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All Thomas Weaver wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A buddin All Thomas Weaver wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A budding serial killer in home room, a possible new romance, and high school algebra complicate his plans. What would you do, if you could do it all again? The second Middle Falls Time Travel Novel - The Redemption of Michael Hollister - is now available. The third book in the series - The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner - is available on presale and will be published in December 2017.


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All Thomas Weaver wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A buddin All Thomas Weaver wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A budding serial killer in home room, a possible new romance, and high school algebra complicate his plans. What would you do, if you could do it all again? The second Middle Falls Time Travel Novel - The Redemption of Michael Hollister - is now available. The third book in the series - The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner - is available on presale and will be published in December 2017.

30 review for The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Kuhn

    Thomas Weaver’s life didn’t go the way he had planned. He’s middle aged, living with his mother and just lost his job. And he never got past a horrific family tragedy that he caused in his mid-teens. So, he decides to end it all. Instead of oblivion, Thomas finds himself back in his teenaged self, forty years in the past. Once he overcomes the shock of his ‘rebirth’, he sets off to fix what went wrong in his first life. But, as in his first life, things don’t go the way he plans. I found this st Thomas Weaver’s life didn’t go the way he had planned. He’s middle aged, living with his mother and just lost his job. And he never got past a horrific family tragedy that he caused in his mid-teens. So, he decides to end it all. Instead of oblivion, Thomas finds himself back in his teenaged self, forty years in the past. Once he overcomes the shock of his ‘rebirth’, he sets off to fix what went wrong in his first life. But, as in his first life, things don’t go the way he plans. I found this story to be unpredictable, which I very much appreciate in a novel. It held my interest all the way through, with a couple of key surprises. I did struggle with the motivation of the main character a couple of times. His decisions seemed a bit unnatural. I don’t want to leave spoilers, so I will just say his choices seemed unusual. Having said that I still enjoyed the story. The characters had depth and were consistent and interesting. Finally, although, this is the first book in a trilogy, I very much appreciate that it stands on its own. I get frustrated with all the first book in a series with unresolved stories and unfinished plots. While this does have a setup for the follow-on book, it is a self-contained story with a complete ending. A thought provoking story about a second chance on life.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Grumpus

    I go by grumpus here, but at most sites I'm grumpus23. Because I have been struggling to write reviews, I'm going to start a new feature of my reviews. I'm going to call it the grumpus23 and it will be my review consisting of 23 words. Hopefully I can do that much for each book. If I want to expand further I will but the grumpus23 will start each review. The grumpus23: New series found but can stand alone. Chance to relive life starting at fifteen knowing what you know now. Cavalier attitude towa I go by grumpus here, but at most sites I'm grumpus23. Because I have been struggling to write reviews, I'm going to start a new feature of my reviews. I'm going to call it the grumpus23 and it will be my review consisting of 23 words. Hopefully I can do that much for each book. If I want to expand further I will but the grumpus23 will start each review. The grumpus23: New series found but can stand alone. Chance to relive life starting at fifteen knowing what you know now. Cavalier attitude toward suicide. Upon completing this book, I’ve done something I have not done before—immediately purchased and began listening to the second book in the series—my next scheduled book be damned. A few reviews ago, I mentioned I wanted to find a good book series and now I think I’ve found it. Already about a quarter of the way through book two, confirms it. There are nine books in the series and I am excited to get to them all. This is about a guy who has a life-changing, traumatic experience as a 15-year-old. Having never recovered psychologically, his life from that point is miserable and sad. Still living with his mother in his 50s, he eventually commits suicide. At this point, he wakes up back in 1976 as his 15-year-old self in the life he had then but with his 50-year-old knowledge. Imagine going back to high school in your 15-year-old body with the knowledge you have today. What would you do differently? How would you act? Can you change the past? I’m a time travel aficionado and these are things I love to think about. The fact that I too, was 15 in 1976 and can relate to all the references add to my love of the book. The only criticism I have about the book is the seemingly cavalier attitude toward suicide. Fortunately, the wonder of reliving those awkward times (knowing what I know now) and the possibility of righting wrongs more than compensated and I’m hooked on this series. As I mentioned, I’ve started Book 2 and I also love the fact that the perspective changes to another character. I can’t wait to see how this unfolds.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Starting at the beginning of the series, I was delighted to discover that this does not read as a carbon copy of the fifth novel I have read, ‘The Emancipation of Veronica McAllister’. Instead, the writer establishes the premise of time-travel and reliving a life, with some interesting and useful background context too for the first instalment of what appears to be a rather lengthy series. This time set in the 1970s, the shift in decade provides a different perspective, both historically and in Starting at the beginning of the series, I was delighted to discover that this does not read as a carbon copy of the fifth novel I have read, ‘The Emancipation of Veronica McAllister’. Instead, the writer establishes the premise of time-travel and reliving a life, with some interesting and useful background context too for the first instalment of what appears to be a rather lengthy series. This time set in the 1970s, the shift in decade provides a different perspective, both historically and in terms of popular culture. I was honestly expecting Tommy to behave in the same way as Veronica. In other words, endlessly repeat the same portion of life until a key event has been changed. However, despite the death of his older brother, Zack, Tommy is on one path and does not follow through with the idea of committing suicide to start this path again. Instead, we only follow the “second life” of Tommy and how he works hard to be a better person, especially for those closest to him. The plot involving Michael was tense and intriguing, particularly as the next novel of the series focuses on him. As the days move towards the original death of Tommy’s brother, the story was rather tense as it was clear Tommy was doing everything he could to prevent history repeating itself. However, once it was clear that the Michael story was concluded, I felt that the plot lessened in intensity and it was not as gripping as before. For me, it was this element that forced me to give this a four star rating and I hope that the next book in the series continues to be punchy throughout the narrative. Whilst this and the rest of the series are advertised as being read as a stand-alone, I certainly believe that this book allows readers to gain a true insight into the background behind Tommy’s reincarnation. Unlike the other novel, the writer pays enough attention to this, introducing a science-fiction element that happily strengthened the narrative. I am intrigued to find out more about these powers later in the series. The novel concludes on a positive note yet, one of the ultimate chapters establishes the next novel in the series. With my imagination sparked, I am excited to read about Michael’s reincarnation, especially as he is portrayed as such an awful, dark character. I enjoyed reading this book and am interested to see how the writer continues to keep this plot different each time. I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    TL

    Trigger warning (view spoiler)[Some animal abuse from one of the characters. Its brief and not super graphic but still might/will upset some (hide spoiler)] I saw my friend Shaun reading this and at the time didn't pay much attention... don't remember why, probably was in the middle of a few others or stressed at work. Or both *shrugs* Anyways, I saw a few more of his ratings pop up for this series and my curiousity won out. I didn't have Kindle Unlimited at the time and was wary of spending $4 Trigger warning (view spoiler)[Some animal abuse from one of the characters. Its brief and not super graphic but still might/will upset some (hide spoiler)] I saw my friend Shaun reading this and at the time didn't pay much attention... don't remember why, probably was in the middle of a few others or stressed at work. Or both *shrugs* Anyways, I saw a few more of his ratings pop up for this series and my curiousity won out. I didn't have Kindle Unlimited at the time and was wary of spending $4 on an ebook of an author wasn't familiar with yet so I held off, hoping it would go on sale. When I saw it was free for one day, snatched it up and waited for the right time to read it (Mood Reader). I've said it before, I'm a sucker for time travel stories, and the different ways people come up with how to do it (Avengers Endgame, Back to the Future to name a couple ). Is it better to try and change things? Is everything set in stone? If you do change things, will they deviate back to the course they were on? Or can you change things? If so, will it be for the better or worse? I won't spoil anything for you on that front, no worries :) I was pleased with how the author handled things in here. Just enough explanation and mystery to keep the story moving along. I was scratching at my head at one small interlude but maybe that'll be explained later on in a different book. A certain character had me seeing Red more than once (kudos to author). For the last half of the book, I could not put it down. I had to go back a few times because I accidentally skim read trying to see what would next (a compliment no worries). Thomas and Zack's mom was awesome, just want to say :) Loved Carrie too, and Zack to a lesser extent. Shaun told me that I might change my mind about a certain someone after his book, and I told him he would have to do alot of convincing for me after certain events. I will read that particular book in the series, but still have my reservations (the summary does sound promising at least). All in all, a very good story and one I would highly recommmend! For my ebook, the book ends at page 276 before Author's note and book previews, in case anyone wants to know and skip the latter.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alayne Emmett

    I started this book with excitement as I loved the last one I read, Veronica McAlister but unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this one as much. It followed the same story line- time travel but sometimes the story just dragged until near the end and then it got more interesting. This one follows onto the next one so I’ll be reading that one.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Coco.V

    💝 FREE on Amazon today (12/29/2017)! 💝 Blurb: All Thomas Weaver wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A budding serial killer in home room, a possible new romance, and high school algebra comp 💝 FREE on Amazon today (12/29/2017)! 💝 Blurb: All Thomas Weaver wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A budding serial killer in home room, a possible new romance, and high school algebra complicate his plans. What would you do, if you could do it all again? The second Middle Falls Time Travel Novel - The Redemption of Michael Hollister - is now available. The third book in the series - The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner - is available on presale and will be published in December 2017. (less)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

    Time travel with a mission Time travel books were a favorite. I see many times where the traveller is desperate to make no changes. I loved that Thomas chose to ignore that hard and fast rule. It gave the story a wonderful what's going to happen next feel. Excellent story that was filled with emotions. I will be looking for more in this vein from Shawn Inmon.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Al

    One reason I always seem to like Shawn Inmon's books is that we're around the same age and overly obsessed with music. So his books have references like the character in this book saying “Oh, and Pablo Cruise sucks. Ten years from now, no one will know who they are,” and I agree and laugh. More importantly, I get the reference. Many of you won't. If your high school years were sometime in the 70s and you haven't read all of Inmon's books, you should. If high school was before or (even more so) af One reason I always seem to like Shawn Inmon's books is that we're around the same age and overly obsessed with music. So his books have references like the character in this book saying “Oh, and Pablo Cruise sucks. Ten years from now, no one will know who they are,” and I agree and laugh. More importantly, I get the reference. Many of you won't. If your high school years were sometime in the 70s and you haven't read all of Inmon's books, you should. If high school was before or (even more so) after the 70s there are still plenty of universal and timeless themes in all of Inmon's books. The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver possibly more so than any other. We've all made decisions in our life that we wonder about. Was that a good decision? What would have happened if I'd done this instead? If I'd have known this was going to happen, I wouldn't have done that. The basis of this story is a different twist on time travel when the protagonist who has been haunted by a big mistake in high school finds himself transported back to before that mistake. He's not only back in time, but he looks like he did back then. The only difference is that he knows what's coming. Unless he can change that. It's a great premise. I found myself pulling for Thomas, wondering what he should do, and hoping he'd figure it out. That's at least part of what you'd hope for in a story like this. And really that's enough. However, if it sparks a little introspection, if you start wondering what you'd do differently if you were transported back in time, even better. (If you wake up tomorrow and find out that I've become a major shareholder in Amazon, that means my plan worked.) **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **

  9. 5 out of 5

    Melinda

    The premise behind this book was amazing. Middle age dude with not lots to look forward to in life closes his eyes in 2016...and then wakes up in his 15-year old body - back in 1976. WTF. Once he establishes that he is not dead, hallucinating or on Candid Camera, what the heck is he going to do? Does he live his life the same way he did before? what can he change? should he change anything? and if he does change stuff, what will happen to the life he knew before? - assuming he can (and wants to) The premise behind this book was amazing. Middle age dude with not lots to look forward to in life closes his eyes in 2016...and then wakes up in his 15-year old body - back in 1976. WTF. Once he establishes that he is not dead, hallucinating or on Candid Camera, what the heck is he going to do? Does he live his life the same way he did before? what can he change? should he change anything? and if he does change stuff, what will happen to the life he knew before? - assuming he can (and wants to) get back to that. And so Thomas Weaver goes on to sort things out from Life 1.0 in his new and improved Life 2.0. Time travel, angels, angst, drama, a serial killer, new friends, love, family and memories. All tied together with a good mix of sarcastic humour, interesting characters and interesting dialogue. This book is like the ultimate grown-up, time-travel 'choose-your-own-adventure' book. What a fantastic way to start a series. Can't wait to see what happens in book 2.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Crunchnut

    Interesting concept which provides an expanse of thought provoking directions for the author to craft his story. Unfortunately I found many parts of the plot to be a bit too contrived along with gaps in rational thought of the main character that proved disappointing.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks

    I like this series - time travel really works best when it's a transfer-of-consciousness thing. Plus there are alien beings. Clever dialogue and a nice character growth going on! I'm interested to continue with the series. Johnny Heller was ok on the audio - sometimes it was difficult to know who was speaking because he didn't really differentiate the voices. But overall he was pretty good. It was an enjoyable audio experience.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Leach

    Wow oh wow! I absolutely loved this book. Such an interesting concept of time travel but one that really makes you think about eternal life....is that capable? I listened to this cook via Audio and I could NOT wait to get into my car each morning and afternoon to listen to it!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Deborah McEachern

    While this is the first book in the series, it is the second book of Middle Falls Time Travel Series I have read. I started with the fifth book in the series and loved it so much that I thought I would try another. I didn't realize that I would enjoy this book even more! Shawn Inmon has a wonderful style, reminiscent of Stephen King in 22/11/63. The details are well-written and I found I was drawn into the story and hated to stop listening. The narration has been excellent and the story captures While this is the first book in the series, it is the second book of Middle Falls Time Travel Series I have read. I started with the fifth book in the series and loved it so much that I thought I would try another. I didn't realize that I would enjoy this book even more! Shawn Inmon has a wonderful style, reminiscent of Stephen King in 22/11/63. The details are well-written and I found I was drawn into the story and hated to stop listening. The narration has been excellent and the story captures the imagination! It was a single story of redemption, of being able to travel the road not taken and finding a better way. And, I might add, as someone who was a teen in the late 1970s, he captures the era perfectly. (I particularly enjoyed the description of Thomas' car near the end of the story. I think I may have just ridden in a car like that, back in high school!) I have recently discovered that there are currently nine books in this series. I guess I know what my next seven Audible purchases will be! Amazing author! Amazing books! Keep them coming, Mr. Inmon! Some day, maybe I will read my own "road not travelled"....

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tony Fitzpatrick

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This story was recommended to me by a Goodreads reading group on Time Travel. It turns out to be more of a YA story, but no matter for that - it was well drafted and paced well. Thomas Weaver is a 15 year old High School Student in the 1970s with an older brother. He has to drive drunk older bother home after a party, and after accident brother is killed. Weaver's life disintegrates and in his fifties having achieved nothing but alcoholism he commits suicide. He wakes back in his bed, 15 again, This story was recommended to me by a Goodreads reading group on Time Travel. It turns out to be more of a YA story, but no matter for that - it was well drafted and paced well. Thomas Weaver is a 15 year old High School Student in the 1970s with an older brother. He has to drive drunk older bother home after a party, and after accident brother is killed. Weaver's life disintegrates and in his fifties having achieved nothing but alcoholism he commits suicide. He wakes back in his bed, 15 again, and after the initial shock "starts again". Equipped with future knowledge about the fate of his classmates, he sets out to avoid killing his brother a second time, and to stop a 17 year also in his school from becoming a serial killer. Much of the story is devoted to this - indeed the follow on novel to this one concerns the fate of the the killer - arrested, imprisoned and apparently reborn as well. Thomas brings to the 1970's his 2016 attitudes towards girls, bullying, homosexuality, and much more. The relationship between him, his brother and his mother, is particularly well described. Only irritations were the short chapters inserted in the story in which "angels" guiding activities on earth are described, clearly the cause of the rebirth. The religious "explanation" added little and achieved nothing in the story.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Chip

    A slightly unique time-traveling about what if you were given a second chance at life. Beginning third of the book was a bit rough and needed better editing. Still trying to figure out why the parts with the karma guardians where in the book. Shows how out of place a mature older adult would be living in the body of their younger self. I am interested in any follow up books that will take place in the same universe.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Janet R. Tanner

    Inmon does it again I am already intrigued, and I can hardly wait for the next book in this series! Way to go Shawn!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chris Reed

    Painful reading and the writing was brutal. Not a fan of this author or his work. Seems like all of his books are rushed and thrown to the presses.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kurt

    Overall, this is a great book and one I heartily recommend. With that headline message, I went into the book hoping for a really good time travel story. And, in that regard, I was a bit let down. Yes, there's time travel involved, but it's more of a one-and-done sort of thing. I also felt the author hand-waved some challenges and benefits of time travel away so he didn't have to deal with them. (one example: much of the foreknowledge I'd expect the protagonist to have is written off for what I f Overall, this is a great book and one I heartily recommend. With that headline message, I went into the book hoping for a really good time travel story. And, in that regard, I was a bit let down. Yes, there's time travel involved, but it's more of a one-and-done sort of thing. I also felt the author hand-waved some challenges and benefits of time travel away so he didn't have to deal with them. (one example: much of the foreknowledge I'd expect the protagonist to have is written off for what I felt were fairly contrived reasons.) That said, I think these at least some of these issues are more 'me' things vs faults with the story. I had preconceived notions of what I wanted the book to be before picking it up, which isn't realistic. And, if I set those aside and focus on the story itself, it's really a great book. The author uses the time travel aspects to explore more of the human elements associated with a 'do over' of one's life. So, while it's not super heavy on the science, it does a great job of exploring the impacts and consequences of different decisions the characters make. The characters are fairly rich and complex, the author does a good job of showing, not telling, and the plot moves along at a brisk pace. I never felt myself getting bored and skimming ahead and the author did a great job of sucking me into the story. Definitely worth a read. Also, one final note: I got to the end of the book and almost didn't pick up the second one in the series because I really, really didn't like that character. (he features prominently in the first book) But I'm glad I did as I'm currently about a third of the way through that one and I love the way the author is exploring that character's storyline. So, if you like the first book, definitely check out the second one.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer W

    I generally like time travel stories, but this was definitely not my favorite. My biggest problem with the book is that life started over when characters committed suicide. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the general population of the United States and in the top five for people between the ages of 10 and 54. A person does not get a chance to go back and correct their mistakes when they commit suicide. Suicide should not be trivialized or glorified in any way. I have also included I generally like time travel stories, but this was definitely not my favorite. My biggest problem with the book is that life started over when characters committed suicide. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the general population of the United States and in the top five for people between the ages of 10 and 54. A person does not get a chance to go back and correct their mistakes when they commit suicide. Suicide should not be trivialized or glorified in any way. I have also included information about other content that some people may find objectionable. Profanity: The author makes liberal use of scatological and anatomical terms. The f-word is used many times as are religious profanities, mild obscenities and derogatory terms. Violence & Gore: One of the characters is a disturbed teenager who will become a serial killer. There are descriptions of animal torture and mutilation. There is a brutal fight in the high school. At least three characters commit suicide. There is a fatal car accident and one character is murdered. Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking: Some of the characters have alcohol or tobacco addictions. There are some scenes with underage drinking and drug use. Sex & Nudity: There is mention of rape/sexual assault in a prison, but there is not much sex or nudity otherwise.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dannielle Line

    Imagine overdosing and thinking you’re putting yourself and everyone else out of your misery in 2016 only to wake up in your teenaged body in 1976 just a few months before a life changing event – the pinnacle moment your life went to hell. There you are, a middle-aged mind trapped in a young body, with all those thoughts and life experiences, wondering what the heck just happened. For years Thomas Weaver has lived with the knowledge his actions killed his older brother. Has he really been given a Imagine overdosing and thinking you’re putting yourself and everyone else out of your misery in 2016 only to wake up in your teenaged body in 1976 just a few months before a life changing event – the pinnacle moment your life went to hell. There you are, a middle-aged mind trapped in a young body, with all those thoughts and life experiences, wondering what the heck just happened. For years Thomas Weaver has lived with the knowledge his actions killed his older brother. Has he really been given a second chance? It’s strange hearing ‘new’ songs he knows have been around for decades. Going to school takes on a new meaning too. He’s back with old friends he lost touch with ‘years ago.’ The girls he thought were beautiful and way out of his league no longer have any power over him, and in his homeroom, he’s just spotted a future serial killer who may or may not have already claimed his first victim. All Thomas knows is he must right the wrongs of his past to help create a better future, but in doing so, doesn’t make things so much worse. I loved the premise of this book. How many of us would love to go back in time, knowing what we know now, and change a few of our more questionable youthful decisions? However, when Thomas gets that chance, it raises more questions than answers. Sticking to his moral codes and righting his wrongs isn’t as easy as he first thought.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Robin Martin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I enjoy my time-travel stories, that's true. I REALLY enjoyed this one. It touched on a lot of subjects that I think about when I am pondering time-travel...mainly, what would I change? At 54 years old and drunk... again, Thomas succeeds in his attempt to end his life. But what he didn't count on was ending up in his 15-year-old self's life to try things all over again with all of the knowledge that he'd had as an older man. I really enjoyed the fresh perspectives that Thomas noticed and I loved I enjoy my time-travel stories, that's true. I REALLY enjoyed this one. It touched on a lot of subjects that I think about when I am pondering time-travel...mainly, what would I change? At 54 years old and drunk... again, Thomas succeeds in his attempt to end his life. But what he didn't count on was ending up in his 15-year-old self's life to try things all over again with all of the knowledge that he'd had as an older man. I really enjoyed the fresh perspectives that Thomas noticed and I loved how he set about trying to make his small part of the world a better place; from getting to know the loner girl who was picked on and abused by the whole school, to befriending a boy that he knows will grow up and come out of the closet and who had lived his whole adult life hating every moment of high school, to trying to save his brother from tragic teenage stupidity, and also to learning to appreciate his dedicated mother. This book is part of a series of time-travel stories and I am now headed off to download the next one. I listened to it on Audible and the narrator was excellent.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Barry Bozeman

    If you seek another REPLAY version. the Middle Falls Time Travel series is the ticket to stories about people who get to repeat their lives with full knowledge of the first (and 2nd, 3rd ... 13th) times through. Is there any corollary to the fresh hell of repeating 6th thru 12th grades 13 times? Too young to take advantage of placing bets on Chateaugay in the Derby or Belmont or 4 straight wins by the Dodgers over the highly favored Yankees in the 1963 triple crown or World Series, these repeate If you seek another REPLAY version. the Middle Falls Time Travel series is the ticket to stories about people who get to repeat their lives with full knowledge of the first (and 2nd, 3rd ... 13th) times through. Is there any corollary to the fresh hell of repeating 6th thru 12th grades 13 times? Too young to take advantage of placing bets on Chateaugay in the Derby or Belmont or 4 straight wins by the Dodgers over the highly favored Yankees in the 1963 triple crown or World Series, these repeaters get to do life over while minors without profiting from foreknowledge of results. Still preventing the deaths of a brother or stopping a serial killer from your high school class can be quite worthwhile - maybe even despite the high school thing.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    Really good book. It wasn't as good as Ken Grimwood's Replay, but it has a similar premise that seems like stretches for at least 9 books. Which is good, though I've only read the first two, a feat in which I completed in a day each, I look forward to devouring more. The dialogue in the first isn't great but gets better in the second. And the thought bubbles can be generic rhetoric, but not cumbersome. The story has plot twists aplenty that kept me turning the page and there is no real lulls in Really good book. It wasn't as good as Ken Grimwood's Replay, but it has a similar premise that seems like stretches for at least 9 books. Which is good, though I've only read the first two, a feat in which I completed in a day each, I look forward to devouring more. The dialogue in the first isn't great but gets better in the second. And the thought bubbles can be generic rhetoric, but not cumbersome. The story has plot twists aplenty that kept me turning the page and there is no real lulls in the story. Two books same premise zero deja vue. Equally good stories! I think I'm going to read book 3 right now.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Injoy

    The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver Episode 2 by Shawn Inmon The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver Episode 2 by Shawn Inmon is an interesting story about second chances. Thomas Weaver returns to his high school years with all the knowledge he has as an adult.   "Guess it doesn't matter how cheap something is if you have no money." Thomas thought as he purchased a Marathon candy bar. He wondered when they had stopped making them and savored every morsel.   He was returned to 1976 but remember The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver Episode 2 by Shawn Inmon The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver Episode 2 by Shawn Inmon is an interesting story about second chances. Thomas Weaver returns to his high school years with all the knowledge he has as an adult.   "Guess it doesn't matter how cheap something is if you have no money." Thomas thought as he purchased a Marathon candy bar. He wondered when they had stopped making them and savored every morsel.   He was returned to 1976 but remembered everything that came after that time. I gave it four stars.   Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...

  25. 4 out of 5

    M.K. Turner

    I read this, the first in the series, having first enjoyed reading the second, The Redemption of Michael Hollister. I wasn't disappointed, what a great story! Reading them out of order didn't reduce my enjoyment. I love the concept of having more than one chance at life, and the clever twist that you come back at whatever age you died. In this particular story, Thomas is a fifty-four year old man in a fifteen year old body, and has one goal in mind, not killing his beloved older brother for a se I read this, the first in the series, having first enjoyed reading the second, The Redemption of Michael Hollister. I wasn't disappointed, what a great story! Reading them out of order didn't reduce my enjoyment. I love the concept of having more than one chance at life, and the clever twist that you come back at whatever age you died. In this particular story, Thomas is a fifty-four year old man in a fifteen year old body, and has one goal in mind, not killing his beloved older brother for a second time. Great read, now off to buy the third in the series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Don Harrington

    Highly readable, most people fantasize a do over... Thomas's life is screwed up worse than most people's, then he gets the chance of more than a lifetime. It's not all roses this second chance. The problems are more than just keeping a secret, things branch unexpectedly as Thomas tries to do the right thing. Years ago I read the book 'Replay' which was in a similar vein, it stuck with me and I imagine this one will too. Looking forward to reading the next one in the series. I recommend this one.

  27. 5 out of 5

    gloria hobson

    Imagine if you could go back in time... Wow. If I found a magic genie lamp and was granted only 1 wish, it would be to be able to go back in time and get a 'do over'. If only. Great story, I loved this book, it was tough to put down. Definitely reading more by this author. I just wish it had been longer. Very easy to read well written and very well edited. Nothing worse than picking up what could be a good book and having full of grammatical errors and poor story timeline. Kudos to all involved i Imagine if you could go back in time... Wow. If I found a magic genie lamp and was granted only 1 wish, it would be to be able to go back in time and get a 'do over'. If only. Great story, I loved this book, it was tough to put down. Definitely reading more by this author. I just wish it had been longer. Very easy to read well written and very well edited. Nothing worse than picking up what could be a good book and having full of grammatical errors and poor story timeline. Kudos to all involved in this one.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas E.

    I admit I was a bit dubious about this at first but I was tired of looking for books at the time and just bought it. I'm glad I did. I think the author has created a potentially interesting world to write books in and one of the things that sealed the deal was that I saw there were future installments. The author has a good memory of what it was like to be a child and it translates well in his storytelling. Just over the course of this book you could see the writing coming together and I finish I admit I was a bit dubious about this at first but I was tired of looking for books at the time and just bought it. I'm glad I did. I think the author has created a potentially interesting world to write books in and one of the things that sealed the deal was that I saw there were future installments. The author has a good memory of what it was like to be a child and it translates well in his storytelling. Just over the course of this book you could see the writing coming together and I finished with an optimism that future books will just get better.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mike Goodman

    Wow What a Trip This trip through the wormhole of a middle age man getting to be a teenager again was a fantastic story. I didn't know D and D was out in the seventies as I played in the eighties. As I was reading this book, I was yelling at the protagonist that he was being stupid. Of course now I am going to go over some sporting almanacs just in case I go back too, just in case.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brad

    Interesting Take on Life After Death Thomas Weaver, our protagonist, is an interesting character who the author develops very nicely as the story progresses. The story starts slowly as we get to know Thomas in his first life. The book really becomes interesting as Thomas starts his second life and strives to change what went wrong in his first. Great start to an interesting concept that continues in the other books.

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