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This Is How You Lose the Time War

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Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters - and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic audiobook from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone.

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.

Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hell-bent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.

Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That’s how war works. Right?

Cowritten by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.

©2019 Amal El-Mohtar (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

What the critics say

"Emily Woo Zeller and Cynthia Farrell's dual narrations emphasize the divergent personalities of two time-traveling protagonists.... Listen, then listen again to unravel this intricate story, beautifully narrated." (AudioFile Magazine)

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  • honesty
  • 2019-07-22

What if Romeo and Juliet were Terminators?

This book is a 4.25 hour answer to that question. not super long by any stretch, and unfortunately the world building makes me wish it did go on for another 12 hours, but ah well, good stories end.

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  • courtney
  • 2019-07-20

New and compelling twist on love though time

This is exceptionally written prose with interesting worlds and characters. It provides a strange snapshot into another universe. Listened to it straight through. Fantastic

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  • Will
  • 2019-07-31

Amazing book with great narrators

I had been waiting for this book for many months. I had a set idea in my head of what this book would be about, what it would try to achieve, and how it would get there. It was none of the things I wanted it to be. Instead, it was the most beautifully written work of fiction I've ever read.

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  • SEG
  • 2019-08-15

Outstanding!

The future in which you have read this book is daring you not to... and laughing, because you already have.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-02

Stop reading reviews and listen to this book

If I could I would give this book ten stars out of five. Stop reading this review and go listen to it right now.

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