If you were offered the chance to live six days of your life over again, which would you choose?
Richard Kent is feeling well and truly fed up. As he approaches middle age, his waistline is expanding, his career options are dwindling, and everything from pop music to television seems like it was so much better in his youth.
If that isn't depressing enough, his wife nags him, his kids ignore him, and his boss thinks he's a dinosaur. He's just about ready to give up, but then a truly remarkable encounter with his younger self changes everything.
A trip back to 1984 in the body of his seven-year-old self is just the beginning of an amazing adventure revisiting key moments from his own life. These include an unfulfilled teenage crush and revenge on his evil boss armed only with a large rubber brontosaurus.
Midlife Crisis is the first in a loosely connected series of time travel novels. It features characters and situations from the accompanying Time Bubble series and can be listened to as a stand-alone or alongside those stories.
My rating of five stars should contain an asterisk
This book is only really a five star review if you happen to be like me and love the "do-over" theme. Not many books have tackled this theme well. Replay and 14 Lives of Harry August both do a decent job and I'm always on the lookout for new books with similar themes. For that reason, I gave this book a five star rating as a thank you to the author for satisfying my desire for this type of book. That said the writing is decent but probably more of a 3.5 or 4 star rating for writing ability.
- Daniel Lewis
The story was good, the pacing of the audio book..
The pacing of the audio book could have been a little better, there were a couple of times the narrator could be heard swallowing etc.. But the book itself was a lot of fun a little surprising and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.