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3.00002456851545 out of 53.00002456851545 out of 53.00002456851545 out of 53.00002456851545 out of 53.00002456851545 out of 5 3.00 (81,405 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Crichton Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780375418693
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In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival–six hundred years ago. . . .

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Quotes & Awards

  • COMPULSIVE READING . . . BRILLIANTLY IMAGINED. Los Angeles Times
  • EXCITING . . . CLASSIC ADVENTURE . . . [A] SWASHBUCKLING NOVEL . . . CRICHTON DELIVERS. USA Today
  • MORE SCREAMS PER PAGE . . . THAN JURASSIC PARK AND THE LOST WORLD COMBINED. . . . THE PACE WILL LEAVE MANY BREATHLESSLY GRASPING FOR OXYGEN MASKS. San Diego Union-Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki Lengkeek | 2/14/2014

    " The parts I enjoyed the most were the depictions of medieval life. I thought this book was good entertainment if you want an easy read with a bit of escapism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viraj | 2/11/2014

    " I needed to read (listen to) a good book after reading a number of finance related stuff. I watched the Timeline movie in 2005, read the book recently, and watched the movie again. The movie has some plot changed. Book is nicely written. I would suggest listening to it than reading it in the interest of time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ania | 2/3/2014

    " I don't know what happened. I used to enjoy Crichton but it seems his quality is sliding down for me. It took forever to get to the action... and it' all very reminiscent of Jurassic Park? I should have loved this book. After all, it combines sci-fi and history. Oh well... maybe I'll try another one of his books one day. The Great Train Robbery has some good reviews. We'll see. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tobin | 1/29/2014

    " Interesting book on the concept of quantum physics and the ability to time travel to the past. Did a good job describing what medieval times would look like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miguel Orama | 1/22/2014

    " Timeline is a really good book, but I did not like the ending. The story is well told and the author took time investigating and explaining how this technology could be possible. I could not believe they would kill the founder/owner of the company just because he was a jerk. I would have given the book 4 stars otherwise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Lymner | 1/14/2014

    " Read the book ... Movie alas is bad.. "

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

    " One of the most amazing books by Crichton. All the characterizations are gud, the story is engrossing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/7/2014

    " This was entertaining. I'm always impressed with how Crichton manages to integrate so much technical information in with the plot without it being overbearing or boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 1/2/2014

    " Good time travel romp. Enjoyed the description of the lawless times. Made me very grateful for being born in twentieth century. When you read the initial description of the machines and what happens to you I did question why anyone would participate!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ishmael | 11/28/2013

    " I kinda struggled in the beginning and almost lost interest but then it got better and I could not put the book down later. Makes me want to go to France....in the past.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 11/2/2013

    " Awesome if you love terrible things! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 11/1/2013

    " Fabulous!! One of my favorite Crichton book. Waaaay better than the movie!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pete Pharis | 10/28/2013

    " The story is attractive, but Crichton includes some implausible details in an attempt to make the end more exciting. There are several continuity errors throughout the book. I felt like I was reading the next to the last draft of a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey | 9/24/2013

    " Awesome read. One of my favs. Beginning is ok, but as you get to the middle to the end, very fast actions based. Recommend to anyone who would like a little futuristic read mixed with midevil action "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 9/7/2013

    " This was my favorite book in high school. I loved reading it. The thing I love about Crichton's writing in this book (and many others) is that no detail is left to the imagination. Every question you could possibly have is answered. Love that! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 6/26/2013

    " A great fast paced science/history inspired adventure as would be expected from Crichton. Great light reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bright | 6/22/2013

    " Not Crichton's best. Concept is interesting if not unique (hello, Connecticut Yankee), but characters are even thinner than in the usual Crichton novel. Skimmed through the second part of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron Callaghan | 4/15/2013

    " I simply devoured this book- twice. Intense telling of a story that will have you at the edge of your seat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micheal | 4/4/2013

    " A fun time for fans of European history with Sci-Fi elements to boot! Probably the best book I ever bought out of a thrift store. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 2/15/2013

    " imajinatif "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/18/2012

    " Had a hard time getting into this book, and I would have liked to have the characters better developed. They were all kind of cardboard characters to me. But overall it was an impressively researched book and I really enjoyed it. Great adventure story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fraser | 6/22/2012

    " Great fun, imaginative as ever from Crichton. Again not the best, but if you compare this to so many other thriller writers, he is in a different league. Very enjoyable "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Music_lover3 | 7/11/2011

    " DNF. I've tried to keep reading this book and I just can't. Don't much like time travel books and honestly, I liked the movie better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faye | 5/20/2011

    " Loved this book, classic Critchton as always "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/18/2011

    " I didn't enjoy it this time as much as I did when I read it 12 years ago :-( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skip | 5/16/2011

    " Of all the Crichton books I've read, this was was by far my favorite. Maybe it was the medieval and fantasy themes, I'm not sure. Regardless, it was fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gene | 5/12/2011

    "
    Here , Michael, combines a science of the future,, with the past,
    " fourteenth-century, medieval times "

    Takes on the magnificent adventure as " Jurassic Park ", did.........

    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynsie | 5/4/2011

    " Audio. I'm having a hard time following the story, it doesn't hold my attention very well. The narrator is very affected differentiates the various character well.

    Done. Really one of the stupidest books I have ever read-well, listened to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B.R. | 4/28/2011

    " An interesting idea on hopping back thru time. And as usual, the science/history is thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela satsuki_yumizuka | 4/27/2011

    " Very well imagined. Their adventures in the 14th century we're very detailed and fast-paced, which made it hard for me to put down the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jace | 4/21/2011

    " I'm enjoyed this book it was average nothing special the characters were bland and had nothing deep about them and the story line seemed very basic but it was easy to read and did not require to much in depth thought! "

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About the Author
Author Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was a writer and filmmaker best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. His first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. One of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been translated into thirty-six languages, and thirteen have been made into films.

About the Narrator

John Bedford Lloyd, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing. A critically acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award, his voice work includes reading for such authors as Michael Crichton, Nicholas Sparks, Paul Doiron, and Atul Gawande, among others.