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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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    Alexander 03-14-15
    Alexander 03-14-15
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    "Best time travel story for a while "

    The narratar did a great job with the multiple voices. I found myself losing sleep as i was transfixed to the story, wanting always just one more chapter. Was a little let down by the ending, though not sure if this is just because I was sad that it ended. Overall 8 / 10

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    Christopher 02-24-15
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    "fantastic. great time travel action"

    Great. similar to groundhog day. If I could give more then 5 stars I would

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    S.A.A.LM North Andover, Ma USA 02-23-15
    S.A.A.LM North Andover, Ma USA 02-23-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Replay life"

    The book "Replay" gives the thoughtful meaning of the word "living".. what would you do if you have the chance to restart your life with all the experience you had in mind.

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    Steve from Wisconsin 02-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story"

    I loved this book that was filled with possibilities of changing things a person has lived through before. It's a fast listen and worth your time to explore. Steve P.

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    Tyler HARTFORD, MI, United States 02-06-15
    Tyler HARTFORD, MI, United States 02-06-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Overly philosophical and unsatisfying"

    I really liked the premise and the movements of this book. However the ending was very unsatisfying. Much of the book is taken up with philosophical rambling that gets boring if not for the interest of trying to figure out the how the main character got in the situation.

    So when the book ends with no explanation it left me annoyed and frustrated. Also there are some really large jumps in the story that are sometimes confusing.

    One other thing that bothered me was that there is way too much sex in this book. Which is a funny thing to say but for many portions of the book it's like one sex scene to the next. And since they didn't feel real or natural it felt like the author just likes writing sex scenes. Not to mention the main character seems to be able to sleep with any and every girl that he talks to. Often within one conversation. I mean seriously, most of the sex scenes in the book felt fake and put in for cheap thrills.

    There were some interesting parts but overall not worth the listen. Despite a great reader the story is just too philosophical and unsatisfying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bart 02-05-15
    Bart 02-05-15 Member Since 2009
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    "A very good story !"

    Great book with great characters. Good flow, finished in no time. Both sad and joyfull.

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    Stupid Tom NW Suburban Chicago 01-17-15
    Stupid Tom NW Suburban Chicago 01-17-15 Member Since 2015

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    "really enjoyed this book"

    it took new twists and turns just when I need it to and I was a fan of the performer as well. great listen.

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    Wild Wise Woman Atlanta, GA, United States 10-21-14
    Wild Wise Woman Atlanta, GA, United States 10-21-14 Member Since 2012

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    "An original classic"

    I was reading a book a day back in 1986, so I have no idea how I missed this novel. I'm so glad that it was featured in a recent Audible sale and that the write-up sounded promising. Grimwood's story is meticulously well-researched and nicely told. It is a romantic tale, in the end, and a lilting fantasy which focuses neither on hard-science nor heavenly influence, and in that it offers somethiing for everyone. The age of the novel and the passing (in 2003) of the author excuse (barely) its vague misogyny; shallow, idiotic women were the norm in science fiction for generations. But all of the characters in Replay are heavily-sentimental, so maybe that's just me, overreacting. William Dufris does a fine job voicing the characters.

    Anyway, if anyone ever wonders where Stephen King get ideas like the one he had for 11.22.63, I have a good idea!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Prime Time MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 07-21-14
    Prime Time MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 07-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved keeping track of the lives!"

    Great book!! Loved keeping track of the lives and how Jeffery Winston chose to live each of them. The concept of reliving the same life over and over was very thought provoking and I am sure I will remember this book as a standout. Highly recommend!

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    Patty Mc 05-19-14
    Patty Mc 05-19-14
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    "Good story"
    What made the experience of listening to Replay the most enjoyable?

    The subject was interesting to me. It seems like he dealt with time travel or reincarnation in a different way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Replay?

    Close to the end where their life was repeated over and over until time moved past the first death.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    He has a good vocal quality. I could actually visualize the characters and scenes.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me wonder about the afterlife and what happens at the end. In some ways it was more frightening than an actual horror story.


    Any additional comments?

    This book held my interest until the end. Some books get a little to wordy or technical and difficult to follow. I usually listen while I am exercising, walking or driving and can't always give my full attention to every word. This book had clear imagery and the descriptions of people and places, made it perfect for an audible book. At least for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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