The Time Traders

By Andre Norton, Read by William Coon
Length:  6 hours, 50 minutes [Unabridged] 


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‘To anyone who glanced casually inside the detention room the young man sitting there did not seem very formidable…unless one was observant enough to note those light-gray eyes and catch a chilling, measuring expression showing now and then for an instant in their depths.’  The young man in question, Ross Murdock, is about to embark upon the adventure of his life.  In order to avoid prosecution, he reluctantly joins Operation Retrograde, whose members are exploring various time periods.  Their goal?  To find out where – and when – the ‘Reds’ are obtaining certain scientific breakthroughs, in order to maintain the balance of global power.  An outsider in his own time, Ross becomes an outsider in other times as well, and faces one challenge after another.  Will he succeed?  Or will he inadvertently alter time forever?

Praise for The Time Traders

[The Time Traders] combines some fact with much fantasy to produce a believable result.  Time travel is not new in science fiction nor is the anti-social hero a particularly fresh type, but in Miss Norton’s skilled hands, the story of Ross Murdock’s adventures in the past … makes fascinating reading.

 –New York Times Book Review

Imaginative, action-filled science fiction story.


Miss Norton is a superb storyteller. Her skill draws the reader completely into her fantastic other world of transposed time. 

–Chicago Sunday Tribune

An interesting idea, well handled by Andre Norton, science fiction expert, who projects her reader deftly both backwards and forwards in time and injects her narrative with considerable and interesting historical information. 

–Kirkus Reviews

Well plotted, full of suspense, with many provocative concepts. Recommended wherever science fiction is needed. 

–Library Journal


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