At first you have to get used to a few concepts: 1. Having 2 good readers, 2. The dates, and 3. The characters' ages. After a few chapters, you stop focusing on the characters' ages and the actual dates; and more about the story, and the "time" the chapter was being told from. The story was very interesting. It definitely grabs your attention. The time traveling is a bit far-fetched, but instead of focusing on that and getting distracted, just accept it as fiction and get drawn into the story. It was entertaining, but the ending was a little lackluster. I wanted more. It felt like it just ended. **SPOILER ALERT** If a time traveler dies, does he actually go away? He's always time traveling so does that mean he lives forever? That's the part I couldn't really come to terms with.
Lover of history, travel, and MP3 players (to distract me from things I'd really rather not have to do)!
I loved the premise of this novel, and Niffenegger does a masterful job of creating time-traveling "rules" that stay consistent throughout. Even when we're pretty sure how things are going to end, I was riveted to the narrative to find out how all the pieces fit together. Thankfully, Clare and Henry had their own narrators, which really helped keep everything straight. My only complaint (thus the 4 stars) is with performances of the readers. They weren't terrible - far from it - but William Hope particularly seemed to lack a spark (surprising, given the number of high profile books he's narrated). Also, they both made some odd pronunciation choices in a few places. But overall I found this to be an excellent audiobook, well worth "reading" to the very end!
This has become one of my favorite books on tape. The characters come alive and the bouncing through time is a fun element.
Audrey Niffenegger has written a most wonderful book of love that knew of no time as it's boundaries. The Narrations done by William Hope and Laurel Lefkow makes the story seem so real as if this is something that had really happen. love every second of this wonderful Audio book.
I'm a teen; my favorites series are Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Twilight by Stephene Meyer.
This books was captivating and very original. I haven't read much about time traveling but this was interesting from start to finish.
IT IS A LITTLE CONFUSING AT FIRST, BUT THE STORY IS WRITTEN BEAUTIFULLY. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CHARACTERS, I WAS NOT EVEN DISAPPOINTED WITH THE ENDING?????
Not my favorite book. I enjoyed the first half of the book quiet a bit actually but the second half was kind of depressing and hard to get through.
Counselor with eclectic taste, I enjoy all types of fiction, dark, strange and twisted things, humor and explicitly.
It started a little ho-hum but wow, as the story unfolds s I was enthralled. I enjoyed the writer’s character development and depth and the narration was well paced and toned. Although the story’s time line varies, significantly back and forth in time it is not difficult to follow. I highly recommended this book; it has much more depth and emotion than the movie ever could have possibly touched.
I was looking forward to this book. Time traveling has always intrigued me, even as a kid I loved The Time Machine and A Wrinkle in Time. This book, though, did not wow me. There were interesting parts, but I wanted to love it and didn't. I also was annoyed that some parts seemed to not make sense at the end. Oh well, I know many people love this book, and I guess I am glad I gave it a listen. The narrators were good. I agree with other reviewers about being surprised that the author chose to use such raw language in the sexual parts. The language didn't really bother me, but I didn't think it fit or even see the point of it.
You will love this book. Niffenegger comes up with an interesting twist to time travel that I really liked. Be prepared for this story to bring you to tears.