The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife

A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn't stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships. Audrey Niffenegger?s innovative debut, The Time Traveler?s Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn't stop slipping in and ou...

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Title:The Time Traveler's Wife
Author:Audrey Niffenegger
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ISBN:The Time Traveler's Wife
ISBN13
9781939126016
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:500 pages pages

The Time Traveler's Wife Reviews

  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Oct 06, 2007
    If I had to define "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger in two words they would be: poignant and excessive?two words that also illustrate my mixed feelings about Niffenegger?s first novel. ?The Time Traveler?s Wife? is about many things. Obviously time travel i...
  • April
    Mar 19, 2008
    I adore this book. I love it with all my heart. The first few pages were a delight, a surprise, and from then on it was a sweet love affair. I wanted both to have read the book all at once and also to have it all yet unread so I could savor it. I simply didn't want it to end. The st...
  • M
    Jun 11, 2007
    Before Audry Niffenegger wrote The Time Traveler's Wife, she was a art teacher at a Chicago university. Thankfully, Niffenegger believes that art should imitate life, so we get a rip-roaring tour of her life passions: punk music, the Chicago art scene, the Newbery Library, and Chicago ...
  • Morgan
    Jul 14, 2007
    Rating this was really hard, because I really liked it (really, really liked it) but I have such qualms with the ending, which could very possibly be a testament to Niffenegger's writing, I'm not sure. Anyway. There were several things I wanted to talk about while I was reading it, ...
  • Lara
    Mar 17, 2008
    I am conflicted about this book. Do not let my 4 stars fool you, they are an emotional rating. I'll start with the things I really liked about it: Loved all the foreshadowing. The knowing something was going to happen, and maybe even a little bit of what it was, but never knowing...
  • Liz S.
    Aug 01, 2007
    I recently read The Time-Traveler's Wife and was pretty disappointed---the author somehow manages to turn such an awesome premise (the dude actually time travels!) into something pretty flat and dull. The first hundred pages really hooked me, but after a while I started to get irritate...
  • Erin
    Jan 24, 2008
    i hate reading books that everyone keeps bothering me to read. first there are the gushing reviews from the media, complete with intelligent sound clips: "it's so awesome! so titillating! the way the author captures that thing where the girl says that stuff and then they go to that...
  • Mariya
    Aug 31, 2007
    i feel there is a special circle of hell reserved for authors who make a fortune by blatantly ripping off better--but less mainstream--authors from the past and passing the ideas off as their own. I therefore will not review this book but instead re-direct the curious to a 1976 novel c...
  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Sep 27, 2007
    Very few books have ever made me cry. Off the top of my head, only two really stand out: Charlotte's Web and Thunderwith. I am now adding The Time Traveler's Wife to the list, and to the list of books I can't get out of my head for days after. This is a highly ambitious debut novel...
  • Annalisa
    Oct 13, 2007
    I loved this book. It's not perfect, but it made me feel and think and want. It's one of those stories that pulls you into the characters' lives and leaves you wanting more, mulling over the scenes and premise for days after you've reluctantly turned the last page. Rarely is such an or...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Apr 06, 2014
    The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger It is a love story about a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and about his wife, an artist, who has to cope with his frequent absences and dangerous experiences. ?????: ???? ????? ???...
  • Amanda
    Nov 16, 2007
    I'm finally finished! I have several problems with this book, many of which were laid out by my friend Liz's brilliant post (thanks for lending me this read--I think). First of all, it's way too long. The plot is not so action-packed that it merits 600 pages and hour upon hour of my ti...
  • Claire Greene
    Jan 24, 2008
    I have a serious love/hate relationship with this book. The good stuff: I really liked the jumps back and forth in time - surprisingly, the author was able to keep it all straight and I never really felt so terribly confused that I just wanted to give up. I loved the Henry characte...
  • Andrea
    Dec 21, 2007
    I'm only adding this book because it annoys me that it popped up on the "most popular reads." People, this book is terrible. Do yourself a favor and pretend you'd never heard of it. My short answer is that it's just no good, the long version is in the following list, which I call "...
  • Tung
    Jan 09, 2008
    There?s a reason I hate Oprah?s Book Club, and the reason is that I think she does a disservice to the millions of American women who adore her by recommending terrible books. Oprah?s problem is that rather than directing her legions of fans to classic books (or ones destined to ...
  • Danielle
    Jan 18, 2008
    Why can't there be a negative star rating? I hated, hated this book. And yes, I did finish it. All way-too-many pages of it. But, in my defense it was (foolishly) the only book I brought with me when I was hospitalized for 24 hours after wisdom tooth surgery, and when your options are ...
  • Shan B
    Mar 01, 2008
    Let me start this by saying I was very excited to read this book. I thought it was going to be good. It is not in any way good. It could have been good, the idea could have soared but in Niffenegger's hands it was destroyed by laundry lists of grocery bag contents, street directions, a...
  • Laura
    May 16, 2008
    Just because something is popular does not mean it's good. Mass "taste" is often incredibly bad. Such is the case with this book, only it's not incredibly bad, just not worth the hours it takes to read it. It seems like every fiction book I've read in the past couple of years is hig...
  • Maggie Stiefvater
    Jun 17, 2008
    What I love about THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE is that Niffenegger absolutely nails the relationship between Henry and Claire. For all the book's faults (in particular a draggy middle), I haven't read a book yet with such chemistry between the two main characters. Add to that Niffenegger's...
  • Becky
    Oct 21, 2012
    I am not a romance reader by nature. That's not to say that I don't enjoy them from time to time, but I just don't usually gravitate toward romance. And to be completely honest, I had absolutely zero intention of reading this book, ever. But then it was chosen as my October Bookclub bo...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Feb 09, 2010
    I almost feel that the author wrote this book in two halves. The first half she wrote while at the pique of her ability and enthusiasm. The second half she wrote while on some very impressive anti-depressants. The first half of this book is sweet, wistful, beautiful and touching. ...
  • Julie
    Jun 12, 2017
    This is my 400th book review for Goodreads. Wow. I am either one sick or one inspired woman (or both). Apparently when I reach my 500th review, Goodreads will put a little encouraging "button" on my profile (they might as well just give me a bookmark), but 400 feels big, too, so I ...
  • James
    Jan 07, 2012
    3 stars to Audrey Niffenegger's novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, published in 2003 and later made into a movie. This one is a hard book for me to rate. There was so many great things in it, but there was also a lot that made me step away and think about how it all happened... ...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Jan 31, 2017
    A big no thank you to The Time Traveler's Wife. To the legions of fans of this book, I'd like to know what you enjoyed about it. What did I miss? I see that it's won a pile of awards- I feel like I completely missed something and I would like to understand your point of view. I thou...
  • Sharon
    Jan 22, 2017
    This was one of those books that I'm not overly sure about as I found it to be an interesting read, but I also found it a bit confusing in parts. Time travel books are enjoyed by many people, but I'm afraid I just can't quite wrap my head around them. Having had a quick glance at s...
  • Jean
    Jun 30, 2013
    The Time Traveller's Wife was published in 2003. It was Audrey Niffenegger's first novel, and is a surprisingly accomplished feat, involving a complicated time structure and alternating first-person perspectives. The two main characters, Henry and Clare, are introduced by way of a Prol...
  • Swaps55
    Aug 06, 2007
    Warning: Spoilery review. Short version: Hurry up and read this. Holy crap. Someone should have warned me about reading this book at work. I have been sitting here bawling my eyes out, tears streaming madly down my cheeks, flooding my eyes until the words swim into fields of glis...
  • Jonathan Ashleigh
    Oct 13, 2014
    For whatever reason, when I stared reading The Time Taveler?s Wife, I was in possession of two copies. I opted to leave a copy at work and the other at home and I read at least a few pages everyday. This meant that each time I picked up the book I was slightly lost, and wondering wer...
  • Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨
    Sep 29, 2016
    ??????????[9/10] I place my finger on her forehead and say, ?Vanish,? but it is she who will stay; I am the one who is vanishing. The allure of time travel is timeless. It is classic. Too many authors have tried their luck at making time travel the b...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    Jan 01, 2016
    ?Don?t you think it?s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?? The unusual love story of Clare and Henry, who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, but got married when Clare was twenty-three a...