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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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    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.

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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

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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 K 04-22-17
    Lisa K 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 2017
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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.

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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.

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    Richard S. Swol Lindstrom, MN USA 03-10-17
    Richard S. Swol Lindstrom, MN USA 03-10-17 Member Since 2015

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    "An Enjoyable Story Nearly Ruined By The Narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not. Rather I would recommend they find another version of the story - with another narrator.


    Would you recommend The Time Machine to your friends? Why or why not?

    The story, yes, absolutely. Classic seminal science fiction.The performance. God No!


    How could the performance have been better?

    By having someone else do it OR having someone tell the performer to stop pausing in mid-sentence. Not only did he pause for extended periods for each comma and period, he threw in pauses for no appreciable reason that I could determine. Maddening. I ran the audio at 1.75 times speed to try to minimize the annoyance factor. It helped, but did not entirely eliminate the annoying pauses and did little to improve the story enjoyment. But had I not done that, I am certain that I would not have finished it at all.


    Was The Time Machine worth the listening time?

    This particular version - with this particular narrator - I must say no.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy another version - several are available on Audible. While I have not listened to them, I have listened to this version, and I suspect that you will like the others much more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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