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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!

    Amazon Customer says: "Random Pauses in Speech. (Captain Kirk narrates)"
  • The Invisible Man | H. G. Wells

    The Invisible Man

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By James Adams
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    On a freezing February day, a stranger emerges from out of the gray to request a room at a local provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his face. Why does he disguise himself in this manner and keep himself hidden away in his room? Aroused by trepidation and curiosity, the local villagers bring it upon themselves to find the answers.

    Brian says: "Way ahead of its time!"
  • The War of the Worlds | H. G. Wells

    The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    First published by H. G. Wells in 1898, The War of the Worlds is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories. The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator intones, "No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's."

    Janice says: "Ants"
  • The Magic Shop | H. G. Wells

    The Magic Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    Simple magic tricks are what a little boy is looking for when he drags his father into a quaint, old shop. The proprietor seems to be a master of illusion - a genius at slight of hand. But, as the son becomes mesmerized, the father feels an icy hand grip his heart.

    Chase says: "suprising"
  • H.G. Wells Science Fiction Collection | H. G. Wells

    H.G. Wells Science Fiction Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor, George Eustice, Alan Munro
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    Four classic science-fiction stories: 20 hours of great listening. This collection of classic Wells tales includes The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The War of The Worlds, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

    martie says: "good story lines, terrible narration"
  • 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 Island of Dr. Moreau | H. G. Wells

    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Written by H.G. Wells, the great visionary author, this legendary novel is both timeless and thought provoking. Listeners will thrill to this chilling masterpiece as man boldly takes evolution into his own hands for the first time. Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for his cruel experiments, continues his transplantations on a small South Pacific island, creating hideous creatures with manlike intelligence.

    David Thomas says: "An Oldie but a Goodie"
  • 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 Invisible Man | H. G. Wells

    The Invisible Man

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    In The Invisible Man, H. G. Wells' classic tale of sci-fi and horror, a scientist begins a reign of terror after he invents a way to become invisible. This science-fiction classic has spawned dozens of film and serial variations.

    J. Miller says: "Poor Reading"
  • Fifty Fantastic Tales | H. G. Wells,Edith Wharton,Hugh Walpole,F. Anstey,O. Henry,Neil Munro,Arthur Morisson

    Fifty Fantastic Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A superb collection of classic short stories showcasing the variety, depth and imagination of great Victorian writers.

  • The War of the Worlds | H. G. Wells

    The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
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    The War of the Worlds has been both popular and influential. It has never gone out of print. It has spawned half a dozen feature films, radio dramas, various comic book adaptations, a television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. It has even influenced the work of scientists. It is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an alien race.

    Joseph says: "Classic Story-Despite the Reader"
  • War of the Worlds (Dramatized) | H.G. Wells,adapted by Howard Koch

    War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells, adapted by Howard Koch
    • Narrated By Leonard Nimoy, Gates McFadden, a full cast
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    Join actors from television's Star Trek - including Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, and Gates McFadden - as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast caused a nationwide panic. You may panic too...

    Nick says: "Not the Mercury Theater, but still fun"
  • The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. The Time Machine, first published in 1895, is possibly Wells' most famous work. It tells the story of the inventor of a vehicle which allows him to travel in time and his firsthand account of his adventures as he travels millions of years into the future, where mankind has evolved into something very different from the humans of the 19th century.

  • H. G. Wells Sci-Fi Omnibus: Four Great Novels | H. G. Wells

    H. G. Wells Sci-Fi Omnibus: Four Great Novels

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Greg Wagland
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    H. G. Wells is rightly regarded as one of the founding fathers of the science fiction genre. This compilation of nearly 20 hours' duration comprises four of his finest sci-fi works, and they really need little introduction. They are, in order: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau. They are complete and unabridged and narrated by Greg Wagland.

    Brent J. Maxwell says: "Fascinating perspective on the future"
  • The War of the Worlds | H. G. Wells

    The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    Hostile invading Martians wreak havoc and destruction in England. This science-fiction classic has terrified generations of readers!

  • The Collected Short Stories of H. G. Wells | H. G. Wells

    The Collected Short Stories of H. G. Wells

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A spine-tingling collection of the greatest short stories by the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells. 'The Time Machine', 'The Empire of the Ants', 'The Crystal Egg', 'The Sea-Raiders', 'The Door in the Wall', 'A Dream of Armageddon', 'The Country of the Blind', 'Under the Knife', 'The Stolen Body', 'The Plattner Story', 'The Stolen Bacillus', 'The Magic Shop', 'The Inexperienced Ghost', and many more short fiction masterpieces.

  • The Island of Doctor Moreau | H.G. Wells

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates sentient beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. H.G. Wells at his best.

    Jpmezz says: "Classic story barely tolerable narrator Alan Munro"
  • The War of the Worlds | H.G. Wells

    The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    This classic chiller, when adapted for radio in 1938 by Orson Welles, was realistic enough to cause widespread panic throughout the United States.

    W says: "Awesome Audio"
  • The War of the Worlds | H. G. Wells

    The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Daniel Avrahams, Steven Davis
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    War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events, which happen mostly in London and the county of Surrey, England, when a number of vessels manned by aliens are fired from Mars and land on Earth.

    Kelley says: "Terrrrrrrrrible narration."
  • The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | H. G. Wells

    The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
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    Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H. G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of science-fiction classics set out to write about history. Wells hoped to remind mankind of its common past, provide it with a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war.

    Adam says: "Good book"
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