The inter-connectedness of this book is dazzling! Niffenegger is a genius! The story is the story of three people who face real challenges but their challenges are unreal as well. Two of them live outside the grip of time, but that release from the bounds of time also poses extreme danger and trouble for them.
Imaginative beyond belief!
The narrator for Henry was a little too snarky for me to connect with or be very interested in.
I found this book to be very confusing, trying to keep up with the who knew whom when. I was somewhat unimpressed with the ending of the book as well. I got this because the overall reviews were that this was a very good romantic book, but it is hard to follow. In retrospect, I wouldn't have purchased this book.
There was a point where I was going to abandon the story but it got better as it went along. This writer took her time building the tale and in the process put together and developed interesting characters. By the end of the book I felt I knew the central characters.
The actors did a great job.
I really enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife. It took me a little while to get hooked but it happened. As others have said the language is a bit rough. I am not easily offended by such things but there are a few places where a more vulgar word was used than I thought was really necessary. The thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is the amazingly annoying mispronounciations of simple words...by BOTH readers. That drove me nuts. The story though was very good and I look forward to seeing the movie.
I really didn't get attached to characters. Henry was shallow, Claire far too awe struck... if I hadn't paid for it, I would have not finished it.
And the whole Henry 38 Claire 30 repeated ad nauseum got on my nerves.
It wasn't a bad book but it was just not interesting or thoughtful or insightful. Much more could have been done with this concept and this book missed the mark by miles!
Great story, at first is kind of messy as all the plots are upside down (just as the written book) but the two narrators makes it easy to listen and to follow once you get use to the leaps in time and in characters. Story is touching and romantic with an erotic touch. If you saw the movie you will surely love this audibook as it is by far more dramatic and crude.
The book kept me wanting to listen. Does contain some sexual scenes and a good small amount of swear words. But after a while the swear wears actually fit the story and I rather see the story from the writers point of view. I have not read too many books with swear word and it can be a shock for some. I found it interesting. Great book still. It will jump from years to years and dates and character ages but really not need to remember dates it fits well together. Great read. Love time travel stories.
Overall, I really enjoyed this audiobook but OH! The mispronunciations!! Seemed like every 40 mins or so there was some truly cringe-worthy mispronunciation by one of the narrators. Some of the offenders I remember were "dahlia" "Vicodin" "renaissance." Many others. The audio equivalent of proofreading would have helped a lot prior to release.
As I listened to this book I went from curious to interested to enthralled. Only at the end did I feel totally and completely let down by the author. Such a huge build up and such a surprisingly uninteresting and immediate ending. It's as if she was in a hurry and threw the last chapter together before the mailman came to ship it to the publisher.
What a disappointment.