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The Accidental Time Machine Audiobook

The Accidental Time Machine

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Publisher's Summary

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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    "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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    M. Clipper Phoenix, AZ 11-28-16
    M. Clipper Phoenix, AZ 11-28-16 Member Since 2013
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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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    Milan 11-22-16
    Milan 11-22-16
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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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    Amazon Customer Seattle, Washington 11-13-16
    Amazon Customer Seattle, Washington 11-13-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    Tar 11-08-16
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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...

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    Mark Tulsa, OK, United States 06-05-16
    Mark Tulsa, OK, United States 06-05-16 Member Since 2011

    My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine; (fortunately) everybody drinks water. - Mark Twain

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    "Time Travel: YES!"

    Time travel is my favorite science fiction sub-genre, and the added dystopian future world Haldeman unfolds makes for great entertainment. While I'm not a fan of all things Haldeman, I really liked this book and "The Forever War". Both novels are top notch must read science fiction. No science fiction library is complete without Haldeman's two great works of "The Accidental Time Machine" and "The Forever War".

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    Bryan San Diego, CA, United States 12-18-15
    Bryan San Diego, CA, United States 12-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Totally Awesome Time Travel Novel"

    This is quite different from the usual time travel novels. For one thing, it's quite believable. The author did his homework. As an engineer, I can attest that the laws of physics only allow for travel into the future and not the past. And the ending was really great.

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    Robert 03-28-15
    Robert 03-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A fun listen"

    This isn't the deepest or most insightful science fiction out there, and to be honest it felt a bit too similar to The Forever War (a man stuck in multiple far-out futures that seem alien to him). But the main character was pretty likable and I still enjoyed it. The pacing's good and the author does a good job of keeping you interested in what's coming next.

    I'd recommend it if you're looking for a light read, but if you haven't read "The Forever War" I recommend you check that out instead.

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    Colin Lillie 01-30-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting and moves fast"

    This story doesn't drag its heels, but it leaves some holes in the story that you wish the author had closed. Still a good listen for science fiction fans though.

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