Repeat

  • by Neal Pollack
  • Narrated by Jeff Cummings
  • 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Through strange metaphysical circumstances, failed screenwriter Brad Cohen finds himself caught in an infinite time loop, forced to relive the first forty years of his life again and again. Each "repeat," Brad wakes up in the womb on what was supposed to be his fortieth birthday, with full knowledge of what's come before. In various timelines, he becomes a successful political pundit, a game-show champion, a playboy, and a master manipulator of the stock market, but none of them seems to lead him out of his predicament. As he realizes he wants to break out of the loop and find the love of his life - the one he hadn't appreciated the first time around - Brad tries, fails, and tries again to escape the eternal cycle of birth and rebirth. Repeat answers the question: If you could live half your life over, would you do things differently? Be careful what you wish for! Repeating is enough to drive a dude crazy.

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SHE PULLED BRAD UP BY HIS PITTS

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 22 YEARS OLD AND TOTAL AHOLE
Like many other reviewers, I picked this up because of my love for REPLAY, by Ken Grimwood. A book I picked up at a library clearance sale about 30 years ago. This book is not bad, but it is not Replay. While Replay started off the bat with a reincarnation, Repeat starts with a hour and a half of a loser droning on about his loserness. This is closer to a Neil Simon play. The emphasis is on being funny. I will admit that after I got over the pity party and realized it was not going to be Replay, I did find it laugh out loud funny in parts. In this reincarnation the main character goes all the way back to his birth. He also seems to be sent back in time by his witch wife. A wife that he loves and that loves him. He is unhappy because his career never went anywhere. I quit at about four hours. Not that the book was bad, it just wasn't what I was interested in. I am hoping in his second life he learned that being married to someone you love and having a good family is better than a successful career, but this is not a spoiler, cause I don't know.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Similar to Replay - But needs some work

This was fun book that is a similar storyline to Replay. However, the conversation is a bit stodgy at times and this story does not go into as many specifics through each timeline as Replay. All things considered, this is a good time loop story, but not the best I've listened to.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio