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It's starts a little slow...but be patient it is worth the wait. Meet interesting characters and be introduced to future technology that might, or might not, be probable.
A eccentric group of historians get the chance of a lifetime - the chance to visit the time they have studied from books and archeological sites for years. Of course, it is not that simple. They must save their beloved Professor and return in a scant 36 hours. But that is without all of the problems which pop up...
Michael has a good start on what could be a great book. What he did not do though is convince the reader that it is possible to go to a different dimension and be in the past in this world at the same time. That is because it is not possible. I would have rather seen him use time travel rather than "sliding". There is many great action points and you really get to know the characters. The whole Jurrasic Park Idea really needs to stop.
I loved listening to Timeline. What it must be like to visit med-evil France. Care was taken to capture details of ancient history making the journey much more enjoyable. I had some trouble with the science of time travel, but didn't really worry about it. It is just a wonderful story, you'll be glad you listned !!
I've listened to this twice, and am about to listen for a third time. I scour the "racks" of Audible.com looking for a book that will rivel this one, but haven't found it yet. The story is awesome (satisfying my thirst for science fiction, and love of historical fiction). I didn't want it to end!
I thouroughly enjoyed this audio. Can't wait till the movie comes out. Hopefully it will follow most of the books characters and action.
Great book!! My wife was jealous my time spent listening to it. In the car, living room, our evening jog (took care of that with getting her an mp3 player), at work.
Chrichton is awsome. He has a way of making you feel as if you are in the story watching it take place in person. It provides a great insight to the past and the present. Your listening time will definately not be wasted with this audio book.
I listen to my audible player in the morning while I exercise. This book was so good that I looked forward to my exercise to that I could continue listening! I even exercised longer than I had planned because this book was very difficult to "put down". I am now an avid fan of Crichton. My next book will also be by this author.
This was my first Crighton book and while it was entertaining, the ending was juvenile and unprofessional. It was simply incongruous with good writing, but since I enjoyed the overall story, I choose to overlook the gaff … that is, until I learned of Mr. Crighton’s stand on global warming.
Michael Crichton has just published a novel called, State of Fear, in which he says global warming is all in the human mind. It’s my understanding that George W. Bush bases his global warming policy, at least in part, on Mr. Crighton’s opinion. This being the case, I feel compelled to speak out.
Save your book credit. ? Don’t encourage him. ? Maybe he’ll go away. ? Global warming won’t.
Holy boy, what a bad book. Or at least I feel as let down as I did after seeing The Phantom Menace: too much build up by all of my friends that have read the book, or listened to the CD. I'm definitely not a fan of Crichton's biggest suspense cop-out. "And everything's getting really suspenseful, we're starting to learn a lot about what's going on ... and that's when the door opened!" and into a new chapter. Or "If only we knew how to fix this problem" says one character ... "I think I've figured out how to get us back home." says another ... new chapter. C'mon Crichton. You write like a fifth-grader. Prey was horrible. This was worse. Folks might make fun of Stephen King, but at least the guy can write a story that makes me care about the characters and even remember their names!! I can't remember a single character's name from Prey or Timeline, and I only just listened to them this week.
Steer clear of this one.