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The Time Machine | [H. G. Wells]

The Time Machine

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!
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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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    Lazydaisy 03-14-15
    Lazydaisy 03-14-15
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    "Time travel"


    The is a great story about the future,and the fate of mankind.
    A must listen to!.

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    E. LEWISBURG, TN, United States 03-05-15
    E. LEWISBURG, TN, United States 03-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "1800's Time Travel"

    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.

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    Allen Brink 02-27-15
    Allen Brink 02-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a fan of the performance"

    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.

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    Kenton Needham 02-23-15 Listener Since 2005
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    "give this version a miss"

    Found the narrators delivery annoying. The book itself is a classic but would not read again

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    Amazon Customer 02-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting"

    Classic and a wonderful story about the future of the original source for the next few years and the rest of the year before that

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    Philip 01-22-15
    Philip 01-22-15
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    "Boring"

    Very boring. Story just drudged on and on. So many areas that could have been improved on but instead they drag scenes on forever.

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    deeeeeva 01-10-15
    deeeeeva 01-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story. Not a great reader."

    The reader... pauses .... way ... too much. It was difficult to listen to. Great story, though. HG Wells is always a classic.

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    Amazon Customer 08-17-14 Member Since 2014

    I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.

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    "update the firmware on the robot who narrated this"

    The narration is horrible and full of weird pauses that make no sense at all.

    Way to kill a great story, Alan.

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    "William Shatner impersonator seems to read"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, it's not like the movies. It paints a different future then anyone else even thinks about.


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

    I liked the part where the time traveler is far into the future on a dim lit, lonely beach.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

    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!


    Was The Time Machine worth the listening time?

    The story is worth reading but I don't think I could go thru listening to it again.


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    Deina New York 06-10-14
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    "Intensely painful."
    Would you listen to The Time Machine again? Why?

    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.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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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