Timeline, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (20 ratings)


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 story that will catapult a group of young scientists back to the Middle Ages and into the heart of the Hundred Years' War.

Timeline cements Michael Crichton's place as the king of the high-concept thriller, and a master storyteller to boot.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780099244721

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This is one of the best thrillers, if not the best thriller I have ever read! It is so amazing how he writes...Read it! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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A cracking time travel novel from Crichton, which whilst perhaps not very believable, is enormous fun and keeps you reading until the end, as a bunch of American scientists cope with being parachuted into the Middle Ages in France.

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Maybe I'm being spoiled by King, Koontz, and others, but there were times reading this I thought "Will this ever be over?" Not a good thought. The imaginative plot and the science is good, but the characters seem shallow (who cares?) and the action contrived.

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Weird, but intriguing. Reminded me of Star Trek and teleporting... oh yeah, and The Fly... Still worth the read.

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Yeah... this book was a little fantastic. The story was great! Michael Crichton made it something that I could buy into.

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