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A Time To Every Purpose by [Andrew, Ian]
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***** A clash of science fiction and alternative history makes A Time To Every Purpose rock along, from the opening scenes of unfurling Swastikas over London to the shattering climax of a world torn asunder. Detailed, grounded in frighteningly believable shades of what might have been, what is and what could still be, this debut novel is not to be missed.

***** "A thriller with heart... Gifted storytelling combines with meticulous scientific and historical research to produce a memorable and profoundly moving story..." (Elaine Fry, The West Australian)

***** "A Time To Every Purpose by Ian Andrew deals with huge concepts, looking at the broad sweep of history... a well-executed alternate history novel with some great action scenes." (John Wyatt, NewsUK) 

About the Author

Ian Andrew grew up in the coastal town of Larne, Northern Ireland. He joined the Royal Air Force at age eighteen and worked initially as an aircraft technician before being commissioned as an Intelligence Officer. After serving for two decades he relocated, with his Australian wife, to the rural South West of Western Australia. Surrounded by a resident mob of kangaroos, he is currently working on the next novel in the Wright & Tran series of detective stories, the first of which, Face Value was released in May 2015.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1796 KB
  • Print Length: 446 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0992464153
  • Publisher: The Book Reality Experience; 1 edition (26 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IOSISHM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,189 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The plot of this novel is not just original but amazingly so. A cursory overview gives the impression of "been there, done it", just another Nazi-won-war theme.
However, this is a unique plot and its development by the author is really quite subtle and simply superbly done.
Highly recommendable .
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Better than a lot of efforts I've tried. Good characterisation and plot development. A bit heavy on the descriptions of the military procedures and equipment for my taste. Some of the dialogue towards the end I found quite emotional. Overall a good read.
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A really interesting take on the 'what if' genre. I thoroughly enjoyed it. For a first crack, it was a really good effort!
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There's quite a bit of this AH stuff around just now:, the superb Man In The High Castle being fantastic example. I really liked the way this story was constructed. It held together well. A bit too religious for my taste but totally familiar. A very good read.
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Passed a few hours light entertainment. Jesus meets the Nazis and Time travel.
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This is the first alternative history fiction I've read, it kept my interest from beginning to end. I recommend you read it.whatever you normally read. I enjoyed it.
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Ian Andrew shows a mastery of the 'ripping yarn' and a fabulous enthusiasm for historical accuracy in this, his first novel. I read a lot of military history but I would not normally look at fiction; the last fiction I read was 'The Divinci Code'. 'Time' has all of the same strengths as a gripping page-turner based in a creative interpretation of a rich tapestry of historical understanding. This book is accessible to a wide audience; the real Nazi ranks can make the first few pages challenging, but I quickly got used to recognising what was important and what was just part of Andrew's rich and authentic level of detail. Andrews also tries hard to ensure that he does not assume too much knowledge on the part of the reader in everything from ring lasers and Nazi command structures to the Old Testament. His explanation of ring laser gyros is fabulous, but you probably have to read it for yourself to believe me.

I must acknowledge that I am friends with the author. However, I have resisted reading this title for some time as I do not read fiction and particularly alternative histories based on 'what if the Germans had won?' scenarios. This really is a cut above and I am so pleased that I received this for a present which persuaded me to read it. Masterful, I thoroughly recommend it!
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