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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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    Trent 03-22-16
    Trent 03-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A cool old sci fi, tho its age kind a shows."

    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.

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    Sara Manitowoc, Wi., US 03-11-16
    Sara Manitowoc, Wi., US 03-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Time Traveler"

    This book was a little hard to grasp at first but in the end it was absolutely amazing.

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    Andrew 02-26-16
    Andrew 02-26-16 Member Since 2012
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    "The reader is a little lacking in the enthusiasm"

    Though the book was really great, I love H G. Wells, the reader of it doesn't really capture what I would think should be for the book. Not very expressive and seemed to be slow to read, like he was disinterested.

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    Teddy 02-23-16
    Teddy 02-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Floored"

    Well, Ioved it. I honestly couldn't put it down. A fantastically fun and insightful read.

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    Kindle Customer 01-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "classic sci fi!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this on a long drive recently. It is fairly short, so I wasable to listen to the whole book driving from nc to va. This book works really well as an audio book because the book is a character telling a story, so you don't have to worry about character voices throwing you off.

    Short and fun, this is a must read for SciFi enthusiasts as it introduced the idea of mechanized time travel (where would scifi be now without hg wells!). You have to read and appreciate this book in the context of its time, otherwise it may come off as dull and weird. I think listening to it helped me stay interested. This book explores concepts of class structure and de-evolution.

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    Ricanzdrummer 01-11-16
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    "Fun classic, full of imagination."

    Classic sci-fi at its best. Brings the imagination to life. The narrator was very deep-voiced at times, so much so, that I was forced to reduce the bass tones on whichever speakers I was listening through. A fun listen, all-in-all.

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    Jared Stokes 12-21-15
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    "A great story."

    This was my first H. G. I Wells' book and first audio book outside of nonfiction. I was pleasantly suprised with the experience. I found the story to be entertaining and thought provoking, although it could have been longer and I wouldn't have minded.

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    Amy Texas 12-11-15
    Amy Texas 12-11-15
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    "The performance is annoying"

    I can't stand the performance of this narration. I can't even finish listening to this book. :(

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    R. H. Perry Virginia 12-09-15
    R. H. Perry Virginia 12-09-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent"

    Very refreshing hearing a classic done well. Is this a view of what is to come?

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    Alejandro H Mercado new york 11-21-15
    Alejandro H Mercado new york 11-21-15
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    "Must read classic, although had > expectations"
    If you could sum up The Time Machine in three words, what would they be?

    Truly imaginative. Interesting how it set the stage for time travel science fiction. Somewhat disappointed with its slow pace and inconclusive ending. Still, a must read. Loved however Alan Munro's voice as I initially did with his performance of Around the World in 80 Days.


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