Timeline
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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2000
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IL: UG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 21
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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. . . .From the Paperback edition.
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Street Date:
07/04/2000
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ISBN:
9781415950388
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Level 5.2, 21 Points
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      • content: Crichton is known for his fanciful plots and his attention to scientific detail. Lloyd brings both together in a performance that makes this thriller more plausible. A high-tech American company finds a way to transport people to 1337 A.D. Three archaeologists are sent back in time to rescue their mentor, who has stepped into the earlier world. Lloyd demonstrates versatility as he portrays a large number of diverse characters. He is called upon to voice many ancient dialects and jumps from one to the other gracefully. One almost doesn't notice the occasions he inadvertently pauses in the middle of a sentence before realizing its not finished. Perhaps some of the ancients are overdone, but Lloyd makes up for that with his crisp narration. He's especially proficient in his handling of the surprise ending and anticlimactic epilogue. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine
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        "And the Oscar for Best Special Effects goes to: Timeline!" Figure maybe three years before those words are spoken, for Crichton's new novel--despite media reports about trouble in selling film rights, which finally went to Paramount--is as cinematic as they come, a shiny science-fantasy adventure powered by a superior high concept: a group of young scientists travel back from our time to medieval southern France to rescue their mentor, who's trapped there. The novel, in fact, may improve as a movie; its complex action, as the scientists are swept into the intrigue of the Hundred Years War, can be confusing on the page (though a supplied map, one of several graphics, helps), and most of its characters wear hats (or armor) of pure white or black. Crichton remains a master of narrative drive and cleverness. From the startling opening, where an old man with garbled speech and body parts materializes in the Arizona desert, through the revelation that a venal industrialist has developed a risky method of time-travel (based on movement between parallel universes; as in Crichton's other work, good, hard science abounds), there's not a dull moment. When elderly Yale history prof Edward Johnston travels back to his beloved 15th century and gets stuck, and his assistants follow to the rescue, excitement runs high, and higher still as Crichton invests his story with terrific period detail and as castles, sword-play, jousts, sudden death and enough bold knights-in-armor and seductive ladies-in-waiting to fill any toystore's action-figure shelves appear. There's strong suspense, too, as Crichton cuts between past and present, where the time-travel machinery has broken: Will the heroes survive and make it back? The novel has a calculated feel but, even so, it engages as no Crichton tale has done since Jurassic Park, as it brings the past back to vigorous, entertaining life. Agent, Lynn Nesbit. 1,500,000 first printing; Literary Guild nain selection; simultaneous large-print edition and audiobook.

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