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This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life. He, however, had never seen her before. But when he reaches his 40s, already married to Clare, he suddenly finds himself time travelling to Clare's childhood and meeting her as a 6-year-old. The book alternates between Henry and Clare's points of view, and so does the narration. Reed ably expresses the longing of the one always left behind, the frustrations of their unusual lifestyle, and above all, her overriding love for Henry. Likewise, Burns evokes the fear of a man who never knows where or when he'll turn up, and his gratitude at having Clare, whose love is his anchor. The expressive, evocative performances of both actors convey the protagonists' intense relationship, their personal quirks and their reminiscences, making this a fascinating audio.
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On the surface, Henry and Clare Detamble are a normal couple living in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Henry works at the Newberry Library and Clare creates abstract paper art, but the cruel reality is that Henry is a prisoner of time. It sweeps him back and forth at its leisure, from the present to the past, with no regard for where he is or what he is doing. It drops him naked and vulnerable into another decade, wearing an age-appropriate face. In fact, it's not unusual for Henry to run into the other Henry and help him out of a jam. Sound unusual? Imagine Clare Detamble's astonishment at seeing Henry dropped stark naked into her parents' meadow when she was only six. Though, of course, until she came of age, Henry was always the perfect gentleman and gave young Clare nothing but his friendship as he dropped in and out of her life. It's no wonder that the film rights to this hip and urban love story have been acquired. Elsa Gaztambide
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This book was dreamy, and written in small, sharp vignettes that alternated the character voices: http://bit.ly/1F0dmi8Published 3 days ago by E. C. dukes
Captivating book. Couldn't put it down. Beautifully written. One of the best love stories ever.Published 6 days ago by Jonathan Gilad
Let me say first I do not like reading romance. With that said, The Time Traveler's Wife is a love story. But it is not a sappy romance. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Pamela A
Eh. I saw this book at my library and decided it sounded interesting enough. If it matters, I'm a female (posting under my husband's account). Read morePublished 23 days ago by Tiffany
This is my favorite book, I re-read it once or twice a year and I'm always finding things I haven't noticed before, and I'm just as moved by it every time.Published 1 month ago by Alicia Lynn Kirk
this book is amazing maybe the best piece of literature i've read in yearsPublished 1 month ago by SSBB
It took me about 3 weeks to read this because the audiobook was 14 hours long and I would listen to it during my commute to work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Victoria Prickett