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The Time Machine Audiobook

The Time Machine

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The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses. Our chairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted to be sat upon, and there was that luxurious after-dinner atmosphere when thought roams gracefully free of the trammels of precision. And he put it to us in this way - marking the points with a lean forefinger - as we sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought it) and his fecundity.

Public Domain (P)2017 Procrustes Media

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    Amazon Customer 02-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "What a Great Narration of a Great Novel!"
    Would you listen to The Time Machine again? Why?

    Yes, it's an amazing story written by the great HG Wells


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Time Machine?

    Interesting to see where the idea of "time machine" comes from, it was invented by Wells!


    Have you listened to any of Carson Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    His narration of Henry Ford was a great listen!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The narration itself had me off the edge of my seat!


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    Kyle Hempel Batavia, IL 07-30-17
    Kyle Hempel Batavia, IL 07-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A classic tale told well"

    This well worn tale of what a time traveler would see travelling far far into the future. This classic tale is told by Carson Beck who does it the justice it deserves. If you have never heard this tale before or this is a beloved tale from our childhood I recommend this version wholeheartedly. his book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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    The Raven 07-28-17
    The Raven 07-28-17

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore...

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    "A classic read wonderfully!"

    Whenever I get a chance I love to get the classic books on audible. When I saw The Time Machine I was very excited because I found the movie depiction to be very Hollywoodized- an overreaching plot that was not true to period.

    This book is read like a first person account and I had trouble turning it off...in fact I sat in my driveway for the last 30 minutes. Loved this escape from reality.

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    Ashley Hedden 08-22-17
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    "Good read"
    Any additional comments?

    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells was a good read. H.G. Wells attempts to answer what earth will look like 800,000 years in the future. I enjoyed reading this book

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    BuildItLikeBeal 08-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Classic SciFi narrated well!"

    This fantastic story is classic HG Wells! The story was engaging as the "what ifs" of time travel and the dangers the traveler might experience were explored based on the cutting edge science of the time. The aging tale is still engaging to my modern scientific mind and I would suggest it may be for you as well.

    The narration is done as it should be...transparent and without error that might suspend disbelief.

    I was given this free review copy in exchange for my unbiased opinion and review.

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    Bikram Agarwal 08-14-17 Member Since 2017

    Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017.

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    "Difficult to understand writing."
    Would you try another book from H.G. Wells and/or Carson Beck?

    I'm a fan of War of the Worlds and Invisible Man. I got this book ONLY because it is an H.G. Wells classic. Carson Beck's narration also matched the classic feel of the book. So, I will definitely try another book from them.


    What could H.G. Wells have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Somehow this book's writing style is difficult to understand for me. The sentences have a complex structure and after listening to every paragraph, I was left wondering "what the hell did I just listen to". Every 10 minutes, I had to rewind and relisten. Even that didn't help and then I got the book in Kindle and read along. Know what, even that didn't help. And then I had to quit. I didn't want to spend so much time and effort to read a book.


    What three words best describe Carson Beck’s performance?

    Classy. Well Paced. Well Toned.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    Teresa 08-12-17
    Teresa 08-12-17

    I love listening to audiobooks with my three compadres: two sweet tabby cats and a Great Dane!

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    "An Excellent Classic With a Great Read"

    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells never ceases to amaze me. It's an excellent tale. I've listened to it twice and found something new both times. Just love it.

    Carson Beck's performance was outstanding. He has a wonderful voice with great tone and a perfect read. He made this super enjoyable and easier to understand.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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    Joselyn Raquel MB Panamá 08-12-17
    Joselyn Raquel MB Panamá 08-12-17

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    "an interesting read"

    Well It's was an interesting one, for me it wasn't the ultimate book but it had his redimible points.

    Cons:
    for me it was a little hard to understand it, for some reason, and I didn't knew why it was all narrated and the characters almost never spoke, things I like in a book.

    Pros:
    it was very creative for it's time and the depicting was pretty cool, the idea of traveling in time is amazing I really liked that, and the time traveler was funny he was the perfect example of what not to do if you time travel at some point.

    now the ending left me wondering what the hell happened with him ? I mean you went and never came back why? but well that's the mystery within.

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    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 08-09-17
    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 08-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "The Original Classic"

    What can I say… It’s H.G. Wells.
    I do not know if this was the first time travel story but I know it is the first one I know of. Mr. Wells does an excellent job expositing a future that transcends our time into the distant future. The fact of so many differences between our time and his makes no difference on this story. And what he has to say about the state of mankind is probably more true today than when he wrote it about his time.

    Carson Beck does an excellent job reading this story. His voice is perfect for the time and place of the story.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    James 08-09-17
    James 08-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Short, but fascinating."

    It is a short read/listen, but for being 100 year old story, it's oddly charming... and brings about interesting musings and ideas. Easy to see why this story has influenced other authors and why HG Wells is considered the father of science fiction.

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