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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Book One in the TimeRiders series, read by Trevor White.

Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, "Take my hand..."; But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose - to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past.

That's why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world...

©2013 Alex Scarrow (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited

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awesome reading

Fantastic with the accents! The narrator does well changing between the different characters. I played this aa an audio book for a grade 5-6 novel study, and most were engaged!

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  • Crystal
  • 13-09-2013

Amazing Series, Highly Recommended!

If you’ve read my other reviews you’ll know I’m a pretty level-headed reader so I don’t say this lightly…OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS BOOK!!

Seriously, BUY THIS BOOK IMMEDIATELY!!

I haven’t been this enchanted with a series since I first picked up Harry Potter!

TimeRiders utilise illegal time travel technology, sent from our future, in order to restore the correct history when nefarious travellers make changes.

I’ve had my eye on TimeRiders for a while as a big fan of time travel stories and I was thrilled to finally have the audiobooks available.

The lore/mythology of the time travel was light but very clever and enjoyable. The structure of the story – multiple POVs in both the past and present – shows the reader ‘butterfly effects’ in real-time which is great fun. It also packs the books with action as the all the members of the TimeRiders team must work to battle the devastating effects of altered history in both the past and present.

Book one jumped went into the genres’ big guns – Hitler, JFK and even 9/11. If you think you’ve seen that all before, trust me, TimeRiders’ approach was fresh and original (also respectful!).

I’ve torn through the first four available books in a giddy rush and I’ve raved about the TimeRiders series to anyone who would listen.

I cannot recommend TimeRiders strongly enough to readers of all ages.

They are also amazing value for such lengthy books so you really can’t go wrong!

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  • Dona
  • 29-01-2014

A Whole New Slant to the Book!

Being a time travel fan, I have really enjoyed this series by Alex Scarrow and have read all of the published ones and am "patiently" waiting for his final installment. Because I will be using the first in the series as a class text for my English class I decided I had better revisit it and listening is the easiest and quickest way for me.
I was not disappointed! Trevor White did a wonder reading and I am pleased to see that he has continued with the rest of the series. It is quite interesting to hear someone read a book that you have already read for the reader often picks up different things that you missed. Trevor also is quite good with his accents. I particularly enjoyed Bob's voice. Looks like I will be using more of my credits to complete the series!

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  • Rachael
  • 19-09-2015

I'm an adult and I think it brilliant!

This book has a really good story to it and was very easy to listen to.
The characters were so well defined by the narrator and he really did a good job with all their accents.

I recommend this book both adults and kids age 12/13 as some bits are real but violence was kept in short bursts and not too explicit, there's no swearing that's a big decision when I read books, mind Liam says a lot of Mary mother of Jesus 😉😋

I am definitely going to read the other books as it was enthralling from the beginning! Give it a try! 👍👍

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  • Teresa Cooper
  • 08-04-2015

The future past.

Well written and well read, not to everyones taste but very much to mine. Three young people become the saviours of time with the help of Bob, an A. I unit, and Forster an older time rider. I will definitely reread this book and get the next in the series.

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  • mugen phil
  • 25-11-2014

Pretty good

As the headline states it was a pretty good audio book. The narrator is spot on and consistent with his characters voices. the story is good for what it is.

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  • MRS
  • 05-08-2014

good book

Where does TimeRiders (Book 1) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very enjoiable and very easy listening... The story got me hooked from the start and I am going to buy all of the other books too.

What did you like best about this story?

The norator is exseptionaly good...

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  • andrea leiper
  • 19-04-2020

good

loved it ❤️ could listen to it again another time maybe with friends and family







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  • Myke
  • 08-08-2019

Good performance

Having read the series I was interested in how it would sound in audio, I wasn’t disappointed at all.
A gripping story that rattled through at a great pace. Will definitely be getting the rest of the series now.

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  • Starwarssteve
  • 20-07-2017

Great story

great story, I'm glad I can't across the series. I've already purchased and downloaded the next 3 books and look forward to listening to them.
unlike the other teen books, this has you gripped from the beginning. it doesn't waste time with the science fiction jargon, but keeps you centered on the story. a great story narrated but a very talented person.

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  • Mr. Michael Anderson
  • 21-02-2017

good

amazing recommend to all a good book I enjoyed it when they went back in time



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  • Christopher
  • 28-09-2016

This is a good book for on the road.

Grate book for driving or just having along in the back ground. 5/5 Recommend well worth the listen

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  • Taylor, the misfit angel
  • 03-02-2015

Great

Really first class. The narration was excellent. The story… Don't really know what to say. There is so much to explain. Just get it, okay.I have all the other books on audio in this series, courtesy of a reckless spending spree this Christmas, but I don't regret it now. I can't wait to hear the second book in the series and all the others. I don't know how it is going to go but I cannot wait. And anyone whe isn't in to sci-fi, I'm not into sci-fi, I tend to go for YAa realistic fiction, like geography club and Rebecca Donovan and the fault in our stars, it is really Blew me away. I know I sound extra cheesy, but it's all warranted. Get this book

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