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
The narrator would pause, frequently in the middle of a sentence, as if he needed more energy to continue. It was distracting and ultimately, greatly diminished my enjoyment of the book itself.
The story itself is a great story, classic science fiction from a master of the genre. A story worth knowing by anyone interested in science fiction. However, the performance made it difficult to enjoy the story. Munro's style pauses frequently as he reads, but his pauses are often more lengthy than they should be, and occur at someone odd places, breaking the flow of the story greatly.
For the price, it's worth listening, but if you're really wanting to enjoy the story, look for a different narration.
A different narrator. I love this book, but couldn't listen for more than a few minutes before I had a headache.
I'm not picky, I love listening to amateurs and friends read aloud. But this guy just makes it unbearable.
The final fleeing from the Morlocks, and the subtle implication of the girl who fell behind's fate.
The last audiobook I bought, which I quite enjoyed, was The Stand. The narrator was wonderful. He did a very good jo of being interesting without being jarring. Alan Munro, on the other hand, has random pauses in his speech. I forgot the beginning of the sentence before I hear the end.
No, the narrator was difficult to follow. His inflection was odd and slightly irritating.
The story itself is fantastic: a true classic.
The narrator... went... to... the... Captain Kirk school... of... speaking.
I almost couldn't finish listening to the story because of the narrator. I will be avoiding anything read by him in the future.
I'm having a bromance with coffee!
Prelude to Sci-fi!
I might compare this to Journey to the The Lost World. The time period of this style writing is similar.
The narration was o.k. I've heard better. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either.
Great short story to include into your library. Definitely worth the listen!
The book is amazing and provides an awesome look at what the future might hold.
No, his rendition was horrible...
I almost fell asleep listening to this one. It is a good thing I was not driving. I love H.G. Wells what a shame.
Good story, but don't expect a fun, action packed read. Take a ride to the future, where we see the inevitable outcome of our "modern" political society. Interesting..
The book was made into a movie that was pretty entertaining. Be warned though; the movie took out the political criticisms that made up most of the book, and made it a completely different story.
Yes to Wells. Probably not to Munro.
Using a different narrator.
This has already been done
The Time Machine is an interesting story. To appreciate it, I think one must consider the time in which it was written. My problem is with the Audible narration. Munro's cadence makes it almost unbearable to listen to. Not at all what I would expect from a Professional Narration. Perhaps this was a one-time problem. If the price for the narration would have been more than one dollar, I would definitely request a refund.
"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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