the audio is great, the reader's British cockney accent got on my nerves after a while, the story wasn't all too hard to keep up with. i had to replay a few times because i didn't catch the context.
i'm not a true fiction lover so a 3 is good for a piece of fiction for me.
can i just say - this story is WEIRD!? i am still mulling it over in my head. i keep trying to figure out what the Eloi really looked like. there is a lot of food for the imagination making this a satisfying piece of literature. my only qualm is sometimes it takes Wells, in my opinion, too much time to get to the point. there is a LOT of detail - but it's not always concise so it is easy to be like "uh huh, yes, uh huh, awesome. wait huh?!" (rewind!) and that can be frustrating.
it would be 4 stars if he would have 'come on with it' and focused on the plot line more.
the one thing i took away from the novel is an uncanny macro social analysis. Wells truly pegged the progression of society and fed it through the voice of the Time Traveler - basically to the point that it's applicable to today.
i would recommend this book with a caution on the tendency for the minor digressions on detail.