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Timeline Audiobook

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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    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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    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Easyfordkid 10-06-03
    Easyfordkid 10-06-03 Member Since 2006
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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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    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 32 people found this review helpful
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    Nanoni 01-26-04
    Nanoni 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.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    A. Shore SW Virginia 01-25-14
    A. Shore SW Virginia 01-25-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Cursing and objectionable language ruined it"
    What would have made Timeline better?

    I could not enjoy the book because of the constant cussing, especially using the Lord's name as a curse word. I find it very objectionable, and wish I had not wasted my money. I wish there were a way to get a refund.Did not even get through first hour, I don't think.


    What could Michael Crichton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The story without the cursing and using Jesus' name as a curse.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Couldn't enjoy it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and anger


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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...

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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