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Publisher's Summary

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a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace.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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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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Great Scifi story! Still relevant

Although it is over a hundred years old, it still reads (listens) as a book that could have been written yesterday. Truly a great book.

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Great Narration! Lacking strong plot.

The narration was great and keep my attention throughout. The writing was also well done. However, the plot seemed underdeveloped and ended more abruptly than I prefer.

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Great narration

Just perfect narration of a classic story. I read it a long time ago - great to hear it again

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Classic Awesomeness!

So to say HG Wells is before my time is an understatement, but this book proves why it was the first. Engaging and well written, great story, even though I have seen both movie versions and countless other time stories. Coupled with a great reader makes a great combination.

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Wells and Banks make for a smashing listen.

This was one of the first books I ever read. Revisiting it here is like coming home. It holds a place in my heart, and Johnathan Banks gives his reading a flair that does this beautiful story wonderful justice.

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I liked it enough

To me the ending was believable, but not very satisfying. I prefer the movie's ending in comparison. I know, sacrilegious, right?

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great and grand.<br /><br />

One of my favorite subjects in the science fiction. I only wish H.G.Wells have wrote more of it.

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Excellent story, excellent acting

Wonderfully written, much better than the film. The voice actor did an excellent job with his reading.

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actually sounded like a movie

At first I was not very interested when I was just reading it so instead I got the audio version and it literally felt like a movie

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  • 10-27-17

interesting thoughts

I decided to listen to this book as its a classic and I wanted to broaden my reading interests.
the book was ok, I didn't realise how short it was but considering when it was written, found it pleasant enough.
i found the idea that HG Wells wanted to write about a time that is so far into the future that its even wonder if our world will still exist then, or if it will have died out long since.

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