©2007 Joe Haldeman (P)2008 Recorded Books
Listener of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Intrigue (not romance), Historical Fiction and very eclectic in her literary wanderings.
When I read reviews before buying, I kept reading that it had a twist. How much of twist could a time travel book really have? It's a big one.
The story and characters are good on their own, nobody stands out as amazing, just solid enjoyment. But the twist had me literally going, "Huh? Huh? HUH!"
I stuck it out because I was so curious to see how the author could take me from "OMG No" to "Yay!" And he does.
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Science Fiction has been around for about a century and yet this is the first book that bases a story on a Time Machine only going forward in time. While the scenarios are sometimes a bit odd, and the secondary premise is left unexplained, I still feel this is a book worth reading. Something about the characters stays with you long after the book is back on the shelf.
I love time travel stories and this was no disappointment. I do agree with the other review in that the writing was simple but I enjoyed the plot and characters. The author kept my interest and it was hard to put down. In all, a fun read. This was my first Haldeman and now I am interested in seeing what else he has done.
Hard science fiction that brought back memories of when I lived in Bahston. Just plain fun - a good yard to listen to with some elements here and there to make you think for a "gray minute" (listen to the book for that now obvious meaning). Probably one of the better ways I've spent 8 hours recently. Not polished enough for five stars but a page turner or enough to have you sitting out in the car waiting for a good place to turn the MP3 player off.
This book has me going back and considering Mr. Halderman's other selection.
Don't let the cover picture and title keep you away. A great science fiction selection, hard science with a human side, humorous and compassionate as well.
I have had many wonderful experiences with audio books. This was not one of them. The writing was sophomoric. The plot and the characters were weak. The narrator was average (although he didn't have a lot to work with). The author borrowed some classic icons from other great works such as the monolith from 2001 A Space Odyssey, but even then wasn't able to use them with any literary impact. On the positive side, the book had a good title.
You will wish you had remained in 2008 rather than have wasted your time reading this science fiction piece of dribble. It is especially disappointing after Mr. Haldeman's entertaining book, The Forever War. This book is written with the imagination and care of a poorly educated American seventh grader. Your time will be better spent doing nothing.
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Not too much to say - I find Time Travel stories pretty interesting and thought-provoking in general, and this one was no exception. I’d recommend it if you like the genre.
Some Time books can be sort of crushing, all "paradox" this and "I went back to change it all" that.. This story is nice and simple and easy to enjoy. and that's what i did, enjoy it.
It had all the good parts about practical time travel coupled with a nice story.
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