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)
This book is SO MUCH BETTER than the movie. The story is sooooooooooo good & it made me want to cry! I read it knowing how it would end but listened anyway - it was WORTH the listen!
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is my go to for fun. Harry Potter - just because. Loved the Magic of Tidying Up and Shakespeare
I love the characters and the depth of their feelings for each other. I sobbed afterwards. Every person deserves this kind of devotion, but it comes at a cost.
Great narrators. Even when the author dissolves into overly flowery prowse, both narrators do a wonderful job sounding involved in the story.
I loved the concept for this book and was very excited to finally listen to it. It started out slow, but mainly due to the authors use of overly detailed descriptions and even a few lapses into other languages, all meant to establish the romance and deep beyond time love of the main characters. It dragged until the middle, then the story started to really develop and I started to care about the characters. Towards the end the book took a dark and almost macabre turn. The rest of the book followed suit. I went from just liking the book, to really disliking it.
There were things in this book I love and things that I hated. Most books take a while to like the characters But like Henry, my feelings for him and Clare jump around. By the end of the book, I didn't care about them as much.
I have read a lot of the other reviews. Some felt cheated while others called it gloomy and depressing. I can argue. I wanted to like this book, but the characters made it tough.
The author did however, do a good job of connecting the points in time together. This story must have been difficult to write
This book is a movie. I prefer the book to the movie.
Most of the reviews for this book are favorable. This is one book you will have to make up your own mind on.
Loved them too, they did a great job..........totally beleivable wonderful characters
Really loved the whole thing, I didn't want the story to end
It,s about number 3
The love part .How they was able to have a baby..How each time he traveled and lost his shoes and clothes. How he came back, the fact that he enjoyed reading, the wedding
how his wife waited on him as a young lady and after he lost his leg. her unconditional love for him
him being in the look cage with no way out naked.
All of them.
The sex they always had, them loving coffe. how she was able to remember. How he was able to see in the future how he explained to the doctor about his pregnant wife about their son disabilty. How the doctor was very skeptical how did he know. how the doctor did not believe him, then decide to help the have a baby even after all the miscarriage.
I usually like stories about time travel, but his one was just too contrived for me.
I read this book at the recommendation of a friend and also because I had seen the movie. The story was a great read. It was well narrated and the characters were well developed.
It is a little confusing with the jumps back and forth in time if you don't pay attention to the story, but I followed it well enough.
Due greatly to the performers and the authors excellent phrasing, I felt like I was a fly on the wall in the life of two interesting, well-rounded, likable people. Unfortunately, the end smushes that feeling. There wasn't enough why and how for me. The journey was enjoyable even if the destination was less than desirable.
"Immaculately crafted tale"
Definitely, because I know I missed loads of stuff. It is so intricately written, with threads weaving through the past, present and future.
Don't want to spoil it by giving anything away!
The narrators are superb, and add loads to the story. The only complaint I have is with the sections in French and German, which I really couldn't understand, probably due to the very strong American accent, and I've taken off a star for that.
Both. In the abstract it seems unbelievable, but it works superbly.
Gorgeous, satisfying read. Loved it.
I absolutely loved this audiobook. I hadn't got around to reading it and had be told how wonderful it was. At first I thought the jumps in time would be confusing, but it flowed so well and I fell in love with the characters straight away. I could be convinced this story was real and never wanted it to end. The two narrators worked perfectly together. I giggled, sighed and cried. I even made my car journeys longer just to keep listening. I will be picking up the book next.
"Beautiful story, wonderfully read."
Don't give up if you find the story hard to get to grips with, due to the time travelling.
Persevere and you will be rewarded.
"Excellent and perfect. An exceptional audiobook."
Both narrators worked together extremely well, the story is so well crafted and there really aren't enough ways to say that this really is an amazing audiobook.
Get it. You will not regret it.
I saw the film before realising it had been adapted from a book. The film was good, the book fantastic!
I would defiantly listen to The Time Traveler's wife again, having a beautiful story read out to you as you draw is incredibly relaxing the time just flows by and you find your ideas smoothly flowing along with the story.
I don't really have a favourite character I loved the way that they interacted together, it was there togetherness that brought out the best parts of them!
Enjoy is a funny word, I laughed out loud when he first meets Claire in his time stream because it was such a real response! and I almost cried (except for the fact I was on a train) when you realise that he knows when the end is and tries to protect Claire
I'm time poor and so sitting for 17 hours and listening to a book is something I can't really afford, equally its a very long time! I did listen to it in fairly long stints because once you get into the flow of a story its hard to break off.
When I was younger my mother read to me and brought me book and tapes which I wore down through listening to so often. It wonderful that I can still listen to 'adult' books because you get so much from somebody's voice telling a story and this story in particular with two voices is just beautiful.
"So much better than the film!"
Brilliant engaging lovely
It would be a bit much to listen to all at once, but in my free time I didn't put it down !
This book as read brilliantly, I loved the film, but now in comparison it seems week after reading the book with I followed with keen interest a range of emotions and always thinking 'just one more chapter'
I would definitely recommend this read!
"Very human story with a twist"
I read the reviews of this when it was first published and had it on my list. I found the concept of time travel fascinating and it added something truly unique to an enduring love story. My only criticism is that I found the voice of the young Claire rather irritating, and initially thought it would spoil the book for me. But it didn't overall, so if you find the same, persevere!
Do not know, but the film I thought was good until I read the book and realised they had only told a third of the story.
Loved them both equally
I was anxious how this book would pan out with all the time travelling but Ms Niffenegger tells a beautiful and emotional story.
It's in the top ten.
No, I haven't, but I found that both of them did a wonderful job narrating the story. As I understand, reading the book it might take a while to figure out who is talking at the moment - with the different voices in the audio book it was of course no problem.
There is a film, but the audio book is much better.
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