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.
Wells' novella is the classic forerunner of time travel stories.
A great blend of social commentary with a bit of hard science thrown in.
His reading is a bit slow--especially for use in the classroom.
The final line is the most moving.
The story is somewhat interesting but the reader makes you want to fall asleep.
I'd recommend for a quick read if you are driving and have nothing to do.
The logic used to set up the time machine is flawed by today's science but the thought exercise that Wells takes the listener on is worth the listen. The reader wasn't memorable but didn't get in the way. Having a solid background in science I might have rated harshly due to the flawed logic. But,it should be listened to just with that grain of salt in mind.
It is great to listen to these books that you really only heard about or saw movies about. Now to listen for the first time you get the "message" of the book as opposed to the movie. If you expect to get the movie in Audible form ... forget it. It is re-markedly different.
Great voice. Enhances story and doesn't detract like some performers
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