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    William Roberts,Michael Crichton
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Readers turn to Michael Crichton’s novels for entertainment with relentless drive. A heart-pounding adventur. ith Timeline, Crichton has written his best book since Jurassic Park.

Readers turn to Michael Crichton’s novels for entertainment with relentless driv. .The problem for the astute reader of Timeline will be quelling the urge to turn pages ever faster to see how things en.thriller that will keep the brain in high gear long after the final page is turned. ith Timeline, Crichton has written his best book since Jurassic Par.Crichton is a master at explaining complex concepts in simple term.

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Timeline is a science fiction novel by American writer Michael Crichton, published in November 1999. It tells the story of a group of history students who travel to 14th-century France to rescue their professor. The book follows in Crichton's long history of combining science, technical details, and action in his books, this time addressing quantum and multiverse theory.

Michael Crichton Biography - Born in Chicago on October 23, 1942 . Some of Crichton’s late works include Airframe (1996), Timeline (1999), Prey (2002), State of Fear (2002), Next (2006).

Michael Crichton Biography - Born in Chicago on October 23, 1942, Michael Crichton rose to fame when director Steven Spielberg adapted his book Jurassic Park to screen, making it th. Crichton’s first book, Odds On was published in 1966 under the pen name of John Lange. One year later came Scratch One followed by Easy go and A Case of Need which won him an Edgar Award in 1969. Two more novels published posthumously are Pirate Latitudes (2009) and Micro (2011).

Michael Crichton has written one of the best in this genre. The characters journey is continuously moving forward, from one danger to another, Professor Johnston's little band of rather frightened but intrepid archaeologists, won't surrender without a fight, their quest for knowledge, (in fact a rescue mission) inevitably turns into a sick nightmare.

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, in 1942. Hollywood action-adventure in book form, Michael Crichton delivers a fast-paced romp through medieval times. His novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, and Airframe. Villains are nefarious, heroes come to daring last-second rescues, and the good guys emerge victorious after delivering each scoundrel their well-deserved comeuppance.

Michael Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park. Go through the biography to get details about his life, works and timeline. Nick Name: John Lange, Jeffery Hudson, Michael Douglas.

Timeline by Michael Crichton. I did have some problems with the book. Crichton's usual technique of expanding the cutting-edge technology of today into a believable science-fiction premise fell sadly short. History & Culture. He spent too much effort trying to convince the reader that time travel could be possible, then used a theory that struck me as internally inconsistent.

An old man wearing a brown robe is found wandering disoriented in the Arizona desert. He is miles from any human habitation and has no memory of how he got to be there, or who he is. The only clue to his identity is the plan of a medieval monastery in his pocket. So begins the mystery of "Timeline", a mystery that will catapult a group of young scientists back to the Middle Ages and into the heart of the Hundred Years' War. Imagine the risks of such a journey. Imagine the impossible.

This is an interesting twist on time travel. I had read it years before in paperback. However, I was disappointed with the Kindle version. The story has been edited and abridged! I am aware of at least 3 (pretty important) scenes which are in the original but that do not appear in the Kindle version.
Is the author's estate aware you made these changes??
For twenty years or more, Crichton was king of the sci-fi thriller genre. His creative genius is splashed across many books that I would easily rate 5-stars. This is just not one of them. I loved the detail he put into the setup and operation of the system that allows the characters to travel in time. But one of the problems with any time travel book is that you have to decide where to focus the bulk of the story - on the aspects of time travel, or on the adventures at the destination time period? Crichton chose the latter, which led to a book about 14th century France. If you like that time period, you'll probably enjoy the book. It's well written, but I was hoping for more science fiction and less historical drama.
I had such high hopes for the movie when it came out. But, of course, they ruined it. Not like other books you read that are great novels and would be very difficult to capture the feeling you get reading it. The great movie is right there written in the book. They just need to try reading it. Anyway, the grittyness of the dark ages is so real in this that you wonder how anyone survived back then. Definitely not like an Errol Flynn movie. Nobody spoke English, the knights are built like body builders, and if you’re caught in the woods, you’re assumed to be a bandit and immediately killed. Dang. It’s good.
I enjoyed this book so well that I give it AS MANY as 4 stars. However, there were several things that frustrated me, thus, ONLY 4 stars.

I am not especially scientifically minded, so the explanation of how the quantum physics worked was lost on me. Just had to 'believe' that it worked.
Mostly (ie. transcription errors).

Although the personalities of the characters were described well, we don't get to know them well enough to believe in them. For example: In the present, Marek is well versed in jousting and swordplay. However, it seems unbelievable to think that he would be better than the knights that actually lived doing these things - they needed to in order to save their lives. In the present, Kate is a mountain climber - a good one. However, it's a bit of a stretch to believe that she could climb around the outside of the castle wall or jump 5 feet to the next rafter of a ceiling and not fall. Chris is pretty believable.

The action was smooth and could be followed easily. However, when the trio got into desperate circumstances, there were too many times that they were saved JUST in time. ... I liked that though Marek lived in a different universe, it was so closely like the universe that he came from that his 'death stone' gave a satisfying ending to his life.
I first read this book a few weeks ago while doing laundry at my apartment complex. It was a book very hard to put down once you start. I know I couldn't. It got me hooked. Also, I had gotten to know the author through Jurassic Park, the book, and countless others, I knew his work would be an ideal choice! No disappointment there! I have to say, having read the book, I found that it is way better than the movie. But then again, there were so much information in the book that it would be hard to put them all in a movie.
Possible spoiler alert at the end of this review.

From an author who died too soon, you can feel your own heart beating with every page.
You almost feel that this is a true story, even though that's obviously not possible.
This is a true page turner.
I'm not a fan of history, but this makes the period come alive.
Everything you could possibly expect from a master storyteller. Half the time my heart was in my mouth.
Though this is an old book, I don't want to spoil the fun.
The only thing to say is, while I felt the ending was what I expected I was still surprised.
The only slight disappoint, was their treatment of Doniger. Though he was a self absorbed egotist, I'm not sure their actions were appropriate. They should have, at the very least, sent him to where they had been.
This was a fun one. Hollywood action-adventure in book form, Michael Crichton delivers a fast-paced romp through medieval times. Villains are nefarious, heroes come to daring last-second rescues, and the good guys emerge victorious after delivering each scoundrel their well-deserved comeuppance. While the plot does not wander far from the cliché and the ending is not hard to predict, the characters are likeable and the story holds enough history and action to keep you eagerly turning the pages.
I enjoyed the pacing of the tale and, while the basic dialogue and simple characterizations will never strain anyone’s brain cells in keeping up, Crichton does go to substantial efforts to revive the past in a believable and enjoyable fashion. He also gives us a plausible method of time travel fraught with its own perils. I learned a great deal from the research he incorporated into the novel and appreciated the detail he added regarding parallel universe research, and the daily ins and outs of medieval life. While the historical researchers in the tale seemed able to take the bloody horrors of the time in stride, there were definitely a few scenes that left me awfully glad to be living nowhere near that era.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a novel full of swashbuckling heroes. I made it back from the past in one piece and was happy to have experienced the adventure.