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Timeline Audiobook
Timeline
Written by: 
Michael Crichton
Narrated by: 
John Bedford Lloyd
Timeline Audiobook

Timeline

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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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    Tony Oklahoma City, OK, USA 01-25-07
    Tony Oklahoma City, OK, USA 01-25-07
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    "Poor Character Development"

    My first and last Crichton novel. Hour upon hour of action sequences but poor character development. Don't care too much what happens to characters since they are not brought to life. I appreciate King more after listening to this. Forgettable.

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    John Fladd New Boston, NH, USA 07-22-06
    John Fladd New Boston, NH, USA 07-22-06 Member Since 2003
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    "Annoying Narration"

    This is one of the few audiobooks I haven't been able to finish - the narrator was so annoying to me that I couldn't get past the second chapter. I listened to the preview, which sounded pretty good, but it was largely non-fiction. The narration falls down when it comes to dialog.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ingrid Hudson, MA, USA 11-16-05
    Ingrid Hudson, MA, USA 11-16-05
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    "The Movie was Better"

    There really wasn't much more to the book than there was in the movie. I didn't realize until after I'd purchased this title that I'd seen this on DVD about a year ago. Because everyone knows that the book is always much better than the book I decided to listen to it anyway. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't already seen the movie.

    What made me completely nuts was that the reader made Merrick sound like Ahhhnold. I believe he was supposed to be French? Most of the voices were a little too over the top, but this one took the cake.

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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

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Falls Church, VA, USA 04-12-05
    Colin Falls Church, VA, USA 04-12-05
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    "Not up to Crichton standard"

    I like Michael Crichton, but this book was a waste of time. Very bad science. The plot and situation is not "acceptable". The reader has to accept many pissibilities without decent explanation.

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    Debi Calabasas Hills, CA, USA 03-25-05
    Debi Calabasas Hills, CA, USA 03-25-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Timeline"

    Definitely not up to Crighton's usual standards. Predictable and naive. I also did not like the reader. He was so bad he was actually distracting at times.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen DiGiacomo Miami Florida 02-21-05
    Stephen DiGiacomo Miami Florida 02-21-05 Member Since 2016
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    "Timeline"

    Crichton at his best. I rarely leave reviews but this was the best one of I have read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Graham M 07-29-04
    Graham M 07-29-04 Member Since 2001
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    "6-hr. book in a 15-hr. wrapper"

    Timeline is a decent book. Not great. Not awful. It has a slow beginning, middle, and end. The premise is promising: "time travel" but with a refreshing spin. The story also has an interesting narritive style in that it is told from two different periods in real-time. Thankfully, an excellent narration keeps the book from sliding further by using voices and inflection well. Chrichton can be forgiven for one mediocre book I suppose but there's a good reason why the abridged version is rated higher by listeners!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    "timeline"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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