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The Time Traveler's Wife Audiobook

The Time Traveler's Wife

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Publisher's Summary

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

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.

What the Critics Say

  • Alex Award Winner, 2004

"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)

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    Duane 08-01-12
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    "better than expected"

    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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    Sherri 07-24-12
    Sherri 07-24-12 Member Since 2012

    Sherri

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    "WORTHY!"

    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!

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    Ellen Columbia, MO, United States 07-16-12
    Ellen Columbia, MO, United States 07-16-12 Member Since 2013

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips is my go to for fun. Harry Potter - just because. Loved the Magic of Tidying Up and Shakespeare

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    "Beautifully Heart-wrenching"

    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.

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    mickey GEORGETOWN, TX, United States 07-04-12
    mickey GEORGETOWN, TX, United States 07-04-12
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    "Great Narrators; So-So Story"

    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.

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    Robert pittsburgh, pa, United States 06-26-12
    Robert pittsburgh, pa, United States 06-26-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A Love-Hate Read"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    This book is a movie. I prefer the book to the movie.


    Any additional comments?

    Most of the reviews for this book are favorable. This is one book you will have to make up your own mind on.

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    Sandra Tailem Bend, Australia 06-03-12
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    "Loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definately


    What about Fred Berman and Phoebe Strole ’s performance did you like?

    Loved them too, they did a great job..........totally beleivable wonderful characters


    If you could rename The Time Traveler's Wife, what would you call it?

    Wouldn't change


    Any additional comments?

    Really loved the whole thing, I didn't want the story to end

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    Mandi 05-12-12
    Mandi 05-12-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting Concept"

    Throughly enjoyable. I didn't know what to expect with this selection, but I was hooked right to the end.

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    mayola sacramento, United States Minor Outlying Islands 04-24-12
    mayola sacramento, United States Minor Outlying Islands 04-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "It was very interesting to have a story of love to"
    Where does The Time Traveler's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It,s about number 3


    What did you like best about this story?

    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


    Which scene was your favorite?

    him being in the look cage with no way out naked.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Time Traveler's Wife and why?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Mary 04-18-12
    Mary 04-18-12
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    "Too unbelievable"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I usually like stories about time travel, but his one was just too contrived for me.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance


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    Deb New Milford, CT, United States 11-10-11
    Deb New Milford, CT, United States 11-10-11 Member Since 2014
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    "A Good Story"

    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.

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