Up the Line

  • by Robert Silverberg
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Being a Time Courier was one of the best jobs Judson Daniel Elliott III ever had. It was tricky, though, taking group after group of tourists back to the same historic event without meeting yoruself coming or going. Trickier still was avoiding the temptation to become intimately involved with the past and interfere with events to come. The deterrents for any such actions were frighteningly effective. So Judson Daniel Elliott played by the book. Then he met a lusty Greek in Byzantium who showed him how rules were made to be broken... and set him on a family-history-go-round that would change his past and his future forever!


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Sex and Drugs, No Rock and Roll

As a big fan of Downward To Earth, The World Inside, At Winter's End, Sorcery of Majipoor, Starborne and House of Bones, I was wondering why more of Silverberg's writings were not available in audible. I am finding out cause the rest of his writings are not so good. This was written in 1969 and is full of hippie sex and hippie judgment. Talk about gays and blacks and such just thrown in to make the writer sound cool. RS is a big historian who loves to include Constantinople in a lot of his stories. Having lived through the sixties with free love, no bras and mini-skirts, I can see how some writers would think the future would be full of naked people having casual sex. RS forgets that all things are cyclical. I was also surprised that RS seems to call Poul Anderson a bigot. Anyways the story sucks.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Ugh, I need a shower!

I love Time Travel Stories. The more paradoxes the better; this book had tons and I loved it!

What I didn’t love was all the sex. Perhaps if I was a 17 year old boy this book would have “done it for me” but as it is, it was just overthetop stupid.

Ok so in the future we are sexually liberated... got it. But can we just take the author’s word for it and move on with the story? No! instead we must slog through all his fantasies. Ugh, it was so geared towards boys with pimples. (Also, there were a lot of objectionable sexual references to children which just disgusted me).

It’s all so frustrating because it just took up space in what was otherwise a great fun time travel adventure.
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- Simone "Follow me on Goodreads too!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios