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The Time Machine Audiobook
The Time Machine
Written by: 
H. G. Wells
Narrated by: 
Alan Munro
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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    John Hettinger 07-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Halting erratic speech pattern"

    Very distracting to listen to. Varied the playback rate in failed attempt to compensate. Choose another voice.

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    Stephen 07-07-16
    Stephen 07-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "All fans of Classic Sci-Fi should read this story"

    Considering how long ago this book was written, it's really a great sci-fi story. The main character is the inventor of a Time Machine, and he travels 800,000 years into the future before stepping out of his machine. After this much time, the world seems very Alien to him. H.G. Wells paints a vivid picture of this strange future.

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    BagelwithaN 07-05-16
    BagelwithaN 07-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Speaker sucked"

    Good story. The speaker was bad and uninspiring. It made it dry and not so inspiring.

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    Andrew K 06-14-16
    Andrew K 06-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Classic"

    This is a great story to sweep you away to another time and place. Not a huge fan of the narrator, but the story was definitely worth it.

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    Caryl Cavner 06-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great food for the brain"

    narration was a little slow, and made it a little difficult at times to get into the story but the storyline was very interesting. I would recommend it for anybody who likes to listen to a good story and think about the meaning behind it, great brain food

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    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL USA 05-19-16
    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL USA 05-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Refreshing"

    It's good to keep in touch with the classics. I enjoyed going back to my youth.

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    shortnstout 03-28-16
    shortnstout 03-28-16
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    "it was ok"

    the quality of the recording was not great. but I could still follow the story well enough.

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    Kaye 03-25-16
    Kaye 03-25-16
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    "Fascinating imagination"

    Fantastic!
    What a story!
    I watched the old film as a child and did not recall it really. Just that it was frightening. Well now I know why I thought so - because it is true! I liked the narrater a lot. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trent 03-22-16
    Trent 03-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A cool old sci fi, tho its age kind a shows."

    In short, I liked the book. A bunch of interesting concepts of life in the future, however, the old fashioned story was rather tiresome. If ya could get past the fact that this story was based in the late 1800s, it is cool little distraction.

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    Sara Manitowoc, Wi., US 03-11-16
    Sara Manitowoc, Wi., US 03-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Time Traveler"

    This book was a little hard to grasp at first but in the end it was absolutely amazing.

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  • Amazon Customer
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "OK story for its time, terrible narration"

    I knew the story of The Time Machine from the film adaptation, and too be honest, I did not care hugely for the story, but as a product of its time and as a precursor to modern science fiction, it certainly has its place. However, my main issue with this book was the narration, which was truly awful. Every…sentence…was…so…stilted…it…drove…me…mad!!! Really very poor, I would have given up if the book was not so short, it really did not aide my enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachael
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    6/24/12
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    "Great story - pity about the way it is read"

    Whilst I had already seen the film of The Time Machine, I was curious to hear the original story. It was good, but the way that Alan Munro reads it, I found frustrating. It was very much like it was just being read flatly from the pages of a book. His phrasing was odd and he'd pause between words. Unfortunately, that totally spoiled my enjoyment of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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