• From Time to Time

  • By: Jack Finney
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (444 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited sequel to Time and Again . Si Morley is back and the world may never be the same.

When Time and Again was published in 1970, it immediately developed a loyal following that has grown with each passing year. With this book, Jack Finney returned to the same magical territory and finds Ruben Prien still at work with the Project, still dreaming of altering man's fate by going back in time to adjust events... to interfere, some might say, with destiny.

Once again, the conduit to that bygone era is Simon Morley, the man who actually proved himself capable of traveling back and forth in time. This time, he does so with a grand purpose: an attempt to prevent World War I.

From Time to Time is a tale that is both thrilling and nostalgic, magical and terrifying, charming and full of suspense.

Listen to the first book, Time and Again.
©1995 Jack Finney (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Finney takes us on an ebulliently guided tour of old New York." (Frank Rich, The New York Times Book Review)
"In more ways than one, reading Jack Finney will transport you back to a better time." ( The Washington Post Book World)

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The Fate of a Sequel

Ever have the feeling when reading a book that you must have skipped a page (or two, or three… or ten) because the story suddenly makes NO SENSE?

This is the sensation I had throughout most of this book. I can’t tell you with any certainty if it’s the story jumping around or if it’s my attention fading in and out but I was clearly not as riveted to this book as I was to Book 1! ("Time and Again" - Excellent!!) I think I missed a few crucial threads early on.

It’s the fate of a sequel I guess; the better the predecessor, the higher the standards for the following instalments.

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Love the performer but...

the story is a bit long-winded in places and not as intriguing and exciting as the first. Seems there were some holes in the story or I missed something.

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Wonderful story

This should have been an awesome read or listen. The story was very, very great! But it was a 4 hour story and about 6 hours of adjectives. Sooo much description of everything and everyone. Plus descriptions of descriptions. To the point of aggravation. Why the author would think that being so verbose would add to his story. He created this great story, and including time travel, which is hard to find and Then ruin it.
Aaron

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Great story, great sequel

I wish Jack Finney wrote more! Great sequel. Read both years and years ago and throughly enjoyed hearing the Audible version.

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It's ok, but not earth-moving...

I really liked the first book, although found the premise of how they shift from one time to another to be too simplistic. This time he barely has to try, and he is all over the place. But aside from that, the first story ended so well, and they had to undo that to tell this story, and maybe that is where it fell down.
I'm not returning it, but don't need to hear it again. Hope this helps you decide.

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Needs more plot

I lived Time and Again for its vivid description of New York AND its application to the plot and suspense of the story. Time to Time starts with promise but I found myself bogged down for a large part of the story. The description of 1911 New York was great but, since it didn't develop the plot as well I got bored at times. Nice to revisit Sy and see where he settled.

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Just OK

The author’s extremely long and unnecessary descriptions of events, for example the section on vaudeville, slowed the pace of the book to the total detriment of the plot. I wanted to quit the whole thing at several points in the book but stuck with it and in the end I don’t think it was worth it. 3 stars because it was an audiobook and I listened in the car. Narrator was good

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from time to time

Very interesting and delightful book. well done and an interesting sequel to the previous book.

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Second Time Around

I read these books many years ago and was pleased to see Audible had made them available. Enjoyed them both for the second time.

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Fascinating

Loved this story as much as the first book. It's fascinating to think about time travel and the 'what ifs' about outcomes if surrounding events were altered. Loved the way the story unfolded. Excellent!

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