It was a little hard in the beginning to get into but as the character's started to develop, I enjoyed it. The narration was superb and believable. Now I can watch the movie and see how they compare. I think it was worth my time to listen and will most likely listen to it again next year.
The story idea behind this book is great, but I couldn't finish it. I was finally overwhelmed by the disgusting. The author apparently doesn't realize that while sex may sell, most people have enough of an imagination that they don't want details, especially when it made disgusting. Furthermore, constant use of foul language makes you question the author's capability with vocabulary.
Very entertaining book. I liked the jumping back and forth in time and the different readers. Both were perfect for their parts. Bit of a tear-jerker here and there, but that is ok. I really didn't want it to end.
I loved this book. I found it intriguing, sweet and bittersweet, and sad and joyous. My imagination was totally taken over and I felt as though I was taken on a interesting adventure with the characters. Audrey Niffenegger's descriptive writing on her characters' surroundings really hit home to me. I live in Chicago - born and raised. I enjoyed her placing me in the various neighborhoods and sites (Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Art Institute, etc.). Yes, it was a very lovely love story and an adventure.
I turned on my computer, waited for it to boot up, went to my online book club, I clicked on the title "The Time Traveler's Wife", I Clicked on review< I started typing......so on, so on, so on. Way too detailed. I would fall asleep while listening to it, wake up and could pick up the story where ever it was and not be lost at all. If it wasn't for my quirk of needing to finish what I started, I wouldn't have finished it. Good story idea, just too boring. Language was offensive, unnecessary and not appropriate at all.
This story could have been an incredible story - one you would be proud to call friends/family and encourage them to read. However, when 70-80% of the book is sex, drugs and crudeness that is utterly revolting I can't even permit it to play when anyone is around for fear what they might hear. I wanted to get through the story to find out what happened but could not understand why the author could not just run with her good story and leave the sex behind.
i enjoyed the time traveling adventures of Henry . the book started out a litle choppy and little bit confusing but eventually it all came together and made sense. I thought the end was sad.I wish more was said about alba when you reached adult hood and her experiences.
"The Time Traveler's Wife" listener's wife and I both thought this was a great listen. It made me want for the ample room left open for a sequel. After all time travel is the most open of all plot devices. I soon watched Slaughterhouse 5 from 1972 and saw a huge number of similar devices and even one character. Take out the war and the alien planet from the movie and insert music and pop references from the book and you'll see what I'm talking about. Where that movie was hoeky this book was awesome. The characters were real. The time travel was handled well but did not cover how Henry is able to somehow always land on the Earth rather than the absolute position in space he just left at the beginning of the time travel event. Rather it touched on other difficulties of a time travel event. Other than this single nitpicking, it left me wanting to see the grandfathering of events and people into a brand new set of characters and circumstances and problems.
It was a fascinating story that kept my interest but the author liked to use a specific swear word that I really found offensive.