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Time and Again Audiobook

Time and Again

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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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    ABW 08-12-17
    ABW 08-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent book"

    The book is much better with the pictures that are in the printed version. A great story.

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    Susan 07-29-17
    Susan 07-29-17
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    "Dated Sci Fi Story"
    Any additional comments?

    This book was purchased on the advice of a reviewer. However, the book is so dated that I could barely listen to it. Long descriptions of an America 50 years ago mar the story and make for tedious listening instead of eye opening marvel. The settings are drab, the narrator is sing song, and the pacing is tedious. Sadly, I do not recommend this classic.

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    VERB 06-10-17
    VERB 06-10-17
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    "loved it!"

    Although I loved the narrator's voice I could hear every noise in his mouth. It was very distracting.
    The story should be made into a movie if it has not already been done.

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    Teresa Richmond 05-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Not really worth the effort"

    It may have helped if the narrator had not read the entire story in a monotone. My adult daughter had walked into the room whilst I was listening, and after a few moments, inquired as to the subject of the documentary I was listening to. I fell asleep several times while listening to the narrator's soothing but monotonous voice. I now wish I had chosen to just read the book instead of listening to it. I may have gotten more out of it. There were only two parts of the story that I, "got into."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MetaDreaming 02-01-17
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    "Dated!"

    Listening to this I felt like I was back in the 50's or 60's. Just too dated and sexist for my taste. Also, why the boring description of mannerisms and clothing if completely superfluous characters. So unnecessary and tedious.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    G. Parish 11-17-15
    G. Parish 11-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not Quite SciFi"

    This was originally billed as a Scifi novel, however, it is not. Having said that, it is a very good novel. It is in some ways a truly great novel. If you haven't read it, I must suggest this one. It is a passionate tale that one cannot help but be drawn into and it will catch your imagination.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia A. Cross Denville NJ 03-01-13
    Patricia A. Cross Denville NJ 03-01-13 Member Since 2017
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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 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. A. T. 05-03-12
    C. A. T. 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 6 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 Member Since 2017
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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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kent Mira Loma, CA, United States 01-11-12
    Kent Mira Loma, CA, United States 01-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I was bored"
    Would you try another book from Jack Finney and/or Paul Hecht?

    I do not think so.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    C. J. Box. Open Season.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reading was a bit too slow for my taste... but then again maybe it suited this slow book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was bored by all the details and finally gave up after 3-4 hours. My thoughts kept wandering on to other things. Maybe if I had been a new yorker or otherwise interested in New York history I might have found it more interesting.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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