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Publisher's Summary

In 1988, 43-year-old Jeff Winston died of a heart attack. But then he awoke, and it was 1963; Jeff was 18 all over again, his memory of the next two decades intact. This time around, Jeff would gain all the power and wealth he never had before. This time around he'd know how to do it right. Until next time.

©1998 Ken Grimwood; (P)2008 Tantor

What the Critics Say

World Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1988

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    Mitchell London, OH, United States 02-28-13
    Mitchell London, OH, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth it."
    What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    At times, yes.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    danny lawrence Charlotte, NC USA 02-23-13
    danny lawrence Charlotte, NC USA 02-23-13 Member Since 2006

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Entertaining sci-fi story"

    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?

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    Daniel 02-22-13
    Daniel 02-22-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Couldn't stop"

    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.

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    M.W. 12-07-12
    M.W. 12-07-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Interesting Concept"

    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.

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    Melanie L 12-04-12
    Melanie L 12-04-12 Member Since 2016

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    "What would happen if ..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Replay to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jeff. Very authentic.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    Witty, calm, likable, charming.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Tom 10-27-12
    Tom 10-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I thought I was listening to Bill Clinton"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The storyline was interesting and kept me thinking about how I would act (and what decisions I would make) in similar situations.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 08-07-12
    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Pretty interesting"

    The reader did a good job bringing the book to life. I liked the premiss.

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    Delberta 08-06-12
    Delberta 08-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Worth reading!"
    What did you love best about Replay?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Storm Norman, OK 07-31-12
    The Storm Norman, OK 07-31-12 Member Since 2012

    Audible is Awesome. Like to 'read' when I am driving. The Sooners will win big in 2015

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    "Short and Sweet"

    A very nice read....good to the last word. Storm Seal of Approval!

    Give it a try.

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    Dann Los Angeles, CA, United States 07-16-12
    Dann Los Angeles, CA, United States 07-16-12 Member Since 2009

    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.

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    "Relive your life ..."

    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.

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