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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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    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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    Al Brentwood, CA, United States 07-23-03
    Al Brentwood, CA, United States 07-23-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Awesome adventure"

    I thouroughly enjoyed this audio. Can't wait till the movie comes out. Hopefully it will follow most of the books characters and action.

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    Mike Fullerton, CA, USA 07-17-03
    Mike Fullerton, CA, USA 07-17-03 Member Since 2001
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    "Enjoyed it"

    Great book!! My wife was jealous my time spent listening to it. In the car, living room, our evening jog (took care of that with getting her an mp3 player), at work.

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    Tony Keller, TX, USA 06-16-03
    Tony Keller, TX, USA 06-16-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Timeline"

    Chrichton is awsome. He has a way of making you feel as if you are in the story watching it take place in person. It provides a great insight to the past and the present. Your listening time will definately not be wasted with this audio book.

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    Tom Yulee, FL, USA 05-03-03
    Tom Yulee, FL, USA 05-03-03
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    "One of the best books ever!"

    I listen to my audible player in the morning while I exercise. This book was so good that I looked forward to my exercise to that I could continue listening! I even exercised longer than I had planned because this book was very difficult to "put down". I am now an avid fan of Crichton. My next book will also be by this author.

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    Danny Tucson, AZ 06-01-06
    Danny Tucson, AZ 06-01-06 Member Since 2002
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    "Shame on you Michael Crighton"

    This was my first Crighton book and while it was entertaining, the ending was juvenile and unprofessional. It was simply incongruous with good writing, but since I enjoyed the overall story, I choose to overlook the gaff … that is, until I learned of Mr. Crighton’s stand on global warming.

    Michael Crichton has just published a novel called, State of Fear, in which he says global warming is all in the human mind. It’s my understanding that George W. Bush bases his global warming policy, at least in part, on Mr. Crighton’s opinion. This being the case, I feel compelled to speak out.

    Save your book credit. ? Don’t encourage him. ? Maybe he’ll go away. ? Global warming won’t.

    2 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Ross Noblesville, IN, USA 04-03-03
    Ross Noblesville, IN, USA 04-03-03
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    "What a disappointment ..."

    Holy boy, what a bad book. Or at least I feel as let down as I did after seeing The Phantom Menace: too much build up by all of my friends that have read the book, or listened to the CD. I'm definitely not a fan of Crichton's biggest suspense cop-out. "And everything's getting really suspenseful, we're starting to learn a lot about what's going on ... and that's when the door opened!" and into a new chapter. Or "If only we knew how to fix this problem" says one character ... "I think I've figured out how to get us back home." says another ... new chapter. C'mon Crichton. You write like a fifth-grader. Prey was horrible. This was worse. Folks might make fun of Stephen King, but at least the guy can write a story that makes me care about the characters and even remember their names!! I can't remember a single character's name from Prey or Timeline, and I only just listened to them this week.

    Steer clear of this one.

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    Stephen Clear Lake, WI, USA 09-24-04
    Stephen Clear Lake, WI, USA 09-24-04
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    "Thespian Narrator"

    The story is pretty good, although the cliff hangers are way to predictable. The narrator makes me want to turn it off. It sounds like a high school theatrical reading. He's got a great voice, but his characterizations leave much to be desired...

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    Joe Springboro, OH, USA 10-28-08
    Joe Springboro, OH, USA 10-28-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Good for a while"

    This book started with all the right stuff. Then it seems some Science-Fiction kid debating his sexual orientation took over in the middle and failed miserably. Such a disappointment.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
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