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Timeline | [Michael Crichton]

Timeline

Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!
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Publisher's Summary

Michael Crichton's novel opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century. It is a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology. Information moves instantly between two points, without wires or networks. Computers are built from single molecules. Any moment of the past can be actualized - and a group of historians can enter, literally, life in fourteenth-century feudal France. Imagine the risks of such a journey.

Not since Jurassic Park has Michael Crichton given you such a magnificent adventure. Here, he combines a science of the future - the emerging field of quantum technology - with the complex realities of the medieval past. In a heart-stopping narrative, Timeline carries you into a realm of unexpected suspense and danger, overturning your most basic ideas of what is possible.

©1999 by Michael Crichton; (P)1999 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

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    GARY Clay City, IL, United States 08-13-10
    GARY Clay City, IL, United States 08-13-10
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    Very captivating book, I did not wish to quit listening. Fantasic reading. Thought I Was there.

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    Jan 03-07-08
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    "Hated it from start to finish"

    While listening to this book, I kept thinking this is like watching a child play with cardboard cutout dolls. The 2-dimensional characters are all alike (and none very like-able), the dialog is boring, contrived and predictable, as is the plot. Even the narrator was not that great; his accents are truly dreadful. Seriously, nothing took me by surprise. It was an obvious and boring story line from start to finish. Save your money for something entertaining.

    I'm not the biggest fan of Crichton's work but have enjoyed some of it before. This book, however, is really low end. You'd seriously have to be a die-hard Crichton fan to enjoy it.

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    Lowraod 09-22-06
    Lowraod 09-22-06 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointed"

    Mediocre story, sub-par reader. You could see most plot twists coming a mile away. The story line is very simplistic, the language was very common place, the characters very one dimensional. This was my first Crichten book, and this book gave me no reason to try another.

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    A. Abbo 09-07-05
    A. Abbo 09-07-05 Listener Since 2005
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    "Great story telling"

    An impressive historical revirew of the time period.
    Great story telling!
    Warmly recommended

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    Michael DALLAS, TX, USA 03-07-05
    Michael DALLAS, TX, USA 03-07-05 Member Since 2014
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    "Boring, too long by half"

    I found this book very long and boring. Everything that could go wrong to the characters, did, over and over and over again. I skimmed through the second half of the book and listened to the last chapter and I don't feel that I missed anything.

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    Steve 02-21-05
    Steve 02-21-05 Member Since 2006
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    Crichton at his best. I rarely leave reviews but this was the best one of I have read.

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    Shari-Lynn Flatts, Bermuda 09-05-04
    Shari-Lynn Flatts, Bermuda 09-05-04 Member Since 2011
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    "Timeline - Don't give up on it!"

    I downloaded this book and after the first 3 hours I just didn't think I could really get into it. A friend encouraged me to go back. I started it again and then I couldn't put it down. You definetely have to be ready to immerse yourself into this period but once immersed, you don't want the story to end. I even found a tear or two rolling down my cheek at the end..! This book was so very enjoyable that I then rushed out to watch the DVD!

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    Anne perth, Australia 06-16-04
    Anne perth, Australia 06-16-04

    perth to broome ..long distance roadtrain driver

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    wow.wow.wow. I listen to audio books constantly while driving long distances....and this book was hard to stop listening too, I had to get to the finish...it was so enjoyable. I think it will be hard for other books to live up to this one. Very discriptive,it was like being there. I will be listening to it again...over the next few weeks.

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    Martin wakefield, N/A, United Kingdom 10-31-03
    Martin wakefield, N/A, United Kingdom 10-31-03
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    "awesome"

    This book is a must ,it was easy to follow and well narrated.
    IT did feel like i was in the past.

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    10-06-03
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    "Great Story"

    I really enjoyed this story and recommend it to others. Good suspense and I liked the characters.

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