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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,002 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Bell Narrator: John Shea Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nick McIver Time Adventures Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781427204677
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Ted Bell's NICK OF TIME is an epic adventure story starring young Nick McIver, who uses a time machine to rescue two young children taken prisoner by pirates. Along the way, with courageous feats of derring-do, not to mention his resourcefulness, our young hero-"the most reliable boy in England"-changes the course of events in two time periods, the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this YA novel and will be recommending it. Nick, age 12, is a time traveler from the dawn of WWII to 1805 and the Napoleonic Wars. Spying, pirates and swashbuckling battles kept me reading late. Some of the violence was more dastardly than it needed to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tish | 2/17/2014

    " Pirates, World War II and time travel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Lynne | 2/15/2014

    " It's so hard to rate books. Entertainment wise this was a five star. But, I try to reserve 5 stars for books that change me -- make me better somehow. This one was just pure fun. I read it aloud to my kids and they loved it. My only complaint with this book is that there were two areas that got somewhat graphic in the violence department. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 2/13/2014

    " This is an okay book for juveniles. There is some really exciting adventure, but I think there is also too much sentimentality in this book for male tweens, and a lot of sailing vocabulary that kids could get bogged down in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/10/2014

    " I think this is a fun book for 4-6 graders. There's adventure and the fulfillment that every child enjoys--being a factor in making good things happen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marla | 2/9/2014

    " Felt like it took forever to get to the exciting stuff! I could suspend disbelief about time travel...but not about a 7-year-old being trusted to keep a spy ring secret. If you're really into high-seas adventure/battles, you might want to give it a try...that was the most interesting part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Weisheit | 2/2/2014

    " The book is a lot of fun. Reads well out loud as well ( reading it to my son now ) Ted Bell is obviously a talented writer but this is a different animal than his Hawke books which I've REALLY enjoyed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 1/23/2014

    " Wasnt the greatest book, lost interest, mostly boring..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/18/2014

    " the ONLY thing I didn't like about this book were the few cuss words. There were a few deaths that were a bit gruesome but personally, the words were more "offensive" than those parts. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather Laskos | 1/18/2014

    " Okay, seriously could not get into this book. I started it twice on CD and the 2nd time made it half way through, but the plot was toooooo slooooow in developing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 1/15/2014

    " This is an odd sort of story. I thought all through it that I was reading a book intended for an adult audience with a teenaged protagonist. I really felt like this was just a story that will cater best to fans of Ted Bell's other books rather than the average teen book reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/1/2014

    " Nazis and Lord Nelson. Fast-paced read. Great for boys. Adventure and history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Casey | 12/25/2013

    " Everything a boys' adventure book should be. Nazis and pirates! What boy could want more? The characters are amazing! I especially like Hobbes and Kate. The head games they play with the Nazis is delightful. I'll definitely read the other books in this series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara Vehar | 12/25/2013

    " Another for summer reading program. It added to my book count this summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ris | 12/24/2013

    " This was a wonderful story, full of adventure. Extremely well written! It's probably in my top ten favorite books of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad | 12/2/2013

    " I loved this book. I have read several others by bell. His spymaster Hawke series has totally entertained me. This is a great, fun read for Young Adults and Adults alike. It reminded me of the places books took me, as a kid. Makes me remember how I feel in love with reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammie | 10/14/2013

    " Really good. My kids are listening to it on audio right now on the drive to and from school. So far they een like. I listened first though and really enjoyed it! The characters are really interesting and I would definitely recommend reading this. It would be a good one to read as a family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CamIaMacKenzie | 7/25/2013

    " A great thriller that is sure to get you up in your seat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig Lybbert | 5/25/2013

    " A young adult book that was fun to read as an adult. A fun book that will makes history interesting for our young ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Jones | 4/5/2013

    " these are great YA books--and a pretty good girl part "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 3/3/2013

    " Great novel for the young reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 2/26/2013

    " Good story. Perfect for young boys. The author switched point-of-view in the middle of chapters which is confusing at worst and annoying at best. Over all I enjoyed it. It has all the elements of adventure: time travel, pirates, and even Nazis! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 10/17/2012

    " This book was muuch better than I thought it would be. I can not wait to read the sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 6/18/2012

    " This was a little slow to get going, but a decent read. Chock full of "stuff" Pirates, spies, time machines, Nazis, kidnappings, battles. A good read for a reluctant-to-read boy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 2/23/2012

    " Great action book for boys, though pretty unbelievable. Fun, anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juline | 8/8/2011

    " Perfect book for a young teenager who wants an adventure story that is suspenseful but clean. Would be a wonderful read-aloud book!!! Heroes and Heroines as they used to be "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 7/20/2011

    " For kids. Lots of action and a painless history lesson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 7/4/2011

    " Historical fiction set in England at the beginning of WW2 and early 1800s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgia Anne | 4/13/2011

    " I like this book for its adventure and historical references but the Nazis are portrayed in a highly stereotypical way, like something out of a 1940's war movie--a bit "cheesy." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marla | 4/9/2011

    " Felt like it took forever to get to the exciting stuff! I could suspend disbelief about time travel...but not about a 7-year-old being trusted to keep a spy ring secret. If you're really into high-seas adventure/battles, you might want to give it a try...that was the most interesting part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jameson | 1/31/2011

    " i read this in forth grade and loved it!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 1/31/2011

    " Another for summer reading program. It added to my book count this summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/26/2010

    " Quite an enjoyable book. It does help to have some working knowledge of how sailboats work, but overall I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elijah | 12/23/2010

    " Nick of Time would be a great book to make a movie out of! I loved every bit of it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 11/29/2010

    " Wasnt the greatest book, lost interest, mostly boring..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/2/2010

    " I read this awhile ago. The only thing I can really remember is that it was an okay book. It wasn't a "thrilling" read, just something to read to pass the time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meghann | 10/11/2010

    " Vocab was excellent, however, the story and characters could not keep my attention. I did not finish the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 10/2/2010

    " This turned out to be a really good book. I like the mix of history and the whole time-travel plot. The characters were engaging and I think I'll try searching out the rest of the series eventually. "

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About the Author
Author Ted Bell

Ted Bell is an American author of suspense and young adult adventure novels. He is best known for his New York Times bestselling series of spy thriller novels featuring the character Alex Hawke. He lives and works in Palm Beach, Florida, and Aspen, Colorado.

About the Narrator

John Shea’s career includes more than forty films, most notably the Academy Award-winner Missing. His television work includes Lois and Clark and Mutant X, and he has appeared in more than twenty-five plays on and off-Broadway and in London's West End.