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).
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 It’s is filled with historical references, maybe too many for some, but I found them interesting.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.
How the ending of the story resolved the big questions.
It was interesting to see how they try to alter the past and what becomes of the future.
He draws out or exhibits the feelings associated with such an often stressful and emotional story.
No. I don't get moved often.
It was entertaining. In the middle of the story, I was getting tired of the repeated events. But when Jeff met Pamela, it re-ignited my interest in the story. I enjoy Ground Hog Day type stories.
The subject was interesting to me. It seems like he dealt with time travel or reincarnation in a different way.
Close to the end where their life was repeated over and over until time moved past the first death.
He has a good vocal quality. I could actually visualize the characters and scenes.
It made me wonder about the afterlife and what happens at the end. In some ways it was more frightening than an actual horror story.
This book held my interest until the end. Some books get a little to wordy or technical and difficult to follow. I usually listen while I am exercising, walking or driving and can't always give my full attention to every word. This book had clear imagery and the descriptions of people and places, made it perfect for an audible book. At least for me.
I like time travel books, but this is not the usual. It doesn't get caught up in any loop de loops or scientific paradox crap. Great story, characters and fun.
The humanity of all of the characters, how they weren't perfect.
The premise is something we all wish for, so it was enjoyable seeing him go through life making different choices.