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