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The Time Machine Audiobook

The Time Machine

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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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    Amazon Customer 03-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Listen!"

    There is a reason that this book continues to fascinate even after a century...the greatest time traveller of all was H G Wells himself, taking himself into the future, to be read 3 generations after.

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    Darrell J. Greenwald 02-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Short and somewhat entertaining."

    Short and somewhat entertaining, but not particularly noteworthy or meaningful science fiction story telling. It's worth a read but not at the level of the classics.

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    anthony 02-24-17
    anthony 02-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wells is always great"

    The story is wonderful and sublime. vivid beauty offset by visceral horror. Great. I really don't care for Alan Munro's work, as he is not very good at inflections or emoting but it doesn't take away too much from this piece.

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    Yet another buyer 02-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic of sci-fi... narrated with... pauses"

    The story is interesting, based on well-conceived Darwinian premisses. For a second it sounds like a typical late 1800s novel on classes, communes, oppressor/oppressed, just to have an interesting twist on the true role of the Eloi.
    The narration by Alan Munro is difficult to... follow with... long and... unnecessary pauses... in all the... wrong places. Perhaps... this is for... emphasis, but it breaks the... cadence of the... sentences. It might be some specific narration technique or the fact that he was recording the text without having read it beforehand.

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    Mia Bertalan 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "poor narration"

    Sadly a boring narration for an already dry book. There are unnatural pauses near the ends of sentences - but not at the end of sentences - giving the narration a halting style. Perhaps this is how the text is written, but an audiobook does not have the benefit of the reader seeing that, so I am severly underwhelmed by this performance.

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    Gypsi 01-05-17
    Gypsi 01-05-17

    Tsundoku happens.

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    "Fascinating Classic, Poor Narration"
    Would you try another book from H. G. Wells and/or Alan Munro?

    I enjoyed this Victorian fantasy, and seeing where so much about time travel originated, but the narration nearly ruined it.


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

    No.


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    S. K. Conaghan Toronto 12-29-16
    S. K. Conaghan Toronto 12-29-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Good voices. Not sure what's going on with the choppy reading..."

    Book is great, first off, but the reading was weird. The narrator broke his sentences in odd places and was quite choppy, emphasising all the wrong words. Like someone put commas in strange spots and he felt the need to express each of them. His character voices were fantastic, though, so I pressed on...

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    Tobe 12-23-16
    Tobe 12-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Interesting Story but the Narration is lacking"

    I enjoyed the brief story of nothing else for it's starting the genre of Sci-Fi. And for $.95 it was well worth the price. The narration, however, was bland and lifeless. A British accent would have, I think, added to story.

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    Sarah 12-19-16
    Sarah 12-19-16
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    "wonderful"

    the reader was great, except for the chapters are not in since. otherwise fabulous story.

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    Amazon Customer 10-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "not my favorite narrator..."

    The narration is clipped, with an odd, pausing rhythm... almost like a robotic William Shatner.

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