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Author: Richard Matheson Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483052212

Publisher Description

Written by one of the grand masters of modern fantasy, Somewhere in Time is the moving, romantic story of a modern man whose powerful love for a woman he has never met allows him to literally transcend time.

A dying young playwright staying in a turn-of-the-century hotel becomes captivated by a painting of a beautiful stage actress from the previous century. Obsessed, he begins to study everything he can about the woman and her time and becomes convinced he belongs with her. Through self-hypnosis, he transports himself to 1896, where he finds the soul mate he was fated to meet. But will he be able to stay?

Somewhere in Time won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was the basis for the 1980 cult classic movie starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.

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Quotes

  • “Scott Brick dives into the role of first-person narrator Richard Collier…so convincing[ly].”

    - AudioFile
  • “Appealing to teens and adults with a romantic bent, this is a most exciting novel and an equally entrancing audiobook about a love that transcends time. Narrator Scott Brick’s talent as an experienced and gifted narrator is very evident in this fully voiced performance in which his sensitivity and often quavery introspection convey the ethereal and romantic substance of this story.”

    - SoundCommentary.com (starred review)

Awards

  • Winner of the 1976 World Fantasy Award
  • A BookRiot Pick of Time Travel Romance Novels

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A simple but nice time travel story. Didn't like the film much, with Christopher Reeves. "

    - Roxanne, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favorite books by an awesome author. It was made into the movie "Somewhere in Time" but the book is a good bit different and has way more heart. Always makes me cry, even though I always know what's coming at the end. "

    - Tikifire, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not the best time-travel book I ever read, but it kept my interst to the end. "

    - Joyce, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I watched the movie right after I finished the book. It's amazing how much better the book is. "

    - Scott, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved the movie that was based on this book - Somewhere in Time. The book tells the same story but in a diary format. It is a great romance novel. I love that it is told my a man. "

    - Terry, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love the book (Bid Time Return) and also the movie, in which Richard has a cameo role. "

    - Evelyn, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved the movie and decided to read the book. VERY different from the movie. Excellent book. "

    - Jen, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was not used to the writing style of the author in this book but I liked it. It made me really feel the emotions and the little details that the protagonist felt. "

    - Kimchilyn, 12/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Awesome, loved it. Chicago, April 2009. "

    - Anne, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is one of my all-time favorites. Call me a sap, but it gets me every time. "

    - Michael, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " One of those rare, unfortunate instances when the movie is a million times better than the book. "

    - foo4luv, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favorite books, a misty eyed romantic tale of timetravel to the Gilded Age to find a true love, Did it or didnt it happen, I think it did. Couldnt put it down, in fact I walked around with it. "

    - Kevin, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was SO MUCH BETTER than the movie they had made from the book! "

    - Lady, 11/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A pretty good time travel book / romance. Not great, but fairly good. "

    - Kama, 10/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " In this case, the movie was better..... "

    - Tony, 9/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is so much better than the movie! The movie is one of my all-time favorites but the book is great. "

    - Mary, 6/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Overall I really liked this book, but wouldn't recommend it to everyone. Slightly dry in the beginning but I think it was fitting. Richard Matheson is great, very diverse in some ways, yet also has a distinct writing style if that makes sense. Beautiful read. "

    - Leeloo, 6/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " one of my favorite stories movie Somewhere in Time based off the book "

    - Melanie, 10/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great time travel Love story from one of my favorite fantasy writers. Richard wrote some of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes. "

    - Shawn, 7/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Men who write romance novels make them all about men. "

    - Dove, 7/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful. On a side note, the original name of this book is "Bid Time Return," and I'm not sure if others said this but the correct names of the stars in the movie are: Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, "

    - Susan, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " There's something about this book that made me think that time travel is possible! "

    - Tressa, 5/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A pretty good time travel book / romance. Not great, but fairly good. "

    - Kama, 4/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Now I want to go watch the movie. I wish I knew more about what happened to the heroine but I understand leaving the mystery intact. "

    - Samantha, 4/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " didn't expect to enjoy this novel or even the movie as much as I did. Timeless. "

    - Rosely, 3/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favorite books by an awesome author. It was made into the movie "Somewhere in Time" but the book is a good bit different and has way more heart. Always makes me cry, even though I always know what's coming at the end. "

    - Tikifire, 3/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Overall I really liked this book, but wouldn't recommend it to everyone. Slightly dry in the beginning but I think it was fitting. Richard Matheson is great, very diverse in some ways, yet also has a distinct writing style if that makes sense. Beautiful read. "

    - Leeloo, 2/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A bit hard to listen to because the narrator seems to spend so much time whining. A fascinating plot, tho. "

    - Fran, 2/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love the book (Bid Time Return) and also the movie, in which Richard has a cameo role. "

    - Evelyn, 2/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Awesome, loved it. Chicago, April 2009. "

    - Anne, 1/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I wanted to like this more. The premise was solid, but something was lacking. "

    - Chrissy, 1/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A very interesting and entertaining story, though it seemed a bit naive and dated at times. While I enjoyed the book, my memories of the film version were a bit better. "

    - Chris, 1/18/2011

About the Author

Richard Matheson (1926–2013) was born in New Jersey and started living and working in California in 1951. In addition to novels in the mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and western fields, he wrote many film and television scripts, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” from The Twilight Zone. He also wrote episodes of Have Gun, Will Travel, Night Gallery, and Star Trek. Several of his novels and stories have been made into movies, including The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and What Dreams May Come (starring Robin Williams). Over the course of his career he won the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement, the Hugo Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Golden Spur Award, and the Writer’s Guild Award.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.