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Haunters

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  76 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Eddie, Adam and David have the same gift. They can time-travel, appearing as ghosts in the past. But each of them wants something different. Eddie is sworn to protect the course of history. Adam wants to change it for his own ends. And David must find a way to keep them apart - and save the future of the world.
Paperback, 350 pages
Published May 24th 2012 by Chicken House
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Ms. Yingling

David has frequent dreams about a boy named Eddie, and they come more frequently in the wake of his father’s death. When an ambulance picks him up from school, supposedly for a doctor’s appointment, David finds out that he is in a lot of danger because he is a Dreamwalker. He finds himself at Unsleep House under the tutelage of Professor Feldrake, who tells him that Eddie is actually David’s own grandfather as a boy. In 1940, during the Blitz, Eddie was able to escape, but in David’s dreams, he...more
Cora Lein
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David träumt oft von Eddie. Jeder Traum ist irgendwie so, als wäre er echt. Selbst eine Freundschaft wächst zwischen den beiden Jungen, bis sich ein anderer Teen in Davids Träume mischt und die Bindung zwischen Eddie und David zerstört. Wer ist dieser Junge und warum fühlen sich die Träume so echt an ?!

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Thomas Taylor konnte mich nicht überzeugen. Der Ausdruck ist für ein Jugendbuch passend, aber dennoch zu oberflächlich. Die Thematik der Zeitreise ist komplex und jeder hat ande...more
Mikka Gottstein
Das Cover ist relativ simpel, aber es springt ins Auge und ist mal was anderes. Allerdings muss ich sagen, dass es dem Buch nicht gerecht wird, denn das ist großartig! Eigentlich hätte der Autor das Cover auch selber gestalten können, denn er hat früher als Illustrator gearbeitet und unter anderem das Titelbild von "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" entworfen. Ob er von diesem Buch inspiriert wurde? Denn "Wettlauf in der Nacht" ist sein erster eigener Roman, und ich könnte mir vorstellen...more
Petra Donatz
Gastrezension von Karl (Meiner besseren Hälfte)
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Eddie, Adam und David leben in verschiedenen Jahrzehnten. Trotzdem laufen sie sich immer wieder über den Weg. Denn die Jugendlichen verbindet eine seltene Gabe. Während sie schlafen, können sie alle Grenzen überwinden und durch Raum und Zeit reisen. Dabei verfolgt jeder sein ganz eigenes Ziel. Eddie will alles über das Traumwandeln herausfinden. Adam versucht mit allen Mitteln den Lauf der Geschichte zu verändern. Und David muss seine Fam...more
Noah Wygle
It was a FANTASTIC book. I loved it. The story-line,plot,and setting were all very well put together. I could never put this book down! I was always wondering what was going to happen next. Thomas Taylor is an amazing author. In this book, David a dreamwalker is sleeping and his dream is him rescuing a boy named Eddie another dreamwalker, from a burning house.
David, is apart of an organization called The Dreamwalker Project Founded by Eddie where dreamwalkers live and are isolated from the wor...more
Chrissey Harrison
A great read with interesting characters. The concepts of time travel and changing history were really well thought out and believable; a hard thing to accomplish sometimes. Genuinely tense in places, with a real sense of the characters peril which was exciting.

It seemed the author assumed the twist reveal at the end would be more obvious than it was to me. So I did have a moment of watching the character "get it" and thinking "well I'm glad you do, because I don't." Otherwise really well paced...more
Alex Bergonzini
Una historia de viajeros en el tiempo un poco atípica. Una policía de las historia, similar a "Los guardianes del tiempo" de Poul Anderson, pero más infantil y menos organizada. Con un malo malísimo que deja el final completamente abierto para una buena venganza.

Los viajes en el tiempo te dejan un sabor un poco agridulce, intenta explicar el como y el porque se pueden realizar ese viaje y cuales son las condiciones y los dones de sus viajeros, pero se abren tantas preguntas que otros libros de v...more
Marilyn Olson
In the years since his father's death, an English schoolboy, David, has been dreaming of a boy named Eddie who becomes a "dream friend". One of his dreams takes place during the blitz. David is kidnapped and taken to a Swiss mountain citadel where he joins a group of time travelers who are determinted to keep Eddie alive because of his future role in their society. The story alternates between World War II and now basically in Switzerland. There are enough loose ends to be tied up in a possible...more
Kim
SLJ Reviews 2013 December

Gr 5–9—For more than a year, David Utherwise's vivid dreams have included Eddie, to the point that David considers him a close friend. It's not until two separate groups are after him that he discovers that Eddie might be something other than a dream figure. Taken from his family and brought to the Unsleep House in Geneva, he encounters mysterious Professor Feldrake, who reveals that David is a dreamwalker, and that what he thought were dreams were travels back in time t...more
Patrick Hayes
An average young teens' outing, with a really interesting concept that is only barely touched upon.

The premise is a young boy in England is picked up by an agency because of his ability to dreamwalk: when he dreams he can go back to any point in time. When people in the past see him, he appears to be a ghost. He cannot touch people in the past, but he can speak to them.

It seems our young hero has been going back to 1940 to visit a young boy, his own age, who is actually his grandfather, the man...more
Vickie Ramage
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If you're looking for the next big thing in time travel, look no further. Haunters is a thrilling read that had me turning pages so fast, I almost got friction burns. Time travel, evil villians, action, adventure, it's got it all. The plot is fantastially unique too, I would never have guessed you could explain ghosts with time travel!

I loved Adam, the villan. The way he was described combined with his name immediately made me picture him as Alex, from A Clockwork Orange. And once...more
Emily
The dust jacket of this book is very misleading as is the paltry summary on the inside cover. The guy on the cover looks like he is twenty (the main character is supposed to be 14) and the summary doesn't do the story justice.

Sorry, I had to get that out of the way.

My beef with the jacket aside, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. My favorite aspect of the book was the dreamwalking, of course. Not only can David time travel to the past through dreams, but they also appear as ghosts to thos...more
Barbara
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Laura Phelps
I have mixed feelings about this one - I loved the premise (good vs. evil battling it out through time travel) but occasionally the time travel concept became somewhat convoluted for me. The bad guy is REALLY bad, though, and the suspense might be enough to get middle grade readers through some of the awkward time travel constructs.
Srishti
Liked it, but the ending was a bit off. King of Haunters, Tomkin? Seriously? Not great.
Kamicarlson
My 14 yr old son enjoyed this book but said it fell apart at the end. Not sure what that means but he didn't like the ending.
Vanessa Hatcher
Aiden was reading this and asked me to read it too. I agreed since he was so excited by the idea that I would. I found it to be a really fun read. It is written for a younger audience, but the writing was better than another adult book I'm currently trying to get through.
Aubrey
Meh. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey.
Jeffrey
Best book ever read now!!!
Laysapp
Nov 21, 2013 Laysapp rated it 5 of 5 stars
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