An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.
No, but it's definitely better than the movie version with Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux. It's much more a view of elitism and workers and the evolution of two separate species of man because of that.
When the Time Traveler figures out that his initial views are wrong about the Eloi and the Underground apes. Mr. Wells was quite a socialist in his views of right and wrong. I enjoyed his take on what the future could hold for us all.
I can do my housework while I listen. I love all audible books because of that fact.
Time enough, or time will tell.
This book was an excellent bargain at $.49 on audible. It's a quick listen and a classic story. What else could you ask for?
The story is interesting, based on well-conceived Darwinian premisses. For a second it sounds like a typical late 1800s novel on classes, communes, oppressor/oppressed, just to have an interesting twist on the true role of the Eloi.
The narration by Alan Munro is difficult to... follow with... long and... unnecessary pauses... in all the... wrong places. Perhaps... this is for... emphasis, but it breaks the... cadence of the... sentences. It might be some specific narration technique or the fact that he was recording the text without having read it beforehand.
Sadly a boring narration for an already dry book. There are unnatural pauses near the ends of sentences - but not at the end of sentences - giving the narration a halting style. Perhaps this is how the text is written, but an audiobook does not have the benefit of the reader seeing that, so I am severly underwhelmed by this performance.
I enjoyed this Victorian fantasy, and seeing where so much about time travel originated, but the narration nearly ruined it.
Book is great, first off, but the reading was weird. The narrator broke his sentences in odd places and was quite choppy, emphasising all the wrong words. Like someone put commas in strange spots and he felt the need to express each of them. His character voices were fantastic, though, so I pressed on...
I enjoyed the brief story of nothing else for it's starting the genre of Sci-Fi. And for $.95 it was well worth the price. The narration, however, was bland and lifeless. A British accent would have, I think, added to story.