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Beyond Broadhall

(The '86 Fix #2)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  2,148 ratings  ·  154 reviews
The concluding installment of the acclaimed time-travel novel.
To read the first installment, search for 'The '86 Fix' on Amazon.

After his miraculous weekend in 1986, Craig Pelling returned to a future he could never have envisaged. Even by his own hapless standards, his plans have spectacularly backfired. Everything he tried to fix is now broken, and a bleak, lonely e
Kindle Edition, 311 pages
Published February 3rd 2017 by CrestaPress Publishing
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This is the sequel to the brilliant The '86 Fix.

Although it lacks the innocent magic of the first book, it's still a great read. Hapless Craig now finds himself back in 2016 after his weekend in 1986, but it's a very different 2016; his meddling hasn't gone exactly to plan and there are some truly heart-breaking moments when he discovers just how much some things have changed. There are are also plenty of heart-warming moments though, with the book being a gorgeous mix of sorrow and hope without
The Cats’ Mother
Beyond Broadhall is the sequel to The ‘86 Fix, and unusually for me, I read them back to back, because they’re actually more like two parts of the same story, and you absolutely need to read the first one for this to make any sense. I’ll confess I was disappointed by Book 1, which was slow paced with too much tedious detail in the narrative, but I enjoyed this second instalment a lot more. It would actually have been better if the author had edited the two into one complete long novel, but they’ ...more
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first

I really loved The 86 Fix and this, the sequel, is even better. Very funny, nostalgic and kind of sad in places, I was completely gripped by Craigs adventures and didn't want them to end. Can't wait for more from this promising skilled author. Highly recommend!
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is not literature and I doubt it will win any prizes but it won my affection.

Superbly spun with enough references to the 80s to make you wince, it ties up the tale beautifully and does it effortlessly.

Read it. But make sure you read the 86 fix first!
This is the sequel to The '86 Fix but before reading this book you must read The 86 Fix. It will only make sense and the impact of the story strong if you read in order. I would also recommend that you read both books together as they are one story spread out over two books.

The story immediately follows on from The 86 Fix as a middle aged man named Craig Pelling begins to experience the consequences of his time travelling actions in 1986. He changed his pathway not to mention the pathway of quit
Miss Louise Wright
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best book for YEARS

Just absolutely loved every page. Loved the way we weren't kept waiting for some answers. I'm going to read them both again next year!
Mrs G S Charlton
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I've read both the books in the series in very quick succession, they are beautifully written the characters are so real and the situation is too.
The lasting impression make me wonder if I could go back in my life what would I change ? I feel very grateful for those around me and I think I'll appreciate those things a lot more now having read these stories.
Thank you for writing two wonderful books.
David Way
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant sequel to the first book that makes you think about life decisions

Highly recommended but read the first book before reading this one.
These are his first two books and extremely well written.
Sean Randall
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Is it really so hard to proofread a book? If you don't understand the use of a word, then don't use it. You're selling something immutable, that will have your name attached to it for years to come.

"unchartered teritory", not to be confused with "uncharted",
"It would be amiss of me" - "remiss",
"but that only exasperates the problem" exacerbates.

and those are just the 3 that I remember, having finished the book 5 days ago. These things really detract from a story, because it's almost like someon
Mark Bowden
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As with his first book The ’86 Fix, Kieth’s second book about time travel was also fantastic, entertaining, nostalgic, laugh out loud & happy moments, tearful & sad moments, what a joy to read & again finished it in a day. ...more
Marbeth Lynch
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Entertaining, funny with a wise message

I get it, you don't have to fix the past to improve your future, you start where you are, in the here and now and take action to change, if you do nothing, nothing happens. Loved this sequel, it kept me guessing. It had exciting action along with twists I couldn't have seen coming. Loved it and look forward to reading more from this author
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The ending I had hoped for!

I have just reviewed the first book which I read yesterday. Thankfully it is a bank holiday so I got book two this morning and have spent the morning totally engrossed. What a fantastic writer. Had me completely hooked. Write more!
Keith Nixon
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read

A well written conclusion,good fun and nicely rounded off follow up to the fix 86 I will be reading more of the author's work
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read!
Graham Bowden
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Great Series

I really loved both books in the '86 Fix series.

Very funny, nostalgic & also sad in places. Was really gripped by Craig's adventures and it's the sort of book you don't want to end!

If you like time travel books this is for you!
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm sad I've finished it!

Fantastic book. I immediately downloaded this after finishing the first book and tore right into reading it. Loved it. It ties up all the stories from the first book and was a fantastic read. I'm bereft I'm finished!
Phil Altimas
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keith-a-pearson
a great follow up and a great end to the novel
i loved the story and the characters
pity there is not a book #3
Miss Dizzy Read
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finished the first of these 2 books this morning, had to read the whole book 2 (the conclusion) today!! Loved it!
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A time travelling fix

I read the two books of this story avidly. My interest peaked in the first couple of pages,and was maintained . I enjoyed the narrative, was intrigued throughout, a good satisfying story. I look forward to more of the authors output
Rachel E  Wray
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant conclusion

Part 2 of the 86 books. Which I thoroughly enjoyed! I got engrossed in the characters and the plot line. Very well written and very enjoyable. Funny witty an interesting premise for anyone who wondered what if...?. (Which I think most of us have..!) . The ending I hoped for.
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
While the previous novel was a coming-of-age story, as seen through through the eyes of a grown man, this novel is a story of midlife crisis. It’s a continuation of the MC’s life. The basic message is “you don’t need a magical fix in order to improve your life; it’s never too late to change—just suck it up and do it.”
M Clarke
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, another table successfully turned....

When I got a few pages in I thought to myself "Oh no, the ongoing misadventures of Craig Pelling, one little pot boiler at a time" and nearly returned the book. But I'd used my Amazon Prime one free book a month option from the lending library to get this and decided that I would persist despite my trepidation. I guessed a few bits right and few wrong. And it was well worth it. A tangled web indeed, coming to a satisfying and unexpected conclusion. Even
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
You have to read this with book #1 ending on a cliffhanger.

Unless you don't mind unresolved cliffhangers, of course.

I like this author, I like some of the other stuff he's written. I just didn't like this. Craig is a d*ck. This doesn't noticeably change over the 2 book series.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want my heroes to be perfect; helping old ladies over the road, being nice to kittens and saving the day every time it goes wrong. But I'd like it if there was something to make me warm to them
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WARNING: Make sure you read The 86 Fix before reading this. The best way to read is The 86 Fix immediately followed by this. They should be sold as one book really as don;t resolve on their own, but are brilliant read back to back.
It's a very clever working of the time travel genre, and because it deals with the actions and consequences of one man, rather than life as we know it (like most) it makes it very personal and really makes you think and question your own decisions. Although it's light
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sequel to THE '86 FIX, and read just as quickly. This was a more introspective and less fun ride than its forebear, but no less fascinating, with the author taking time to reveal the consequences of Craig going back in time and dabbling with a few things... a few things that end up causing so many alternative ripples, some good, most less so. The conclusion, without revealing spoilers, is that it's better using the time you have to make the right choices and learn from your mistakes, rather th ...more
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Yep. Pearson continues to amaze.

NOTE: Pearson could certainly do with an editor. The hyper-correction of “and I” rather than “and me” after prepositions is more than a little irritating, and he does it Every Single Time. There’s also a scattering of bear/bare errors. It is also annoying that no one drinks/downs/gulps/anything—they “neck” it. They always “neck” it. Always. But by far, the most obvious (and annoying) is using the strange—to my ears anyway—sat/stood construct. Instead of “He was st
Joe Stamber
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Following on from Craig Pelling's attempts to fix his own and several others lives by travelling back to be his 16 year old self for a weekend, he finds himself back in middle-age with his plans having spectacularly misfired. Beyond Broadhall picks up from where the first book left off, taking the reader on Craig's journey when he returns from the weekend in his teenage body. Keith Pearson has produced a decent sequel, with the same mix of comedy and tragedy, as we follow the hapless Craig's adv ...more
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi
I dove into Fix #2 minutes after finishing the first - goes without saying!

Long story short, not as good as the first, but still pretty enjoyable.

Pearson wisely chooses not to do a replay of the first book, much as I'd love to see one. Instead he takes a turn and a couple of sucker punches, and presents you with a proper sequel. A bit longer than it should have been, its main drawback is that the story arch is not as prominent and therefore the whole of it feels a bit flat. Gets a bit soppy in p
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beyond Broadhall is the sequel to the author's debut book, The '86 Fix.

I know I wasn't alone in clamouring to find out what happened to Craig after his time-travelling adventures in the first book, and "Beyond Broadhall" picks up as Craig is being released from his institute to rejoin a society that thinks he died as a teenager.

As with the first book, there are some hilarious, touching and downright sad scenes which the author paints a picture of through his excellent writing.

Highly recommended
Amber Thompson
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book I have read by Keith Pearson and I just love his writing style, he manages to create a great balance of light hearted comedy and real gut wrenching heartbreak.

The main character Craig was so relatable and endearing I felt like I knew him on a personal level which made this book all the more tense to read because I wanted it to all to work out for him in the end!

As much as I loved reading all three of Pearson’s books I’m happy the ending didn’t completely rip my heart out
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