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Liam O’Connor viaggiava sul Titanic nel 1912.
Maddy Carter era su un aereo nel 2010, quando esplose una bomba.
Nel 2026 Sal Vikram sarà intrappolata nella sua casa in fiamme.
Un attimo prima della morte, un vecchio appare loro offrendo un’alternativa...
I tre ragazzi si trovano reclutati in un’agenzia segreta nata per proteggere la Storia come l’abbiamo sempre conosciuta, e im...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by ReNoir Comics (first published February 4th 2010)
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Aurora Taylor
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 exception.
TimeRiders is a time travel story about three kids saved from death to protect the future from time travelers who mess with time. There is more to the story, though, because the kids start...more
Simona
Viete aké fajn bolo po dlhom čase čítať niečo o tom, ako ľudia zachraňujú svet a nepletú do toho milostné trojuholníky?
S.W.
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 2026.

Yet 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...more
Triss
4. Ale len preto, že viem, že táto séria bude mať 9 častí a na GR je len 5 hviezdičiek.

- úžasný obal
- skvelý preklad
- perfektný dej
- postavy, ktoré si zamilujete
- Bob

Všetci toto čítajte :)

UPDATE: Všetci toto čítajte, lebo ja si strašne prajem, aby na Slovensku vyšla celá séria.
Miruš
Perfektné, perfektné, perfektné! Eňo ňuňo kniha, mať k nej ešte tak aj pokračko hneď po ruke, bolo by to ideálne. :D
Mark
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 repeat...more
Jonathan
Nov 13, 2011 Jonathan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sci-fi fans, young adult readers
Having just read the second of this series I believe it is time I retrace my steps and quickly review this fine novel. Of course if you want a more interesting read jump on to the second review.

As 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...more
Erik
Ou Kriste, tak toto teda skoncilo! Perfektna kniha, perfektny napad, perfektne premyslene.
Zo zaciatku sa mi to ale nepacilo, prvych 100 - 150 stran mi pripadalo chaotickych, otvorim knihu a hned Titanic, potom pad lietadla, potom rok 2026, potom Kennedy, potom 2066, potom Hitler, potom dvojicky... a ja ze hello, mam statnicu z historie, ale ledva sa v tom orientujem takto, vela a naraz, ale potom som pochopil, ujo nam to musel vysvetlit a zaroven rozvijat pribeh, inak by sme knihu odvrhli, ze p...more
Stu - (Sequere me in tenebras)
"Let's take a episode from the TV series Time Tunnel and write it in print"

What 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 thi...more
Petra Sýkorová
Liam měl zemřít v podpalubí Titaniku, když se potopil. Maddy měla zemřít v letadle po té, co vybuchla bomba. Sal měla uhořet v Indii. Liam je z roku 1912, Maddy z roku 2010 a Sal z roku 2026. Všem třem byla nabídnuta možnost žít, ale už nikdy se nebudou moci vrátit do svých životů tak, jak je znali. Místo toho začnou pracovat pro agenturu Jezdců v čase.

V budoucnosti totiž lidé sestrojí stroj času a lidé se tak budou moci vrátit do minulosti. A právě proto jsou tady Jezdci času. Mají zabránit a...more
Annabel
Unf. I really wanted to like this book more than I did.
Time 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 i...more
edifanob
Awesome read! Hard to put down. Can't wait to read the next book in the series. Fortunately there will be NINE books!!!!!

Read my full review over at Edi's Book Lighthouse
Emma
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Jason
3.5 Stars

This is an enjoyable first book in a neat time traveling young adult series. Time Riders is an easy read that will have you flying through the pages. The cast is a bunch of young likables that we simply need to know more about.

The premise is cool...a secret agency plucks our heroes out of time moments before their deaths. They are all chosen for their unique talents and gifts, wether that is being the analytical one, the technical one, or the one that can formulate tactics and plans.

The...more
Tyrean
I loved the concept of this book, and some of the character development was good. The action scenes are excellent.

What I didn't like:
The 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 th...more
Sam Whitehouse
I'm in two frames of mind about this book. On the one hand it was an enjoyable read, with plenty of action and adventure. But on the other, the writing style didn't engage me and the characters were pretty boring and the plot was a bit too formulaic and familiar.
The premise is that there exists an agency that protects time, polices it by employing agents (people plucked from near death throughout time) to correct history when people manage to change it. This first installment introduces us to t...more
Annie
First Look: I loved the premise of this, right from the first time I read the back cover. I just had to buy it. I'm rather fond of time travel stories. I hoped this one would follow through. This might be a shorter review, since I've gotten behind again.

Setting: The historical aspects of this were cool. Of course, setting your first scene in the sinking Titanic is always a fantastic idea. The other settings were interesting, too. The author definitely did a nice job making the altered history s...more
Carolyn
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Tasha
Liam, Maddy and Sal were all about to die when a time traveller, Foster, plucks them from their time and brings them to New York, 2001. The three of them are about to become a team of Timeriders, with the task of making sure no one else messes up the time lines. Their job is to spot when something has changed, figure out what and when it happened and go then fix it.

Wow! This book turned out to be much more awesome than I expected it to be. Yes the concept sounded good even before reading but it...more
❥ Azzurra
Time Riders è il primo volume di una serie che apre le avventure di un trio di ragazzi, viaggiatori nel tempo.
Liam, 16 anni, assistente di bordo sul Titanic nel 1912 quando lo conobbe.
Maddy, 18 anni, appassionata di computer vive nel 2010 quando tutto accadde.
Saleena, 12 anni, giocatrice di Pidoku prelevata nel 2026 a un passo dal bruciare viva.
E’ così che sono stati scelti, oltre che per capacità di ognuno (l’intraprendenza, l’intelligenza e la memoria visiva), perchè stavano tutti per morire.
I...more
Robin Carter
As someone who reads and reads and reads i have always said i'm not going to get sucked into the kids / YA market. EG Harry Bloomin potter market, its a kids book for kids and can be read by kids.

BUT....i have been proved a liar.

Im a huge fan of Alex Scarrows writing so when i heard about this book i had to give it a go, the concept alone is brilliant, but as usual his main strength comes to the fore. Great characters. The man just knows people and writes them so well and that comes across so we...more
Helen Farrell
Oct 14, 2014 Helen Farrell rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults, teenagers and adults
Recommended to Helen by: tracy nelms
This is a really thought provoking book. Described by the author as 'cocaine for kids' it really is gripping, and a page-turner. The research into the various pieces of history that occur is excellent. I really feel I am witnessing what might just have happened when I read Scarrow's account of an historical event.

The whole book series also has very interesting reflections on what it means to be human, and whether artificially created life can have its own feelings and even rights. There are ref...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Πόσοι από εσάς έχετε σκεφτεί πως αν μπορούσατε να γυρίσετε πίσω στο χρόνο, θα αλλάζατε κάποια σημαντική στιγμή της ζωή σας; Πόσοι από εσάς έχετε σκεφτεί, βλέποντας τον κόσμο να καταρρέει γύρω μας πως αν είχαμε τη δυνατότητα να διορθώσουμε τα λάθη της ανθρωπότητας στο παρελθόν, μπορεί το παρόν να ήταν ιδανικό; Είμαι σίγουροι πως είσαστε αρκετοί. Πόσοι τώρα, έχετε σκεφτεί πως με το να είχαμε τη δυνατότητα να αλλάξουμε κάτι, έστω το πιο μικρό και ασήμαντο στοιχείο, μπορεί να επηρεάζαμε πολύ περισσό...more
Yzabel Ginsberg
I was reading this one for a group read, but since I had time to finish it today instead of dumbly waiting for tomorrow to roll in, well...

I'm not sure if it should be a 1* or 2* for me. Let's say 2, for the Terminator shout-outs, which made me smile (I watched T1 and T2 when I was in middle school, and I still have fond memories of those), for the couple of good things I liked, and because I didn't actually want to throw the book through the window. In fact, I think it could be nice for a young...more
Dan
A good concept that keeps the pages turning in the latter half of the book but drags a little at the beginning. If I'm being really picky I'd say that the author could have shed about 100 pages. Just needed to be a bit bolder with the red pen.
Kahlan23
Džahula,toto bolo teda dobré.Som veľmi rada,že som sa na to dala vami ukecať :)
Anima Miejska
The idea behind the story was definitely a good one - timeriders, saving the history and the world, time bubble in New York, 2001, and various scenarios of alternative history, but the conduct was deeply disappointing. The plot, world building, character building and some solutions were oversimplified and extremely sketchy. I am not sure whether this book is for adult or young reader, but if it is for the latter, then some of its faults are to be forgiven. Still, I would expect something more el...more
Anne Pauline
THIS BOOK IS INSANE.

Not only it's addictive and so well written, but it drives you crazy. Every time you think you can take a break from all this stress, the story drowns you deeper in the suspense and the stress. It was an obvious choice to deal with the Second World War to start a book about trim traveling but the chosen angle was very interesting and fascinating.

I loved every single chapter of this book. And characters. At first Maddy was a bit annoying but she reveals herself as a great lea...more
Willinda
Kdyby se před vámi najednou někdo objevil a řekl, že vám zbývá několik minut života. Co uděláte? Liam, Maddy a Sal přesně toto zažijí. Ten někdo ale přidá ještě jednu větu: „Podej mi ruku.“

Liam, Maddy a Sal měli zemřít v různých dobách. Několik okamžiků před jejich smrtí se ale zničehonic objevil pan Foster a přenesl je do New Yorku v září 2001. Zde jim byl uložen úkol. Budou pořád dokola prožívat 10. a 11. září a musejí odhalit případný časový posun. Když takový posun zaznamenají, musí zjistit...more
Jeannie Mancini
In the year 1912, 16 year old Liam O'Connor is a steward onboard the Titanic as it is about to plunge to the frozen ocean depths. 19 year old Madeline is approached midflight with a warning that the plane she is on in the year 2011, is about to crash. 13 year old Saleena, trapped in a burning building, was about to die a horrible death in a fire in 2066. All three of these teenagers are miraculously plucked from death by a mysterious time traveler from the future named Foster. Rescuing them at t...more
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I live a nomadic existence with my wife Frances, and son Jacob. For now we're living in Norwich. I spent the first 10 years out of college in the music business chasing record deals and the next 12 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 on:
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