Narrator: Zara Ramm
Series: The Time Police #4
Published by Headline on October 13, 2022
Genres: Science Fiction Fantasy
Length: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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After their heroic efforts to safeguard the Acropolis and prevent the Paris Time-Stop, the Time Police have gone from zero to hero in but a single bound.
Then one fateful mission to apprehend a minor criminal selling dodgy historical artefacts blows up in all their faces. An officer is attacked within TPHQ. A prisoner is murdered. And investigations are about to lead to the one place where no officer can legally tread.
Worst of all, trouble is brewing for Team Weird as a surprise revelation tears the team apart.
For Commander Hay, battling to keep the Time Police afloat in a sea of storms, this will turn out to be a very long day.
About Time is the fourth book in The Time Police, the spin off series to The Chronicles of St Mary’s. I usually struggle with time travel books because of the normal paradoxes and other issues I generally have with how they have inconsistencies. The best thing about these series is they never change anything in time, but we get to see some glimpses of historical places or events or people. In About Time we get to see Tesla, yes Nikola Tesla so already this was going to be interesting for me.
Our favorite Time police team, 236, or Team Weird prove yet again they can’t do anything the easy way. They were just supposed to grab someone out of time selling illegal and fake artifacts, maybe try out one of Amelia Meiklejohn newest inventions. What it turned into was someone killed at the time police headquarters, a failed but interesting experiment, a revelation about Jane’s parentage that Luke is not taking well and a trip to St. Mary’s for some assistance to check out a specific time in the future, and also a side trip to New York and some interactions with the one and only Nikola Tesla, just before his death.
I have so much fun with Matthew Parish and the Time Police. Like mother, like son he is bound to get himself is a situation or five and always finds the most entertaining ways to get out of said situations. His future girlfriend, now employed by the Time Police, is a fun addition to the cast and her interactions with the commander and captain are just hilarious. Matthew gets a trip to Roanoke out of this adventure and we learn criminals pick the worst time and place to set up shop; it is like they didn’t study history at all.
Luke Parish, sometimes not my favorite character of the cast, always adds some great comic relief and once he pulls his head out of a body cavity not to be named, he actually comes through for our team. Luke’s relationship with his father, while complicated, gets vetted out a bit in About Time and I did like the direction it is going.
With some help from a few members of St. Mary’s we are able to learn more about the dastardly Henry Plimpton and his schemes that are rocking the Time Map. This was a great adventure exploring a few interesting moments and places in time along with discovering who in the Time Police might still be involved in the nefarious deeds from the past unfriendlier version of the Time Police.
‘We don’t really have finest hours, do we? The occasional satisfactory second is about all we can aspire to.’
Zara Ramm has been the narrator for both The Time Police and The Chronicles of St Mary’s she has such a fun way of presenting all of the characters and really captures the humor of both series. Always a fantastic performance of the story capturing all the fun and adventure and that English humor that is present throughout the entire story. I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.
Listen to a clip: HERE
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