Time Riders eBook ß Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 425 pages
  • Time Riders
  • Alex Scarrow
  • English
  • 22 July 2016
  • 9780141326924

10 thoughts on “Time Riders

  1. says:

    TimeRiders TimeRiders #1 Alex ScarrowAlex Scarrow is planning to span the TimeRiders series over 9 books in total The series is about an agency which consists of three teenagers who have cheated death and who travel in time to fix history broken by time travel TimeRiders is a time travel story about three kids saved from death to protect the future from time travelers who mess with time تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز هشتم ماه می سال 2016 میلادیعنوان تایم رایدرز؛ نویسنده الکس اسکارو؛ا شربیانی

  2. says:

    I picked this book up at Books a Million a bookstore I don't usually shop at I had looked at it several times at other book stores but I had never bought it until that night I have since learned that if I look at a book several times but only buy it later I will probably love it and this is no exceptionTimeRiders is a time travel story about three kids saved from death to protect the future from time travelers who mess with time There is to the story though because the kids start to doubt that what they're being told is the truth There is a bigger mystery behind this series than how to fix timeIt's a very good book the first in a nine book series and I would recommend it to science fiction and mystery fansVisit the fan forum where we have an ongoing discussion about how the series will end

  3. says:

    The TimeRiders is a great book that has hooked me for the rest of the series The blurb for this book is brilliant How can you not be intrigued by this? 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 2026Yet moments before death someone mysteriously appeared and said ‘Take my hand ’ These three teens are saved from certain death and catapulted into a world of time travel and mystery They become part of a secret organisation that ensures history is correct Maddy and Sal take on the roles of the support team at their New York base guided by their saviour and mentor Foster Liam is the poor guy who gets the job to travel through time to fix things accompanied by a half human half techno miracle named Bob who is the brawn of the team The world has gone crazy and the team need to find out why by going back in time to fix the future Liam and Bob have plenty of obstacles to overcome as they pass through time to search for the cause of altered history Whilst Maddy Sal and Foster are fighting their own battles in the changed world that it has caused Even though they are in different time frames the whole team need to work together to fix the problemI really enjoyed the story I think that Scarrow has done a great job This is an action packed adventure that has plenty of intrigue and imagination The plot is set across multiple time frames and works really well I'm very keen to move onto the next book in the series and beyond I understand that the 7th book has just been released I'd better get cracking so I can catch upFor any of my usual Middle Grade followers here's a tip The target audience for this book is YA and there is violence in some parts so I wouldn't recommend it for Middle Graders Note I don't claim to be a pro reviewer I am a reader My reviews are based on my personal thoughts around the story that the book is trying to tell I'd rather focus on the story which is the reason I read rather than dissect the book and pass comment on writing style structure or typos To see of my reviews please visit me at wwwswlothiancom

  4. says:

    Liam Sal and Mandy are a team of time travelers sucked into a adventure that will change the course of world history A fun read Loved ‘Captain Bob’

  5. says:

    If books won accolades for the gripping start of their plots then this first volume in the series ought to have won award after award after award It is a really clever concept where young people destined for a horrible death are rescued by a stranger suddenly appearing in the moment of catastrophe The option given to them either stay and die as was planned or take the step into the unknown and become a 'Time rider'The job of these new recruits is to live in one day of time continually repeated but watch for any slight change in the repeated action changes that would signify someone had entered into history at a different point and had skewed history The flaw in the plotline was the fact that the timeriders themselves were aberrations in history They ought to have died and therefore their presence in the 24 hour time capsule they inhabited was a sensitive balancing act They needed to pass through each day without affecting or changing the throb of history other than the moment when they encounter glimpses of new details in an otherwise identical dayThis first novel in the series introduces the main characters and their first adventure which is to go back into time and prevent Hitler being advised against invading Russia The plot and initial concept is excellent the sadness I felt about this was it missed an opportunity to investigate in a uite ingenious and challenging way the alterations in history that might have happened Scarrow chose instead to veer wildly into apocalyptic destruction and zombie terror instead of writing a thought provoking and intriguing storyOnce again of course this is a book for young adults and not picky hyper critical middle aged blokes so I would hate to denigrate the novel in anyway that would stop its target audience from picking it up It is clever and exciting and I will definitely read anotherThe relationship between the lad Liam and the artificial intelligence Bob is a delight and really works what doesn't work is Scarrow's attempt to differentiate the young people by their idiosyncratic way of speaking Liam's irish brogue Sal's Indian street speak just clunk and grate I really hope Mr Scarrow in the next book just makes use of 'Sal said' 'Maddy suggested' 'Liam shouted' etc So not a towering work of literature destined to stand forever unless one of the timeriders slips forward and inserts it on a bookshelf in 2136 but well worth a read as a clever idea which I hope will be honed and less self conscious as the series continues

  6. says:

    I loved the concept of this book and some of the character development was good The action scenes are excellent What I didn't likeThe only swearing used over and over again is Jesus' name which bugged me I know not everyone shares my faith but sometimes in instances like this I feel like I'm having someone throw their disbelief in my face over and over again I'm not a fan of swearing in books generally and this kind of ruined the book for me I can't recommend it to friends even though there were parts of the plot and character development that I loved

  7. says:

    Let's take a episode from the TV series Time Tunnel and write it in printWhat do three random strangers have in common? Well imagine this your having a normal day and then you are told by a complete stranger your about to die You have a choice either stay and face death or be pulled out from the situation you find yourself in and become a member of the Timeriders Or is that Time Tunnel? To me this does read like a lazy rip off from the old TV series There is even a episode similar to this novel OK sarcasm and rant aside for a YA book that being basically Parental Guidance in reading it's not too bad I certainly have read young adult novels in the past and have found they don't always fit the stereotypical demographic of said genre this is a good thingNow you know how the book starts Liam O'Connor is a deck hand on the sinking Titanic Maddy is about to be blown to bits in a aeroplane accident and little Sal is about to choke on a lollypop or something like that oh it's a subway accident silly me They all take Mr Foster up on his offer for a chance to escape their doom shortly afterwards well within ten pages they are fully fledged members and appointed 'Timerider' awesome Well no not really I found it completely implausible Not the time machine part a guy from 1912 Liam is able to grasp the situation and changes so uickly This could just be me which is fine it's all subjectiveWhy do we need Timeriders? Well by the year 2024 a theoretical paper is produced wherein the practical application of time travel is made possible By 2057 a time machine is made and a individual passes through into a different time The professor returns swearing to destroy his machine and all his work due to what he saw This was a bluff and sometime in the later future the machine is discovered by Paul Kramer and Karl Haas along with his tooting rooting killing machines OK marines These guys are the antagonists even though Mr Paul Kramer is just too nice for my liking By this point 2066 the world is dying and no longer able to sustain life Kramer decides to use the machine to go back in time and essentially change the future wherein he finds himself at the Wolf's Liar aka Wolfsschanze You might be able to guess where Alex Scarrow is going with this particular plot line schnell schnell man amerikanische idioten or words to that affectThe writing style is a little different for me Chapters flow with a maximum of three five pages which makes this a very fast read Prose is fairly basic in my opinion the story telling by Alex Scarrow is given to us straight out of the box this for me negates any future character development further on Essentially none of the characters do evolve other than Bob a cyborg who has a learning computer for a brain hopefully not from the Early Learning Centre though Which is kind of ironicI have a few other criticisms of the book; If I have to hear what a smart lad Liam is one time I might have to visit the writer What is it with Liam's Irish accent? None of them miss anyone from their old life Why wouldn't a agency such as this be prepared for changes in their own timeline Such things as fuel and internal power might help Food and water also This part just felt too convenientNow I feel like a dirty slutter for saying this I actually wanted to read but know I shouldn't I'm going to give book two ago This one has dinosaurs in it apparently shudders

  8. says:

    Unf I really wanted to like this book than I didTime Riders has a simple but brilliant concept time police Whenever anyone goes back and tries to change the timeline they dash in guns a blazing and fix it along with the help of Bob a sort of android y being whose unemotional attitude leads to some occasionally hilarious oneliners The main characters aside from aforementioned android are Liam a boy who should have died on the Titanic in 1912 Maddy Carter who should have died in a plane crash in 2010 and Sal Vikram meant to have died in a fire in 2026 Instead they became Time RidersSo the concept is great and the story itself is pretty good although I will stress it gets very dark at times There's a great deal of death graphically described and some really cringey moments of destruction and horror Without spoilers one character gets treated to an absolutely nightmarish end although time travel rectifies this The problem? Scarrow seems to think big but his actual writing was well I don't know To me it felt amateurish He tends to tell rather than show and occasional moments of descriptive prose feel forced and unnatural Some writers err on the flowery side of writing some on the plainer and I think Scarrow's happiest without heavy description There were also some truly astounding puffs of unlogic that annoyed me For instance it's explicitly mentioned and referred to a couple of times that Liam has a fear of water and can't swim Yes So he willingly joined the crew of the Titanic did he? That one really stood out to me although there were others and occasionally there were small historical slip ups that irritated me too For instance Hitler's mentioned to have come to power in 1932 it was '33 and I don't think it would take than a Google search to find this out This particular error can't be blamed on them changing the time line; or at least there's no such explanation given Otherwise a couple of minor overly contrived bits of good luck for the protagonists pulled the story through for a happy ending but I didn't mind this too much; it just barely made sense and otherwise the book would have had a seriously depressing ending Great concept not brilliant execution I'll probably read the next one though simply because my brother lent them to me D Free reading is not to be sniffed at

  9. says:

    Having just read the second of this series I believe it is time I retrace my steps and uickly review this fine novel Of course if you want a interesting read jump on to the second reviewAs far as YA reads go TimeRiders is brilliant There's a lot of action a lot of deaths and lots of technology Not to mention that a few brilliant twists and tension exist in spade loads throughout the gripping plot Of the two I have read there is no doubt the first is superior in terms of plot and wow factor Alex Scarrow writes well with intelligence and creativity not stooping to point out obvious facts through his characters Rather each character tends to respond as a reader an every day man or woman thrust into the circumstances they face would So on to the intriguing premise and the reason I picked up this novelTime travel If the whole complexity of the idea doesn't intrigue you then I don't know what will Liam Maddie and Sal are all plucked from various times in history by a man known simply as Foster Each of them should and would have died on the Titanic on a plane or in a fire Saving them from such disasters where no bodies would remain allows for no time contamination as you may have already guessed The three young adults were saved for the purpose of fixing the time stream They've been recruited by an agency that manipulates time travel Turns out time travel fifty years in the future is illegal because of its reality altering ability Its their job to prevent the changing of time which can be detected as reality shifts Of course they have the aid of a human robot built like Arnold Schwarzenegger to help them and warnings from the mysterious agencyWhat I did find interesting is that their base is set on September 10 and 11 2001 in New York They basically have to live in a time loop that keeps them witnessing the terror of the Twin Tower explosions over and over again In this instance however the author uses the incident as a backdrop a setting rather than using it to depict the horrors consistently Which I appreciate as a readerIn short if you like time travel concepts then this is a brilliant book to read It has great characters action and well everything to make it a perfect page turner This is a book you can just sit down and read

  10. says:

    Awesome read Hard to put down Can't wait to read the next book in the series Fortunately there will be NINE booksRead my full review over at Edi's Book Lighthouse

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Time Riders[PDF / EPUB] Time Riders Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026Yet moments before death someone mysteriously appeared and s Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 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.

About the Author: Alex Scarrow

I live a nomadic existence with my wife Frances and son Jacob For now we're living in Norwich I spent the first years out of college in the music business chasing record deals and the next years in the computer games business as a graphic artist and eventually a games designer For those of you who like their computer games here's some of the titles I've worked onWaterworld Evolva The.