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Time and Again Audiobook

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....
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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)

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    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13
    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "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
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    Kirill Oetwil Am See, Switzerland 03-09-12
    Kirill Oetwil Am See, Switzerland 03-09-12
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    "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
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    JCS Seattle 12-21-11
    JCS Seattle 12-21-11 Member Since 2015
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    "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
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    21 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    C. A. Milus 05-03-12
    C. A. Milus 05-03-12
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    "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
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    larry farmer 04-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "oswald no"
    What did you love best about Time and Again?

    the stories whitin the main story


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

    there were some heart touching moments for me.


    Any additional comments?

    the Oswald jfk stuff wasn't that interesting. it seemed obvious from the beginning that it would change to much in the future time line, and why it seemed so important in the first place was puzziling, because you have know way of knowing if it would lead to better thing or worse but you did know the change could be dramtic and unpreditable. so iwouldnt choose to take that chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey Carver LOVINGTON, NM, US 03-10-16
    Stacey Carver LOVINGTON, NM, US 03-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Glad I persisted"

    I had a hard time getting started on this book. It seemed to meander in the beginning. But, like many great books, I couldn't make myself turn it off after it got hold of me! I am glad I listened. I didn't want it to end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Carr Texarkana, TX 03-05-16
    Vicki Carr Texarkana, TX 03-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Old New York comes to life."

    This book was extremely popular in New York back in 1969-ish. I was living there, and read it at least three times. I have loaned it to a number of friends, and at some point it didn't come back. So when I saw that it was available on Audible, I jumped at it. I thought the reader was excellent, and I enjoyed, all over again, experiencing "old New York" through this amazing story!

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    steve finkelstein 01-31-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Give the narrator some water, please"
    What made the experience of listening to Time and Again the most enjoyable?

    The story is wonderful. I read it because Stephen King said it was the best time travel book he had ever read. While the narrator's tone is even and calm, he does a great job of portraying action and tension.


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

    The narrator seems to swallow quite audibly. It is amazing how often the sound of the swallow add to the story. After a while, it becomes quite comical


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Cannot sit that long.


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    Kindle Customer 01-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!"

    I didn't want the story to end. An epilogue letting us know if everything took place as planned would have been great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 01-19-16
    Linda 01-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "IF THIS WERE ONLY A REALITY"

    SECOND TIME FOR ME AND I COULD DO IT AGAIN!!!! GREAT STORY AND GOOD NARRATOR NEXT I WILL READ THE FOLLOW UP TO THIS ONE ENJOYED THIS IMMMENSELY.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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