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The Time Traveler's Wife Audiobook

The Time Traveler's Wife

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Publisher's Summary

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

Clare and Henry's story unfolds from both points of view, depicting the effects of time travel on their marriage and their passionate love for each other. They attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals: steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

©2003 Audrey Niffenegger; ©2005 HighBridge Company; (P)2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

What the Critics Say

  • Alex Award Winner, 2004

"Highly original first novel....Niffenegger has written a soaring love story illuminated by dozens of finely observed details and scenes....It is a fair tribute to her skill and sensibility to say that the book leaves a reader with the impression of life's riches and strangeness rather than of easy thrills." (Publishers Weekly)

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    ro_runner 01-31-15
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    "Hard to put down"

    For me, the mark of a good book is that I don't want to put it down because I want to know what happens next. This book did that for me. I was afraid the ending might be a total let-down, but it wasn't. There was a bit of unneeded constant sex where there could have been more development of the characters themselves. A good listen overall.

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    Patricia 01-28-15
    Patricia 01-28-15 Member Since 2017
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    "A disappointment."

    The book could've been so much better with a few properly chosen words. The crude slang sex was wrong for the story line. To create the correct momentum to the end, the elimination of the cheating would have been better.

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    KellysHero718 01-24-15
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    "Such A Well-Told Story"

    The dialogue throughout is genuine and effortless, and so revealing of the characters. These two narrators do an excellent job of weaving Henry and Claire through the years. A very good book, perfectly presented.

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    Lynne Moyer Carmichael, CA USA 01-24-15
    Lynne Moyer Carmichael, CA USA 01-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Held my interest."

    I really enjoyed this story. The dual narration added to it, and I enjoyed the variety and depth of the characters. The plot development took unexpected turns with the forward and backward jumps in time. I only wish I could understand French.

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    Chris T. 01-23-15
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    "Good Story, Irritating Narration"
    Any additional comments?

    When reading the part of a young girl, the narrator uses a ridiculous parody of a child's voice. Please just read the part in a normal voice! We get that it's a kid already!!

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    C Evans Gainesville, GA, United States 01-21-15
    C Evans Gainesville, GA, United States 01-21-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Sweet story"

    I like time travel books and this one was good. Not a lot of action but a good read. I loved the narrators. They did a great job.

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    Dah 01-21-15
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    The female reader ended most sentences on an up note that drove me a little crazy. The male reader was very good.

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    Randi 01-20-15
    Randi 01-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Performance, beautiful, story, disappointing"

    I'm not quite sure what I expected from this story, but there were certain things it lacked and certain things it lingered on. I think it could have been far shorter and told the same story, or the same length and made better with what was missed. The performance was really spot on, but the beginning of the story itself felt so much more developed to me than the end.

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    Cheryl Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 01-19-15
    Cheryl Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 01-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved the audio most of all"

    I read the book years ago, and of course own the movie, but the audio book I love most of all. Over a course of days I get to live with Claire and Henry in my head. This is the book I feel compelled to re-read at least once a year.

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    D. Harrison San Diego, CA USA 01-19-15
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    "Engaging"

    Enjoyable couldn't put it down. Great to listen while commuting or doing chores around the house. Some fun surprises. The readers were engaging.

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