©1998 Ken Grimwood; (P)2008 Tantor
World Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1988
I've been listening to audio books for well over twenty years (even before audible was available). Secretly, I wish I could be a narrator.
As a Christian, I don't believe in reincarnation or parallel universes, but the story helped me buy into the possibility. How many of us say musingly, "If I knew then what I know now things would be different"? What choices would we make differently in life: try to become rich and powerful, try to change the world, or do we simply try to become better people? Listen to Replay and find out?
I loved this book when I read it. In fact it was one of favorites for the year. Listening to it was painful. His female voices were awful - sort of like a drag queen. I've listend to numerous male narators that can do a female voice just fine.
If I had to do it over again I would just read it and skip the audio.
Very entertaining book that make you think 'what would I do if I had life to live over again?'. And, thusly, why am I not doing that now?
I found myself telling many people about the book I was reading. The concept was so interesting and could not help but create self reflection. It is one of the few books that has stayed with me long after reading.
If you are old enough to remember the 80's you will like this time travel book. If you cannot remember a time before cell phones, internet and email, you may find this book unrealistic. I really enjoyed the plot and it was always a page turner. One of the best time travel novels I have read. I highly recommend this book because the characters are ones you care about, the plot constantly keeps you thinking ahead and also for the nostalgia it brought to me of that time period. I also would check out Lightning by Koontz and Schumann Frequency by Chris Ride. This book should be rewritten for contemporary times and it would be even better!
This is the best audio book I have listened to yet. William Dufris does his usual great job, and he has fantastic source material to work with. You'll be thinking about this book, its characters, concepts and story long after you finish it. Do yourself a favor and get it.
It was a good day when I realized I could combine my two hobbies- reading AND knitting. Audible has seen me through many projects!
What would you do if you relived your life over and over again? How quickly would the novelty wear off? I selected this book on the high recommendations of Audible.com readers. It's a "credit worthy" download, interesting story, but it wasn't one of my favorites. The reader was good, but not the best I've heard.
There are few audiobooks that are so good that you feel compelled to listen again after you finish but Replay was that book for me. I didn't re-listen because I missed anything, but because I simply enjoyed it that much. The great question Replay leaves you with is what would you do differently given the chance to relive a portion of your life? It keeps you thinking and that alone is worth a good review, then throw in well crafted characters in the script and you have a classic!! enjoy the listen!
Never have listened or read a book like this. Loved the fact I didn't know what would come next. I would have given a "5" except it got a little slow in some areas.
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