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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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    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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    Luc 11-05-15
    Luc 11-05-15

    lucretio

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    "The Time Machine... to Horror!"

    Truly an incredible storyline, but know this book is terrifying. Why did I think the Time Traveler was going to meet Shakespeare and Jane Austen? I sure was in for a terrifying surprise. Vampires and zombies are child's play compared to the creatures inside H.G.'s imagination.

    Alan Monroe gives a brilliant reading.

    The substance of nightmares. Enjoy!

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    Peter Arnberg Louisville, KY United States 10-08-15
    Peter Arnberg Louisville, KY United States 10-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "performer has the voice, lacks an editor"

    Alan Munro's voice is well-suited to the material: wizened, heavy with gravitas, and marked by an intellectual character. unfortunately, the performance is marred by hesitations and stumbles that should have been edited out and re-recorded. I am left with the impression that this recording was done in a single take.

    the book is, of course, wonderful. nearly perfect.

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    andrea 09-24-15
    andrea 09-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Reads like one of those books required for school"

    This book was mostly boring, but considering the date the story was written its understandable. Wells' story had a bit of a lesson in it. Wells shows us threw his invention of a time machine just what our future could look like if we as a civilization choose to follow a certain path. Overall I don't think the point of this book was supposed to be science fiction I think it was probably a way to express a political viewpoint.

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    BonesBella 09-05-15
    BonesBella 09-05-15

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    "Terrible reading. Cannot make it through 1st 10 m"
    Would you try another book from H. G. Wells and/or Alan Munro?

    I would not buy another book from the narrator. He is terrible.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could have my money back.

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    Nate 08-31-15
    Nate 08-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoy a classic"

    I Enjoyed a classic I had seen in a movie but never had read.

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    Manchester, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "OK story for its time, terrible narration"

    I knew the story of The Time Machine from the film adaptation, and too be honest, I did not care hugely for the story, but as a product of its time and as a precursor to modern science fiction, it certainly has its place. However, my main issue with this book was the narration, which was truly awful. Every…sentence…was…so…stilted…it…drove…me…mad!!! Really very poor, I would have given up if the book was not so short, it really did not aide my enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachael
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    6/24/12
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    "Great story - pity about the way it is read"

    Whilst I had already seen the film of The Time Machine, I was curious to hear the original story. It was good, but the way that Alan Munro reads it, I found frustrating. It was very much like it was just being read flatly from the pages of a book. His phrasing was odd and he'd pause between words. Unfortunately, that totally spoiled my enjoyment of the story.

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