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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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As Everyone Else Has Said, Awful Narration

This is only the second audiobook I've ever read; the first one being a nonfiction book, so I thought I might be the only one falling asleep to this guy's voice and getting annoyed with the pauses. It's nice to know it wasn't just me. I fell asleep multiple times trying to finish this book, and the narrator has an amazing skill of time traveling himself. Meaning he can make four hours stretch into a week. Phenomenal!

Great story, though. It's easy to see why it's a classic.

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The narrator was awful

The reader was atrocious. His was completely monotone with no emotion. This book was all about the main character's harrowing adventures in a dangerous future and we get no rmotion. Also there were pauses where there shouldn't have been almost like a computer was reading and paused at the end of every line weather it was the end of a sentence or not.

The only saving grace in this production was th e story itself was actually good.

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Difficult Narration

The author's language is already archaic, but the narrator makes this reading almost insufferable. His monotone voice is broken up by pauses and inflection in the most random places, falling somewhere between boring and irritating.

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Five Stars

The Time Machine is filled with suspense. I couldn't put it down. Be warned that things take a turn for the creepier in the latter half.

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Alan Munro was by far the worst narrator.

Alan Munro's narration absolutely ruined this book. His interpretation of punctuations made it nearly impossible to follow the story.

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Monotone reading

Awesome story
Narration sounds like a machine. No feeling at all. Probably the worst rendition of a book ever done. Can't believe that Audible put their name to this reading. If this was free, it would still be a complete waste.

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Awful Narration, Great Story

The narrator pauses every three to four words throughout this entire book. I am not exaggerating. It is tedious and painful to listen to. As we listened to this on a road trip, my entire family can now copy the repetitive pattern of this narrator's reading. It is also fairly monotone. I strongly recommend trying a different version of this audiobook.

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Dry and almost expressionless

Not having ever read this well-known title, I had high hopes for an imagination capturing performance. However, I was extremely disappointed by a rather robotic, dry narration that at times felt like I was slogging through mud. The story itself wasn't terrible, but the performance certainly was. I would not recommend this recording

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Nice Listen

it was originally difficult to understand the narrator's voice. however it did become clearer as the story went on it was very nice short and enjoyable to listen to. I'm actually a huge fan of the movie and getting to listen to the original was a lot of fun.

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Fun book!

Fun book to read. ☺ I wish the story would have described I little more about the place where he went.