H. G. Wells
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H. G. Wells

The son of a professional cricketer and a lady's maid, H. G. Wells (1866-1946) served apprenticeships as a draper and a chemist's assistant before winning a scholarship to the prestigious Normal School of Science in London. While he is best remembered for his groundbreaking science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, Wells also wrote extensively on politics and social matters and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of his day.

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    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,881
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,697

    The science fiction classic that coined the term "time machine" and is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Random Pauses in Speech. (Captain Kirk narrates)

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-14

    Regular price: $2.09

    • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,056

    Written by H.G. Wells, the great visionary author, this legendary novel is both timeless and thought provoking....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Oldie but a Goodie

    • By David Thomas on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,179

    First published by H. G. Wells in 1898, The War of the Worlds is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ants

    • By Janice on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 997
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,003

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Way ahead of its time!

    • By Brian on 06-06-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Magic Shop

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 390

    Simple magic tricks are what a little boy is looking for when he drags his father into a quaint, old shop....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magical

    • By Chris on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Invisible Man and The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When The Invisible Man ends and The Time Machine begins

    • By Kiella on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $8.39

    • The World Set Free

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    In this thought-provoking masterpiece, H.G. Wells predicts the inventions that will inadvertently lead to mass destruction, forcing the world to "start over."...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasy, not Reality

    • By Peter Wexler on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Collected Short Stories of H. G. Wells

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A spine-tingling collection of the greatest short stories by the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • narration is AWFUL

    • By Ashley on 08-12-17

    Regular price: $98.17

    • The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    A brand new collection of eight short stories by the master of supernatural suspense and thrillers, exploring science fiction and fantasy themes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great classic read! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    • By Jacqueline Addison on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $6.19

    • The First Men in the Moon

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As a result of an accident with an experiment, two unlikely friends are propelled on a journey to the moon. But a new universe of terrors await them....

    Regular price: $10.32

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