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30,000 B.C. CHRONICLES: BORDEAUX

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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
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Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published February 25th 2012 by Matthew Thayer
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Steve
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
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Susan
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
Naim
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I found this book online at http://30000bc.com 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
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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.

Kelly
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.
Edd
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Moves way too slow, not very interesting at all, characters are very thin.
ELLEN C STEVENSON
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
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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
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