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3.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 5 3.12 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Haldeman Narrator: Kevin R. Free Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781436132947
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus Gipps | 1/26/2014

    " I'm never entirely clear why Haldeman's books don't really get published over here. Yes, you can get the Forever books, but that seems to be about it. So when I saw this in the 'guest library' in the site office when I was on holiday, I thought I'd grab it. I should have given it back, but I didn't. Hah! Master criminal, me. It's pretty good, to be honest. It has a slightly old-fashioned feel to it, although I'm not sure I can really quantify that. It just had a sixties sf-feel to it, as if it was one of the books I picked up from second hand bookshops when I was a teenager, purely based on the cover. There's some good stuff here - the future in which Christianity has taken over America, for one - and it's an enjoyable read, even if it isn't exactly mind-blowing. I just wish I knew why he wasn't published properly in the UK. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ken | 1/11/2014

    " i like joe haldeman but this is my worst read of his books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gene | 1/7/2014

    " Very good book, didn't end the way I expected it to, but that was part of the fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/6/2014

    " Another fine effort from the great Haldeman. Not an all-time classic like "Forever War," but a fun read. First half's better than the second, but still. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 12/19/2013

    " A good, fast paced book that tells a good story without getting dragged down with too many details or descriptions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 11/25/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a quick read, but very entertaining. While it deals mostly with the issues of time travel, it also involves a developing relationship between the main character and his assistant. It even has a little sex thrown in. A great quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russell Fletcher | 11/21/2013

    " Thia is a pretty good book. I would have rated it higher except for one plot hole running throughout the bank. It was concerning the........... Still, it was a pretty good read and I will be keeping the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 11/18/2013

    " This book was good but when Matt and Martha finally get back to the past Haldeman quickly ends the book. I think more development at the end of the book would have made it a great book, not just a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Cassan | 11/15/2013

    " A very good back that was a very quick read. This has fresh view of time travel, as it is accidental vs. intentional with also and accidental romance thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mario | 7/25/2013

    " It's a pleasant read and an entertaining bit of sci-fi. I'd give it 3.5 stars or a little better, but I'll round up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael SaharaFrog | 3/16/2013

    " Fun to read. I'll have to look for more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 10/30/2012

    " Unconventional but super interesting time travel story. This time machine only goes forward, not backwards, and only in particular increments. A great commentary on culture, on our near future, and our far future. He threw in a fun romance in there, too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kt Thames | 8/22/2012

    " The book ended up being concept-driven rather than character-driven. For me, that makes it really hard to enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 8/18/2012

    " A good science fiction novel that will appeal to the non-sci fi fan as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Di | 6/13/2012

    " Holy cow. I'm typically a fan of sci stories, but this book had me feeling like I time traveled back 50 years and had to work my way back day by day to 2010. Very long read - took me forever to get through it. If I had to do it over again, probably wouldnt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kai Guenster | 2/6/2012

    " Very nice, but it does follow the pattern of many time travel novels in being more descriptive than plot-oriented. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudi | 12/1/2011

    " Sheer fun. Haldeman shows great imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicolas Bergeron | 8/25/2011

    " Interesting and straight-forward. Neat idea about time travelling and good characters. Quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karl | 5/14/2011

    " Funny how Haldeman, a materialist and atheist, creates a cast of characters amongst whom the only likeable one is a Christian. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Graham | 4/17/2011

    " I normally love time travel stories but this one was just dull. I have to admit I only made it halfway before giving up but I was determined not to fall into the trap of seeing it thru to the end only to be even more disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emanuel | 4/15/2011

    " Audiobook. Better than I expected but the last part was unnecessary. There are some interesting plot twists. As a math & physics geek I have serious suspension of disbelief issues with some of the tech and math mumbo jumbo (algebras and rings, give me a break!). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mario | 4/3/2011

    " It's a pleasant read and an entertaining bit of sci-fi. I'd give it 3.5 stars or a little better, but I'll round up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 2/7/2011

    " Am reading this because The Forever War was great.

    Finished it earlier - really good fun..dragged a little towards end, but a nice little romp through a couple of hundred thousand years... will need to get Forever Free sometime... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke | 1/21/2011

    " that reliable Haldeman blend of classic sci-fi with modern. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 1/16/2011

    " Short review: Decent story but the ending was tacked on... Seemed like it was a tv show that got cancelled before the writers could finish the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlie | 1/10/2011

    " An average book. I felt disconnected from the characters somewhat. This was more like I was watching in from a window rather than being there in the action itself. A really quick light read. "

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About the Author
Author Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman is an American author of award-winning science fiction and nonfiction works and a part-time professor at MIT. He earned a BS in physics and astronomy, as well as an MFA in writing. Drafted into the military, he served in Vietnam as a combat engineer in 1968 and 1969, was severely wounded, and earned a Purple Heart. His experience in war and in returning to civilian life are themes he uses in much of his writing. He is the author of numerous novels and several series, including the Forever War series. His science fiction has earned many awards, including five Hugo Awards, five Nebula Awards, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, a Locus Award, three Rhysling Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and a James Tiptree Jr. Award. Haldeman was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2009, received the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement in 2010, and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2012.

About the Narrator

Kevin R. Free is a multiple Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. Known for his work with young adult novels, he has read titles by Rick Riordan, Walter Dean Myers, and Joe Haldeman. In 2011 he was named a Best Voice in Young Adult & Fantasy from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Myers’ The Cruisers: Checkmate.