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Publisher's Summary

A collection of three short stories and two novellas written between 1897 and 1898. All the stories had first been published in various monthly periodicals and this was the first volume to collect these stories. It contains:

  • "The Crystal Egg",
  • "The Star",
  • "A Story of the Stone Age",
  • "A Story of the Days To Come",
  • "The Man Who Could Work Miracles".
©2018 HG Wells (P)2018 OreganPpublishing

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  • BobGP
  • Green Brook, NJ USA
  • 07-20-18

Couldn't listen for more than a few minutes

These are, of course great classic sci-fi stories. Unfortunately I didn't like the narration and couldn't listen for more than a few minutes before giving up. It sounded like the narrator was reading from a teleprompter since there was a pause between every few words. Listen to the sample to get a sense of the narration style.

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I wasted my money on this one

Stephen Ward is the worst narrator I have ever heard in my life and I am pushing 60! I couldn't even finish listening to this audiobook because his choppy redundant inflection irritated me to the point of madness. This is the first time I have to say that I will never buy another audiobook with this narrator.

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I can't listen to this.

The narrator. can't read. a full. sentence at. a time. it's horrible. trying to listen. when all the words. are broken up. and end. with the same. upward. or downward. inflection.

Seriously, this was the worst narrator I've ever heard and just can't comprehend or enjoy the story.

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I LOVE H G WELLS!

That said, I'm just not following this narrator. Incredibly monotoned and way too much dramatic pause in mid-sentence.

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sleepy

the narator reads in clips of three to five words making it hard to keep interest in the story. he would be better suited to poetry.