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)
The concept if knowing pieces if the future before it happens in the story.
The story is thought-provoking, and stuck with me for weeks after I had finished listening to it. This version of the story goes much deeper into the implications of Henry's time travelling than the movie. Reflecting on the movie, it feels like it's playing in fast forward compared to the book.
Henry is my favourite character because he's imperfect but does the best he can with the broken life he is given. On the other hand, I found Clare's unfailing goodness and her unshakable dedication to him rather frustrating. I found myself wanting her to do something he wouldn't approve of.
I thought at first that having two people narrate the story would be jarring, but it ended up bringing the story to life. They did a great job, though sometimes Berman's female voices sounded a little forced.
I would definitely love to pick Henry's brain. His experience and knowledge of time travel would be a fascinating conversation.
Destiny. Sacrifice. Love.
I have never experienced another book that could even come close to comparing to The Time Traveler's Wife. The plot is so original and the story is told so well that it makes you believe that there might actually be someone out there who time travels.
This book left me stunned on several occasions and I actually cried two different times at the end. I fell in love with Henry and Claire's love. This book really makes you cherish the moments you have with those you love and it offers a new perspective on what it truly means to love another person.
The Time Traveler's Wife is a wonderful listen. The story is completely unlike anything else I've ever read and the narrators are perfect. Definitely worth a credit.
a nice story about a person who does not see time the same way we do and the peopl who he loves.
even with it lenght you well want to keep listen to this book all the way thought
I found this repetitive and a little boring. I kept waiting for something big to happen.......but it didn't !
I will still listen to books of this genre. I have discovered that it is ok not to enjoy all of them.
Not much due to lack of story
If you are looking for a Sci-Fi book like “Back To The Future” or "Quantum Leap" this is NOT the book for you. While fiction, I would not call it Sci-Fi.
It is non-linear time and pops back and forth over decades. I found it confusing at first and almost quit reading. Then I just stopped concentrating so hard on the dates and ages, lighten up, and everything fell into place.
I loved the fact that the story was written from two different perspectives, both that of Henry and Clare.
I did not like the fact that so much time was spent deciding to going to one eatery or another. I did not like the use of acronyms such as CSO - only to later discover that this was the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I am from Chicago, have been to the Symphony many times, and did not recognized the acronym. Although Clare is an artist that works with paper, I felt that the paper making descriptions were much too long and of no relevance to the plot.
I wish that some of the characters had been more developed such as Gomez, the brother and sister-in-law and especially Ingrid. I think the story could have benefited from a more detailed look at her as well as these other characters. It would have enriched the story.
Loved the ending. I knew the climactic scene was coming. It was touching and sensitive but I did not want to read it.
I have to count this book as one of the more interesting books I have read but it is not amongst the best. I would, however, recommend it. It is a book that has cemented the characters in my mind. Niffenegger did an excellent job of telling the story of a phenomenon. It is a well-written, romantic, suspenseful, and compelling.
Can't say, I have never "read" the book
Alba - her experience was richer as she was able to talk about it with her parents
Yes, they matched the voice of the characters as I imagined them
No, I enjoyed the book but I wouldn't characterize my experience as "extreme"
I love good books.
Really enjoyed this book. The characters and their development was very fun to experience. Plus, chronology of the book was good, it allows the reader to experience time in an unique perspective. If you watched the Movie the book is always better. This is an adult book and sex plays a central role in the characters and the book.
my wife was reading this for a book club, so I listened to it so I could relate with the book club party - we hosted the review for this book. damned if I didn't end up enjoying the heck out of it and ended up heavily participating in the book club discussion. what an interesting concept making for a different than normal read.
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