Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “30,000 B.C. CHRONICLES: BORDEAUX ” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


3.92  ·  Rating details ·  191 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Shipwrecked in the wild Paleolithic with their modern tools and weapons turning to dust, time travelers from the year 2233 go native to survive.
With stirring imagination and an eye for colorful detail, award-winner Matthew Thayer transports readers back to a European continent that is a sea of green, a sensory overload of natural beauty. Home to woolly mammoth, hairy rhin
Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published February 25th 2012 by Matthew Thayer
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about 30,000 B.C. CHRONICLES, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about 30,000 B.C. CHRONICLES

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book!

Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Lord of the Flies, Huckleberry Finn sautéed with the Old and New Testament and a dash of Clan of the Cave Bear and then simmered in a reduction sauce of Jules Verne.

The plot cycles back and forth between two groups of characters who find themselves shipwrecked in a primitive land with no way of getting home. The groups get separated and finds themselves on opposite sides of the moral divide.

The good guys’ tale is told through the voices of
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I wanted to like this book more than I did like it. It seemed like an interesting time travel story. I do love a good time travel story. However, I never really thought of any part of the book as "plausible", and it is important to me in fantasy stories that I suspend reality and "buy in". It felt forced and incomplete. In addition, the narrative sometimes read like a lecture with endless description of the Pleistocene era. It was green. It was lush. And it was described over and over. The premi ...more
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I found this book online at and downloaded on Amazon to my Kindle. Wow, what a surprise! This book has everything, adventure, fantasy, history, romance...list goes on.
A fun and playful read that is full of deep thoughts and ideas. I especially like the idea of living in the year 2233.
Wayne D. Ford
Jul 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
?The worste

Good God I never thought I would drag my eyes a other step. Did Thayer do any research at all? I was very disappointed. I even re-read. . Because Hope springs eternal. What a brain drainer.

Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Not just sci-fi, this book has action, adventure and a love story. It's a fun read with one of the best villains ever! Looking forward to the continuation of the love story! I keep coming up with my own continuations in my head, because I can't stop thinking about this book.
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Moves way too slow, not very interesting at all, characters are very thin.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a saga that defies categorization--and I liked it very much. Some readers might find the lengthy descriptions of the botany, zoology, prehistoric peoples and ecology tedious, but I enjoyed the author's attention to detail and feel like his meticulous research helped make this book extraordinary. The author's ability to create strong visual imagery from words is outstanding and this is what you will find memorable months or even years after you have read this book. (The botanist on that trip ...more
Nancy E. Schadt
Oct 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Tedious, repetitious, and unbelievable fantasy/time travel. I don't like to abandon a book, so I kept reading but thought it would never end; did a lot of skimming. There are many more interesting time travel books, including Steven King's "11/22/63", and for pre-history try Jean Auel's Earth's Children series, especially "Clan of the Cave Bear".
Karen Ryder
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Has it all from Science Fiction, Mystery, Suspense and Romance. Already reDingnext in the series. Keeps you guessing.
Renae Cavallaro
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Pretty good

It is told from the perspective of several different characters diary entries. That not my favorite format to read a story but I did find myself engaged and plan to read the second book. The storyline is an interesting mix of time travel and prehistoric life
rated it really liked it
Dec 04, 2013
Matthew Thayer
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Kathy Winer
rated it really liked it
Apr 19, 2014
rated it it was amazing
Apr 20, 2012
rated it really liked it
Jan 10, 2018
Sabina Dassion
rated it liked it
Apr 13, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Nov 29, 2016
Terri Norris
rated it liked it
May 09, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Oct 05, 2015
Gene R. Hickman
rated it it was amazing
Jun 17, 2017
Laurie Ferron
rated it really liked it
Jan 07, 2018
Linda Mays
rated it did not like it
Jul 10, 2014
rated it really liked it
Apr 23, 2017
Renata Bocayuva
rated it did not like it
Feb 19, 2015
Fred Clifford
rated it it was amazing
Nov 12, 2017
Michael Sivak
rated it really liked it
Aug 14, 2016
Andrew Olvera
rated it liked it
Oct 28, 2017
Joann fogarty
rated it did not like it
Oct 31, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Nov 19, 2015
Suzanne Appenzeller
rated it liked it
Jul 18, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Matthew Thayer has won more than 75 state and national awards for his writing and photography. He lives on the Hawaiian island of Maui, where he is a staff photojournalist for the local newspaper. Matthew was born in Erie, PA and graduated from Kent State University. Along with writing and photography, his interests include ocean kayaking, coaching soccer, public speaking, traveling the world with ...more
More about Matthew Thayer