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
There was no name given to the "Time Traveler" and more character development "in his future quest" in the 4th dimension. H. G. Wells astonished me more than the development of "The Time Machine's" story itself. Wells was a brilliant writer of his time (excuse the pun). He coined a phrase (The Time Machine) which continues to be used today. More so, I'm thrilled and impressed by the brilliance of his imagination.
The story was fantastic. I found "the Time Traveller" frustrating as he didn't quite think things through before doing them.
The performance was difficult to listen to. The reader would pause at inappropriate times, which I felt took away from the story.
I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.
The narration is horrible and full of weird pauses that make no sense at all.
Way to kill a great story, Alan.
Yes, it's not like the movies. It paints a different future then anyone else even thinks about.
I liked the part where the time traveler is far into the future on a dim lit, lonely beach.
Anyone else! I almost stopped listening because he reads with no emotion or connection to the character. He reads like he's a William Shatner impersonator, with too many pauses in his sentences!
The story is worth reading but I don't think I could go thru listening to it again.
I would love to, if by a different narrator, so I can pay attention to the actual story, rather than incessantly reminding myself how much I hated my life within those hours of listening.
This particular audio book made me realize how important it is to listen to a sample before purchasing. I came to a realization after a few chapters of irritation over the narrator's inability to pronounce some words, actually fumbling through sentences, and throwing in commas and periods randomly - and constantly - where they didn't exist, sort of like a Christopher Walken, without the charm. I began to sincerely suspect that, to save costs on hiring an actual human, the publishing company opted to employ a Speak and Spell. I am not over exaggerating. This is precisely how it sounds.
As I sat listening to this book all in one sitting, I dreamt up hundreds of other ideas that sounded more pleasurable and worthwhile, that didn't move me to fantasize about slowly boring a hole through my skull with my pencil. Sadly, however, I had a class deadline to keep, and I wasn't going to actually commit time to holding a proper book.
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