices in my head but David, always him as he is becoming more a man in each story...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but sometimes I must stop due to necessary interruptions... All these books are worthy of one sitting whether reading or listening...

Any additional comments?

This is the 1st time I screamed about waiting for the next book to find out "what happens next to..." even when I know each story has a bit of a "to be continued..." at the end... I felt frustrated but in a wonderful way as this author is one of my favorites...

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  • Matt
  • 30-07-21

Just amazing story telling

This is one of my favorite authors of all time and the narrator is so enjoyable taking on the various voice roles. Well done!

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  • Jane Gue
  • 19-07-19

After Cilmeri series -

Castaways in Time is an excellent piece of work! The storytelling is beautifully written and the story itself is exciting. I have enjoyed all of the books in the After Cilmeri series,, I'm always left longing for the next book! The narrator does a fine job of telling this exciting story and is able to use her voice differently and consistently for each character throughout the series. I highly recommend these books, and have!

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  • Mary Johnston
  • 25-07-18

Loved it again and again!

This is my 3rd or 4th time through this series. It is better each read/listen through!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-17

Exciting time travel novel

Where does Castaways in Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved this book. Exciting, twists and turns, great characters. Love the history too. The whole series is absolutely great and I love the accents and performance of the reader.

What other book might you compare Castaways in Time to and why?

There really is no other book - except others in the series. Really this is my favorite series ever - and I've been reading for nearly 50 years!

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved when David arrived home and was reunited and saved the day. I love when David and his father are together.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. I love following along with the books (which I read first). I listen to the books multiple times. Feel like I live among them.

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Best series ever. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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  • Mary Ann Sellers
  • 23-01-17

Great book

Another great book by a fantastic author. I really love how each book brings together the series and keeps you wanting more. I'm looking forward to the next book to see what happens. Love this series. I love it on audible as I am able to get things done while listening and I lets my children listen as well which thief think is neat in their words while my daughter gets her iv treatment. It helps pass the time for her. Thanks for such a great series.

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  • DMP
  • 04-01-16

Perfect blend of history and modern day adventure

If you could sum up Castaways in Time in three words, what would they be?

Historical / Modern / Adventure,

What was one of the most memorable moments of Castaways in Time?

When David returned to the past.

Which scene was your favorite?

David confronting Valence and imposing his power as king.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I definitely laughed at David's sarcasm and I was on edge when David, Callum, and Cassie were escaping to the roof of the building.

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I loved hearing the story read with all the Welsh words. I finally know how they're pronounced! I'm eager to continue on to the next book!

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