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.
I did not expect to like this book. Maybe enjoy it, but guiltily, in the way I enjoy chick flicks and chick lit. But I did enjoy it immensely and was thrilled by the little touches that show the writer is more punk than easy listening. The characters, for example, love punk music and attend concerts. The main character is an artist, creating paper-molded masterpieces. Above all, however, the story, with its skips through time, its nonlinear resonances and its consistent characters amid an inconsistent time structure, is somewhat challenging but so worth it. In some ways, the audiobook may be easier than the book, since the male and female characters are voiced by different narrators.
This is a well crafted story which can be easily listened to by both men and women, but I would not recommended it for younger persons, under 18 years of age, as there are some adult matters.
I actually saw the movie first, but liked it so much I bought the print book and this audiobook, and they are both as enjoyable as the movie!! I recommend this story very much!
I'm so sensitive to the narration in Audio books and I'm always skeptical - both Mr. Hope and Ms. Lefkow narrated this story beautifully. What initially sounded like a hokey story line was so expertly spun into an enjoyable read. By nature of the story there are hops around in time, pay attention to the "Henry is 42; Claire is 18" headers at the beginning of each chapter. There is a certain amount of willing suspension of disbelief, but it's worth it.
I enjoyed this book very, very much. I enjoyed the twist on fate the author gave me. I think the narrators did a great job. I really enjoyed them. Laurel Lefkow did an especially good job when narrating Clare through the years of her life changing her voice "attitude" to fit that of the age of Clare.
This was my very first audio book ... probably not the best book to start out with because of the time travel but once you get used to it, I couldn't put it down. I love books ... love reading them. I wasn't sure I could do the audio but now I am hooked.
I love the story - what a great idea. William Hope did a good narration job. Laurel Lefkow was good with the female voices, but not so good on male voices which was a bit distracting at times. Great listen for my commute! I think I want to listen to it again once I finish to see how the time line was handled from the start.