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
"Go back to a wonderful world and have a wonderful time doing it." (The New York Times)
This book was a little bit long and tedious at times, but I'm a sucker for time travel novels. And Stephen King gave it a nod at the end of 11-22-63! While it starts out a little like 11-22-63 - maybe the main character is similar Jake Epping, it's really not much like it once you get into it.
If you lived in NYC, I think the book would be particularly interesting since it gives you somewhat of a history of the town - I'll bet the actual illustrated novel was especially engaging.
Admittedly, it got a little slow in places and I ended up switching to 1.5x speed to keep it moving along - enjoyed it much more after that!
Fascinating but Slow
clear enunciation, only a few mispronounced words
Come with me to Long Ago
One of the best stories in my stash and very well told. I still have the original book and have read it three times.
Of course, Si Morley as the protagonist is so willing to believe that there is something more than this present life. But Rubin Prien can charm the birds.
This is the first experience with Paul Hecht's performance and it is dead on.
Yesterday is just across Central Park
Also, check out the sequel, From Time To Time, also available in audible's list.
The plot was enjoyable & the twist at the story's end was a surprise. The description of the late 1800's is nicely done.
I thought the protagonists first sensations in the 1800's was over described & dragged a bit. I almost stopped listening at that point, but was glad I stayed with it as it got better. I'm pleased to have listened to it.
Depends on the story. I'm a diehard time travel fan & that's what attracted me to Time and Again.
I actually liked that the reader took his time telling the story. Well paced
Wonder if the abridged version is better? The unabridged is what I had & it did have that over described first trip into the 1800's NYC
I enjoyed the book, particularly the ending, and the history of New York City was interesting, but I found the book a bit dated.
The ending was perfect and brought the story full circle. But I found the basic premise of time travel through self-hypnosis too far fetched to get me to buy in to the story. (I realize that any "time travel" story takes a leap of imagination, but the best sci-fi in my view starts from a premise that it "could" happen this way--if not today, then one day.)
Good and worth the time spent listening...just fell short of great for me.
My husband and I love to listen to this together and usually listen as we are travelling in the van. Better and more fun than reading solo in a book.
The descriptions of New York in the late 1800's and the premise of the story that we could go back in time and experience the earlier time. There is also the contrasts of the different types of lives the people lived then. We can actually feel that we are there with the main character. And, of course we enjoyed the end!
Somehow it seems easy to tell the different characters he portrays. He has a wonderful rich voice, although it can lull me to sleep if I am tired!
Where the past comes alive.
I love the ending, too. We gave our first copy of the book to someone to read and never saw it again, but our first introduction was on the radio in Kalamazoo so we fondly remember it being read to us chapter by chapter.
The characters were interesting. The writing was horrible. Too much detail, extremely slow and predictable
totally held my interest & one of those things that i hate to see end.
if you don't mind i'm busy reading fifty shades darker @ i wanna get back
There is no real plot. The main character doesn't have to do anything extraordinary to time travel; he just uses hypnosis. Then, when he is in the past, he pretty much just walks around and looks at things. I kept waiting for something -- anything -- to happen. I finally gave up at the halfway point.
Sure. He didn't bring any personality to the reading, but he didn't do anything wrong, either. I'd give him another try.
Disappointment. I love most of Stephen King's books, so I jumped on his recommendation of this book, thinking that such a talented writer would only recommend something stellar. I cannot understand what kept King's interest at all.
The only reason I shopped for this book is because Stephen King recommended it, and I'm sure hundreds of his other fans would say the same. King had to know what a huge influence he would have on Finney's sales. Shame on him for wasting our money and our time.
about the top third
When he went back the third time.
not extreme, but time travel fantasy stories always keep my attention.
It is very much like the new Stephen King novel 11-22-63, but different enough to not be boring with duplicity.
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