• The First Men in the Moon

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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By: H. G. Wells
Narrated by: John Banks
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Publisher's Summary

As a result of an accident with an experiment, two unlikely friends are propelled on a journey to the moon. But a whole new universe of terrors await them there, including the insectoid Selenites. Will they be able to overcome these perils and find a safe way home?

When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon.

With Bedford motivated by money, and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition. But neither are prepared for what they find - a world of freezing nights, boiling days and sinister alien life, on which they may be trapped forever.

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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Very impressed

I do love how H.G. Wells foresaw many of the facets of space travel that came over half a century later.

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  • Brendan
  • 11-15-22

great performance

it was a little hard to finish and it seems to drill on a bit. but the narrator was top notch, and the only reason I got through it.

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  • Marcher Lord
  • 11-28-21

ripping yarn for light entertainment

great to listen to a master of imagination foretelling his vision of the future from 1900