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