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Footsteps in Time: A Time Travel Fantasy

The After Cilmeri Series, Book 1
Written by: Sarah Woodbury
Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
3 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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In December of 1282, English soldiers ambushed and murdered Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the Prince of Wales. His death marked the end of Wales as an independent nation and the beginning of over seven hundred years under the English boot.

Footsteps in Time is the story of what might have happened had Llywelyn lived.

And what happens to the two teenagers who save him.

Footsteps in Time is the first book in the After Cilmeri Series.

©2011 Sarah Woodbury (P)2014 Sarah Woodbury

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  • Edward Millner
  • PASADENA, CA USA
  • 2015-05-12

The Adventure gets Better!

I liked the prequel, “Daughter of Time”, so if you haven’t read/heard that, by all means start with it. And if you have already read “Daughter”, I can truly say that “Footsteps” is even better! There’s a youthful energy, blended with days of yore, and blended well. It’s touted as written for young adults, but with its immersion in history and its often complex situations of people in the power structure, it never ceases to keep this adult engaged and well along for the ride. Anna and David, sister and brother, are very different personalities, so their view of this part of the world and time period and how they engage it differ vastly. And for those that yearn for an artifact from the future to play a role, a small but fun one, you will get your wish.

The first person narrative does switch between David and Anna, but you get used to it quite quickly and quite frankly, it works.

The narration is very good. The narrator has a smoother pace than “Daughter”, so if you found some of that too fast paced, you’ll find “Footsteps” is just right.

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  • moseylissa
  • 2015-04-22

A Favorite story

Footsteps is the start of a much loved series. Laurel does a fantastic job voicing the characters!

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  • Mrs. Janice Edwards
  • 2018-06-20

Amateurish

The story doesn’t flow well, and there is not enough description. “He said” and “she said” we’re repeated so as to make me lose interesting the story. Experienced Editor needed.

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  • Debora
  • United States
  • 2015-08-13

I couldnt finish it!

The storyline might have been very interesting if written a bit better . Alot of choppy sentences and immature dialog. What bothered me the most was the narrator! She spoke quickly in a monotone, with short , clipped words. She reminded me of Debbie Downer on Saturday night Live. It seemed like all was doom and gloom. I really wanted to read this series but wont even try finishing this one .

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  • Stephanie
  • 2015-08-10

sorry this us not up to par

I hate to give bad reviews.

But truthfully the story is not interesting.
And the narrator has a lot of work to do with her storytelling ability.

she is delivering it in a very staccato mode and not feeling the characters emotions or situations.

The author and the narrator I think , need to go back and reassess what they're doing because there's a lot of potential there but so far it did not manifest itself in this story and telling.

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  • Donna A
  • 2014-11-25

When David meets Llywelyn

Footsteps in Time: A Time Travel Fantasy (The After Cilmeri Series Book 1) (Audio book Version) Written by: Sarah Woodbury and Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder

This was a free audio book from the author, Ms Woodbury ask if I would review.
Prior to reading this book I read Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance: After Cilmeri, Book 0.5 – this book was about Meg and her daughter Anna that accidentally slips through time and meets up with Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales. This particular book centers on a relationship between Meg and Prince Llewlyn, and just as Meg is about to give birth to their child she pops back to her time.

Footsteps in Time starts when 2 teenagers, Anna (age 17) and her brother David (age 14) arrives on December of 1282 and interrupts the murder of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd. As the story progresses David will learn that Llywelyn is his father and somehow no matter what happens to David. There are several incidents when David gets in some tight predicaments including meeting up with Edward – David always comes away unscathed. At some point Anna marries and Meg arrives and marries Llywelyn.

Yes, I know this is a fantasy but it got a little ridiculous when David finds the wrecked vehicle that he and Meg arrived back in time with, it has been sitting the for 2 years, it is wrecked but still starts and he is able to drive away loaded with 8 knights.
This audio book was narrated Laurel Schroeder. I found her extremely difficult to listen to – she would read a sentence very fast then there would be a looooonnng pause and then she would read another sentence very fast then there would be a looooonnng pause – it was very choppy and irritating.

I highly doubt I will continue with this series – I found the time period is one I have no interest in and this particularly series rather childishly written.


Sorry Ms Woodbury the best I can given you is 2 stars

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  • J. Edwards
  • 2015-04-21

Narration too fast

Frequently the narration is too fast and gives a sense of anxiety even in calm peaceful parts. Story not strong

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  • Ellen
  • 2018-07-12

Medieval History of Wales

After Cilmeri series is a time travel series...what if the Prince of Wales not killed as history states. Great story line but the narrator talks tooooo fast Hard on the ears, the accent is great.Try it you may or may not like it.

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  • Raymond B.
  • 2015-08-11

A good book marred by a weak performance.

I enjoy time travel stories, probably due to the history and cultures encountered in them. This one was interesting, though somewhat predictable, but I will very likely read the entire series. My only complaint is with the performance. Though she is skilled with the accents and most pronunciations her delivery is choppy and pedantic with little or no life in her voice relating to the action on the page. It was distracting enough to me that there were times when lost the thread. I will seek out the rest of the books in e-book format.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-08-12

Poorly written

Poorly written. Poorly narrated. Listened to an hour and returned it. "Oh, we must have traveled through time from Pennsylvania to Wales."

4 of 6 people found this review helpful