it took new twists and turns just when I need it to and I was a fan of the performer as well. great listen.
The story is fantastic with plenty of tension and plot twists and turns. Best time travel story I've read to date.
The narrator sounds like a hillbilly or woodsman of sorts, and made it difficult for me to enjoy the characters dialogue. Would have been better, for me, without the folksy accent he read the story with.
One of my favorite audiobooks I've ever listened to. I was drawn into the book right away, and never lost interest, was never bored, never found it tedious despite it being a story about repeating ones life over and over. The beginning did remind me a little bit of Stephen King's 11/22/63, but that feeling was short lived (made me wonder if King was inspired by this book).
I was reading a book a day back in 1986, so I have no idea how I missed this novel. I'm so glad that it was featured in a recent Audible sale and that the write-up sounded promising. Grimwood's story is meticulously well-researched and nicely told. It is a romantic tale, in the end, and a lilting fantasy which focuses neither on hard-science nor heavenly influence, and in that it offers somethiing for everyone. The age of the novel and the passing (in 2003) of the author excuse (barely) its vague misogyny; shallow, idiotic women were the norm in science fiction for generations. But all of the characters in Replay are heavily-sentimental, so maybe that's just me, overreacting. William Dufris does a fine job voicing the characters.
Anyway, if anyone ever wonders where Stephen King get ideas like the one he had for 11.22.63, I have a good idea!
This is an unusual combination (at least in my experience), all the more surprising considering the book’s premise. It’s is filled with historical references, maybe too many for some, but I found them interesting. The main character is likable—a nice guy, and the choices he makes are believable. I’m not usually a big fan of existentialist writing, but I found this story thought-provoking rather than annoyingly intellectual (if you know what I mean). I especially enjoyed the author’s exploration of relationships, which play a major role in the book. The narrator’s tendency to over-read the characters thoughts and references irritated me so much at first, I wasn’t sure if I could stick with the book. I eventually learned to appreciate what a great job he did with the voices, though. I could tell from each voice who was speaking—including the four different women in Jeff Winston’s life/lives.
This book choice was a last minute quick decision without reading reviews. I went into it without any expectations and was pleasantly surprised it was a very good book. Even more surprising I did not figure out the ending before it's time for me to. this book is definitely worth a credit
Where has this book been all my life? It seems like anyone who gets his or her hands on Ken Grimwood's 1986 novel Replay can't wait to tell someone else about it.
I imagine Replay would have a different impact on an individual at different points in their life, and for that I look forward to rediscovering this book again in the future. I wasn't halfway through when I was telling anyone who would listen about this book. There is something universally appealing of the premise of getting a do-over. Grimwood checks off all the essentials on time traveler's to-do list: Attempts to stop a major catastrophe check. Bets on sporting events and wins big (à la Biff Tannen in Back to the Future), check. Gets the girl(s) over, and over; check check check. Published in the mid 1980's, Replay holds up very well for readers nearly 30 years later.
This thought provoking book is a great page-turner at times it feels like it should be a summer blockbuster film. I was most surprised at how much I reflected on my own personal experiences and choices I have made in my life. Would I like to do them over again? Would changing them have caused more serious consequences? Replay makes you think about your current and future path in life and will be a book that I will be thinking about for years to come.
I was surprised to see so many people critical of the narration. William Dufris does a fine job in telling the story. My only issue would be his portrayal of female characters was subpar, but not enough to take me out of the story.
Perhaps at times Replay is a bit overindulgent in trying to capture too much of the past. But I found most of the experiences to be delightfully rewarding. I look forward to doing my part in passing on Replay as it was passed on to me.
It was a great story that kept your attention. I sat in my garage at home many times because I didn't want to stop listening.
11/22/63 by Stephen King. He got his premise for his book from Replay and I can see the correlation. If you like this book, you MUST read 11/22/63!
To put it nicely, I HATED his narration. Several times I thought about getting it in paperback so I could read it in a normal voice. His "female" characters voice was awful and he made the narrator sound exhausted all the time. Took away from the book for sure.
When he lost his daughter Gretchen and grieved over that, it was sad.
Get a new narrator and this would be a 5 star book easily!
I am a professional photographer, a motorcyclist, and an avid reader and listener. I enjoy history, business books and
This is a great audio book and a great story. At first, when I listened to the sample I thought the reading was going to be just OK, but the story line was interesting so I gave it a try, but as I listened to William Dufris narration I found it was perfect for the subject, not boring at all. and the characters became people you can identify with, you can put yourself into their place as things happened to them as they went through each rewind. I think we have always wondered what we would do differently with our life if we had the chance to go back and live it again, but what if we had to go back again and again. Great book and a great listen. On of my favorites.