The Man Who Folded Himself

  • by David Gerrold
  • Narrated by Charles Bice
  • 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Man Who Folded Himself, written in 1973 (and reissued by BenBella in 2003) is a classic science fiction novel by award-winning author David Gerrold. This work was nominated for both Hugo and Nebula awards and is considered by some critics to be the finest time travel novel ever written.

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What the Critics Say

"David Gerrold proves that he can do all the things that made us love Heinlein's storytelling - and often better." (Orson Scott Card)
"This is all widely imaginative and mindbending... Gerrold is such a good writer that he keeps us reading through... shifts of time, space and character -- right into pre-history... After reading this one, time-machine addicts will never quite be able to look at the gadget again as a simple plaything." (Publisher's Weekly)
"A major talent." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Good idea - ruined

Would you try another book written by David Gerrold or narrated by Charles Bice?

No. The narration was fine, but this was not a true sci-fi book. The time travel concept was just a vehicle to present a very overtly sexual story about relationships and someone having sex with himself, first as a man then as a woman. There was so much more it could have been, but it just focused on a single part.


Has The Man Who Folded Himself put you off other books in this genre?

No - I have ready many books like this, most of them far better.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

None


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really - it was not even very well written, the dialogue was wooden and somewhat childish.


Any additional comments?

This was obviously a book written about sexuality of all kinds and not really a book about time travel, although that was the central premise.

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- Mogster

mind boggling

a very good read that stays in your mind a long time after you finnish it.

Charles Brice does an exelent job narrating this.
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- henrik

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-06-2011
  • Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc