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The Time Machine | [H. G. Wells]

The Time Machine

The Time Machine is H.G. Wells' warning of what will befall mankind if capitalism continues to exploit workers for the benefits of the rich. As the Time Traveler theorizes, the working class has been pushed underground for so long that it has evolved into a distinct, nocturnal species. The upper class has remained above ground, and their advanced civilization, stocked with amenities, has turned them into weak, lazy, and dependent creatures.
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The Time Machine is H.G. Wells' warning of what will befall mankind if capitalism continues to exploit workers for the benefits of the rich. As the Time Traveler theorizes, the working class has been pushed underground for so long that it has evolved into a distinct, nocturnal species. The upper class has remained above ground, and their advanced civilization, stocked with amenities, has turned them into weak, lazy, and dependent creatures. But at some point the underground group—the Morlocks—run out of food and are forced to hunt down the Eloi, which it now breeds like cattle.

Public Domain (P)2011 Cherry Hill Publishing

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    Jan 09-25-13
    Jan 09-25-13 Member Since 2011

    Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    So it wasn't what I expected and I didn't love it. I have been ruined by modern time travel novels. But it is short, inexpensive and we have all heard of it... so might as well know what it is about... the fact he could envision it in 1895 is amazing. Quick, fun read with a little political opinion thrown in on side.

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    Chris Sydney 04-17-12
    Chris Sydney 04-17-12 Member Since 2015

    Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book.

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    Where does The Time Machine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have loved this book since my childhood, and its still gripping today as the first time I read it. This first person narrative tells us about the time-travelers journey into the future.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Time Traveller, I love the journey he undertakes and his encounters with the future.


    Which character – as performed by David McAlistair – was your favorite?

    The Time Traveller and the Morlocks.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love the concept, the thought and the representation of the future humanity


    Any additional comments?

    The author used the setting to talk about their times, the socio-political, religious, economic and scientific climate. Empirically, we still face many of the problems faced back then. No wonder this is a classic!

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    great audible, listened to and from school. made the assignment enjoyable and easy.


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    the sci-fi story line


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    the tone of his voice


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