Thursday, February 7, 2013

Untimed by Andy Gavin Review

Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, even his own mother can’t remember his name. And girls? The invisible man gets more dates.
As if that weren’t enough, when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously.
Still, this isn’t all bad. In fact, there’s this girl, another time traveler, who not only remembers his name, but might even like him! Unfortunately, Yvaine carries more than her share of baggage: like a baby boy and at least two ex-boyfriends! One’s famous, the other’s murderous, and Charlie doesn’t know who is the bigger problem.
When one kills the other — and the other is nineteen year-old Ben Franklin — things get really crazy. Can their relationship survive? Can the future? Charlie and Yvaine are time travelers, they can fix this — theoretically — but the rules are complicated and the stakes are history as we know it.And there's one more wrinkle: he can only travel into the past, and she can only travel into the future!

Untimed took a little getting into. The beginning was kind of slow but once it hit the real action I couldn't put it down. I love the author’s idea of time travel and the way he envisioned it.
Charlie is a time traveler. When he jumps into a hole as is thrust back in time before his father could explain what he was and who it all worked, Charlie gets into quite a mess. Meeting Yvaine complicates things further. Now they must find a way to fix the mess they made but that requires jumping time again. Time traveling may seem fun in theory but in actuality it has its downfalls and dangers. Charlie insist they find his father because will have the answers to help them right the wrong they've done. But can the find his dad? Will they be able to make things right again and escape the dangers that befall them? Join are them in the time traveling world of author and find out what happens!

Andy Gavin is a serial creative, polymath, novelist, entrepreneur, computer programmer, author, foodie, and video game creator. He co-founded video game developer Naughty Dog and co-created Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter. He started numerous companies, has been lead programmer on video games that have sold more than forty million copies, and has written two novels including The Darkening Dream, a dark historical fantasy that puts the bite back in vampires.

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Giveaway: $25 Amazon GC   signed copies of his video games Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter.


  1. I haven't read many time travel books but this sounds interesting. I found you on Book Blogs and I am now your newest follower! I hope you are having a great Friday and that you'll stop by for a visit sometime when you get the chance. :)

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

    1. Thanks for Leigh Ann for visiting my blog and following me,I have returned the favor.I like the variety of books you have on your blog.I haven't read my time travel books either,I guess that is why I had to read this one.