I enjoyed the two voices, I think it would be hard to follow without that since you are already trying to keep up with the "time". It is really a love story with some twists not a thriller as I expected but I enjoyed it none-the-less.
I'm sure the actual print book was good, but I couldn't get into the Time Traveler's Wife audiobook because the narrators annoyed me so much. William Hope had a monotone voice that sounded too old for Henry's character. It seemed to confuse the image the book seemed to want to paint of him. I only got halfway before I gave up.
I really enjoyed the book and narration but found myself cringing everytime the characters used unnecessarily vulgar language. I don't feel the dialogue would have been hurt at all if fewer vulgarities were used, and I felt that some of the sex "scenes" and the emphasis on those was somewhat gratuitous and I would have enjoyed the book and story so much more without that element.
I read the first half of this book on my own, and then transitioned into the audio to help me get through it more quickly. This made it difficult to get into the audio characterization. It didn't seem to fit the characters that I had already formed in my mind from script alone. The audio personalities seemed to conflict, in my opinion, with what the author put on the page. Maybe if I had started audio from the beginning i would have felt differently.
This audio book kept me totally engaged. I didn't think I was going to enjoy it as much as I did, but it was wonderful. I love the intense relationship between Henry and Claire. They are so perfect together.
THIS BOOK LEAVES ME WITH HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. AS MUCH FUN AND AS WARM AS ROBERT HEINLEIN'S WORK. SINCE HE DIED I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR AN AUTHOR WHO COULD FILL THE VOID. WHEN I FINISHED THE BOOK I WISHED FOR MORE. EXCELLENT WRITING STYLE, COLOR AND DEPTH. I HOPE TO SEE MANY MORE FROM THIS WRITER. THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL TIME.
After reading the summary and the reader's reviews, I thought it was going to be a very interesting and moving story. I thought the mix of sci-fi and love story was very clever. I think the writer tried to make the characters believable. Well, with any time-travel stories, there are several logical problems and paradoxes with time-traveling in the story, such as free will vs. determinism. Some of these illogical connections in the story made it difficult for me to follow the story.
I felt that many parts of the book were not much useful or helpful in developing the characters and plots. Much of them could have been left out, I think.
I did find the blending time-traveling with love story was very interesting. However if you are not very much into romance novels, this may not offer any deeper levels of relationships and life.
The story sounds fascinating. I stopped listening after a couple of chapters. Even though the characters are married - later in time, I don't care to listen to descriptions of their sexual activity.
Performance was good, the little I listened to it.
Interesting premise, good narration, and while difficult to follow the time line (for obvious reasons), very entertaining. That is, until I got to about half way through the second part. It really started to drag. I so wanted the author to end Henry and Claire's misery. When it FINALLY did end, the way it ended was so disappointing. It's not my place as a reader to dictate the final bow, and it's not that I mind being left wondering a bit. It's that this grand tale deserved a rich ending. That just didn't happen.