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.
This guy wrote a good book, but why did he have to curse Jesus name around 20 times. Pick a different cuss word, and have more audience. I'm done with him.
My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
This brought up so much emotion for my own life. It makes you examine how you live and what you've done. It's like an evaluation of how to run in life and what's the most important. One of the best books in the Audible library.
I was hooked in the first chapter and could tear myself away.
So thought provoking and what a fun read!! Enjoyed every bit of this book.
I have always been interested in the concept of living my life over again but knowing everything I know now. This book explores many of the extremes to which this concept could be taken. It is a very satisfying read.
Replay is excellent. The story has a singular science fiction premise, and it focuses on the implications and theories of that without dumping a dozen other sci-fi concepts into the mix. The characters are authentic, and you can tell that the author spent a lot of time considering how real people might handle the unusual circumstance of replaying a portion of their lives. Eventually, you'll wonder how the author is going to possibly conclude the book without a cliffhanger or just a dud ending. He pulls it off and it'll make you feel so alive in the process.
I'd love to write about the best part of this book, but I'll just leave it as a question - one that the author definitely pondered: If you were replaying your life and wondered if you were the only one, how could you find out?
I probably wouldn't listen to another William Dufris reading. The main problem I had was that every female character sounded almost the same - and that voice reminded me very much of Adam Sandler in drag on SNL. I needed to consciously look beyond that to appreciate the various female characters. Otherwise, he did a good job. There were a variety of accents, and he did a good enough approximation of them to get the point across.All this said, I've just come from reading some works read by Roy Dotrice, who is absolutely stunning, so it's a high standard.
I can't say I'd want to listen to this all at once, but I was almost always wishing my commute was just a little bit longer to get to that next part.