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Charles Dawson is trapped 100 million years in the past. Trying to survive from day to day in a world of dinosaurs he devises a plan to change his fate. As he begins to write messages in the soft mud of a nearby stream, he can only hope they will be found by someone who can stop his time travel. Professor Ron Fontana and Professor Ray Taggit, scientists with opposing viewsCharles Dawson is trapped 100 million years in the past. Trying to survive from day to day in a world of dinosaurs he devises a plan to change his fate. As he begins to write messages in the soft mud of a nearby stream, he can only hope they will be found by someone who can stop his time travel. Professor Ron Fontana and Professor Ray Taggit, scientists with opposing views, each discover the fossilized messages. While attempting to save Charles, Professor Fontana, his daughter Lauren and their friend Danny are forced to join Taggit and his group of mercenaries. Taggit does not intend to rescue Charles Dawson, but to force Dawson to travel back in time to gather samples for Taggit's fame and fortune. As the two groups jump through time they find they must work together to make it back alive as this fast-paced thriller climaxes at the very moment the age of dinosaurs is ending.*Second Edition....

Title : Written In Stone
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ISBN : 25701024
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Written In Stone Reviews

  • Greig Beck
    2019-04-10 01:07

    Every now and then I read a book that I wish I'd written - 'Written in Stone' by David Rhodes is one such book.It has an opening chapter that blew me away - imagine you created a time machine and then find yourself trapped in the time of dinosaurs. How could you warn yourself in the future not to travel back? Rhodes' description of the scenery and creatures was magnificent, intense and thrilling, and I recommend this book to every action/adventure lover. 5/5 Stars.

  • Sue
    2019-03-25 18:29

    I downloaded and read this book because I was intrigued by the premise of humans and dinosaurs, and the first chapter had me excited to keep reading. Unfortunately it was a LONG slog before it got back to them. The book reminds me a lot of Michael Crichton novels in that it uses "science" to put up an interesting scenario that ultimately goes bad, and in how flat the characters feel. The dialogue is very trite and feels forced, even painful at times. For instance, two entire pages dedicated to discussion about the old Negro Baseball League, which has nothing to do with the book or plot, but feels more like a ham-handed attempt to establish that two characters shared an interest, and the author just indulging in his own interests. It was such a strange segue that it really stood out. The prose itself is clean, almost no typos (rare these days!), and with enough description to picture most of what was happening. Really, it was the dialogue I had the most trouble with. You also know you're in for a bumpy ride when you explain the "science" behind the what allows the time travel by having your smart guy basically say "I'm smarter than anyone in this room, so I won't bother to try to explain how this works."

  • A. Rick
    2019-03-30 23:16

    I liked this one.A dinosaur book that doesn't disappoint. The character development was good and I liked that the 'bad' guys got to be redeemed before ... you know.I'm not one for the 'paradox' angle, but the author was consistent and it worked within his constraints. Well worth a read.

  • Roger Blair
    2019-04-10 01:15

    Not worth your timeStarted out ok but about halfway through I gave up on the characters. Unbelievable dialogue amount the characters. Cute winks, hands brushing, geez.

  • Mark
    2019-03-25 23:15

    Audiobook version. The most useless scientists and gullible goons find themselves thrust back in time to the dinosaur era where they are marooned when their machine returns without them. Doing everything wrong they can, they wander through the prehistoric wilderness trying to survive until their automatic rescue capsule arrives. A really good tale let down by bad characters and their awful decisions.Note to the audiobook authors. Never use this woman again, and try removing coughs, sniffs, external noises, machine clicks and apologies from the track before publishing it.

  • Sharon Bandhold
    2019-03-31 23:24

    Absorbing, despite what anyone else saysI read a huge amount of time travel books. This one surprised me by having a very believable plot, great characters, & so many different kinds of dinosaurs that I got really curious about them & kept looking them up. One thing I would suggest is a little more editing--the 1st chapter was rife with commas in the wrong place, or none where they should've been which almost lost me. I would particulay recommend this book for 10th-12th graders & those who want an enthralling, fast-paced time travel story. Quite enjoyable.

  • Brian
    2019-03-27 02:24

    A good story in the hands of a poor writerThe story was good. It had an excellent premise and enough action to keep it moving. But the writing itself is error prone, repetitive, and badly in need of an editor. It would also help if the author learned the difference between "to," "too," and "two."

  • Tonya Henry
    2019-03-20 19:14

    Great descriptions, horrible dialogue

  • Sach
    2019-03-23 00:06

    Enjoyable book despite the T-Rex sized plot holes. I love dinosaurs so I'll take a Dino book even with the shortcomings. Of which there were many. Writing style and rather limp dialogue not the least of them.The biggest problem, Dawson goes 120 million years, writes a message on mud and dies. In the present, they discover it and he doesn't go back 120 million years but to different times, and doesn't die. Now who the hell wrote the message that prevented him from going back to 120 million years ago?Second, he suspects Taggit might pull a fast one so puts in place an elaborate plan B in case things go south. Then before the last jump leaves the cage voluntarily giving Taggit the perfect opportunity to pull the said fast one. If that's true I refuse to believe that guy invented time travel.But overall the characters were fun and Dinos, well Dinos are Dinos so what's not to like?

  • John Lybrand
    2019-04-01 22:10

    Not a bad book, but not much original in the genre of time travel. The original bit is the idea of traveling back to the time of the dinosaurs, and I admit it made the book worth reading. However, the frame built around the dinosaurs is mostly just action/adventure time travel stuff I've read before. The final twist is also clever, but the very end if pretty typical. I, myself, prefer more thoughtful science fiction of the action dominated type which this is. If you like the your time travel tales with dinosaurs and action, then it would be worth reading. Otherwise, I think there are better choices.

  • michael kelly
    2019-04-18 19:17

    Waste of timeThis book is not very well written. The characters are one dimensional and none of them very original. With so many good books in this world or even not so great books to read that are are least entertaining save your time by passing over this dinosaur yarn. I would say this would be a book that might be enjoyed by young readers who may be interested in dinosaurs but it is just too violent.

  • The Grim Reader (
    2019-04-17 00:22

    If, like me you love a good Dinosaur book then you should definitely check out this epic tome from David Rhodes. Like I said, it's a big book and there are a few characters to get used to. This is handled well by Rhodes, and the pacing is good. Charles is trapped in the past and it's up to professor Fontana and his team to try and rescue him, however, Ray Taggit has other ideas. What follows is an excellent adventure, not to be missed by Dino fans. Loved it. 5 stars.

  • Robert
    2019-03-24 22:19

    Ok, so this book was amazing. Simply awesome. Time travel, dinosaurs, and everything in between. The characters were superbly developed. The settings extremely detailed. There were parts of this story that made me sad and parts that made me mad. This was intended. It's hard to talk about this book without risking ruining it for other readers. All I'll say is check this out. You will not be disappointed.

  • Mandy
    2019-03-29 22:10

    The guy that wrote this was clearly smart and well researched. It wasn't even particularly badly written. Technically it was fine, but it just wasn't compelling. The characters and their relationships were dull and occasionally trite. The end dragged on forever and it wasn't even a long book. I didn't hate it, but if I didn't accidentally pick it up because I thought it was written by the other David Rhodes, I don't think I would've given it a second glance. But whatever. Dinosaurs are cool.

  • Hollie
    2019-04-19 22:25

    Great for passing the time. Loved this book. The dinosaurs, the characters and the story. Slow for the pick up but great ending. Glad I picked this book up and didn't judge it by the cover.

  • Cody Shaun Orr
    2019-04-07 01:29

    It was fun Good light reading the only thing about it is it's kind of like every other dinosaur novel I wish someone would come up with another way besides using time travel but in general it's a good book to read I recommend it . Fast pace and fun

  • virginia stricklin
    2019-04-01 21:18

    Slow HistoryThis book had a really good storyline but it took too many stops for a history lesson when it should have had action. I found myself skipping pages just to move it along.

  • Ruth
    2019-04-01 20:10

    At first, I thought this would just be a "filler book" to pass the time between other "better" ones. But it surprised me: I found myself not wanting to put it down, to find out what was going to happen next. I would even track down the next book in the series.

  • Elaine Ivey
    2019-03-28 19:15

    Really interestingI really enjoyed the imaginative world, the colors, descriptions of smells beautiful skies, it was a book i could read over and over. It needs a little editing but nothing that detracts from the story as a whole wonderful work. Support Indie artists

  • Scotts Kindle
    2019-03-31 02:03

    Good readEnjoyable read. I thought that there were some good twists in the story. I could probably shoot holes in the time travel but I enjoyed this Tory so much I overlooked all of them.

  • Kelley
    2019-03-28 19:30

    Great characters, thrilling adventure, and dinosaurs what more could you want from a summer read.

  • Susan Mcreynolds
    2019-03-31 00:10

    3.5 stars. Needed a proofreader but I really enjoyed the story.

  • Lori Spier
    2019-03-31 00:08

    Awesome dinosaur adventure tale. A mite slow in the beginning as pieces are put into place but once there, the story takes off. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Ruby
    2019-04-04 01:23

    Uncanny, wonderfulDavid Rhodes is great. I couldn't put it down. I was up till 3 am reading. It was so good. Loved the science facts and everything

  • John Vanek
    2019-04-12 19:18

    Good read. A little disappointed at the love interests in the book. But overall it was a book I don't mind recommending.

  • Ian Wardell
    2019-03-21 00:04

    A score of 67/100. Out of 175 novels read since the 1st January 2011, this is the 35th best.