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!
I'm not sure why I was committed to finishing this book. While it was not bad, I can definitely say it was not good. It seems that all books I have re..Show More »ad by Scarrow lack a certain depth of plot and character. It is almost as if the books are aimed toward *very* young adults (age 13?).
I can definitely say I will not read the rest in the series. If you are looking for a science fiction heavy book about time travel, this is not the book for you.
I was instantly hooked on TimeRiders from chapter one and I plunged immediately into book two, desperate for more!
The Day of the Predator pl..Show More »ot follows a similar action-packed formula as book 1 – the TimeRiders are split between past and present to deal with both the causes and consequences of a drastically altered timeline.
Only now they are dealing with dinosaurs!
The action is constant in both the past and the present and I was riveted.
What I loved most, though, was Book 2 having the opportunity to flesh out the world of the TimeRiders further. I loved the lore of the time travel and Day of the Predator gave new insights and twists as well as set up some plot threads that will carry through the series.
Honestly, all I can do as this point is continue to rave manically about my love for the TimeRiders series so I'll wrap it up.
If you loved book one, then I can’t believe you haven’t just bought this already!
If you were somehow…unbelievably...lukewarm on Book 1, well I urge you to still give Day of the Predator a go since the world and series is given roots that will carry through in this instalment.
I strongly recommend Time Riders: Day of the Predator for readers of all ages.
I’ll also point out the length continues to be excellent value for money!
For anyone who has read my gushing reviews of TimeRiders Book 1 and 2, let me prove I am not completely biased by saying Book 3: Doomsday Code was wea..Show More »k compared to the first two in terms of its standalone plot.
The setting of medieval England and exploration of the ‘robin hood’ mythology was cute but it definitely lacked the peril and punch of the first two . Where Doomsday Code shone though was delving a little deeper into the growing mystery of the whole series. Each book has supplied some new information about the origin of the TimeRiders, the creators of time travel and the bleak future where time travel has been invented and is seen as humanities only hope. This story cemented some suspicions and frame, what I hope, will be some really meaty future conflicts in the series.
Some readers might be disappointed then with the lack of resolution to major plot elements in the book but as this is only Book 3 of a so far stellar 8 book series; I’m prepared to forgive it.
If you’re already on the TimeRiders journey, definitely pick up Book 3 but be prepared to lose a little momentum in the so far, action-packed series. It’s not entirely a bad thing and the series continues to be excellent value.
I love American history and time travel stories so this book gave me both. The TimeRiders have a problem on their hands when young Abe Lincoln gets cu..Show More »rious when he see some strangers and ends up in 2001! They have to find a way to get him back to his own time period so he can become president and stop The Eternal War.
I didn't realize that these books were written for teenagers, boys at that. I, on the other hand am the exact opposite of a teenage boy. I simply coul..Show More »d not get through the first half of the first book in the series. I absolutely would not recommend these books to anyone over the age of 16
When I read the printed edition of this book, I skimmed a lot. I am not a big fan of Roman history and I couldn't stay interested in it, but LISTENING..Show More » to the story was so much better! Trevor White is such a great actor/reader that I was ready to hear the story and was able to catch many clues about the past and future books that I missed in the first read.
After the shocking revelations and big changes to the TimeRiders in book 6, the team has been left reeling.
As a result, the plot of The Pira..Show More »te Kings is more subdued than usual to allow the expanded and relocated team time to adjust.
The age of pirates and the Caribbean setting is a rich backdrop, beautifully painted as always by Scarrow.
No two books in the TimeRiders series have been the same and book seven remains fresh with new challenges to overcome, new time contaminations to correct, new team members to work with and new technology to master.
The Pirate Kings is a refreshing tropical breather from the series through-plot of understanding the agency’s role in the impending end of mankind. It delivers what will certainly be one of the most memorable moments from the nine-book series and I think series-long readers will enjoy this interlude before the series counts down in the concluding two books.
To say I was highly anticipating the series finale of Timeriders would be an understatement.
I haven’t been as invested in a lengthy series ..Show More »since Harry Potter. I’ve been glowingly positive about every entry, even those a little lighter on the action and heavier on the overall story arc which comes to its conclusion here.
To say I am disappointed with the series finale of Timeriders would also be an understatement.
I am nothing short of devastated by this limp, uneventful and ultimately pointless wrap-up to a series I’ve repeatedly praised for being fresh, exciting, clever and unique.
I’m so let down, not only by where the author took the series but how weakly the Infinity Cage was executed it has tainted the whole series for me.
Given that the first 4-7 books focus more on standalone adventures (which were simply excellent) I would honestly recommend people only read those.
If your curiosity is genuinely piqued by the hints and clues dropped about the Timeriders’ origins throughout the series…still don’t bother finishing the series because this wrap-up is ultimately unsatisfying.