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The Time Machine Audiobook

The Time Machine

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When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. But they have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity - the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist's time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels, if he is ever to return to his own era.

About the Narrator: John Banks is one of the UK's most prolific audiobook narrators, working for the likes of Big Finish, Audible, Random House and Games Workshop. He is a true multi-voice, creating everything from monsters to marauding aliens. He is also an accomplished stage and TV actor.

About the Author: Herbert George Wells was a novelist, teacher, historian and journalist, who has become known as the "father of science fiction." His works have been adapted countless times, and provided the basis for many literary and theatrical productions.

©2017 Fantom Films (P)2017 Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd/Fantom Publishing

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    Ashley Poff 05-15-17
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    "Top 10"

    A wonderful book, in the same class as Gulliver’s Travels. It is one of the books I would like to take with me to Purgatory. - Sir Winston S. Churchill

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    "The Time Machine takes you away."

    Delightful listen to escape commuting traffic, with ingenious predictions of where we (humankind) are destined to go. The classic story is still a wonderful read.

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    Josh Dowling 09-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic Story"

    This book was recommended to me by a professor of English at my University. It was my first H.G. Wells' story to experience and I lived the way it was written. Lots of description and vivid imagery. The plot kept my attention even as an audiobook, which is a feat in and of itself. Would highly recommend. The only critique I have is that I wish it would've been more detailed in the later chapters as it was in the initial journey. Other than that, a solid read and a wonderful classic.

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    Craig Thomas 06-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A classic!"

    Finished this in two days. A joy to listen to and an interesting concept. Highly recommend it!

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