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P. F. Ponte

New Bedford, MA United States
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  • The Accidental Time Machine

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 676

Joe Haldeman is the esteemed Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of The Forever War. Things are going nowhere for lowly MIT research assistant Matt Fuller - especially not after his girlfriend drops him for another man. But then while working late one night, he inadvertently stumbles upon what may be the greatest scientific breakthrough ever. His luck, however, runs out when he finds himself wanted for murder - in the future.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cool idea. Tediously told.

  • By Ted on 12-02-16

Not Haldeman's Best

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Rather disappointed in this one. I've read almost every novel and many shorter works by Haldeman, but this fell short of the consistent quality of prior work. It felt like a half-hearted effort, and I expected more from the guy who innovated so much in time travel stories with The Forever War. Plus, I felt somewhat offended by his gratuitous insult against Christianity. For example, why would Martha, an observant Christian living in a totalitarian theocracy, have access to a copy of the Koran? On the upside, I think the narration was excellent and perfectly cast.

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