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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I would not buy another book from the narrator. He is terrible.
I wish I could have my money back.
"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.
"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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