Clare and Henry's story unfolds from both points of view, depicting the effects of time travel on their marriage and their passionate love for each other. They attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals: steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.
©2003 Audrey Niffenegger; ©2005 HighBridge Company; (P)2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
"Highly original first novel....Niffenegger has written a soaring love story illuminated by dozens of finely observed details and scenes....It is a fair tribute to her skill and sensibility to say that the book leaves a reader with the impression of life's riches and strangeness rather than of easy thrills." (Publishers Weekly)
I was about half-way through this book and I thought to myself, "I think I know how it ends". Usually, that kills a book for me, but for this one it didn't matter. I was still riveted to it. It's not even the hard-core Sci-Fi/Fantasy I normally like, but it is GREAT. I feel like I grew up with the characters. I didn't want it to end. As far as figuring out the ending early...maybe you'll be right, maybe not. More importantly, you won't care. It is definitely a talent to write a book with an intertwined timeline. The author pulls it off brilliantly.
I enjoyed this unique story. It was a bittersweet love story. It did get quite long in the end.
This book was a wonderful love story with a twist. It was a little hard to follow at first, but then you kind of understand how it "works". The only disappointment for me was the juvenile language the author reverted to for any sexual reference. This was a very literary read until scenes that required any sexual content--then she reverted to teenager-like locker room language. It just wasn't necessary to such a wonderful story. Other than that, I LOVED it!
The unique delivery of a unique plot. Elements of a mystery, in the complexity of how the characters lives evolve, mixed with the sweetness of a romance. Makes time travel believable, something more than a science fiction / fantasy romp with time. Poignant. And if you know the locale, it will come even more alive.
This book was an interesting read from the start as I was always guessing what would happen next. The time traveling is not as confusing as i thought it would be when i started, and the book itself is truly amazing. The emotions that this book evokes are powerful and irresistable, it can make you go from happy to sad in a matter of moments with the writers careful hand.
Overall the main character's are extremely well developed and by the end of the book you feel you know them so well that they are a part of yourself. The fact that the book reveals many things out of sequence always keeps you interested, and it was, at least to me, that one could never guess in which manner the next surprise will be.
Shocking, riviting, heart wrenching, arousing, and intriguing.
Truly an amazing read, wish there were more like it.
Read the book, listen to the audio book, and then repeat. I read this book a couple years back and loved it. I couldn't put it down, I gave it as gifts. I am still intrigued by the story line years later and when I saw it on audible.com I had to have it. This audio version adds so much to the story.
This was a wonderful book and had excellent narration. I loved the book because the characters were so captivating, very likable but also real, not perfect. The writing is quite beautiful at times and the romance and relationship between the two main characters is wonderful. It is very creative and innovative with, as I said, excellent writing, and although sad at times, extremely readable. The narrators are exquisite, really wonderful too. I have listened to this book three times and enjoyed it each time (this is the only audiobook I have ever listened to more than once). I highly recommend it.
This was a very well written interesting book. I really liked the characters. I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially those who are looking for something a little different.
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