Audiobook Review: Lost Time

Author: D.L. Orton

Narrators: Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard

Length: 5 hours 5 minutes

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Press⎮2017

Genre: Science Fiction, Romance

Series: Between Two Evils, Books 2

Release date: Jul. 28, 2017

If someone took everything you live for, how far would you go to get it back? When a faulty time machine deposits Diego at the top of a pine tree, he knows he’s in the wrong place – but has no idea he’s in the wrong time. Naked and shivering in the chilly mountain air, he attempts to climb down, but slips, whacks his head, and falls into oblivion. He wakes up inside a darkened room, crippled and disheartened, and must come to grips with the realization that he is marooned in a bleak alternate future. In this universe, what remains of the human race is trapped inside a handful of aging biodomes. With his mission failed, his world destroyed, and the one woman he loves dead, he can find no reason to go on living. But Lani, the emotionally scarred doctor who finds him, refuses to let him give up, and as Diego heals, their relationship becomes complicated. He struggles to let go of the past, but is unable to get Isabel out of his head or his heart. Just when it seems he may be able to find some measure of happiness in a world teetering on the edge of extinction, another note arrives from the future: Isabel is alive – but not for long.


AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she’s building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.


Narrator Bio

Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard are Audie Award-winning narrators who have recorded over 40 titles together. They are passionate about acting and, in particular, the medium of audiobooks. The two love working together and have a ridiculous amount of fun playing off each other in the recording booth. Erin is deeply involved in the Audio Description community, translating visual images in media into aural pictures for people with low or no vision. She also performs Shakespearean text with The Strange Bedfellow actors troupe. Noah is a recovering 80s rock musician and an ardent home chef. Both Erin and Noah hail from the beautiful Hudson Valley Village of Nyack—and both are proud members of the Stage Actors Guild.


Well, well, what do we have here? I have no clue. This series is so complicated! When I started book 2 I thought I missed something. We get to see what happened to Diego after/during the events in book 1.

He is … lost in time. He is someplace else, in a universe where he and Isabel never get together at all. The world is completely different, even if the outcome is the same. We get to see some of the characters in book 1, with their new lives. We see Diego struggling with loosing Isabel and how he tries to be part of this new world. It is a completely different point of view from the first book, but at some point, the stories come together.

Now, I liked it maybe a little better than “Crossing in Time”, probably because the complicated stuff happened in the first installment. In this universe, Diego already knows what he has to do, just needs to find the beginning of it all. But where is Isabel? Stick around to find out!

There are fewer things I did not like about it. One of them is the whole sex thing. Children in this universe were so eager to start their activities. I know the population was diminishing and reproduction was of the essence, but it still felt too much. Also, I wanted Diego to be more focused on getting back home or finding Isabel. He seems too resigned, too less preoccupied of what happened to his world.

The narration was exceptional, as usual, when it comes to Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard. I would not expect anything less. Their interpretation definitely helps enhance the experience. What is new, in comparison to book 1, is Erin’s interpretation of Lani and her speech problem. She did it beautifully and expressed her fears very well.

So 4 out of 5 stars for “Lost Time” and I am looking forward to what’s next.  Hope you’ll like it too!

I received these audiobooks as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by D.L. Orton. The gifting of these audiobooks did not affect my opinion of them.


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