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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.
©2007 Joe Haldeman (P)2008 Recorded Books

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not what I thought it was going to be

the beginning was intriguing bit it all went down hill from there. the middle was poorly thought out with a weird Christian influence. over all not very enjoyable.

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it's ok

Not the best time travel story, but not the worst. The Time Traveler's Wife, for instance, is much better. The First 15 Lives of Harry August was better.

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Great book

I have no idea how this book ended up in my library. I have no recollection of buying it, and I had never heard of it before. Out of curiosity, I started listening to it, and I ended up hooked. A great time traveling story, with a new take on an old idea. However it ended up being in my collection, I'm glad it did.

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Curiously entertaining

It has been sometime since I have read such a curiously entertaining science fiction book. This novel represents a clever interpretation of how time functions. Going into the future and back into the past has never been more entertaining. The characters are not complex, which makes for a fun read. If you're looking for serious prose, look elsewhere. This book caters to the weekend reader as opposed to the serious academic.

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Starts slow but gets better

A personal story that ends happy and the characters develop as the story goes. Hopefully humanity goes on as long as the storyline tells

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A Unique Take on Traveling Through Time

I picked up this book as a freebie in an Audible buy one get one free sale, and I didn't have high expectations for it, but I ended up enjoying it a lot more than the other book that I paid for in the sale.

I'd say the only downside to the book is that the writing and narration are both a bit amateurish, but once you get past that, the book is quite enjoyable. What unique about the time traveler in this book is that he has no idea how his time machine works, and he can't really control the points in time that he travels to, but through experimentation, he's able to predict where in time he will end up.

If you have the opportunity to pick up this book on sale (or as a freebie like I did), I would definitely recommend doing so.

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Interesting and funny

Would you consider the audio edition of The Accidental Time Machine to be better than the print version?

I was very surprised how interesting and dynamic book it was. It was fun to listen to. I liked the most how the author ridiculed religion. I was laughing a lot!. Highly recommended.

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A fun spin on the time

Enjoyable book. I grabbed it by chance but am glad I did. If you have read and studied time travel the are lots of fun nods to most of the genre. The end is satisfying with a small laugh.

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The End

When those words are spoken the reader wants more. Why is the end, the end? This is a relatively short audio book with a lot packed into it. I will definitely be reading and listening to more by this author.

Completion of this book packs a punch.

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Returned this one

This was not gripping and the narrator was irritating. I started it and couldn't seem to get past the first chapter. Don't expect much in the way of character development or writing, if the plot is good I wouldn't know...