Oxford Time Travel

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 508 ratings

Doomsday Book Summary

One of the most respected and awarded of all contemporary science-fiction writers, Connie Willis repeatedly amazes her many admiring fans with her ability to create vivid characters in unusual situations. With Doomsday Book, she takes listeners on a thrilling trip through time to discover the things that make us most human.

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong. When an accident leaves Kivrin trapped in one of the deadliest eras in human history, the two find themselves in equally gripping - and oddly connected - struggles to survive.

Deftly juggling stories from the 14th and 21st centuries, Willis provides thrilling action - as well as an insightful examination of the things that connect human beings to each other.

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  • Book 1

    • Doomsday Book

    • By: Connie Willis
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Smashing Book

    • By artemis99 on 21-01-11

    Regular price: £47.99

  • Book 2

    • To Say Nothing of the Dog

    • Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
    • By: Connie Willis
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    When too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected but good,

    • By Derek on 17-08-08

    Regular price: £43.99

  • Book 3

    • Blackout

    • By: Connie Willis
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collideand the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First of a great pair of books

    • By Pitcairn Postcard Magazine on 25-02-11

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 4

    • All Clear

    • By: Connie Willis
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis (introduction)
    • Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Three time-traveling historians are visiting World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent story and brilliant performance

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-05-18

    Regular price: £23.49