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TimeRiders (Book 1) | [Alex Scarrow]

TimeRiders (Book 1)

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Book One in the TimeRiders series, read by Trevor White. Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, "Take my hand..." But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose - to fix broken history.
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Book One in the TimeRiders series, read by Trevor White.

Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, "Take my hand..."; But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose - to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past.

That's why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world...

©2013 Alex Scarrow (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited

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    Crystal Robertson, Australia 09-13-13
    Crystal Robertson, Australia 09-13-13 Member Since 2011

    I read and review Young Adult lit!

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    "Amazing Series, Highly Recommended!"

    If you’ve read my other reviews you’ll know I’m a pretty level-headed reader so I don’t say this lightly…OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS BOOK!!

    Seriously, BUY THIS BOOK IMMEDIATELY!!

    I haven’t been this enchanted with a series since I first picked up Harry Potter!

    TimeRiders utilise illegal time travel technology, sent from our future, in order to restore the correct history when nefarious travellers make changes.

    I’ve had my eye on TimeRiders for a while as a big fan of time travel stories and I was thrilled to finally have the audiobooks available.

    The lore/mythology of the time travel was light but very clever and enjoyable. The structure of the story – multiple POVs in both the past and present – shows the reader ‘butterfly effects’ in real-time which is great fun. It also packs the books with action as the all the members of the TimeRiders team must work to battle the devastating effects of altered history in both the past and present.

    Book one jumped went into the genres’ big guns – Hitler, JFK and even 9/11. If you think you’ve seen that all before, trust me, TimeRiders’ approach was fresh and original (also respectful!).

    I’ve torn through the first four available books in a giddy rush and I’ve raved about the TimeRiders series to anyone who would listen.

    I cannot recommend TimeRiders strongly enough to readers of all ages.

    They are also amazing value for such lengthy books so you really can’t go wrong!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dona Hamilton, Australia 01-29-14
    Dona Hamilton, Australia 01-29-14
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    "A Whole New Slant to the Book!"

    Being a time travel fan, I have really enjoyed this series by Alex Scarrow and have read all of the published ones and am "patiently" waiting for his final installment. Because I will be using the first in the series as a class text for my English class I decided I had better revisit it and listening is the easiest and quickest way for me.
    I was not disappointed! Trevor White did a wonder reading and I am pleased to see that he has continued with the rest of the series. It is quite interesting to hear someone read a book that you have already read for the reader often picks up different things that you missed. Trevor also is quite good with his accents. I particularly enjoyed Bob's voice. Looks like I will be using more of my credits to complete the series!

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  • Sandor
    banbury, oxon, United Kingdom
    3/12/14
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    "Aimed I think at teenagers"
    Would you try another book written by Alex Scarrow or narrated by Trevor White?

    No


    Would you recommend TimeRiders (Book 1) to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, my friends are in their fifties


    Could you see TimeRiders (Book 1) being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Oh yes , if it hasn't already been done.


    Any additional comments?

    This is I think a book aimed at a teenage / young adult market. It's about time travellers but lacks the logic that older readers usually require from their time travel tales. A certain suspension of disbelief is always required when protagonists wander around in time but here the structure just doesn't make sense. Also the Time Riders choose a young lad with no knowledge of 20th century history, computers or anything much to investigate time "crimes" in the 20 th century, really ? With the whole of time to choose from this is the best candidate to wander round clueless in the 1950's ( his future but everyone else's past) to find out what's changed , not clever and I stopped listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MRS
    NEW MILTON, United Kingdom
    8/5/14
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    "good book"
    Where does TimeRiders (Book 1) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very enjoiable and very easy listening... The story got me hooked from the start and I am going to buy all of the other books too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The norator is exseptionaly good...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John Foreman
    Gainsborough
    7/7/14
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    "Time to sit still"
    If you could sum up TimeRiders (Book 1) in three words, what would they be?

    Time in tatters


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Tortalogical time loops. least: Lack of details as to how Foster actual recruits in time without a team at the home point to bring him back.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Liam O'Connors rescue


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh at times


    Any additional comments?

    There is insufficient detail to explain how the recruiter, Foster, can recruit in time without a team or colleague to bring him back, or where the HQ of the recruiting agency is. This lack of detail makes the later necessity of there being someone at base to open a return "wormhole" somewhat perplexing. Also the conundrum of "If my grandfather gets killed in the past, will I still exist, either in the future, or in the position I now occupy" is not addressed. Similarly, "If I fix history, when the point arrives in the future that resulted in the change arrives again, will everything just keep looping" is not addressed. Would have been interesting if these issues had been afforded some "time". Non the less, was pleasantly surprised by the book and the production. The voicings of Trevor White are excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • craig
    stevenage, United Kingdom
    2/17/14
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    "Enjoyable read"
    What did you like most about TimeRiders (Book 1)?

    I am now on the 5th book in the series and I find them very enjoyable...But I can not figure out what exactly makes these books so good. One thing that does annoy me is the stupid bursts of music that add nothing to the story! Technically this is a book and having these annoying bursts just interrupts.
    The books are very well written and have some good humour, the narrater does a fantastic job and is able to bring the characters alive.
    Time travel is a hard subject to tackle, while the writer manages to avoid the paradoxes he kind of skips over a few minefields with out explanation, you can choose to ignore these and it does not detract too much from the story.I would say this makes the book available to all ages but may annoy the more hardcore sci fi fan .I would give this one a try and see if you get pulled into this world like I have been.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bob was an amusing character, a child like killing machine that grows into something more.


    What does Trevor White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Trevor white made these characters come alive


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    One moment in time could change everything.


    Any additional comments?

    Give this a go, I took a chance and now I'm hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    Bridgend, United Kingdom
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    "Not for adults"

    My mistake, I thought this was an adult sci-fi novel, it isn't ...though younger listeners will enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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