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Publisher's Summary

A scientist and gentleman inventor in industrialized Victorian England claims to have irrefutable proof that time is not simply a concept - it's a whole other dimension. When he reveals the prototype of a time-traveling machine to his peers, he's met with skepticism at first...until he returns one week later, disheveled, bloody, and with a fantastic story to tell.

A cornerstone of speculative science fiction, The Time Machine launched the time-traveling genre, influenced generations of writers, and is recognized as a prescient vision of twenty-first-century fears - those of an impending environmental nightmare and the irreversible fate of a dying planet.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Time Machine, this edition of The Time Machine (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Classic sci-if!

Nothing quite like the original time traveler in the original time travel story. It's a classic and should be enjoyed by any sci-fi fan!

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A perfect combo for narrator and story

I've heard Simon Vance in another audiobook and I couldn't tell if it was the story or the narrators delivery. turns out it was the story because this performance of The Time Machine was really enjoyable with this narrator.

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Great performance, but way too boring story.

I know it is classics, but still almost forced myself to the end. Great performance of Mr Vance helped indeed. Wonderful language, brilliantly delivered. But still very boring.