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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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1210)

    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 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 Time Machine | H.G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By John Banks
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    When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. But they have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity - the sinister Morlocks.

    Ashley Poff says: "Top 10"
  • 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.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "A GLASS BALL"
  • The Invisible Man | H. G. Wells

    The Invisible Man

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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!"
  • 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
    Overall
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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 Island of Dr. Moreau [Classic Tales Edition] | H. G. Wells

    The Island of Dr. Moreau [Classic Tales Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    After many days at sea, Edward Prendick is picked up by a schooner transporting exotic animals to an undisclosed location. On this secret island he is forced to disembark, catching faint glimpses of creatures born from nightmares.

    William Bryson says: "Timeless story with great narration"
  • 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"
  • The War of the Worlds | H.G. Wells

    The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By John Banks
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    A meteor-like alien object lands on Earth, spearheading an apocalyptic chain of events. Earth has been watched, and now the aliens have landed and their intent is conquest and war...H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written.

    uffdasuzanne says: "Enjoyable"
  • 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 26 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 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"
  • 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...

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Another Excellent Dramazation"
  • 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 Time Machine | H. G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By George Eustice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Brian Cox
    Overall
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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'.

    Cyndy says: "Great classic!"
  • 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 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"
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau | H. G. Wells

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Bob Neufeld
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    The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like hybrid 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. Wells described the novel as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy".

  • 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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    Overall
    (70)
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    (65)
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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?

    Ce Gzz says: "one better than the other"
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau | H.G. Wells

    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Jack Sondericker
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    Narrowly missing death at sea, Pendrick finds a risky sanctuary on a remote island as an invited guest of Dr. Moreau. Pendrick is unaware of the evil that lurks behind the scenes. Dr. Moreau is in the midst of scientific experiments he feels will benefit all mankind. Whether his ambitions are worthy, or mad, is yet to be proven. He has succeeded only in achieving the grotesque. When Pendrick finally discovers the extent of Moreau's ghastly experiments, he is horrified at what he sees.

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