Original Novel #10: Freedom Run
back? We've got to be out of our minds," I heard Jack say
door to the Imagination Station whooshed shut, enclosing us in
the machine. I'm Matt Booker. Jack Davis is a good friend - the best,
especially since he's willing to go back with me. Let me explain.
knew we weren't supposed to be nosing around... but earlier,
Jack and I were in Whit's basement workshop, checking out The
Imagination Station, when the craziest thing happened. All of a
sudden, we were back in 1858! Cool? Not exactly. We're talking
pre-Civil War here - before "emancipation," when
slaves were given their freedom. If only I had paid more attention in
to make a long story short (you can read all about it in Dark
Passage, "Adventures in Odyssey" book #9), I had been
captured by slave traders, and it was up to Jack to find me, in fact.
In fact, I had just promised Eveline, a runaway slave, that I would
help her find her father, Clarence, when - bam! - Jack and I
were instantly back in Whit's basement. Well, I couldn't break my word
to Eveline, so Jack agreed to return with me to help her and Clarence
make their way to freedom along the Underground Railroad.
sure hope we can fix everything, though... and quick!
McCusker is the creative content director for Focus on the Family. He
has been a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and drama since 1979. His work
includes over forty published novels, full-length plays, dramatic sketch
collections, and song lyrics. For the Adventures in Odyssey
series alone, he has written over 200 half-hour radio episodes, eighteen
novels, and two screenplays for the best-selling animated videos. He has
dramatized many classics for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre,
including A Christmas Carol and Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford.
He also wrote and directed the Peabody Award–winning Bonhoeffer: The
Cost of Freedom and created the highly acclaimed Father Gilbert
Mysteries series. Paul lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his
wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.
Fans of the long-running audio series
Adventures in Odyssey can hardly remember a time when there wasn't a
Connie or a Eugene--or an Imagination Station. But there was. Now step
back in time as these exciting novels whisk you away to the days before
the popular radio show. Set in a time before the radio show, these
stories often reference the beginnings of inventions like the
Imagination Station, familiar characters like the Barclays coming to
town, and other AIO references that fans enjoy.
first part of the story takes place in Dark
This novel is no longer available,
however, this book has been re-released in a new multivolume
edition, Point of No Return.
longer available from Focus on the Family.
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