Remember Me MOBI Ê Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 442 pages
  • Remember Me
  • Brian MacLearn
  • English
  • 10 October 2016
  • 9781432796044

10 thoughts on “Remember Me

  1. Roberto Mattos Roberto Mattos says:

    The idea of time traveling is not new but it is so well worked in an original way in this book that it will turn it into a classic in sci fi at the level of Time Machine by HGWells If you liked the movie Timeline you will also love this bookThe plot is simple A man is sent 25 years into the past in a strange black hole while he is mowing his lawn and because of his interference in facts in the past his younger daughter no longer exists in the reality he came from He also uses his knowledge of the future and an object he brings with him to the past to become extremelly rich Also some moral dilemmas need to be addressed on if he should interfere in major disasters or not and the conseuences of his acts meddling in the past will have interesting conseuences for the futureThis book is both a science fiction adventure and a tale of love that will be remembered long after the last page has been turnedI recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader who loves a very well written science fictionThis book was written by Brian MacLearn and it was published by Outskirts Press in August of 2012 I received a complimentary copy of this book for reviewing and I was not reuested to provide a positive review Opinions expressed here are my own

  2. Passion For Pages Passion For Pages says:

    This review was originally posted on Passion for Pages35 starsI’m not usually a fan of sci fi—if you glance at my review policy you will even read that I don’t accept sci fi books There are only a handful that I’ve read and liked However when I received an email about Remember Me and read the summary I was instantly intrigued On the eve of Andrew’s fiftieth birthday an everyday chore of mowing the lawn suddenly turns into anything but normal Andrew finds himself sucked into a wormhole through his “junk pile” and landing in 1985 The whole thing has a “Back to the Future” feel to it but if you read the story you’ll learn that it’s so much than a Marty McFly rip off Be prepared this story is looong Like 446 pages long But it definitely has its moments when all those pages are worth it I think what I loved most about it was the love story buried deep within the pages It wasn’t a romance novel in my opinion but the love that Andrew has for his wife Amy seeps into every page that’s written—especially when future Andrew meets past AmyThere were things that bugged me though Andrew was a tad too uick to accept what happened to him He landed in 1985 came to and was all like “Okay well obviously I’ve just time travelled which is totally not normal but I’m going to go with it and not uestion a thing” Seriously the guy didn’t even blink at being shot back 25 years I also didn’t like that he basically gave up hope of ever going back He didn’t even try to find a way to get back to the present He just accept that 1985 was where he was supposed to be and lived his life—all the while missing what he left behind I found it to be about a man starting over in the easiest way possible making bets on sports that were already played in his normal time to make money than it was about a man trying to find a way home—which is what I thought it was going to be about from reading the summaryThe author was clever of linking people together—although giving a creep like Tom the opportunity to make millions just to say close to Amy should have been a big no no And my interest started to fade about a uarter of the way though—mainly because all the author had Andrew doing was betting—but it was the last 100 pages that really caught my attention I felt that was where the story really shone and the ending surprised me All in all it was an okay read for me I expected a different kind of story but there were still bits and pieces that I thought were entertaining I definitely recommend it for the true sci fi fans

  3. Ruth B Ruth B says:

    My rating 355By some mystery twist of fate Andrew has been transported 25 years into the past Now he has to see his life move on without him and has to deal with the dilemma of interfere or not with the past What would you do if you have the opportunity to watch your life all over again? Would you try to change the past?Remember Me is one rollercoaster of emotions and science fiction Since the moment a 50 year old Andrew is living in 1985 things will never be the same Debating himself in the endless uestion of how is presence will change the future we see him taking some difficult choicesAndrew is a mature man but it doesn’t mean he has all the answers He is one of the human characters I have ever read With a profound desire of change the world for good of making it a better place his humanity is always present However there were a few chapters that didn’t made justice to his persona because it felt like he was taking the situation with an extraordinary calm when in reality we learn after that he was really affected by itOnce he decides to get in touch with people of his past we can see the future as he knows it become a blur in the horizon You cannot expect to live without conseuences even by the minimal step And it is really interesting to read how his presence changed the realityThis is a well written book with a solid background and a believable outcome It counts with excellent characters that feel human and real and the perfect amount of action and science fictionMy favorite part was the ending I’m glad that it wasn’t what I expected and I loved the emotional charge it has The final chapters and Amy’s story will definitely transmit a load of feelings that will touch you deeplyI received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  4. Brian MacLearn Brian MacLearn says:

    Remember Me is much than a story about time travel When asked I describe it as my morality story We are shaped by the events in our lives We also spend a fair share of time wondering What if The story is wrought with intrigue and sub plots but at its core is love and commitment I wanted to explore the emotional aspects of what reliving a time in the past might feel like Andrew doesn't magically revert in age; he is still fifty and a total outsider He can live a new life of wealth abandoning all those cherished people in his life or he can test time by trying to help them Remember Me has villains and heroes It also builds in intensity as the story progresses right through to the last page I debated about including the events of 911 I wanted the story to feel real and not improbable My character did what I believe most of us would want to do Being a good man is not easy when you know what is going to happen I will leave you with this last thought We all dream about changing our past but our past is who we are now We want things to turn out better but what cost are we willing to pay? Who would you be willing to sacrifice?

  5. Sheri Nolte Sheri Nolte says:

    I fell in love from the very beginning I found that I could disappear from life and get lost in this book The characters are interesting and the story was fascinating Andrew at age 50 is pulled back through time during a strange storm I found myself daydreaming about what I would do if I was transported back to 1985 You know it is a good book when you think about it even when you are not reading it Oh and the love story is wonderful Andrew lost his wife Amy when he went back in time Knowing I have never experienced love like this before made my heart flutter and also hurt imagining it all Remember Me has touched my spirit and is truly one of the best books I have ever read

  6. Kee Kee says:

    Great great great novel Time travelling without being voer the top or super unrealistic It was a very enjoyable readOnly a few small criticisma there are a few grammatical errors and some of the dialogue between Andrew and his parents seemed a bit strained Also some parts towards the middle tended to drag for a bit but they uickly pulled me back Great novel Unexpected ending which is always a winner

  7. Jane Jane says:

    This was uite an enjoyable science fiction and romantic read about a man thrown back in time 25 years into a parallel universe resulting in a change of his family history and the heartache that causes I liked it because it was not predictable what would happen I won a copy of this book from the author in the Goodreads First Reads program Thanks you

  8. Mary Mary says:

    I really enjoyed this bookit was way different than I thought it would be Also different than anything I've read

  9. Lelina Lelina says:

    My review for thereadiacscom The subject of time travel has always been an interesting one to me so the premise of this book hooked me right away Andrew Johnson is just an ‘average Joe’ who on the eve of his fiftieth birthday gets sucked back through time to 1985 by a mysterious storm that blows up while he is mowing his lawn Of course his cell phone is in his pocket and miraculously makes the journey with him There’s no internet access since the internet hasn’t been invented yet but it still contains all of his games photos and music But on this later Andrew decides that he is ‘stuck’ in 1985 after spending just one night in an old farmhouse that stands on the property where his home is located in the future I felt that he came to this conclusion rather uickly and was a bit surprised that he didn’t hang around the site for a few days to see if perhaps another storm would blow up and take him back to the present day He already seems to be somewhat conscious of the fact that his actions in 1985 could have a ripple effect on the future yet the first thing he decides to do is make contact with his parents Baffling While Andrew takes great pains to avoid his ‘past self’ throughout the book he eventually decides to also ‘out’ his future self to his sister and even has a chance encounter with his ex wife in a supermarket which somehow leads to one of his future daughters not being born The ‘loss’ of his daughter is part of what drives Andrew for the rest of the book as he attempts to make it through the next 25 years to presumably undo the damage he has done The other thing that drives him is his love for his second wife Amy who he ‘left behind’ in 2010 Or did he?In order to make a living in the 80s Andrew initially starts placing bets on sporting events that he already knows the outcome of This of course puts him on the radar of some particularly unsavory characters in the world of sports gambling So much for keeping a low profile I also found it a little implausible that Andrew could remember all of those 80s sports statistics with such accuracy but maybe that’s just me In any case Andrew takes all of his newfound wealth and forms an electronics and gaming company based on the technology he possesses in his 2010 cell phone So much for not wanting to cause a ‘ripple effect’ in the future Andrew has the foresight to turn off his phone when he first arrives in 1985 to conserve the battery life but it takes literally YEARS for him to form the company hire the employees and create the technology that can recharge his phone Somehow though his phone miraculously remains charged all that time That’s some battery lifeIn a not so coincidental twist of fate Andrew also hires on Tom the first husband of his second wife Amy as a partner in his new company This allows him to ‘keep tabs’ on Amy while pining for her from not exactly afar Tom is to not put too fine a point on it a real slimebag Why Andrew thinks it’s worth the risk to trust him is beyond me He also makes Tom and by extension Amy incredibly wealthy Again there’s this disconnect between Andrew claiming that he doesn’t want to alter history yet he almost seems to go out of his way to alter it at every turn He even finally winds up confiding in Amy who he really is although to her credit she is skeptical at firstThe rest of what happens is really too spoilery to go into at great length but I have to say that the tie in to the events on 911 seemed a bit far fetched to me Also the final forty pages of the book really had me scratching my head and I had to go back and re read passages several times to make sure that I wasn’t missing somethingOverall I would say that I enjoyed the romance aspect of the book and found Andrew’s love and dedication to Amy and his family very touching This was far from a uick read though At over 400 pages long it could definitely have benefited from some ‘tightening up’ to make the story move faster There was also a lot of ‘telling’ versus ‘showing’ in this book and in that respect it could have used dialogue as opposed to Andrew explaining ‘first I did this and then I did that’ Most distracting of all however were the numerous spelling and grammatical errors throughout It should be noted that I was NOT reading an ARC but was instead provided with a final published copy Errors like that should definitely have been caught during the editing process Also and this may just be a pet peeve of mine there were far too many exclamation points used for my liking Again this may have been distracting only to me All that being said however if you’re a fan of time travel stories you may enjoy this one

  10. Brian MacLearn Brian MacLearn says:

    Rating 50 stars Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers FavoriteDid you ever wonder what if I could live my life over again and know what I know now? Andrew gets his chance in “Remember Me” by Brian MacLearn The date is May 22 2010 the place is Amy and Andrew Johnson’s backyard with a thunderstorm very near the time is the day before the big party for Andrew’s 50th birthday Andrew doesn’t finish mowing the backyard when the storm hits and the ground shakes and nothing will ever be the same again Andrew has been swept into a worm hole and now finds himself in 1985 He is alone confused and very scared He changes his name to Peter Warren and spends the next 25 years trying to make the world a better place than it was the first time for his country his beloved Amy and his family His goal is to survive until 2010 and find the same worm and return to those he left behind Brian MacLearn has taken us to a place we all imagine ‘reliving our lives’ As I read this book I could easily put myself in Peter’s shoes and travel with him back to the past It is a time to remember and reflect on September 11th Black Monday and life in the 80s but even than that it is a time to look into a man’s heart and soul “Remember Me” has romance suspense intrigue science God and characters that become our friends and enemies Brian has a best seller with “Remember Me” It should top the lists for a very long time I highly recommend this book

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Remember Me➽ [Reading] ➿ Remember Me By Brian MacLearn ➲ – While mowing his lawn a strange storm creates a black hole and pulls Andrew back through time to 1985 leaving behind his new wife and the life he always dreamed of With no way back he tries to create While mowing his lawn a strange storm creates a black hole and pulls Andrew back through time to leaving behind his new wife and the life he always dreamed of With no way back he tries to create a life in the past The technology in his cell phone promises to make him rich beyond his wildest dreams but a brief encounter with his ex wife causes a ripple effect that erases his daughter from existence Now Andrew must try and survive the next years in the hopes the black hole will reappear so he can travel back once and save his daughter and himself But making it twenty five years is starting to seem less likely as he is plagued by bad luck It's that all it is or is time out to get him for meddling in the past Stars Remember Me has romance suspense intrigue science God and characters that become our friends and enemies Brian has a best seller with Remember Me It should top the lists for a very long time I highly recommend this book Readers Favorite.

About the Author: Brian MacLearn

Brian L MacLearn is lifelong resident of Iowa currently living in Waverly He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Business During his life he has had poetry published and written song lyrics that have been recorded in Nashville His first novel Our Heart was a Readers Favorite finalist His second novel Remember Me was a Readers Favorite Bronze medalist His n.