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  • The Time Machine

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,805

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!

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

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-14

Great story utterly ruined by horrible narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-14

What disappointed you about The Time Machine?

There isn't enough bad to say about this narration. The only way to get through it was at 3x speed, and even then.... Didn't anyone audition this guy before hiring to read anything but a phone book?

What did you like best about this story?

HG Wells is always interesting. He writes stories that work even for a modern audience. I was surprised at how relevant some of his social commentary was.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

Anyone who proves they can really act rather than just read. Listening to this great story narrated in this drone turned out to be a chore.

What character would you cut from The Time Machine?

It's a classic novel. Why would anyone even consider cutting a character that an author-- who is still being read more than 100 years--later decided belonged in his story?

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