The Time Traveler's Wife

  • by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Lovely book

Great to be able to read the extended version to the movie. I was surprised how closely the movie followed the book. I would normally read the book first and then be disappointed by the movie but this way around worked much better for me
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- Petra

Boring

I was really hoping for something interesting to happen but left disappointed. Maybe it happened after 14 hours of listening but I guess I will never know.
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- Josh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2006
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books