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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (687,370 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Audrey Niffenegger Narrator: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This bestselling and innovative debut novel from Audrey Niffenegger explores the perfect marriage, one that is tested by challenges the couple can neither control nor predict. An imaginative extension of everyday life, the story asks: What if two people, who loved each other deeply, married and faced a life in which one person remained constant while the other slipped fluidly in and out of time?

This is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. It is impossible but true because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: triggered by emotions and memories, his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time. His disappearances are spontaneous and his experiences are unpredictable. Through Henry’s time travel, the couple attempt to live normal lives, but all of this is threatened by something neither can control.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “And Niffenegger’s beautiful prose and sure-handed way with character development lifts The Time Traveler’s Wife beyond the realm of romance potboilers and into the mainstream of literature that will last.”

    Denver Post

  • “[This] inventive and poignant writing is well worth a trip.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Niffenegger plays ingeniously in her temporal hall of mirrors.”

    New Yorker

  • “A powerfully original love story…[An] amazing trip.”


  • “Niffenegger, despite her moving, razor-edged prose, doesn’t claim to be a romantic. She writes with the unflinching yet detached clarity of a war correspondent standing at the sidelines of an unfolding battle. She possesses a historian’s eye for contextual detail. This is no romantic idyll.”

    USA Today

  • “[A] time-travel love story par excellence…[A] soaring celebration of the victory of love over time.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Tremendous grace and imagination…A love story without softness or flinching.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2005 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalist
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • Selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award
  • A 2005 Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist
  • Winner of the 2004 YALSA Alex Award
  • Winner of the 2006 British Book Award for Popular Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jo Jangles | 2/12/2014

    " This is probably one of my favourite books - I loved it! I am very surprised at the poor reviews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katy | 2/8/2014

    " Loved the concept but sure got confused with the back and forth. Definitely a read that requires getting in the zone, rather than reading a snatch here and there. Was totally disappointed in the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Virushka | 2/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed this story. Well written and just lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah Levine | 2/1/2014

    " I still cry when I think about this book. Don't let that stop you. It is beautiful in its heartbreakingness. "

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