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
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.
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
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!
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.
"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.
"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.
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