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  • The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    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!

    Jaq Greenspon says: "One of the worst performances"
  • The Time Machine | H.G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
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    The time traveler first steps out of his magnificent time-transport machine in the year 802,700. He finds Earth populated by a race of slender pacifists and decides to study this lush land of flower people before returning to his own age. These pacifists, he discovers, have built their wealth on the backs of a slave class forced to live below ground. As the conflict between them surfaces, the time traveler finds that his only means of escape, his time machine, has been stolen.

    Bruce says: "Good Book"
  • The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By David McAlistair
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    The Time Machine is H.G. Wells' warning of what will befall mankind if capitalism continues to exploit workers for the benefits of the rich. As the Time Traveler theorizes, the working class has been pushed underground for so long that it has evolved into a distinct, nocturnal species. The upper class has remained above ground, and their advanced civilization, stocked with amenities, has turned them into weak, lazy, and dependent creatures.

    Jan says: "Worth the read"
  • The Time Machine | H G Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By H G Wells
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of H.G Wells The Time Machine. In this classic tale a scientist invents a time machine and travels far into the future where he finds himself marooned amongst the two races that are the descendents of man.

  • The Time Machine | H.G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    The time traveler is on his way to a different world -- 800,000 years in the future. He finds humans called the Eloi living in simple luxury. They have become beautiful but meek, living on their safe, comfortable planet. The generations that have passed without challenge or adversity have dulled their minds. Underground machinery, built millennia ago, feeds and clothes these innocent creatures, and still functions perfectly. But who runs the machinery, and why are the Eloi afraid of the night?

    George says: "Epic Story"
  • The Accidental Time Machine | Joe Haldeman

    The Accidental Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By Kevin Free
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    Joe Haldeman is the esteemed Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of The Forever War. Things are going nowhere for lowly MIT research assistant Matt Fuller - especially not after his girlfriend drops him for another man. But then while working late one night, he inadvertently stumbles upon what may be the greatest scientific breakthrough ever. His luck, however, runs out when he finds himself wanted for murder - in the future.

    Brian says: "A fun, light story"
  • The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By George Eustice
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    This science fiction classic 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!

    Amazon Customer says: "not all narrators are the same"
  • The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Roger May
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    At a dinner party in Richmond, the host tells an astonishing story of his travels into the future, where, at first, it seems that man has moved on to a higher plane of existence - suffering and war seem to have been eliminated. But in fact there are two races living on the Earth: the Eloi, a leisured, decadent, androgynous group; and the Morlocks, an underground tribe of bestial workers.

    A. says: "The Time Machine"
  • The Time Machine | Herbert George Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated By Shane Sody
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    For more than a hundred years, science-fiction writers around the world have captured our imaginations with speculations about journeys into the past or future. Countless novels, short stories, movies, and TV shows have used or adapted the theme of time travel. However, all of them owe a debt to Herbert George Wells. This, his first major novel, published in 1895, was the origin of the very concept of time travel. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time.

  • The Time Machine: The Missing Chapter | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine: The Missing Chapter

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Jim Moon
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    As was the case for many Victorian classic novels, H. G. Wells's The Time Machine was first published as a serial in the magazine The New Review. However for publication of The Time Machine as a book, an entire chapter was cut out by Wells himself. Here is that excised chapter, originally Chapter 11, detailing the Time Traveller's adventures in the far future, complete with an afterword tracing the history of this missing text.

  • The Invisible Man and The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Invisible Man and The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    In The Invisible Man, a scientist theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will not be visible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result. In The Time Machine, we follow the Time Traveller to the year 802,701 A.D.. He finds a golden race of small, soft, innocent people. But what is it that lurks in the dark shadows?

    LifetimeRoad says: "Pretty good"
  • The Time Machine | H.G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    "At once, like a lash across the face, came the possibility of losing my own age, of being left helpless in this strange new world." In H.G. Wells's classic tale, a time traveler journeys to the distant future and finds the earth a lush Eden, populated by the gentle, pacifistic Eloi. However, he soon sees the dark side of this paradise when his time machine is stolen, trapping him in the future. To recover it, he must confront the Eloi's dreaded cousins and masters of the underworld, the Morlocks. Ralph Cosham's excellent performance of this classic distopian novella was the key in earning it AudioFile's Earphones Award.

  • The Time Machine | H.G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Michael York, Dave Davies, Ian Kerr
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    From H.G. Wells, the grand master of speculative fiction, comes The Time Machine, a literary and science fiction classic brought brilliantly to life in this full-cast audio adventure. In the heart of Victorian England an inquisitive inventor constructs a Time Machine that hurtles him hundreds of thousands of years into the future. There he finds himself in the violent center of the ultimate conflict between beings of the light and creatures of the dark.

    A. Phillips says: "Dramatisation"
  • The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies | Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee

    The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
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    In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies — with hardware, software, and networks at their core — will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.

    Michael says: "Upbeat but Limited Survey of Exponential Change"
  • The Time Machine | H.G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Brian Cox
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    Penguin Classics presents H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Brian Cox. 'Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare'.

    Cynthia says: "Great classic!"
  • The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Norman Gilligan
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    Norman Gilligan provides just the right amount of British accent narrating The Time Machine, a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term time machine, coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle.

  • The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    When a turn-of-the-century scientist travels into the distant future in his time machine, he expects to find progress and superior people. But instead he discovers a world in decay.

    Paul McMahon says: "Reading is well modulated, but lacks passion."
  • The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Doug Myers
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    The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. It is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle. The book's protagonist is an English scientist and gentleman inventor living in Richmond, Surrey, identified by a narrator simply as the Time Traveller.

  • The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    A Victorian scientist travels far into the future, and finds that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. He meets the Eloi, a species descended from man, but realizes that these beautiful people are just remnants of a once-great culture; they are now weak and afraid of the dark. The Eloi have reason to be afraid. In deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity: the sinister Morlocks.

    William says: "time machine"
  • How to Build a Time Machine: Scientific American | Paul Davies,Scientific American

    How to Build a Time Machine: Scientific American

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Paul Davies, Scientific American
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    It goes without saying that building a time machine wouldn't be easy. But according to author Paul Davies, it might actually be possible.

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