We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Time and Again | [Jack Finney]

Time and Again

Transported from the mid-twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable "Ladies' Mile" of Broadway, is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park, and solves a 20th-century mystery by discovering its 19th-century roots. Falling in love with a beautiful young woman, he ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past. A story that will remain in the listener's memory, Time and Again is a remarkable blending of the troubled present and a nostalgic past....
Regular Price:$15.07
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

One of the most beloved tales of our time!

Science fiction, mystery, a passionate love story, and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in Jack Finney's spellbinding story of a young man enlisted in a secret Government experiment.

Transported from the mid-20th century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable "Ladies' Mile" of Broadway, is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park, and solves a 20th-century mystery by discovering its 19th-century roots. Falling in love with a beautiful young woman, he ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past.

A story that will remain in the listener's memory, Time and Again is a remarkable blending of the troubled present and a nostalgic past, made vivid and extraordinarily moving by the images of a time that was... and perhaps still is.

©1970 Jack Finney (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Go back to a wonderful world and have a wonderful time doing it." (The New York Times)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (496 )
5 star
 (176)
4 star
 (189)
3 star
 (80)
2 star
 (30)
1 star
 (21)
Overall
4.0 (404 )
5 star
 (153)
4 star
 (146)
3 star
 (66)
2 star
 (26)
1 star
 (13)
Story
4.1 (400 )
5 star
 (165)
4 star
 (143)
3 star
 (62)
2 star
 (17)
1 star
 (13)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13
    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    489
    26
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Time Travel lovers, don't miss this"

    I will never look at NYC or the statue of liberty the same again. I travel to NYC often and now I will be picturing it 100 years ago.
    Very interesting story and wonderful love story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kirill Oetwil Am See, Switzerland 03-09-12
    Kirill Oetwil Am See, Switzerland 03-09-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nice time travel story for New Yorkers"

    I listened to this book shortly after finishing 11-22-63 by Stephen King.

    Compared to 11-22-63, Time and Again has less "color" and dramatic scenes but compensates it by style and softness.

    At least 1/4 of the book are descriptions of streets and buildings in NY which are "There" or "Not There", as someone who has never been to NY I could not associate anything with those parts and found it rather boring. 11-22-63 is better in this sense, it really submerges you into the world of 1950'es without need of knowing street names, numbers and buildings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chip Bellevue, WA, United States 12-21-11
    Chip Bellevue, WA, United States 12-21-11 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    26
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "You won't like it"

    Incredibly, this book was recommended by Stephen King in the epilogue of 11-22-63 (a book I HIGHLY recommend). He called it a "definitive time travel story". How could I admire his writing so much and HATE what he liked?

    I'll just flat out tell any sci fi junkies, the time travel is completely incidental to the story and very badly designed. Think faster-than-light spaceships using a really really powerful solid rocket. He even violates his own "physics" at one very important point.

    As for the story, it could have been told in an hour. He spends so much time explaining and detailing the scenes and people, you will fight the urge to skip forward. I did it routinely and marveled at how he was still droning on after minutes of skipping. His descriptions and ponderings are inane and do nothing to either further the story or develop the characters. The narrator has a deep, authoritative voice which stands in contradiction to the sophomoric writing. He is obviously an artist. He spends a good deal of the book discussing art.

    As for the review that calls it a "love story"... well it's much more that than "time travel", but if you're looking for a good love story, DO NOT listen to this. As I mentioned: character development is non-existent. There is no chemistry, no feeling. The story is simple, predictable and extremely shallow unless you are into him going on and on about how incredible it is that he is really in another time and how amazingly different New York is in the 19th century. And art. Incessant discussions of art -- drawing, photography, carving
    ...

    20 of 32 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. A. Milus 05-03-12
    C. A. Milus 05-03-12 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    78
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    78
    35
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's all in the details details details details..."

    I really wanted to like this book and was looking forward to it. It took exactly 4.5 hrs to get to anything of interest and then it started picking up the pace. It left me with the feeling as if I had been standing in line all day to go down the waterslide and as I got to the top and it was my turn, they closed the water park and told me to go back down using the stairs. All that anticipation for nothing...

    I felt this could have been a much more intriguing and interesting story but it left me flat. I don't consider it a complete waste it has it's moments but few and far between.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bennie Marietta, GA USA 04-25-15
    Bennie Marietta, GA USA 04-25-15 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    45
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    157
    32
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great book, read humorlessly."

    This is Jack Finney's iconic book about time travel. It easily cuts around physics, relying on the power of the mind. Well. Some minds. It's a very long thing and is written with a lot of light places to keep the reader happy and engaged.
    Unfortunately, though the book is expertly narrated by Paul Hecht (who has a truly wonderful voice), Mr. Hecht neglects the humor, the grief, the human nuances. His read sounds very much like a documentary. Beautiful, but little to connect with.
    If that doesn't trouble you as a listener, then I highly recommend this audiobook. Otherwise, read it instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Phyllis Joshua, TX, United States 03-23-15
    Phyllis Joshua, TX, United States 03-23-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Slow and too many unnecessary details!"

    I really wanted to like this book because Stephen King said it was good, but I guess I am too used to more fast paced books. I realize this book was written in the 1970's where things did move slower but I was always thinking "just get on with the story". I am 6 hours into the book and decided to quit. I hate that I won't get to find out what happened, but I just couldn't finish it. I do think it would make a good movie..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brandon 01-13-15
    Brandon 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Gripping Story"

    Paul does a wonderful job as narrator, perfect for the main character and he really brought you into the story. It was an amazing book full of adventure, suspense, romance, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Wallowa SAM 07-09-14
    Wallowa SAM 07-09-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    53
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I read this on kindle."
    Would you listen to Time and Again again? Why?

    I got this for a driving trip and forgot to put it on my IPOD. Instead, I read it later on Kindle. Very good book. A little slow at the start, but it picks up, and the end is satisfying. Great history lesson about NYC.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jaycob CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States 08-13-13
    Jaycob CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States 08-13-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well now I wish I had the print edition"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Time and Again to be better than the print version?

    No- but not for anything wrong with the audio. I heard there are very vivid illustrations in the print that really help bring 19th century NYC to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Time and Again?

    well that would just be a spoiler


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    A little more life would help


    Any additional comments?

    For a time travel story, the story itself feels very small. But that isn't a bad thing. Instead of something grandiose and elaborate, it feels more human and alive. And it really brings old NY to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elizabeth 07-24-13
    Elizabeth 07-24-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    43
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful story - could listen to again!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Liked the main character, who described the time periods with much reflection.


    What about Paul Hecht’s performance did you like?

    He has a good voice tone.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When viewing the faces of those people in the previous century (1880s), the character realizes they are more alive and happier than those in his current time (1970s)


    Any additional comments?

    This is a nice book. Great to listen to and you wonder what the main character will choose to do. My only complaint is it took too long to set the story up - the first 4 hours were all in the present and didn't lend much to the overall impact of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 11-20 of 38 results PREVIOUS1234NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.