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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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    Ausbin Centerville, GA, USA 09-10-03
    Ausbin Centerville, GA, USA 09-10-03 Member Since 2001
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    "Timeline"

    One of the better books that I have had a chance to listen to. I only listen to books while driving and I found myself wanting to stay in the vehilce to finish this book. It is complete absorbing and one that I would highly recommend to all fans of science fiction.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edmund United Kingdom 08-19-03
    Edmund United Kingdom 08-19-03
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    "Very good!"

    I had a very large problem with this book, i couldn't turn it off!!

    As other customers have said, it's non-stop action and they arn't wrong. Highly recomend any sci-fi fan to listen to this one as soon as possible!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James D. Johnson Canfield, Ohio United States 08-17-03
    James D. Johnson Canfield, Ohio United States 08-17-03 Member Since 2014
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    "Crichton finally did it"

    After reading all but one of Michael Crichton's novels, I have been left with only one complaint: the man doesn't know how to end a story. He seems so involved with this own story and he involves the reader so well that neither wants to quit. But in "TIMELINE" he brings closure to the story in the best of ways. I commend him and recommend this novel to all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Hampton Cove, AL, USA 03-07-09
    Ronald Hampton Cove, AL, USA 03-07-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent, Finally Counter to Enviromental Wackos"

    I enjoyed the story, the narration, and the useful perspective on the whole enviromental wacko movement/ global warming hoax. It was great to hear a good story interweaved into such devisive issues and witness the courage of an popular author to address them despite the sway of the popular media/drive-bys/sheep. Rush Limbaugh recommended this book and I hate to tell you liberals, he was right on again!

    9 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    N. Speroni 01-26-04
    N. Speroni 01-26-04
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    "Waste of Time"

    I couldn't finish this audiobook...such poor character development!! I did not care about these characters. In fact, I am so turned off by this book I will probably NEVER read (listen to) another Crighton book again. YUK and then some.

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    Ruel 11-15-08
    Ruel 11-15-08
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    "audible needs a rating system..."

    Great book! However, I personally am OFFENDED when I hear the "f" word. There needs to be way to know before you buy a book if the author has used it or not. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way. That said, I loved the story and the style of writing.

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    Jennifer Primrose Austin, TX USA 07-01-04
    Jennifer Primrose Austin, TX USA 07-01-04 Member Since 2002

    For me it is not the genre, but the skill of the writer to bring in a picture, an emotion, to make me laugh or cry, or fade into their words

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    "Swashbuckling learning"

    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...

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    Ron Atkinson 11-25-03
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    "I love this story"

    I love this story and I can relate to merrick. I would really like to live in that time period.

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    John Fortune Louisville, KY United States 10-09-03
    John Fortune Louisville, KY United States 10-09-03 Member Since 2001

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    "Don't Think, Just Enjoy !"

    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 !!

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    Katherine M. Dewees 10-03-03 Member Since 2001
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    "My favorite audiobook ever!"

    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!

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