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Flashforward

Written by: Robert J. Sawyer
Narrated by: Mark Deakins
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Publisher's Summary

A scientific experiment begins, and as the button is pressed, the unexpected occurs: everyone in the world goes to sleep for a few moments while everyone's consciousness is catapulted more than 20 years into the future. At the end of those moments, when the world reawakens, all human life is transformed by foreknowledge.
©1999 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the critics say

"This first-rate, philosophical journey, a terrific example of idea-driven SF, should have wide appeal." ( Publishers Weekly)

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great book

this was a great book the person is is reading it does a good job with the voices and it felt more like aovie then a book

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another great sci-fi by Robert Sawyer

This was a wonderful piece of science fiction. I couldn't predict where the story was going and really enjoyed listening to it. The narration was also very good.

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worth the read

I enjoyed the book. Good narration and decent storyline. The plot seemed a but disjointed by the end, and at times I felt that it went on longer than needed.
The story had a large cast of male scientists. I found that the woman in the book were either sexualized or objects that propelled the men's storyline further. Not one woman was fleshed out further than those two roles. I wasn't a fan of that.
Overall worth the read, but it is not without its shortcomings.

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Crazy science

The story was interesting even if most of the theories were over my head. The fact that I wanted to know the ending bodes well.

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Aargh! Please learn Japanese pronunciation!

MI-chi-ko! MI-chi-ko! NOT mi-CHI-ko!!!! grrrrr. It's killing me every time he says her name!

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