Time Traders

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 338 ratings

The Time Traders Publisher's Summary

"To anyone who glanced casually inside the detention room the young man sitting there did not seem very formidable…unless one was observant enough to note those light-gray eyes and catch a chilling, measuring expression showing now and then for an instant in their depths."

The young man in question, Ross Murdock, is about to embark upon the adventure of his life. In order to avoid prosecution, he reluctantly joins Operation Retrograde, whose members are exploring various time periods.

Their goal? To find out where – and when – the ‘Reds’ are obtaining certain scientific breakthroughs, in order to maintain the balance of global power. An outsider in his own time, Ross becomes an outsider in other times as well, and faces one challenge after another. Will he succeed? Or will he inadvertently alter time forever?

©1958 Andre Norton (P)2010 Eloquent Voice, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • The Time Traders

    • By: Andre Norton
    • Narrated by: William Coon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    The young man in question, Ross Murdock, is about to embark upon the adventure of his life. In order to avoid prosecution, he reluctantly joins Operation Retrograde, whose members are exploring various time periods. Their goal? To find out where – and when – the ‘Reds’ are obtaining certain scientific breakthroughs, in order to maintain the balance of global power. An outsider in his own time, Ross becomes an outsider in other times as well, and faces one challenge after another.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Eh.... So So.

    • By SHELDON on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Time Traders

    • By: Andre Norton
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    If it is possible to conquer space, then perhaps it is also possible to conquer time. At least that was the theory American scientists were exploring in an effort to explain the new sources of knowledge the Russians possessed. Perhaps Russian scientists had discovered how to transport themselves back in time in order to learn long-forgotten secrets of the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Start of a wonderful series

    • By Howard Ray on 05-29-10

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • The Defiant Agents

    • By: Andre Norton
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Alien technology scavenged by U.S. and Russian scientists has started a race to colonize planets outside our solar system - and the U.S. scientists are losing. In a desperate move the U.S. government decides to use a group of Apache volunteers in an experimental attempt to colonize a primitive planet, but before they can even begin their spaceship crashes on the planet Topaz.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Indians in Space

    • By G. Parish on 10-30-17

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  • Book 4

    • Key Out of Time

    • Time Traders, Book 4
    • By: Andre Norton
    • Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    It's a good thing that Time Agents are intensively trained. When Ross Murdock and Gordon Ashe set up a time gate on the alien world of Hawaika for an exploration into its troubling past, they didn't anticipate that a storm would sweep them and their helper Karara Trehern and her two dolphins through it unprepared...and then collapse the gate. Trapped in a time of sword-and-spear technology, they rapidly discover that each of the world's cultures appear to be trying to wipe one another out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites from Niven

    • By Chris on 06-04-12

    Regular price: $10.84

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

    • Echoes in Time

    • Time Traders
    • By: Andre Norton, Sherwood Smith
    • Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Time agents Ross Murdock and Eveleen Riorden are recalled from their honeymoon to take part in a dangerous assignment: find a team of Russian scientists who have vanished without a trace from a research mission in the past of a far-off planet. Along with a team of Russian time agents with their own mysterious agenda and Saba, a new agent teamed with Gordon Ashe, they leap into the alien world's distant history.

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  • Book 7

    • Atlantis Endgame

    • By: Andre Norton, Sherwood Smith
    • Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    For many years, Murdock, Ashe, and other members of the Time Patrol have contended with threats to our time continuum, none more deadly than the alien Baldies, who hate other high-tech civilizations and want to destroy Earth. Evidence of time travel has been found in ruins dating to the ancient world...in the legendary realm of Atlantis. So Murdock, Ashe, Eveleen Riordan, and other Time Patrollers deck themselves out as foreign traders to discover whether something is amiss in Atlantis.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is disappointing

    • By Lois McDonald on 07-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95