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Timeline:

by Michael Crichton

Random House Publishing Group | October 24, 2000 | Mass Market Paperbound

Timeline: is rated 4.2727 out of 5 by 11.
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. . . .

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 pages, 6.87 × 4.19 × 1.11 in

Published: October 24, 2000

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345417623

ISBN - 13: 9780345417626

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it Liked it - its a great fast read with a lot of action
Date published: 2012-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A thrilling race through the living past Fast paced and adventurous, Crichton takes us all on a journey to the living past. The characters were true, the setting was richly imaginined and detailed, and the race against the clock made it hard to put down! I found there were some philosphical holes in the time travel construction, but once you get past that its a great novel that I highly reccomend.
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Visit the Medieval Times Good detail per time frame, otherwise your standard time travel novel. A good read to pass the time.
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Crichton Novel! This was my first book written by Michael Crichton, and boy was I impressed! He writes everything with a sense of realism, and the action parts were really exciting. Highly recommendable read.
Date published: 2009-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from book review Timeline by Michael Crichton (Book Review) This book was published in paperback by Arrow in 2006. It is a science fiction thriller that has since been made into a movie. It is fast paced and full of danger, a gripping read. Doniger, Head of ITC plans a theme park with artefacts from the past for profit and he wants to revive it via his time machine. In 1999 his chief historian the professor has got in trouble in fourteenth century France and the young historians need to go back in time to save him. They are unaware of the dangers of the 14 th century France and they only have 37 hours to save him. They get split up but find their way home. It is an old fashioned adventure. Crichton has done alot of research for this book and it shows. He combines science of the future with historical past. Reviewed by Annette Dunlea author of Always and Forever and The Honey Trap.
Date published: 2009-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Science can be scary! I think, this being my first MC read, that I was blown away by his ability to make and "out there" idea seem tangible. I have seen the pathetic movie, and thought that the book offers so much more the movie didn't come close to expressing. Definitely worth the read for the adventure, science, and suspense. I would highly recommend this novel.
Date published: 2008-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sick out to the end. This books starts with a widely technical explanation that you can just skip over or block out. it was a little worrying to start a book that way but it was worth the worry. History comes alive with the vivid characters beautiful descriptions and the picturesque background. The ending of this book is full of poetic justice that it just makes you smile and laugh. It was a highly entertaining novel and it was great to watch the movie afterwards.
Date published: 2008-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping read Had a hard time putting it down. You just want to keep reading. One of his best.
Date published: 2008-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from History comes to life The intro to this book is so technical I was really concerned about what I was getting myself into. But I was very pleased with this book. Being a lover of fantasy, the historical aspects appealed to me. I really enjoyed this book, I found it exciting and action packed. I also really enjoyed the movie version, which was filmed not too far from where I live. The movie leaves out a lot of detail, but I still found it entertaining. So if you like a book with history, and a little bit of sci-fi thrown in you will like this book.
Date published: 2007-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Delightful I absolutely enjoyed every moment of this engaging and simply delightful novel. It's a shame they butchered it in the film version. It is definitely one of my top recommended books. I suggest you find a copy of this and read it directly.
Date published: 2006-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeline WOW! I know this cliche is over used, but in this case its absolutely true - 'If you don't read any other book this year, you MUST read Timeline'. I could not put it down. It melds together ground-breaking scientific theory, corporate platitudes, and medieval fantasy. It is the best book I've ever read!
Date published: 2000-11-19

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Timeline:

by Michael Crichton

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 pages, 6.87 × 4.19 × 1.11 in

Published: October 24, 2000

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345417623

ISBN - 13: 9780345417626

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He should never have taken that shortcut. Dan Baker winced as his new Mercedes S500 sedan bounced down the dirt road, heading deeper into the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona.  Around them, the landscape was increasingly desolate: distant red mesas to the east, flat desert stretching away in the west.  They had passed a village half an hour earlier- dusty houses, a church and a small school, huddled against a cliff- but since then, they''d seen nothing at all, not even a fence.  Just empty red desert.  They hadn''t seen another car for an hour.  Now it was noon, the sun glaring down at them.  Baker, a forty-year old building contractor in Phoenix, was beginning to feel uneasy.  Especially since his wife, an architect, was one of those artistic people who wasn''t practical about things like gas and water.  His tank was half-empty.  And the car was starting to run hot.           "Liz," he said, "are you sure this is the way?"         Sitting beside him, his wife was bent over the map, tracing the route with his finger.  "It has to be," she said.  "The guide-book said four miles beyond the Corazon Canyon turnoff."         "But we passed Corazon Canyon twenty minutes ago.  We must hav
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From the Publisher

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 Jacket

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. . . .

About the Author

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, in 1942. His novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, and Airframe. He is also the creator of the television series ER.

From Our Editors

Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Hannah, age 14, London, ON

After receiving a plea for help from their professor, a group of archaeological students travel back 652 years in time to rescue him. Here's the catch; they have to find him amidst the vast sea of ancient people, successfully navigate an alien landscape and avoid most of the serious predicaments of the era and they have only 37 hours to do so. Once again Michael Crichton pulls off an ingenious novel. Timeline captures the full meaning of action-packed and holds you captive throughout. The characters are genuine and the setting is written just as realistically. Dramatic and thrilling, Timeline is the perfect book for those who long to visit the past and who love to look to the future. Carefully researched, the story convinces you that these events are all within the realm of possibility. Soon you're enjoying the ride so much that you can't stop to analyze how you wound up there.

Editorial Reviews

"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
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