Crossing in Time: Between Two Evils Book 1

D. L. Orton,
Noah Michael Levine, Erin deWard

SCI-FI:  In a dystopian future Isabel is offered a one-way ticket to the past with the aim of setting things right for the future.  The fact that she gets a chance to see her murdered lover one last time is a bonus, but when she arrives stark naked and mortally wounded she is in a race to do what needs to be done before it’s too late.  This is a slightly off-kilter tale that reminds the listener that we are never too old to take down our walls and stop being cynical, and, more importantly, that appropriate footwear should always be a priority.  

This first entry in a 5 book series is a rollicking adventure through time, with sizzling dialogue and an intensely compelling plot.  D. L. Orton is clearly a master of her craft, and this is a fine example of her captivating talent.  The use of first person narrative and the chapters being told from the different protagonists POV is an interesting combination that conveys the urgency of the plot and makes the listener quite anxious for the protagonists at times. 

Dual narrators Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard are a wonderfully effective team and the combination of their obvious acting talent for this story is a rare treat.  There are quite a few places in the audio where the editing is obvious, and any British listener may find it difficult to forgive the constant mispronunciation of Britain’s favorite soft-core swear word, “bollocks”, but the clear talent of the voice acting keeps the listener hooked nevertheless.

Ms. Norton’s story is delightful and leaves the listener in urgent need of the next installment.  Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard truly bring the characters to life, and this compelling combination of talent is absolutely worth a listen!

TJ Richards