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The Time Traveler's Wife Audiobook
The Time Traveler's Wife
Written by: 
Audrey Niffenegger
Narrated by: 
Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
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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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    E. Smakman Netherlands 09-13-10
    E. Smakman Netherlands 09-13-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Bittersweet"

    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.

    Read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stefanie College Station, TX, United States 09-09-10
    Stefanie College Station, TX, United States 09-09-10
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    "Wonderful Listen =)"

    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). =)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A.Bigham 09-05-10
    A.Bigham 09-05-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Captivating"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sara Sonoma, CA, United States 09-03-10
    sara Sonoma, CA, United States 09-03-10 Member Since 2010

    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

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    "Could not keep going"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Belbot San Francisco, CA United States 08-10-10
    Belbot San Francisco, CA United States 08-10-10 Member Since 2009
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    "A great listen"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jo A Lapointe Charlottesville, Virginia, United States 08-02-10
    Jo A Lapointe Charlottesville, Virginia, United States 08-02-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved it!"

    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.

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    Rob Erie, PA, United States 07-23-10
    Rob Erie, PA, United States 07-23-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Disturbing, And Not In a Good Way"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Corvallis, OR, USA 07-16-10
    Amanda Corvallis, OR, USA 07-16-10
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    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.

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    Kelly Stear 07-05-10
    Kelly Stear 07-05-10 Member Since 2014
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    "entertaining but not one of my top picks"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Sonora, CA, USA 07-03-10
    Tammy Sonora, CA, USA 07-03-10
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    "so entertaining!"

    I just love this book! no, its not easy to follow....but not hard either. It;s an awesome book! I love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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