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The Time Machine Audiobook

The Time Machine

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Publisher's Summary

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!

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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    Jonathan Love CLEARFIELD, UT, United States 07-09-14
    Jonathan Love CLEARFIELD, UT, United States 07-09-14 Member Since 2016

    My two favorite topics are Baseball and Military History. But my favorite books of all time are Starship Troopers and Ready Player One.

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    "A classic? Yes and should continue to collect dust"

    I only rated this book so high because of its historical factor and its significance to the genre. Otherwise, this book is a waste of time. Seriously, hard to follow (and not just because of the narrator as others have critiqued), and just not that interesting. The story, in its time, was probably magical, but there are so many other options for the genre that I suggest only reading this if you want to read everything in this field; but only if you've read everything else.

    As to the other commentators' critique of the narrator, they are accurate in regard to the pause, but listening at 3X speed, it is barely noticeable.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    chari woodrum 05-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Terrible reading"

    I have never read the book so I can't compare the story but the person reading it is bland and uninteresting. I can't even finish the book because he doesn't capture my attention, I'm actually finding things to distract me from it. This is the first book on audible I have actual decided to not finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa N. Candelaresi 05-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow Start"

    It took a bit to really get into the story, but it was good once I got there.

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    Amazon Customer 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "speed it up"

    I recommend raising the narration to 1.25x speed to avoid the overly plodding pace the narrator takes

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    Amazon Customer 05-01-17
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    "worth a listen"

    I have no qualms in saying that the subtleties that make this work a classic are wasted on me. however, I found the story never quite that interesting in a climactic sense. it was more like reading a modern take on the books of Solomon, "all is vanity".

    the narrator is not the worst I've ever heard but I was wondering if it was an automation at some point.

    I don't consider my time to have been wasted as I enjoyed the philosophical insights interesting. like I said above, it's worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Craig 04-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Caption Kirk the Time Traveler"

    I like this book and I was very excited when I saw this book for 99 cents. I thought I would listen to it on my way home from work. The reader has a nice voice and does characters well, however, I couldn't get over his weird pausing. He seems to not understand basic punctuations and attempts to add his own very poorly. I tried for about an hour but couldn't make it through. It's an unbeatable price and if you really like the book, you may be able to get past it, but for me, it was not worth it.

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    Lisa Kruczek 04-22-17

    Wife, Mother, and daughter to wonderful people. i love books, discussions, and debating. I love to volunteer where ever I can.

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    "Time Travel"

    Man makes machines. Man tells a tale. Is it possible? Is it true. Then it is up to uou.

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    SmallShoe Charlotte 04-21-17
    SmallShoe Charlotte 04-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Different than I thought...."

    I've known the story most of my life. I've seen both movie versions of this book. I'd just never bothered to read it. It is quite different than either movie rendition. I'm still sorting out what I like better. The book is bleak while the movies have some hope for humanity.
    It is a good read and enjoyed listening.

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    M. Kunza 04-21-17
    M. Kunza 04-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Bad copy"

    Half way through this book, approximately chapter 8, the only thing audible is horrible, ear piercing screeches. If you fast forward several chapters, the horrible noises are still there, telling me these files have been corrupted. Too bad-I have seen the movie, but never read it listened to the real story. Dont waste your credits on this particular copy folks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tanguera 04-20-17
    tanguera 04-20-17

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    "Ruined a brilliant story"

    I have alway loved this story but hadn't read it in years. Don't know why I randomly chose this version. The narrator was so difficult to listen to that after two chapters I gave it up and purchased a much better one. I literally thought it was a different book. Well worth listening to just pick a different narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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