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Tales of Space and Time

Narrated by: Stephen Ward
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
3 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)
Regular price: $0.94
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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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worst narrator I've ever heard

made a great book difficult to follow. narration gets a little better as the book progresses, but if I hadn't gotten this for free I wouldn't have lasted but 10 minutes before requesting a refund.

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Narration bad. Stories meh.

When I bought this audiobook, I fully realized the narration was awful (even at 1.5 speed) but I waswas hoping the quality of the stories would outweigh this. They didn't. Mediocre at best. If the audio book wasn't so cheap, I'd ask for a refund. Stick with the better known H.G. Wells stories.

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Narration RUINED This for me....

Sing-song narration absolutely RUINED this "bargain" download (0.66) for me. I have
NO idea of whether or not the (First? ONLY??) story was followed by another as the listen I was agonizingly able to complete literally drove me away from any attempt at further self-torture. Bear in mind this was a "bargain" purchase at a greatly discounted
price and we users cannot expect Audible to review or correct unpleasant or unacceptable (ie. poor quality) issues while continuing to offer bargains like this (an H.G.Wells listen for the mere sum of 0.66 cents!)

But, Audible execs and decision-makers, please DO continue to offer bargains picked up - and we " listeners" will happily snap up the bargains and let you -- and other listeners -- know which are not exactly "bargains" and are most definitely not worthy of the time. You have little idea of how much your concern for those of us on limited incomes IS appreciated! Thanks!

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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.

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  • James Barton
  • 02-06-19

Monotone

Narrator was not very expressive and vey monotone. i found it difficult to listen. Victorian England just did not come across in the narration at all.

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