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In Asleep at the Wheel of Time author Michael Gray uses the vehicle of a Science Fiction action story to raise questions about our treatment of Earth and the fellow beings with whom we share it. The cast of characters includes humans, whales, dolphins, and aliens, who are attempting to contact humanity because a comet is threatening their long-time friends, the cetaceans. ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by ABQ Press
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Wendy
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
"Asleep at the Wheel of Time" which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is a blend of science fiction and the paranormal that begins when Patrick Murphy, haunted by vivid images of whales in his dreams is drawn to a beach in Anchor Beach, Maine. Obsessed with finding a secret pattern in the language of the whales, Patrick becomes lost in his thoughts while walking across a sandbar and suddenly finds himself floundering in the ocean only to be saved by a dolphin. When the owner of a nearby General ...more
Danielle Tremblay
I got this book in GoodReads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review.

I don't know what to think of this book. I had fun reading it. It's well written. But I felt that it'd be better for children or young adults, because there is too much happening all at once: a telepathic guy, sea mammals communicating with us, extraterrestrial trying to help us (or them: the mammals)...

Green Peace wouldn't deny this book's value, because its subject is not really science fiction but environment and the surv
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Anne Martin
Nov 03, 2014 rated it liked it
I mixed up a review for the maze runner and one for this book. Nothing here to do with war, but a fantastic tale of nature helping human beings when a huge comet threatens the earth. It is attractive as an idea, but maybe a little hard to believe in. Even though we know the sea mammals are intelligent, to get the idea they would have come from space and be ready to sacrifice themselves to save the earth is... a bit strange. Add to that the importance of brothers, even if they do not know they ar ...more
Lance Dill
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book, by Michael Gray grabbed me on the first page & easily held my attention throughout. It is a science fiction, ostensibly about a large (very large) comet headed toward earth & a concerned alien race trying to warn the our own race, but there's so much more. I found myself wrapped up in this story, staying up too late each night, but this book is hard to put down! From the believable characters interacting with each other, the clock ticking down, & the surprising clairvoyance
of the main
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Michael Gray
Mar 15, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
As the author, I won't write a review. But "As;eep at the Wheel of Time" still holds my interest when I crack it open. I would definitely like to know what others think. My hidden--now not so hidden-- agenda, in placing my own novel (about Gaia and how our species is not doing well by our home or the other beings with whom we share it) I was trying to develop a foothold in "Goodreads" from which to create an "Author Dashboard". Now that I've done that, and rated a bunch of great books, I'm ready ...more
Jonathan Ring
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Won in a goodreads giveaway

Thoroughly engaging. At first I wondered how I was going to like it due to the use of dolphins and whales in the tale, but suprisingly it captivated me. The characters are fairly well fleshed out and I took particular interest in their backstories when provided. For those looking for a good book, you can't go wrong with this one.
Barbara
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This story kept me coming back for the next chapter! The characters were brought to life as the story progressed. The underlying message of earth's stewardship is only part of the tale. Overall a very good read.
Rebecca
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Unlike anything I've read before. This book is very intense and sucks you into the story after the first page.
Deborah
Nov 06, 2014 marked it as another-to-read
I won this book through the goodreads first reads program.
Sean Hall
Aug 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Well-written and good development of plot. An emotional, spiritual, environmental thriller.
Sonya
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
Won this book on goodreads. Really wanted to like it. Tough getting into, Author chose to flip charachters by chapter - you just start getting into a charachter and you are flipped to another. At about page 154 the charachters combined and it started to get a better flow, once the story really got moving I was really enjoying the book---However, the ending left much to be desired. One entire group was somewhat dismissed and you never get to know what happened to them. It, for me, was not a satis ...more
Ben Smith
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, books-i-own, sci-fi
I received this book for free from Goodreads Giveaways.

This book was truly ok.

The concept was rough all the way through. I'm normally fine with some odd concepts in my sci-fi, but it seemed so forced that I just couldn't get into it.

The characters were hard to empathize with or even slightly relate to. This was just made worse by the epilogue that made you like most of the main characters even less.

That being said, there was something, though I can't put my finger on what it is, that kept me com
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Jarod
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
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I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

The book started out pretty good, but about halfway through, the story moved from the characters experiencing the events to the events being reported to the reader. The characters motivations and choices were also a little vague and a few of the plot points did not make sense to me.
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