The Ministry of Time (Compact Disc)

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By Kaliane Bradley, George Weightman (Read by), Katie Leung (Read by)
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A truly unique take on the time travel story. While this book is certainly a science-fiction novel, it seamlessly blends historical fiction and romance as well. This is a fun and fast-paced adventure that explores deeper subjects such a belonging, yearning, and how even our smallest actions create ripples through time.

— Kait

May 2024 Indie Next List


The Ministry of Time is a rare story that mashes up favorite time-worn tropes β€” from Star Trek to spy thrillers to Victorian romances β€” in a crucible of colonialism and the pitfalls of diversity in a near-future London. Oh, and it’s sexy as hell.”
— Amanda Qassar, Warwick's, La Jolla, CA

Description


A time travel romance, a speculative spy thriller, a workplace comedy, and an ingeniously constructed exploration of the nature of truth and power and the potential for love to change it all

In the near future, a civil servant is offered the salary of her dreams and is, shortly afterward, told what project she'll be working on. A recently established government ministry is gathering "expats" from across history to establish whether time travel is feasible--for the body but also for the fabric of space-time.

She is tasked with working as a "bridge," living with, assisting, and monitoring the expat known as "1847" or Commander Graham Gore. As far as history is concerned, Commander Gore died on Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 expedition to the Arctic, so he's a little disoriented to be living with an unmarried woman who regularly shows her calves, surrounded by outlandish concepts such as "washing machine," "Spotify," and "the collapse of the British Empire." But he adjusts quickly; he is, after all, an explorer by trade.

Soon, what the bridge initially thought would be, at best, a seriously uncomfortable housemate dynamic, evolves into something much more. Over the course of an unprecedented year, Gore and the bridge fall haphazardly, fervently in love, with consequences they never could have imagined.

Supported by a chaotic and charming cast of characters--including a seventeenth-century cinephile who can't get enough of Tinder, a painfully shy World War I captain, and a former spy with an ever-changing series of cosmetic surgery alterations and a belligerent attitude to HR--the bridge will be forced to confront the past that shaped her choices--and the choices that will shape the future.

An exquisitely original and feverishly fun fusion of genres and ideas, The Ministry of Time asks the universal question: What happens if you put a disaffected millennial and a Victorian polar explorer in a house together?



Product Details
ISBN: 9781797176901
ISBN-10: 1797176900
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Language: English