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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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    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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 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 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 Time Machine | H.G. Wells

    The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • 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"
  • 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 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 World Set Free | H. G. Wells

    The World Set Free

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Eric Brooks
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    This book is considered a prophetical novel foretelling the advent of nuclear weapons. A constant theme in Wells’ work, such as his 1901 nonfiction book Anticipations, was the role of energy and technological advance as a determinant of human progress. The novel opens with this: "The story of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is the tool-using, fire-making animal...."

    Robert W Carlisle Jr says: "pedagogically pedantic"
  • 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
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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"
  • 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 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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 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.

  • 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 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"
  • Tales of Strange Islands and Stranger Monsters | J. S. Fletcher,H. G. Wells,Morgan Robertson,H. P. Lovecraft,Eleanor Smith,Julian Hawthorne,Henry S. Whitehead

    Tales of Strange Islands and Stranger Monsters

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher, H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A brilliant anthology of weird and fantastic stories about islands and sea monsters. 'The Sea-Raiders' by H. G. Wells. 'Alone on a Wide Wide Sea' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Dagon' by H. P. Lovecraft. 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson. 'No Ships Pass' by Eleanor Smith. 'Aepyornis Island' by H. G. Wells. 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Absolute Evil' by Julian Hawthorne. 'The Shadows' by Henry S. Whitehead. 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Over the Border' by Morgan Robertson. 'Treasure Trove' by Neil Munro.

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

    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Jim Roberts
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    While on a voyage in a small ship, Edward Prendick makes the mistake of sticking up for a deformed man that the sailors are tormenting. The result is that he is thrown off the ship when the man reaches his destination - an uncharted island. He is reluctantly rescued by the two scientists using the island for experiments.

    A. Sweeney says: "Great book, but the narration was sub-par"
  • The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Three | Mary Shelley,H. G. Wells,Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Three

    • ORIGINAL (38 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    Who says that you can't have it all? Adventure, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and fine literature? Infinite variety - that is what you find here. Classic Literature has never been presented so approachably. You will savor the chills from Edgar Allan Poe, then smilingly shake your head as a man dupes an entire town. You will hear how Sherlock Holmes solves a case for Bohemian nobility, then marvel as a man destroys his life over a piece of string....

  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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?

    Watson says: "Haven't listened listened to the Invisible Man..."
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