John Smith, World Jumper Book One: Portal to Adventure

Rated 4.31/5 based on 16 reviews
Waking, hospitalized with amnesia during World War I, "John Smith" quickly realizes he is not like other men. John can travel to parallel worlds, seemingly through the power of his own mind.

In this first serial, he not only learns of his power when it is triggered in the stress of combat, but visits an Earth still trapped in an ice age. More
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About E. Patrick Dorris

In my forty something years I have generated a very broad set of experiences and interests, but through it all, I have always read. It seems that at times it is harder to find books that enthrall me, although admittedly I am behind on my reading, so I decided to start writing the kind of stories I'd want to read.

I have always had stories in my head, they intrude at the strangest times. At some point, I discovered that when I took the time to write them down, more stories kept pouring out. There are so many ideas I have, it seems like there won't be enough time to get to them all. I'm starting with one story, in one particular style. But other stories, in different styles are coming. Stay tuned.

My goal in writing is above all to entertain.

Thank you in advance for giving me that opportunity.

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Review by: NorthridgeBob936 on June 12, 2018 :
I liked this story. It reminds me of John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I hope the author writes more, but it has been several years since this book was released. Easy and fun reading since the plot line isn't predictable
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Review by: Hannes Birnbacher on June 13, 2016 : (no rating)
It's a quite intelligent parallel world novel. Written in the first person, it is not too dramatic; the hero just describes the author's ideas, which is not too exciting.
In my pesonal rating system, two stars for "worth reading".
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Review by: Matt Eliason on Aug. 12, 2014 :
I enjoyed it and appreciated the historically based language.
Please feel free to read some of my works also http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/aussiematt
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Review by: Norman Howard on Sep. 6, 2013 :
I have just finished reading this and found it fascinating. The first person narrative makes the story more personal and involves the reader much more.

Clearly there is much to be disclosed about John Smith and I am hoping that we will be able to read some of those disclosures in the sequel.

I understand the author is currently writing/editing the second book, and cannot wait for it to be available.
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Review by: Michael Paul on May 6, 2013 :
As soon as I finished I went to find the as yet unavailable sequel.

In many ways this is a classic sci-fi fantasy adventure, and is an enjoyable, light, quick read. I wanted to find out more about the world, the characters and was eager to discover how the different plot lines resolved. The first person pas narrative didn't even bother me after I became accustomed to the author's easy style.

Some criticism includes repeated use of divine intervention, many unresolved plot lines, several too convenient coincidences, a confusing constantly twisting plot, and several questionably relevant characters.

One of the better free books I've read here yet. Looking forward to the sequel!
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Review by: abernathalot on Jan. 7, 2013 :
This is an easy read to pass the time and is enjoyable. It is written in the first person and though there are some contradictions I enjoyed the adventure.
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Review by: Cade G. Mace on Sep. 27, 2012 :
Since I am a huge Burroughs fan I thought the writing style is great, and I much prefer books without all the swearing and sex in vogue today. I really enjoyed the story and am eager for more, just can't find it yet. Keep up the good work.
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Review by: Richard Vendelbo Nielsen on Jan. 27, 2012 :
This review applies to the whole series (or at least what i've read, part 1 to 9)

I like the first person perspective used. It really adds to the immersion. And the whole concept of the main character learning about his special powers. It reminds me of the Morcyth Saga.

I really like the style: first person action. You see from the main person's perspective what he does, thinks, and plans.

I think that the reason the main person was so detached from the situations was that maybe it was a part of his powers, to be able to think clearly, and objectively in stressed situations, or maybe it was a sideeffect of getting a hole in the head :)
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Review by: John Rosenberg on Oct. 30, 2011 :
I liked it. entertaining, intriguing.
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