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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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    jcantrell 04-01-14
    jcantrell 04-01-14
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    "Decent story, but can be hard to follow narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, the narrator was difficult to follow. His inflection was odd and slightly irritating.


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    Lloyd Freese Philly Area 03-20-14
    Lloyd Freese Philly Area 03-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Wonderful story, painful narration"
    What did you like best about The Time Machine? What did you like least?

    The story itself is fantastic: a true classic.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator... went... to... the... Captain Kirk school... of... speaking.
    I almost couldn't finish listening to the story because of the narrator. I will be avoiding anything read by him in the future.


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    Michael 03-05-14
    Michael 03-05-14 Member Since 2013

    I'm having a bromance with coffee!

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    "Great classic book to include in your library!"
    If you could sum up The Time Machine in three words, what would they be?

    Prelude to Sci-fi!


    What other book might you compare The Time Machine to and why?

    I might compare this to Journey to the The Lost World. The time period of this style writing is similar.


    Did Alan Munro do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narration was o.k. I've heard better. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Great short story to include into your library. Definitely worth the listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel Aldrich Yokota AB, JP 01-19-14
    Samuel Aldrich Yokota AB, JP 01-19-14 Member Since 2014

    Samuel Aldrich

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    "Poor Performance"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book is amazing and provides an awesome look at what the future might hold.


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

    No, his rendition was horrible...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Carl Junction, MO, United States 01-14-14
    Crystal Carl Junction, MO, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "The narrator is a great sleeping tonic!"
    Any additional comments?

    I almost fell asleep listening to this one. It is a good thing I was not driving. I love H.G. Wells what a shame.

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    Benjamin 12-04-13
    Benjamin 12-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "decent, classic story. short read, but not "fun""

    Good story, but don't expect a fun, action packed read. Take a ride to the future, where we see the inevitable outcome of our "modern" political society. Interesting..

    The book was made into a movie that was pretty entertaining. Be warned though; the movie took out the political criticisms that made up most of the book, and made it a completely different story.

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    J. Bookout Texas 09-27-13
    J. Bookout Texas 09-27-13
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    "Good story, Poorly executed"
    Would you try another book from H. G. Wells and/or Alan Munro?

    Yes to Wells. Probably not to Munro.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Using a different narrator.


    Could you see The Time Machine being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    This has already been done


    Any additional comments?

    The Time Machine is an interesting story. To appreciate it, I think one must consider the time in which it was written. My problem is with the Audible narration. Munro's cadence makes it almost unbearable to listen to. Not at all what I would expect from a Professional Narration. Perhaps this was a one-time problem. If the price for the narration would have been more than one dollar, I would definitely request a refund.

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    Kristi Richardson Milwaukie, OR, United States 09-06-13
    Kristi Richardson Milwaukie, OR, United States 09-06-13 Member Since 2011

    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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    Kindle Customer 08-06-13
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    "Poorly read, but still a good story"
    What didn’t you like about Alan Munro’s performance?

    Odd pauses. Almost like he treats the end of the printed line like the end of a sentence. I like his voice, but not the odd pauses.


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    Weeping Monk Betwixt the Pillars 07-30-13
    Weeping Monk Betwixt the Pillars 07-30-13 Member Since 2013

    Vigilante, Out-of-control Conciousness, white knuckling the steering wheel of this Meat Vehicle I am strapped into.

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    "terrible narration"
    Would you try another book from H. G. Wells and/or Alan Munro?

    I would try anything by HG Wells, the man is a master wordsmith.

    I Will avoid Munro like a plague


    Has The Time Machine turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No it has not.


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

    No way. This reading was horrendous. Weird cadence, a voice that could kill kittens. It was painful.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The book is incredible, I have read a physical copy, but Munro, he ruined it.


    Any additional comments?

    Nah

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