The when I read the plot summary of Replay, the movie Groundhog Day popped into my mind. This book, however, reminded me more of Stephen King's 11-22-63. I enjoyed the characters, the twists and turns and most of all the ending. It got me wondering how my choices would change if I could do it all over with memories in tact. I wasn't bored for a moment and would highly recommend this listen!
I know how difficult it must be to narrate a book, and I find it equally difficult to criticize someone who can do a hell of a lot better than I could. Dufris did a fine job. I felt that he may have been a little monotonous at times and that, maybe, he could do more with his range of emoting. Compared to the best, I'd give him three stars. Compared to the majority, I'd give him five. So...four stars it is.
At times, yes.
Replay has a basic plot that hits home for me. I'm always interested in the "what if I started this over with the knowledge I now possess" conversation, and Grimwood hit the nail on the head in many ways. In many ways, he did not; however, this is HIS story and, all in all, I have a great deal of respect for its entertaining qualities. I would recommend it to anyone.
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I enjoyed this story quite a bit. Jeff Winston goes back to his youth with his current memory in tact on multiple occasions each time changing things as he can and trying to figure out what is happening. Meeting others like him, they try to figure things out. How many of these things would you do?
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Once I started listening to it, I couldn't stop. The whole time travel idea has always fascinated me. This audiobook answered some of the 'what ifs' we'd ask ourselves, if we traveled back in time. I highly recommend it. The narrator was decent.
Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.
This book will probably appeal to those who remember the 60s-80s, as that is the period that the character re-lives over and over again. It was an interesting concept and a good read. I probably won't listen to it a second time, but I don't consider it a waste of a credit.
I liked the way the character tried something different during each "replay," sometimes with unintended consequences!
If you liked the Time Traveler's Wife, you will probably like this...even though they are different in their approach.
Jeff. Very authentic.
Witty, calm, likable, charming.
I've always been intrigued by the thought of reliving my life, knowing then what I know now. This book took me on such a journey over and over again, testing out what would happen during various scenarios. The ending was a happy and hopeful one. Can't wait to read another book by this author!
Yes. The storyline was interesting and kept me thinking about how I would act (and what decisions I would make) in similar situations.
I'd say that Jeff Winston was my favorite character just because his observations/reactions helped to tie all of the characters story lines together, put yourself in the story and think about how you'd react under such extraordinary circumstances.
As I said in the headline... I thought I was listening to Bill Clinton every time Jeff Winston would speak. William Dufris did a great job characterizing each person but his "Jeff" voice kept me picturing "Bill" going back and reliving each life. It was funny in a sense but it didn't take away from the story in any way.
I listen mainly while I commute to/from work. There are lots of intriguing events in the story and I did find myself sitting in the truck a little longer just to get to a point where I was able to break away from the story for a while.
I liked the fact that everything wasn't neatly wrapped up at the end of the story. Some things just can't be explained and while there was some degree of closure, I thought it was good that the author didn't find a need a to force a complete explanation at the end.
Although the first section of this novel was predictable, and I began to think it would be a long slog to finish, the plot suddenly took a twist I hadn't expected and wow! Suspenseful and gripping to the end, and REPLAY ends up being a novel well worth reading.