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)
A book that switches about 100 times or so back and forth in time and still manages to keep you captivated and following the story. And what a wonderfull lovestory this is. Told from the perspective of both the 'time traveller' and his wife (very well narrated btw), it follows both characters from birth till death. And even though the end is coming a mile away, you are left wanting more of this bittersweet tale of love, longing, passion, despair and ingeniousness. Because how would you deal with it if you would be snapped up in your time and space and just dropped somewhere else, completely naked....and also reliving the death of loved ones time and again when you are being dragged to that place/time ever so often.
The book was so amazing. I've been trying to buy in paperback for months, but I thought I might try listening to it instead. Even right now, I am sitting in my office at school listening to this masterpiece some more. I absolutely love the narrators!! They make the story so enjoyable. I could just listen to them both for hours (which I guess I actually did). =)
I usually hate science fiction--but this book is an amazing love story that stays with you for months after having read it. It was a little difficult to understand the time travel in the beginning, but began to make sense half way through the first half. An amazing, captivating story, well worth the credit!
I am very much into post-apocolyptia, as my Dad calls it, but I also just love a good story; from Earth Abides to Art of Racing in The Rain
I could not finish this book, I just could not get into it. Kind of strange considering I did enjoy the movie, it is usually the other way around. The book came across very scrambled. I gave it a couple chapters then just moved on to my next book.
I was originally skeptical of this audiobook, since other reviewers said it was distracting that the male and female voice actors played both the male and female leads interchangeably. While it took a few minutes to get used to it, the voice actors are such experts that you very quickly become accustomed to the style.
I'm surprised that there's an abridged version, I can't imagine leaving any of this story out! It would probably be too confusing.
I have to admit I had already read the hardcopy and I wanted to have it read to me. I feel the story was easier to follow as an audio book because you always knew who was speaking because of who was reading. I got another level of understanding by listening to it.
I couldn't help thinking this was a little creapy in a Lolita sort of way. Actually, cross Lolita with the short lived series Journeyman and you have this book exactly.
This was a great listen and I was very sad for it to end.
Sometimes the woman readers voice got on my nerves, but it fit well enough to tell both sides of the story.
Absolutely loved it.
This was enjoyable to listen to and I liked the fact that there are two narrators for this story. There are times when I thought it dragged a bit and some of my friends said the constant changing of times became confusing for them. If you struggle with time lines, you might prefer to watch the movie.
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