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The Time Machine Audiobook

The Time Machine

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Publisher's Summary

The science fiction classic that coined the term "time machine" and is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel. A must listen for any fan of science fiction!

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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    Kristi Richardson Milwaukie, OR, United States 09-06-13
    Kristi Richardson Milwaukie, OR, United States 09-06-13

    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.

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    "Not like the movie version I remember, it's good."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Time Machine to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Time Machine?

    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.


    What does Alan Munro bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I can do my housework while I listen. I love all audible books because of that fact.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Time enough, or time will tell.


    Any additional comments?

    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?

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    Mia Bertalan 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "poor narration"

    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.

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    Gypsi 01-05-17
    Gypsi 01-05-17

    Tsundoku happens.

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    "Fascinating Classic, Poor Narration"
    Would you try another book from H. G. Wells and/or Alan Munro?

    I enjoyed this Victorian fantasy, and seeing where so much about time travel originated, but the narration nearly ruined it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Munro’s performances?

    No.


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    S. K. Conaghan Toronto 12-29-16
    S. K. Conaghan Toronto 12-29-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Good voices. Not sure what's going on with the choppy reading..."

    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...

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    Tobe 12-23-16
    Tobe 12-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting Story but the Narration is lacking"

    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.

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    Sarah 12-19-16
    Sarah 12-19-16
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    "wonderful"

    the reader was great, except for the chapters are not in since. otherwise fabulous story.

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    Amazon Customer 10-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "not my favorite narrator..."

    The narration is clipped, with an odd, pausing rhythm... almost like a robotic William Shatner.

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    arika78 10-16-16
    arika78 10-16-16
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    "hard to sit through"

    somewhat monotonous, though pleasant voice. I had a hard time getting in to the story

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    Stephen C. Greeley 10-03-16
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    "Interisting"

    I finally got around to reading this classic and it was a delightful read. The story was different from what I expected. But nevertheless good.

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    Wanda Dennison 09-30-16
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    "Gteat"

    Great book,I listened to this book severtsl times , learned something new every time,was interesting

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