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
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.
no, he has a strange halting speech that is distracting. I was actually seriously considering if it was narrated by some advanced computer program stitching together reused pieces of voice recording.
Barely. Many times I almost just deleted the audio.
Having read the book before I like the story. the descriptions alway get to me.
bad pacing, stops and starts, monotone, boring.
No, the narrator was difficult to follow. His inflection was odd and slightly irritating.
The story itself is fantastic: a true classic.
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.
I'm having a bromance with coffee!
Prelude to Sci-fi!
I might compare this to Journey to the The Lost World. The time period of this style writing is similar.
The narration was o.k. I've heard better. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either.
Great short story to include into your library. Definitely worth the listen!
The book is amazing and provides an awesome look at what the future might hold.
No, his rendition was horrible...
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.
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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