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From award-winning author D. L. ORTON comes book three in the Between Two Evils series. Shannon fights to stay alive inside a rogue biodome and discovers something totally unexpected... Peter. Lani is forced into the role of the reluctant heroine but rediscovers her street-kid mojo and sets out to find everything she's lost. Diego receives another dirty sock (and a note) fFrom award-winning author D. L. ORTON comes book three in the Between Two Evils series. Shannon fights to stay alive inside a rogue biodome and discovers something totally unexpected... Peter. Lani is forced into the role of the reluctant heroine but rediscovers her street-kid mojo and sets out to find everything she's lost. Diego receives another dirty sock (and a note) from the fireball express: The window between universes is closing. If Diego has any hope of getting back to Iz, he must get to the Magic Kingdom and fix the time machine before it's too late. What could possibly go wrong?...

Title : Dead Time
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ISBN : 9781941368169
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Number of Pages : 414 Pages
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Dead Time Reviews

  • Vicki
    2019-01-09 15:12

    Book three in the series has me really glad that I read all three books. I love Diego and I love that he is written with a good heart. He has made the series for me. I like Shannon, but I always pull for Diego. He has been steadfast throughout all three books. I like that there will be a new generation with additional characters. The action in this book was phenomenal and kept me racing through the tense sections at breakneck speed. I love the way Orton writes. The characters are such that I am drawn tot hem and invested in their journey as well as their outcome. I suggest you read the series from book 1 and find out for yourself how this Dystopian Time Travel book suits you. It truly sets a high bar in entertainment.

  • Petra
    2019-01-09 13:23

    My original Dead Time audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.The third book in the “Between Two Evils” series starts off right where Lost Time ended and continues the story from the perspectives of Diego, Shannon, and Lani. Diego is still in an alternate universe 20 years in the future trying to get back to his own time and his Isabel (hopefully). Shannon is held at the biodome occupied by a herd of misogynistic zealots. In the meantime, Lani wants to go rescue her daughter, Shannon, but also has to find a way of saving the inhabitants of her biodome, which is failing. Summarizing the plot briefly is virtually impossible. There is seriously a lot going on and I don’t want to put in spoilers. To say the story line is complex would be an understatement, and to have any chance of following the plot and all the clever little nuances, these books should definitely be read in order starting with Crossing in Time. It’s pretty impressive how D.L. Orton keeps things straight and manages to create such exciting, different worlds. I think the most amazing thing though is how real the characters feel and what they are going through. Yes, this is science fiction, time travel, apocalyptic worlds, adventure, but all the emotion involved and the way the relationships between various characters is depicted is incredible. I would highly recommend this if you enjoy stories with well-developed characters, like some romance and are not averse to exploring alternate realities.In contrast to the second book, this one contains non-stop action. It is really fast paced and although it is twice as long as the previous book, the end came far too soon. I was enjoying it so much. Out of the three books, this one is definitely my favorite so far. The story arc regarding Shannon was absolutely terrifying and gripping. But then Ms. Orton inserts little breathers and some humor. I loved the scenes between Diego and Isabel and how the banter between them, reminiscent to book 1, came back to life here.But I would also like to add a trigger warning: some scenes depict violence against women, which sensitive readers/listeners may find disturbing.I was happy that this one didn’t end in a mighty cliff-hanger. The ending was very satisfactory and left you with a promise of more excitement and adventure. I am very curious to find out what’s next in store for Diego (and Isabel). I’m hoping the fourth book will be out soon!Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard continue to narrate the series. I have praised their teamwork, their timing, their accents, their consistently fantastic voices often enough, I don’t know what else I could possibly add. Their narration makes this story come to life in a very special way. Full stars.There were no problems with the production of the audio.Audiobook provided for review by the audiobookreviewer.com

  • Alison
    2019-01-02 14:20

    Where to start?First off, although I won't spoiler anything in this book I will have to recap the first two books (imagine the cheesy voiceover) just to remind readers what happened in them. Fair warning, I'm pretty sure you won't understand what is going on if you haven't read the two preceding books - this can't really be read as a stand-alone.Diego and Isabel can be viewed as star-crossed lovers. They were in love, argued and didn't see each other again for twenty years. They got back together just as the world was overtaken by a disastrous plague which scientists accelerated in their futile attempts to engineer a cure. A group of scientists investigate a mysterious falling asteroid which contains a formula, a sock and Diego's name. What they discover is a way of looking into alternate universes, by viewing these universes they determine that Diego and Isabel's failed first romance is somehow the common factor to the alternate universes that survive. They attempt to send Diego 20 years back in time (to an alternate universe) to stop them from breaking up but accidentally send him 20 years into the future. In this reality Diego's former best friend, Dave, (who was the catalyst/beneficiary of the original break-up) has designed and built a series of biodomes to keep safe what is left of humanity in the continental US.Are you still with me? Diego arrives outside a biodome where a young girl, Shannon, is outside in her biosuit. She and her mother Lani rescue Diego and heal his broken bones (he landed in a tree and fell a loooong way down. Diego is immune to the virus which wiped out 99% of humanity, the result of another gift from the asteroid, but the nanotechs that give him immunity are keyed to his DNA - they don't work on anyone else. As an added kicker, Diego met Lani on the night the asteroid hit earth, a few months ago in his past but 20 years ago in hers. At the end of the last book Diego, Shannon and Madders are flying to meet Dave so that he and his scientists can study Diego's blood/ DNA and try to design a cure for all. Diego also wants to find the Magic Mountain, a subterranean city populated by the army/ scientists who sent him forward in time, he hopes that in this reality they may have attempted something similar. Unfortunately, they can't refuel at one of the other biodomes due to bad weather and have to land at a biodome run by a group of misogynist religious devotees who kidnap Shannon but let Diego and Madders free, they then marry poor Shannon off to the head honcho's spotty son. Oh, and Shannon is Dave's daughter.Whew! Just to make life more confusing, Isabel has actually been sent 20 years back in time and has met the other Diego on that timeline. Also, people often go by different names both because their names are literally slightly different but also because they use nicknames or refer to people by their surnames in the different realities, added to which Diego often uses different aliases!Also, I might have got some of the above wrong.The trouble is, when I try to tell you about what happens in this book it's all spoilers. There's Dave's wife (which I guessed), but then there's also what happens with Shannon and her new husband, and then what happened to Diego (or James as he was called in this reality). There's what Lani does and what Diego does ... and I can't tell you any of it!Suffice it to say, Diego discovers more similarities between his reality and the alternate reality 20 years in the future than he might have realised, questions are answered and more are raised. Leopards don't change their spots ...Loved it, can't wait for the next one. I wonder what has happened to Isabel.I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

  • Sally Lindsay-briggs
    2018-12-25 13:18

    I loved this book. It was very exciting and I enjoyed the continuting saga of all the characters in books 1 and 2. The characters were very real and vital. This virus that contaminated their world is something that could happen to us in the real world. Let's hope that there are some savy scientists that will help us out. Come out with the fourth book soon Ms. Orton. Thank you for my free adventure in reading.

  • Jess' Reads
    2018-12-29 18:30

    Coming off of books one and two, I was familiar with the characters and the story as a whole so I was all too eager to get into this to see what would happen next in this gripping, time-travel based suspenseful mystery. Personally, it helped to become familiar with these two works first because Orton pulls you in right into those works. This one was no different as it continues the story from book two, Lost in Time.Dead Time surrounds favorites Diego, Shannon, Isabella, and Lani—among others in the aftermath of the previous apocalyptic destruction and the aftermath as first discussed in Crossing Time—concerning where they left off. At first, it felt as if there was an overhaul of characters and I’ll admit there were many which cause a little difficulty in remembering who was whom and how they were connected. But, the further I got, it got easier to pinpoint the vital connections between characters as well as where they'd left off. Speaking of which, one of the characters that I followed consistently was Shannon, who was kidnapped by a bunch of religious zealots (because “fear of dying makes you do some crazy shit”) and subsequently forced to marry with this disgusting den of predators.Her story terrified me. Even as Orton tuned the reader into each of the other characters of the story, I couldn’t wait to get back to hers to find out what happened and if she would get freed. I was also drawn to her because of the personality illustrated in the passages. It seems that she experiences what we all would go through emotionally in such a situation or any other hopeless case that might take place in our lives; despair, denial, hopelessness, desperation, determination, fight, and the like. Orton gets props from me for making just this character alone with such a real embodiment of the human condition. This is one of the aspects that I loved in the writing: the emotion. There was more showing than telling. Even with a subject matter so seemingly far-fetched as time-travel, the details of emotion and other aspects is woven together with just the right amount of realism to broaden the suspense and mystery.So, if you like mysteries with an edge of time-travel, thrills, and romance, I suggest you pick this up. I give it four out of five stars.

  • Jenny
    2019-01-03 15:30

    More of our favourite characters! Yet the author makes it difficult for us, as we have the original Diego and Iz that we love and are rooting for, and then there are the variations on Diego and Iz from the other universes - whom we also want to be ok! Other characters have been introduced that we care about - Shannon is the focus for a lot of this story and her part of the story fits well into the main story yet could almost be a short story in its own right - quite interesting, but very different. The ending of this novel I found much more satisfactory than the previous book, and the author is certainly not afraid of introducing more characters. There was an Epilogue that was a teaser for the next book in the series, reeling me in, and then the first chapter of it - back to Tego! I am so glad the author has varied the names slightly, to make it easier for us, but one thing that does delight me is the ease I am having of keeping all the different characters in their different universes sorted in my mind - very well written.Again, this book could be read as a standalone novel but much more benefit would come from reading the previous books in the series. Am I hooked on this series? Of course, who could read this series and not want to know where those seashells, socks and spheres have come from?

  • Inishowen Cailín
    2018-12-30 14:29

    After reading the first two books in the series I was on tenterhooks to find out what happened to Shannon. Her story arc was terrifying, suspenseful, exciting and surprisingly it had a little sweet romance.I loved that the story unfolded from the P.O.V. of the different main characters. Diego's quest to travel back in time and save his world also made riveting reading. The story of the alternate Isabelle and James was quite sad but I loved how their story concluded.Dead Time is incredibly fast paced and exciting read. Any fans of sci-fi, romance or adventure would be sure to enjoy this series.

  • Inishowen Cailín
    2019-01-16 14:13

    After reading the first two books in the series I was on tenterhooks to find out what happened to Shannon. Her story arc was terrifying, suspenseful, exciting and surprisingly it had a little sweet romance.I loved that the story unfolded from the P.O.V. of the different main characters. Diego's quest to travel back in time and save his world also made riveting reading. The story of the alternate Isabelle and James was quite sad but I loved how their story concluded.Dead Time is incredibly fast paced and exciting read.Any fans of sci-fi, romance or adventure would be sure to enjoy this series.

  • Anne (The Reading Life)
    2018-12-25 16:05

    Holy shit my head is going to explode. *What is going on...?*I received a free copy for an honest reviewFirst off, don't try to skip a book in this series and pretend that you can just pick off right where's it left off.(lesson learned)So let's start off with the first book (because if I don't summarize this entire series you'll have no idea what I'm talking about too in my review anyway). Basically first there's Deigo and Isabel who were in love but then separated because of a misunderstanding, and then they met again and got back together as second-chance lovers right (literally right at the actual moment) the world went downhill to shit. Then at the same time, an asteroid came in with a pink-fluffy-unicorn sock, a formula, and a note with Deigo's name. And then it took them about 5 pages to realize that Deigo and Isabel are star-crossed lovers (literally) whose first failed relationship was the cause of universal destruction. At this point things were so complicated I found myself could care less for the romance (sorry no offense). Also shockingly this idea is not cheesy at all (the whole star-crossed lover thing). In fact, it's pretty original and terrific. So they decided to send Deigo back twenty years to prevent them from breaking up basically to save the entire universe but a fricking idiot accidentally send him back to 20 years in the future instead of in the past, while Isabel will later be sent back 20 years in the past. Yeah you think it's already done being complicated.So Deigo landed a longgggg way down (literally), resulting in a broken leg (this is already at book 2). There he met a young girl Shannon and her dearest mommy Lani. And if things still aren't complicated enough, he landed at perfect timing the night the asteroid hit earth. Timeline update: to her it's 20 years ago, to him it's a few months back.Oh and did I mention that Deigo is immune to the plague that wiped out like 99.99 percent of humanity too? And that he started to have a little complicating 'thingie' with our dearest Lani here, which (thank god) didn't last long. Now by this point my head has been banging on the table for 5 minutes.Basically the end of book 2 equals to 'let's try to find the cure from honey Deigo's golden blood'. Also Deigo was trying to find this place called Magic Mountain, because he wants to go back to his original time and wants them to try and find the cure with his blood then. But then there's some sort of fuel problem due to weather issues (what, it's an airplane now?) and of course that's not possible. Then a group of really annoying misogynist religious pieces of shits came in just because the author feels like there are not enough things going down to shit, and kidnapped Shannon but let Madders and Deigo free (for some, god forsaken reason). Then poor Shannon was married off like the the ancient medieval times to the clan gang's son, and Shannon is dick face Dave's daughter. Yes the same Dave who originally married Isabel and then divorced and then Isabel got back together with Deigo, that Dave. And ends up he was married before too to Lani, and now there's the possibility of her and Deigo...My head is officially bleeding now on the table while I continue banging on it.Back to Isabel. She time traveled back 20 years in the past successfully, so now the whole saving-relationship-and-universe thing officially rested on her shoulders. Wait, did Deigo and her meet again in that timeline?My brain is leaking out of my cracked skull right now. Still banging.Yeah, I think I missed something though.Oh then there's Shannon who met another guy named Peter, and a dirty sock with a note that said: "The window between universes is closing". Yeah, the book is totally not stressful enough. Oh. My. God.What could possibly go wrong?I am never reading a time traveling book again.Overall this is a really good book that I swear D.L Orton must be some sort of secret-government genius in order to pull off (I'm totally serious. That woman needs to make her IQ public).Also I think I made my brain gain 10 IQ points so I can write this review and understand this book in general.My summary reaction to the book, it's amazing, but seriously, if I have heart problems I'll seriously die of cardiac arrest while reading a book in this series. I will still be looking forward to the next installment though (I feel like I will regret saying that).

  • Keith Moser
    2019-01-06 14:24

    [Full disclosure: I received a pre-publication copy of the manuscript to proofread but my review is unsolicited. I just need to review every book I read because #OCD]I really enjoyed the world & characters that DL Orton created in her first two books—Crossing in Time & Lost Time—and I was looking forward to reading more of the series and finding out how our heroes save the world!Dead Time picks up right where Lost Time left off—Shannon has been kidnapped by a bunch of backwoods religious nutballs while Diego is stuck in C-Bay where this universe's version of his true love Iz can't stand to look at him.We find out Shannon was taken to be put into an arranged marriage, Bella (this universe's Iz) believes Diego is her universe's James who supposedly died twenty years earlier, oh and yeah, some of the biodomes might be in danger of collapsing... I'm really interested in the outline/plan Orton has for our characters. Crossing in Time set up an amazing idea—a multiverse-ending apocalypse that can only be prevented by some time-travelling, star-crossed lovers. Lost Time explored one alternate universe as one lover got sent off course to fix everything. Dead Time stays in that same "wrong" universe, is the longest book of the series so far, and doesn't really focus on the apocalypse much at all!There is a lot of drama within this one universe, but I'm still left wondering what is happening with Matt back in Earth Prime, what's happening with Tego in his universe, and where was Iz taken as she was nearly dying at the end of book 1?I love the ideas and characters and story lines—but there are just so many balls in the air, it's hard to remember all the details from previous books (like a note from Book 2 that appears in Book 3 or even the fact that Lani, one of the three main characters, was the street-smart girl in the first few chapters of Book 1 all grown up!). I can't help but imagine this story as a movie, but it's hard to figure out what pieces of the puzzle would make a quality film. The first two books each end on huge cliffhangers, but since I'm not a screenwriter, I guess it doesn't matter much...Orton does more of what she's done previously—alternate chapters with different narrators (once again Diego, Shannon, and her mother Lani). The differentiation seems to be getting slightly better from chapter to chapter—there were a few Shannon chapters that really felt like they were the thoughts of an 18-year-old girl. There's fewer R-rated scenes (none really that I remember) but still some nice romance between different sets of characters. One relationship feels very much like Diego-Iz relationship with the way the two fight (but perhaps that's done on purpose?)My only main complaint is the ease with which everything wrapped up in the end. It felt a little too convenient (perhaps a deus ex machina situation) how everything that needed to happen was able to happen as time ticked down. Looking back, I wonder if there could have been a different split point between Books 2 & 3 that may have balanced the lengths a little more and given the final few chapters here time to grow and events happen in a more realistic manner.Still, we're learning a few more details about how the time travel machine works (it feels a little like a McGuffin) like how it targets the universe it's traveling to. But we still have more to learn (like why the sock, where are the notes coming from, and how are the targeting "beacons" gathered and sent between worlds?) so I'm sure I'll be back for Book 4. Even if I don't get to proofread it!

  • AudioBookReviewer
    2019-01-01 19:05

    My original Dead Time audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.The third book in the "Between Two Evils" series starts off right where "Lost Time" ended and continues the story from the perspectives of Diego, Shannon, and Lani. Diego is still in an alternate universe 20 years in the future trying to get back to his own time and his Isabel (hopefully). Shannon is held at the biodome occupied by a herd of misogynistic zealots. In the meantime, Lani wants to go rescue her daughter, Shannon, but also has to find a way of saving the inhabitants of her biodome, which is failing. Summarizing the plot briefly is virtually impossible. There is seriously a lot going on and I don't want to put in spoilers. To say the storyline is complex would be an understatement, and to have any chance of following the plot and all the clever little nuances, these books should definitely be read in order starting with "Crossing Time". It's pretty impressive how D.L. Orton keeps things straight and manages to create such exciting, different worlds. I think the most amazing thing though is how real the characters feel and what they are going through. Yes, this is science fiction, time travel, apocalyptic worlds, adventure, but all the emotion involved and the way the relationships between various characters is depicted is incredible. I would highly recommend this if you enjoy stories with well-developed characters, like some romance and are not averse to exploring alternate realities.In contrast to the second book, this one contains non-stop action. It is really fast paced and although it is twice as long as the previous book, the end came far too soon. I was enjoying it so much. Out of the three books, this one is definitely my favorite so far. The story arc regarding Shannon was absolutely terrifying and gripping. But then Ms. Orton inserts little breathers and some humor. I loved the scenes between Diego and Isabel and how the banter between them, reminiscent to book 1, came back to life here.But I would also like to add a trigger warning: some scenes depict violence against women, which sensitive readers/listeners may find disturbing.I was happy that this one didn't end in a mighty cliff-hanger. The ending was very satisfactory and left you with a promise of more excitement and adventure. I am very curious to find out what's next in store for Diego (and Isabel). I'm hoping the fourth book will be out soon!Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard continue to narrate the series. I have praised their teamwork, their timing, their accents, their consistently fantastic voices often enough, I don't know what else I could possibly add. Their narration makes this story come to life in a very special way. Full stars.There were no problems with the production of the audio.Audiobook was provided for review the author.

  • Damien
    2019-01-17 18:34

    This is the best book in the series so far. There are a few small niggles which I'll get to in a minute. But overall its great and I agree with the other reviewers who say Shannon's story in particular stands out.What impresses most about DL Orton is not the prose itself(don't get me wrong it does the job) and rather her ability to conceptualize complex story lines that interweave between now three different universes. I think that ability stood out more in this book than the other two. I don't know if her brain is just that big, if she has some inspiring muse whispering in her ear, or if she just has a team of of consultants helping out with complex converging and diverging plots, but whatever her secret is it works. Short of much more famous novels I've rarely seen such complex interweaving plots handled so well.I found the part where another sphere crash landed with a new message particularly intriguing. Where did it come from who sent it? Future Diego? Tego? Some other version of Diego we haven't met yet? We are led to believe it was future Diego but I'm not sure it was. I don't know and I'm glad I don't. I think the book merits a tiny bit of criticism though. Lani's story was a bit lacklustre compared to the other two and the main characters definitely have too much plot armor. Lani just happens to be immune, Diego just happens to arrive at the Bub at the end and just happens to meet the right people first despite thousands of others being there and so on. But most notably 3 books into the series and Doomsday which has killed almost everybody on the planet seems completely inept at killing anybody in the series who has more than two lines of dialogue. It's hard to be truly afraid for a character when you just know the author has made all the main characters unkillable.But don't get me wrong those are fairly minor quibbles. This is definitely the best book in the series so far. I was a little on the fence about continuing with the series after the last book but now I'm very interested in seeing what happens next.4.5 stars - almost 5 but not quite mainly due to the plot armor and minor quibbles.

  • Laurie
    2019-01-04 17:21

    Dead Time is the third book in the Between Two Evil series by D.L. Orton. This novel continues the theme of syfy and time travel that fans have come to enjoy in D. L. Orton's work. Dead Time picks up exactly where book two ended and provides first person POV from Shannon, Lani, and Diego. All three characters are dealing with the consequences of their choices in past books and are desperately trying to find a way to survive. I truly enjoy having multiple POVs in novels, especially when an author can make you feel like you know what is going on and still surprise you, with Dead Time does. This novel is an incredible book to read! While the first two books focused on the science and story creation, Dead Time is based more in the emotions and thoughts of the characters. Each character feels real and struggles in their own ways with how the world is dying and what their place in the world should be. D. L. Orton does a fantastic job at creating a detailed rich environment, without giving the reader too much science or background. I enjoy the research she has done in providing scenes that transition quickly and help the flow of the story. I have read books in the past that can often get confused with the tone of voice for multiple POV, but it was very clear who each character is and the reasoning behind their actions. Dead Time does have mature content and readers should be aware of this (i.e. aggressive language, abuse, and threats of rape). D. L. Orton manages to tackle very sensitive subjects in a way that enhances the storyline instead of making it feel like a plot-filler. As with the previous books, I think to explain the premise of this book would do more of a disservice then a favor. The secrecy and surprise of finding out how everyone relates and interacts is an important part of the story and one which can only truly be appreciated by reading the series.I would recommend Dead Time and the entire Between Two Evil series to fans who love to take a journey while reading. Dead Time is a quick read but is full of emotion and details that you will not want to put it down until you finish.

  • Gretel
    2019-01-19 14:17

    I have to start out by again being absolutely stunned by Noah Michael Levine's narration. I really missed out by reading book 2 instead of listening to it. My only complaint was that Lonnie's little brother sounded too much like Shannon's beau. Erin DeWard's narration was also pretty fantastic and definitely more impressive this time.I listened to Dead Time nearly a year and a half after having read Lost Time, and I'm certain I would have gotten more out of this installment had I read the books back to back. It was a little tough for me to get into the groove in the beginning - I think it would have been easier for me had we started with Diego instead of Shannon.Overall I have fewer complaints. The biggest thing that irked me was (view spoiler)[how Shannon thought it was okay to leave the women and children to fend for themselves to go back with Lonnie. I would have expected at least some discussion of the possibility of getting some of this crowd to relative safety - even if they would have refused. Shannon didn't seem to take getting this group to safety as a priority at all. I thought that Peter clearly had this in his mind to some extent... but it was dimmed by his conversation with Shannon about their relationship and letting her be free of him.(hide spoiler)]. There were a few other things that I felt should have been dealt with more thoroughly, but honestly, that would be nit-picking and, at this stage of publication, are not worth making a stink about.This is a beautiful series, and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to experience it. However, I am fearful that there are big pieces missing from my memory of the overall story and that I might not get enough refreshers to ever actually understand how all these pieces fit as I'm not usually one to re-read books. I feel lucky I didn't need to remember where Tego or Iz or anyone from Diego's universe's mountain left off this time around... because I'm drawing a big huge blank regarding nearly anything from book 1 that wasn't linked directly into book 2 somehow.

  • Jaide
    2019-01-16 13:29

    D.L. Orton's Dead Time (Between Two Evil's #3) continues where Lost Time left off, with the kidnapping of Shannon by the crazies at the biodome where Mathers and Diego had stopped to gas the airplane. The books in this series are both character and plot driven, and throughout all three novels they remain true to form. Diego makes some astounding discoveries in Dead Time, which allows him to understand and continue with his mission--to find his true love, Isabel, the love that crosses all time, space, and even alternate universes. Diego remains the stranger in the strange land, searching for answers in this current alternate universe. Shannon's story adds intrigue and interest in her attempt to escape her kidnapping, while Lani has to work her own doctoring magic at her biodome despite her desire to rescue her daughter. There is so much going on to grab and keep my interest, and additional information is given on certain characters that make it almost impossible to put the book down, yet Orton leaves a bit of mystery again in the end.D.L Orton continues to end her book on a cliffhanger, but in this case it works by keeping the anticipation built up for the fourth book. I have fallen in love with the unique love story of Diego and Isabel, and I want to know what happens next! Only an author with superior talent can bring characters to the forefront of my mind on a continual basis, and D.L. Orton goes beyond delivering time and time, and time again.

  • K.S. Agustin
    2019-01-18 15:18

    With her daughter, Shannon, being held captive in a dilapidated biodome inhabited by religious zealots, Lani decides to rescue Shannon, by herself. However, an accident in the Bub causes her to reconsider her plans and leave her daughter’s fate in the hands of someone else. Shannon, realizing how right her mother is, finds herself in a world where men greatly outnumber women and the very few women left treat her with contempt. In the midst of them is Peter, a beacon that shines brightly in Shannon’s life.Meanwhile, Diego is faced with the greatest surprise of his life so far, and what more, he receives another note reminding him that his time is running out and instructing him to find the Magic Kingdom.The mystery and excitement continue in this third book. Consistently told in conversational tone with a fairly steady pacing, the story is just as exciting as the first two books, Crossing in Time and LostTime. DL Orton keeps the readers in suspense by alternating three subplots: Shannon in Catersville, Diego in C-Bay and Lani in the Bub. I find all subplots quite engaging, though with a teenage romance in the mix, Shannon’s story appears to be the most exciting. The other two, however, offer unexpected turns of events and surprising revelations that held me captivated until the end of the book. I find the ending very satisfying with one loose end tied up pretty neatly with a promise of more exciting events to come in the next book in the series.

  • Jeanie
    2019-01-07 13:20

    Bravo, Bravo! This is the 3rd book of the series and it ranks up there with my review of the first book! I loved the constant but not overwhelming action. You really have to pay close attention when dealing with more than one universe where there are the same characters (with different names) playing out a similar situation: trying to reverse the devastation of the world from a horrible virus. Keeps your mind in constant alertness.After reading the first two books I was a little more relaxed (ha) and able to assimilate the time/space references easier. I have an old brain {!} so most readers will probably take it all in stride but I would caution all...."Read the books in order!" Science fiction is not for the black/white, no grey readers and this throws in more twists than normal.Continuing the story of Isabel and Diego was the highlight but I really enjoyed the adventure of Shannon when she was left at a "rogue" biodome during a normal excursion gone bad. The only "hanging participle" I have is information on Tego....where and when does he resurface? Haven't quite figured out his significance in this story. Or maybe I missed it....Bahaha....like I said, these stories are not for the overly organized mind. I have enough trouble assimilating the material so I must give Kudos to D.L. Orton for having the amazing brain to write these stories and interweave these tales!Jeanie GGetting 5 "brain freeze!" Sheep

  • Claire
    2018-12-24 19:14

    Dead Time is book three of the Between Two Evils series and picks up where book three left off. D.L. Orton has once again shown her readers just how gifted an author she is. Dead Time is even more intriguing and full of action as the first two books.There were so many edge of the seat moments!I'm also always impressed by the authors ability to write in alternating persons so seamlessly, especially in this book where there is so much to the plot and she manages to tell the story without it being rushed and without it being so cumbersome that it drags out. The author very neatly and competently ties up loose ends left over from the first two books.The fact that D.L. Orton's is writing not just about time travel, but about alternate Universes where all her characters exist in similar yet different lives with different outcomes at the same time shows us exactly how talented she is.I loved that we get to see Diego and his alternate James aware of each other and actually interacting. The Shannon story was beautifully crafted and developed and I really enjoyed it. Such rich diverse characters, evoking love, disgust, hatred and pity from the reader.I could go on singing D.L.Orton's praises, but I won't. I'll just say that Dead Time is a fascinating enjoyable must read for all.This reader is looking forward to reading book four on bated breath.

  • Claire
    2019-01-04 19:16

    I've really been enjoying this series, the time travel and alternate reality concepts are really well done and create some very interesting situations. I'm impressed with the skill it must take to keep track of what your characters are doing in multiple realities and how that affects their personalities and their actions. The subtle differences between the realities are well done and the story line s complex since it crossed between realities.Diego has been my favorite character in the series, his way of handling everything that life throws at his s very impressive.If you liked the first two books you'll like this one as well (the series needs to be read in order). This book crossed back a forth between Diego, Lani and Shannon showing all of their stories. A great book in a great series.The narration is well done, the dual narration worked well. The character voices work well and the delivery is consistent and natural.I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Blogging Mama101
    2018-12-23 13:26

    Ok, so first of all you don't need me to tell you to buy this book - it's installment three, it's Diego & Isabel!!!I won't give anything away but I will tell you it doesn't disappoint. There's the continued romance we're all hanging on, the action, the juxtaposition of multiple worlds, new characters and subplots to explore.I love how DL Orton writes. She is gritty and gripping. Her romances are real and raw and a bit magical at the same time. And the worlds in which she constructs her epic is cleverly, accurately and believably put together.Your head may spin a lot, as you juggle the multiple layers and plot directions (or are the misdirections??? We don't know yet!) but DL Orton is adept at keeping those multiple plates spinning.The only thing I don't like about this book is that I now have to wait again for Book 4!Enjoy x

  • Jonathan Reich
    2018-12-27 21:30

    This book literally picked up right where book ended leaving me with the feeling that it was more of a book 2.5. It really should have just been one big book, but I digress. As for the content...wow. It had all of the twists you want and the talented storyline you have come to expect from Orton. It seems like a conclusion of the Diego saga and feels like it's about to get bigger somehow. Orton had me worried with the Shannon storyline and I was on the edge of my proverbial seat the entire time. If you like romance and futuristic technologies then this is the series to read.

  • Danielle Urban
    2018-12-25 19:05

    Dead Time by DL Orton is book three to an entertaining series. Cleverly written by the award-winning writer. I can see why...her talent shines forth on each page. The plot grabs my attention. Leaving alert for what may come next. Fast-paced, edgy, and thrilling to read. Dead Time takes readers from their seats and sends them forth into the book. I was hooked. DL Orton has once more captured my interest. Her latest novel is a fantasy time-travel adventure that snatches readers up....overall, I recommend this novel to all.

  • Karen
    2018-12-28 20:08

    This book is so well written and kept me glued to my kindle till the last page.And I am eagerly awaiting the release of book four because I NEED to know what happens next.The author is quite talented at world building and creating interesting characters that i feel invested in.The unique twist of a postapocolyptic world and alternate universes is so intriguing.I received a copy of this book from the author to voluntarily review.

  • Jean
    2018-12-19 18:19

    Overcoming the Impossible...This is the third book in the "Between Two Evils" Series, and it centers around Shannon, Peter, Lani, Diego, and a Magical Kindom.Each well developed character has his or her own demons to battle. Overall, a well developed futuristic storyline.Erin DeWard and Noah Michael Levine did really well as the narrators.Note:"This audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

  • Shanna Tidwell
    2019-01-03 13:25

    This is one of the best series I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading or listening to. It would make an excellent tv series or mini series. Rarely do I consume a series straight through like I did this one. There is room for so many stories from this world/s. I hope we get more. Thanks for writing such an entertaining and brilliant series and for picking such amazing narrators. I can’t wait to read &/or listen to more by DL Orton. This series has it all, time travel, science fiction, doomsday & romance. It also has humor and heart. Do yourself a favor and check these out!

  • Leanne Tovo
    2019-01-04 15:15

    There are some very detailed reviews here as far as plot lines go so I won't double up on that part; suffice to say that DL Orton is a master at weaving storylines and timelines, and keeps the intrigue going with such an easy manner of storytelling that is really very, very enjoyable. Expect to stay up late (once again) reading book 3, and be disappointed that you can't immediately devour book 4. This is really a very satisfying read.

  • Another Thyme
    2018-12-23 14:25

    After reading the first two books in this series I was pleased to have the chance to read more of this fantastic adventure story. (If you haven't already read the author's Lost Time and Crossing In Time give this one a miss until you do, it is not a stand alone book.)A time travel, sci fi story, the plot of these books is well thought out and presented and would surely enthral any fan of the genre. I feel confident in recommending this series to any reader.

  • Patricia Moren
    2018-12-24 14:06

    This is the third book in this gripping SciFi series. The action continues apace with the Biomes are crumbling and the occupants need alternatives. Diego makes it back to his own universe but can he do anything to help his own and the alternative universe. The saga continues.

  • Caryn
    2019-01-17 16:33

    Another great readPicking up with Diego desperately trying to save the important women in his life he fights against time and those with other plans. Orton keeps the pages turning as each character fights for those they love in a hostile world.

  • Lynn Worton
    2019-01-19 14:05

    This is the third book in the Between Two Evils series. I think this is the best story so far. I loved it!Diego is a fantastic character. I really liked him. He is kind and loving. In this book his cheesy/pun-y speech is not as prevalent. However, this is due to the more serious subject matter, as well as him not being the central focus as a main character so much.This story continues on from the end of book two and the reader is taken on an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. This book focuses on three of the characters: Diego, Lani and Shannon, who each have their own chapters, though Shannon seems to be the main character focused on in this tale. There are also several new characters introduced and I must say that I felt sorry for Peter and the others living under the thumb of a meglomaniac (even though he was Peter's father). I really enjoyed watching Peter and Shannon's relationship grow. They make a really lovely couple and I wish them all the best. Meanwhile, Lani finds herself facing a life changing experience and locating a man long thought dead, and Diego is still determined to return to his Isabel in his universe.Again, I found some of the story a little repetitive plot-wise, but there are a few twists that made up for it. There are also a few surprises thrown in for good measure, which kept things interesting. There is also an abundance of action, romance and danger that had me sitting on the edge of my seat more than once. This story doesn't end in a cliffhanger as such. There is an epilogue at the end that sets up the next book in the series and introduces a new character. Now I'm wondering what's going to happen next and I can't wait to find out.DL Orton has written an intriguing time travel romance. I enjoyed her writing style, which is not as fast paced as some other authors I've read but it still had me turning the pages. The flow of the story is a lot smoother than the first book in the series and this made it a more pleasurable read. I would definitely read more of her books in the future.There are no scenes of an explicit nature, and there is no mention of sexual activity (apart for some kissing) in this story. Having said that, I do not recommend this book to younger readers (under 16) due to the nature of the story, as well as some violence which could lead to a triggering event for some readers. However, I do recommend this book if you love dystopian or time travel romances. - Lynn Worton