• The Wells Bequest

  • A Companion to The Grimm Legacy
  • By: Polly Shulman
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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The Wells Bequest

By: Polly Shulman
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
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Publisher's summary

Leo never imagined that time travel might really be possible, or that the objects in H. G. Wells' science fiction novels might actually exist. And when a miniature time machine appears in Leo's bedroom, he has no idea who the tiny, beautiful girl is riding it. But in the few moments before it vanishes, returning to wherever - and whenever - it came from, he recognizes the other tiny rider: himself!

His search for the time machine, the girl, and his fate leads him to the New-York Circulating Material Repository, a magical library that lends out objects instead of books. Hidden away in the Repository basement is the Wells Bequest, a secret collection of powerful objects straight out of classic science fiction novels: robots, rockets, submarines, a shrink ray - and one very famous time machine. And when Leo's adventure of a lifetime suddenly turns deadly, he must attempt a journey to 1895 to warn real-life scientist Nikola Tesla about a dangerous invention. A race for time is on!

In this grand time-travel adventure full of paradoxes and humor, Polly Shulman gives listeners a taste of how fascinating science can be, deftly blending classic science fiction elements with the contemporary fantasy world listeners fell in love with in The Grimm Legacy.

©2013 Polly Shulman (P)2013 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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