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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,745 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Buckley-Archer Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gideon Trilogy Release Date: December 2007 ISBN: 9780743569309
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What happens when an eighteenth-century bad guy has twenty-first-century technology?

An accident with an antigravity machine catapulted Peter Schock and Kate Dyer back to 1763. A bungled rescue attempt leaves Peter stranded in the eighteenth century while a terrifying villain, the Tar Man, takes his place and explodes onto twenty-first-century London. Concerned about the potentially catastrophic effects of time travel, the NASA scientists responsible for the situation question whether it is right to rescue Peter. Kate decides to take matters into her own hands, but things don’t go as planned. Soon the physical effects of time travel begin to have a disturbing effect on her. Meanwhile, in our century, the Tar Man wreaks havoc in a city whose police force is powerless to stop him.

Set against a backdrop of contemporary London and revolutionary France, The Time Thief is the sequel to the acclaimed The Time Travelers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Buckley-Archer has delivered an effective, satisfying sequel that will ensure an audience for the trilogy’s conclusion.” 

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  • May very well give J. K. Rowling a run for her money."

    -- School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam Bloom | 2/15/2014

    " Exceptional second book - improves upon the first, which was pretty amazing to begin with. A must-read for anyone into time travel, 18th century history, and fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maree | 2/13/2014

    " Again, this is a great series. Can't wait for the next book to come out in September. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 2/4/2014

    " Slower moving and harder to follow Tar Man character. Wouldn't read this without reading first book in trilogy recently. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myra | 1/7/2014

    " Enjoyable, but not, in my opinion, as good as the first. It started strong, but bogged down after a bit. There's not too much I can say about what I enjoyed and what bothered me that wouldn't be a spoiler, so I'll just leave it at that:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JulesQ | 1/6/2014

    " This is easily the strongest book of the trilogy and so to reflect that I'm giving it four stars instead of three, but really it's more like 3.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leila | 12/15/2013

    " A little confusing and all with Kate freezing for the first time, but still amazing!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate atkinson | 11/16/2013

    " very good book. it keeps you on the edge the whole time!!!!!!i love it i cant wait for # 3 to come out!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 10/25/2013

    " Finished listening to the audiobook. Very interesting and thoughtful continuation of the first book. A little tedious in places but the cliffhanger ending has me ready to go download the 3rd book now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 9/6/2013

    " Great book. The characters are well developed and the imagery the author gives you is rich and beautiful. The story line is not what you would expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 8/13/2013

    " i really enjoyed this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindameredith07 | 5/2/2013

    " This is book two in the Gideon trilogy. You will definitely find this an exciting series. Just when you think you've got the events figured out, the author throws in a curve. Can hardly wait for book three. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judie | 12/1/2012

    " I thought it dragged a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 10/16/2012

    " My library doesn't have the first volume, which I'd really like to read, but even jumping in the middle of the trilogy, I found this very satisfying! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 9/5/2012

    " Awesome book! Even better than the first one. Can't wait to read Time Quake! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kelly | 5/31/2012

    " A bit slow in places... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Bourke | 12/17/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to The Time Travellers. I particularly enjoyed the back-and-forth with characters transported between our time and the past, and the twists and turns in the plot that kept me turning the pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholas | 10/8/2011

    " its haunting to think that a time scandal might be going on behind the backs of even our governments, that only select few average people hold the key to our lives "

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

    " Book two was definitely a thrilling adventure. Although Gideon was mostly absent in the story, there were plenty of characters, old and new, that kept me entertained. I particularly enjoyed the character development of Peter, Kate, and the Tar Man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kailey | 6/24/2011

    " Gripping story! I can't wait to read the next one! But I was rather confused that in a trilogy named for him, Gideon was not at all present in the second book. Why is it even called the Gideon Trilogy, if he isn't even in it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brinlie Clark | 6/15/2011

    " uhh it can't just end there they ended up in the same predicament that they started with but this time Kate is sick and they think the world might end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 5/13/2011

    " This is a fun series. I didn't like the second as much as the first, but still enjoyed it. Some of the new characters in this book are wonderful! The comparison to Harry Potter is still far fetched for me, but overall, still a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colliegirl | 3/1/2011

    " Not as good as the first one... I like how the Tar Man is in the 21st century, and its entertaining to see how he adapts, but at the end it fell flat because the kids are BACK to the 18th century and they need to get the machine AGAIN... (I still love Gideon though <3) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsi | 3/1/2011

    " Hard to classify. With time travel to the past, can you classify it at "historical fiction"? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kira | 3/1/2011

    " This book is awesome i love the way they go to........shouldn't spoil it so read it please! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charm | 1/24/2011

    " Book two was definitely a thrilling adventure. Although Gideon was mostly absent in the story, there were plenty of characters, old and new, that kept me entertained. I particularly enjoyed the character development of Peter, Kate, and the Tar Man. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 12/28/2010

    " I thought it was a clever story line and the characters were well developed. Although some did get on my nerves won't say who did here since it would be a spoiler. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renae | 12/18/2010

    " I love this series! I started reading with my son but continued reading on my own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 10/14/2010

    " Great book. The characters are well developed and the imagery the author gives you is rich and beautiful. The story line is not what you would expect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 9/4/2010

    " I enjoyed the book. Didn't care as much about the modern day story line (except for the reactions of the characters from the past to modern technology - I think the author did a great job with this). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 8/31/2010

    " This book was slow for me with most of the action appearing near the end. A lot of dialog that was tedious. I think that the story idea is good and I liked the first book but this one drags. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Buckley-ArcherLinda Buckley-Archer is the author of the critically acclaimed Gideon trilogy. Originally trained as a linguist, she is now a full-time novelist and scriptwriter. She has written a television drama for the BBC and several radio dramas, as well as various journalistic pieces for papers like the Independent. The Gideon Trilogy was inspired by the criminal underworld of eighteenth-century London.
About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.