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Mind the Gap (The Darius Transitions)

2.85  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  17 reviews

A fast-paced reality-bending adventure by Tim Richards.

Darius Ibrahim is not having a good week.

He's been threatened by a knife-wielding maniac on a London train, interrogated by a mysterious warrior woman beneath the city's streets, pursued by a military death squad in Melbourne, had his new girlfriend kidnapped and held hostage in Prague, and been captured and taken to

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Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Published September 3rd 2010 (first published March 22nd 2009)
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Stephanie Swint
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was a rough read for me. I loved the premise. Set in an alternate London we meet Darius, our main character. He always thought he was a normal guy, but after an altercation in the Underground he thinks he is going crazy. A a man came after him with a knife and he can't remember anything else. He woke up in a different station. He doesn't know how he got there and he is being chased by trained assassins. An unknown and mysterious woman saves him only to let him know his world - the real worl ...more
Carly
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
~2.5

When Darius Ibrahim swipes his Oyster card, he thinks he is in for only the standard dangers of travelling the Underground: late trains, confined spaces, and that peculiar variety of awkward silence that Londoners specialize in. But when a knife-wielding maniac with peculiar eyes takes a swipe at him, Darius suddenly discovers a new talent: the ability to travel between certain stations in the blink of an eye. With multiple competing groups from a different world after him, Darius’s new skil
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Yzabel Ginsberg
(I got a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)

2.5 stars. It wasn't bad, but it didn't enthrall me as much as the blurb led me to expect. It contained its lot of good ideas (I've always had a fond spot for teleportation as a power, as well as for the Tube and underground trains, for some reason), while others felt muddled and confusing.

There's a prophecy, and several parties competing around it to seize the "Chosen One" in the middle of all this; but after a while I started t
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Marjolein
Full review to come!
Koeur
Dec 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Publisher: harper Collins

Publishing Date: November 2014

ISBN: 9781460704028

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 1.0/5



Publisher Description: He’s been threatened by a knife-wielding maniac on a London train, interrogated by a mysterious warrior woman beneath the city’s streets, pursued by a military death squad in Melbourne, had his new girlfriend kidnapped and held hostage in Prague, and been captured and taken to another world. And it’s barely been three days since his
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Richard Saar
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
From the Internet Book Review

http://www.internetbookreview.com/201...

For many years I was a real creature of habit when buying books, once I’d picked an author I’d pretty much buy every book they wrote. You know how you always order the same thing at your favourite restaurant?

Well I used to buy my books the same way; looking past most other authors on the shelves because I went with what I knew and liked. Not that there was anything wrong with the other books on the shelf, I just didn't step ou
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Mike
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This hovered, for me, in the tricky gap (ha!) between three and four stars. It's either right at the top of three stars - better than mediocre, reasonably competent, some originality, and I did enjoy it - or right at the bottom of four stars: over-padded middle, under-motivated protagonist, and at least some of the time I wished it was finished so that I could read something else, which is what finally decided me on a three-star rating.

Let's talk some more about the over-padded middle and under-
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Bruce Gargoyle
I received a digital copy of this title for review from the publisher via Netgalley.

Ten Second Synopsis:
A young man finds himself in sudden possession of a remarkable power, and just as suddenly being pursued by all manner of weirdy weirdos.

I wanted to like this one a lot, but unfortunately it was just an okay, reasonably forgettable read for me. It started out well - weirdness on trains is always a surefire way to get me interested. Then there was the Aussie angle, with some of the action takin
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Anne
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Mind the Gap has too many characters and too much going on and not enough world building and character development. I put the reader down for several days and would have been happy not to bother finishing Mind the Gap because I didn't care about any one, especially Darius, our rather passive hero.

The first third of the book is Darius popping from tube station to tube station and not really giving much thought to his situation or trying to develop his abilities. Again, he sort of runs from threa
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Hazel
Jan 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
This eBook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Note: I never finished reading this book.

Mind The Gap by Tim Richards is a peculiar fantasy novel set in the present time. Darius Ibrahim was an average man travelling on the tube when a man with a knife enters his carriage. In his attempt to escape from the lunatic he finds himself locked in a cupboard one minute and then transported magically to another tube station the next. Things get weirder when it happen
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Nick Brett
Nov 17, 2014 rated it liked it
An odd one this, a bright and cheerful cover and title is slightly at odds with the content. This is sci-fi with a mirror world and a guy who finds he can travel between them, but a ;lot of people seem to be after him and he doesn’t know who to trust.
Fans of the book “Jumper” or the John Twelve Hawks books will find this their sort of thing. An alternate world, numerous fighting factions and a guy caught in the middle. Oh and maybe a slight nod to Stargate and the occasional Egyptian God.

It’s no
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Jana
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I struggled so hard with this book, it was terrible. I really wanted to love this book because its premise with Egyptian mythology sounded so amazing, but I actually ended up being so terribly disappointed. It took me three days to get 85% through this book, which is a long time for me and my reading pace, and I really wanted to push myself to finishing it, but I just ended up giving up after 85%.

I didn
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Artemiz
Nov 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
Mind the Gap by Tim Richards is an pretty good story about magic, ancient gods, parallel universes or universe inside an universe.

Anyway, there is the guy - Darius - who can all of sudden move a great distances at a blink of an eye, underground in tube/metro/subway, if the stations names are somehow similar. But that makes him a target to the guys from that parallel universe, the dreamworld/mirror image of our world. They want to use his ability, to open up the worlds to each other and to bring
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Paula
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading "Mind the Gap." The characters, plot and setting were entertaining. The concept behind the novel is intriguing - our Earth and a parallel world, Terra, created and powered by our dreams, mystic powers and unconsciousness.

The novel had a strong Egyptian motif, which I enjoyed. Mr. Richards created a rather interesting and unique fantasy.

This novel is a nice, light read for the beach, at the airport, or just for a few evenings' worth of entertainment.. And that's very nice, since
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Sara Diane
I got this from NetGalley to review.

I tried to like this book, really tried, but the writing was just poor enough that it was a distraction to me. However, if you aren't an English major who happens to also teach writing, and if you happen to just want a super silly story to get lost in, then this might be the book for you.
Melissa
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Pleasantly surprised by this read. Loved the concept of this book and the storyline is amazing. I had a difficult time putting this book down. Definitely recommend this book. (LOVED the Egyptian mythology aspect of the book).

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via NETGALLEY.
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Tim Richards is a freelance travel writer based in Melbourne, Australia. His writing has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and websites, and in Lonely Planet's guidebooks.

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