TimeRiders

TimeRiders

eBook - 2010
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Rescued from imminent death, teens Maddy, Liam, and Sal join forces in 2001 Manhattan to correct changes in history made by other time travelers, using a "time bubble" surrounding the attack on the Twin Towers to hide their journeys.
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2010
ISBN: 9780802722676
0802722679
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (405 p.)
Alternative Title: Time Riders

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green_shark_673
Apr 12, 2017

This book seemed a little boring and hard to get through at the beginning and again when following Mandy, Sal and Foster at the end. Other than that, the book was very well written and I enjoyed reading the Alex Scarrow's take on what can go wrong when one messes with time travel.

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blue_bear_910
Jun 07, 2014

A pretty good book.

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naw666
Jun 05, 2014

Loved it! Started out a bit slow, but eventually it kept getting more & more interesting until finally I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the sequel!!!

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Charcoalpaw
Aug 16, 2013

A very good book. It was interesting and mostly held my attention. I felt like the middle section was a little bland but a great book. The end honestly felt rushed but I really enjoyed my read through. I look forward to reading the second book, however the dinosaur theme makes me a little cautious of cheesiness. Then again, the Jurassic Park books were good so who knows.

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Dogmadix
Sep 09, 2012

This book is awesome I've read all the so-far series and it's really well written. I'm definitely going to read it again.

only one thing about timetravel that messes my brain up:

lets say bob, from nz, goes back in time to early settlers of nz, and messes some stuff up ( eg maori vs settler stuff, town areas etc) and makes a ''time wave'' that makes nz very different in the next 200 years. that would mean his parents weren't born, so he's not born so he doesn't go back in time so his parents are born so he's born so he goes back in time and the cycle continues.

so for someone who's lets say his friend who watches him go into the machine, he would see bob go in and disappear. So bob would be stuck in a cycle of that, and he wouldn't come back. Then for the people who see him appear, he'd just disappear just after he messes something up.

But, then, what would happen if someone saw Bob go poof? Would he become a crazy or would other people see and it would become some kind of myth. Would that change Bob's non-happened future ( his ancestors ) or would he see that as a kind of prophecy that he becomes.

Sorry dudes if this consumes your entire thinking for the next few weeks. :)

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summernut101
Apr 14, 2011

action, adrenaline, adventure and time travelling! i couldn't stop reading this book. Definitely another perfect book for those harry potter fans

TheBatman Mar 16, 2011

This was actually a pretty good adventure book. It was a time based book, meaning it was dealing with time and how it was getting messed up. I'm totally into that kinda stuff so I really enjoyed this book. I'll give it a 9.5/10, very good.

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MegK
Mar 06, 2011

Time travel is a pretty interesting thing. So is history. This book has both of those. I was amazed at the number of historical references in this book. I don't know if I can even list them all, but I'll try. The Titanic. World War II. September 11, 2001. JFK's assassination. Being interested in all these things, I had to get my hands on this book. The thought of New York City, 2001, being all Germanic seemed like an interesting concept.

So, this was a good book, I guess, but I found it difficult to get through. Truthfully, I don't think it's my thing. It sort of dragged. The writing was kind of boring. The story was really predictable. It's the first in a series, but it didn't make me want to read the rest of the books. It was just okay. I guess I'm not the type for this kind of book. Other people might like it. There's some merit to it. I did love the history in it. I just didn't like the story that much.

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TheBigMan
Jan 30, 2011

I just finished this one and I was very impressed by it. It was a very well put together story involving time travel (which I love) and it all made sense it the end, unlike some. With 92 chapters it might sound big, but each chapter is not that long so you can read a lot in a little while. Overall I really liked this book and I'm reading the second one right now and looking forward to the third one. For this one, I'm giving it a 9/10, very good. Check it out.

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