Entertaining and unusual. This story was unusual, but still an entertaining and good read. The author did a good job of getting my attention and keeping it throughout the book.
Not only will I listen to The Time Traveler's Wife again I will listen to it a fifth time! When the movie came out I wanted to see it as soon as possible. It was good. But, when I bought the audio book I couldn't stop listening to it. It has been at least my fourth time that I have gone through and listened to it at work. Every time I pick up a little more insight to the story.
The back and forth with the characters taking turns in telling the story. The time jumps are also phenomenal. They bounce around but the story still maintains its path to the end.
Both of them are fantastic. The blended very well together.I had first listened to another version with different performers and they were exceptional as well (I forgot their names. Sorry).
The times where Henry talks about and is with his mother. I can't say any more without giving things away.
There are spots of comedy in the story but mainly it is fulfilling love story. A story that could go on forever jumping back and forth in time.
I remember when this book was new and on the big front table in the book store. I picked it up and read the summary and thought, "You've got to be kidding me!" It sounded so outlandish that I couldn't imagine it being any good. Then someone gave it to me for Christmas and I felt like I had to read it just so I could say that I had. I was blown away. I'm not usually one to cry over a book, but cry I did.
The ideas in this book are certainly out there, but the story is so well told that you find yourself having no problem accepting that this reality is possible, even reasonable. The characters are so well developed and likable that you could imagine being friends with them.
I've read some of the negative reviews for this book and I found myself thinking, "Wow. I must be really naive to have fallen for a book that so many people find predictable/cheesy romance masquerading as literature/too long/boring." Then I realized, who cares! I love it! And I had a great time reading it and listening to it.
The concept if knowing pieces if the future before it happens in the story.
The story is thought-provoking, and stuck with me for weeks after I had finished listening to it. This version of the story goes much deeper into the implications of Henry's time travelling than the movie. Reflecting on the movie, it feels like it's playing in fast forward compared to the book.
Henry is my favourite character because he's imperfect but does the best he can with the broken life he is given. On the other hand, I found Clare's unfailing goodness and her unshakable dedication to him rather frustrating. I found myself wanting her to do something he wouldn't approve of.
I thought at first that having two people narrate the story would be jarring, but it ended up bringing the story to life. They did a great job, though sometimes Berman's female voices sounded a little forced.
I would definitely love to pick Henry's brain. His experience and knowledge of time travel would be a fascinating conversation.
Destiny. Sacrifice. Love.
I have never experienced another book that could even come close to comparing to The Time Traveler's Wife. The plot is so original and the story is told so well that it makes you believe that there might actually be someone out there who time travels.
This book left me stunned on several occasions and I actually cried two different times at the end. I fell in love with Henry and Claire's love. This book really makes you cherish the moments you have with those you love and it offers a new perspective on what it truly means to love another person.
The Time Traveler's Wife is a wonderful listen. The story is completely unlike anything else I've ever read and the narrators are perfect. Definitely worth a credit.
a nice story about a person who does not see time the same way we do and the peopl who he loves.
even with it lenght you well want to keep listen to this book all the way thought
I found this repetitive and a little boring. I kept waiting for something big to happen.......but it didn't !
I will still listen to books of this genre. I have discovered that it is ok not to enjoy all of them.
Not much due to lack of story
If you are looking for a Sci-Fi book like “Back To The Future” or "Quantum Leap" this is NOT the book for you. While fiction, I would not call it Sci-Fi.
It is non-linear time and pops back and forth over decades. I found it confusing at first and almost quit reading. Then I just stopped concentrating so hard on the dates and ages, lighten up, and everything fell into place.
I loved the fact that the story was written from two different perspectives, both that of Henry and Clare.
I did not like the fact that so much time was spent deciding to going to one eatery or another. I did not like the use of acronyms such as CSO - only to later discover that this was the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I am from Chicago, have been to the Symphony many times, and did not recognized the acronym. Although Clare is an artist that works with paper, I felt that the paper making descriptions were much too long and of no relevance to the plot.
I wish that some of the characters had been more developed such as Gomez, the brother and sister-in-law and especially Ingrid. I think the story could have benefited from a more detailed look at her as well as these other characters. It would have enriched the story.
Loved the ending. I knew the climactic scene was coming. It was touching and sensitive but I did not want to read it.
I have to count this book as one of the more interesting books I have read but it is not amongst the best. I would, however, recommend it. It is a book that has cemented the characters in my mind. Niffenegger did an excellent job of telling the story of a phenomenon. It is a well-written, romantic, suspenseful, and compelling.