Great book. It combines perfectly history, science, and science fiction. The story looks very believable. Attention to details makes this book a most read. I have bought the hardcover, the e-book and the audible version. All are very good. I really like to read while listening to the audible version. I have noticed some differences between the audible version and the book. But this makes audible more interesting.
Writing was poor, story was worse. Really bad. Plot lines dropped, major logical failures, predictable. Narrator wasn't awful given the atrocious material. Nothing like the quality of other crichton books. I don't think he actually wrote this.
I could not enjoy the book because of the constant cussing, especially using the Lord's name as a curse word. I find it very objectionable, and wish I had not wasted my money. I wish there were a way to get a refund.Did not even get through first hour, I don't think.
The story without the cursing and using Jesus' name as a curse.
Couldn't enjoy it.
Disappointment and anger
This is perhaps my favorite book of all time. Crichton knocked this one out of the park. The reading is also well done.
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
My husband and I both really enjoyed this book. I could not put my iPod down, dying to know what was going to happen next.
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.
A very good listen by the man himself. Adventuress with good characters throughout the piece.
I read a handful of the review here before purchasing this book, One area that was not mentioned in many of them was the narrators use of accents and tonal pitches to give the feeling of multiple readers or actors in an "audio play". I really enjoyed this part, and will look into other reads by John Llyod. In one of the other reviews there were some comments about this being a book for dealing with the "environmental wackos and Global warming hoax" I have no clue where that person got that Idea...perhaps he is just pushing his own ignorant agenda...as this book never mentions global warming or any type of hoax.
Its a gripping adventure of modern day people being thrust into the 14th century, and the harsh differences that are present, some of the scenes are a little tough to swallow...but overall I really enjoyed it.
This story started out slow and uneasy. I almost stopped listening. Suddenly, there is a twist that grabbed my attention and kept it until the end. I would have rated it five stars had the ending been not as short.
If you are new to books or audiobooks, this is a good choice. I have no regrets...
I LOVED this book. I am huge fan of historical fiction and this was a wonderful combination of current science/technology/suspense with historical action. I had a hard time walking away from it and wanted to keep listening! The narrator did a great job, which is really important to me. I was fascinated by Crichton's statements about technology, as well as about our misperceptions about history and the Middle Ages. The discussion about risk and "educated guesses" in science was very well done. I enjoyed all the characters and the suspense involved in weaving the story. Highly recommend this book!!!