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    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,711
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,543

    The science fiction classic that coined the term "time machine" and is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel. A must listen for any fan of science fiction!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Random Pauses in Speech. (Captain Kirk narrates)

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-14

    Regular price: $2.09

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,094

    First published by H. G. Wells in 1898, The War of the Worlds is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories. The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator intones, "No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ants

    • By Janice on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,030
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 907
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 914

    On a freezing February day, a stranger emerges from out of the gray to request a room at a local provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his face. Why does he disguise himself in this manner and keep himself hidden away in his room? Aroused by trepidation and curiosity, the local villagers bring it upon themselves to find the answers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Way ahead of its time!

    • By Brian on 06-06-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Frankenstein, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Time Machine, War of the Worlds: Plus Bonus Books

    • By: Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Korey Samuel, Mark Neilson, Christine Hughes, and others
    • Length: 35 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In this program, you will receive unabridged recordings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of classic sci-fi pioneers.

    • By Ohad Neubach on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Magic Shop

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    Simple magic tricks are what a little boy is looking for when he drags his father into a quaint, old shop. The proprietor seems to be a master of illusion - a genius at slight of hand. But, as the son becomes mesmerized, the father feels an icy hand grip his heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A GLASS BALL

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $0.69

    • H.G. Wells Science Fiction Collection

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor, George Eustice, Alan Munro
    • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 360
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    Four classic science-fiction stories: 20 hours of great listening. This collection of classic Wells tales includes The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The War of The Worlds, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • good story lines, terrible narration

    • By martie on 03-26-13

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 949
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 860
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 864

    Written by H.G. Wells, the great visionary author, this legendary novel is both timeless and thought provoking. Listeners will thrill to this chilling masterpiece as man boldly takes evolution into his own hands for the first time. Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for his cruel experiments, continues his transplantations on a small South Pacific island, creating hideous creatures with manlike intelligence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Oldie but a Goodie

    • By David Thomas on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • By: H.G. Wells, adapted by Howard Koch
    • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, Gates McFadden, a full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    Join actors from television's Star Trek - including Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, and Gates McFadden - as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast caused a nationwide panic. You may panic too...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Excellent Dramazation

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-14-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. But they have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity - the sinister Morlocks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top 10

    • By Ashley Poff on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $6.19

    • The Time Machine (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    A scientist and gentleman inventor in industrialized Victorian England claims to have irrefutable proof that time is not simply a concept - it's a whole other dimension. When he reveals the prototype of a time-traveling machine to his peers, he's met with skepticism at first...until he returns one week later, disheveled, bloody, and with a fantastic story to tell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect combo for narrator and story

    • By Patrick on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Island of Dr. Moreau [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    After many days at sea, Edward Prendick is picked up by a schooner transporting exotic animals to an undisclosed location. On this secret island he is forced to disembark, catching faint glimpses of creatures born from nightmares.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless story with great narration

    • By William Bryson on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $8.39

    • H. G. Wells Sci-Fi Omnibus: Four Great Novels

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 23 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    H. G. Wells is rightly regarded as one of the founding fathers of the science fiction genre. This compilation of nearly 20 hours' duration comprises four of his finest sci-fi works, and they really need little introduction. They are, in order: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau. They are complete and unabridged and narrated by Greg Wagland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating perspective on the future

    • By Brent J. Maxwell on 02-14-16

    Regular price: $26.85

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The War of the Worlds has been both popular and influential. It has never gone out of print. It has spawned half a dozen feature films, radio dramas, various comic book adaptations, a television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. It has even influenced the work of scientists. It is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an alien race.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Story-Despite the Reader

    • By Joseph on 09-08-12

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The War of the Worlds (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A metallic cylinder falls to earth, landing in the sands of Horsell Common, Surrey, generating curiosity and awe. But what's inside soon induces only terror. The story that unfolds is a breathless first-person account of an inconceivable reality: an extraterrestrial war has been waged on the planet.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Invisible Man and The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    In The Invisible Man, a scientist theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will not be visible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result. In The Time Machine, we follow the Time Traveller to the year 802,701 A.D.. He finds a golden race of small, soft, innocent people. But what is it that lurks in the dark shadows?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When The Invisible Man ends and The Time Machine begins

    • By Kiella on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $8.39

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    When a turn-of-the-century scientist travels into the distant future in his time machine, he expects to find progress and superior people. But instead he discovers a world in decay.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Derek Jacobi does a great job with this classic

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-30-14

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The World Set Free

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In this thought-provoking masterpiece, H.G. Wells predicts the inventions that will inadvertently lead to mass destruction, forcing the world to "start over." You will see many similarities between H.G. Wells' new world and today's world due to the recent technological revolution. This stimulating novel will leave you wondering if and when the remaining predictions will come to pass!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasy, not Reality

    • By Peter Wexler on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Masterworks of Orson Welles

    • By: Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Here are legendary director, producer, screenwriter, author, and actor Orson Welles' historic interpretations of excerpts from classic literature. Includes selections from Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince', H.G. Wells' "The Red Room", Saki's "Shredni Vashtar", Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer", Rudyard Kipling's "Riki-Tikii-Tavi", Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Wakefield", Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart", and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde".

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Escape Essentials

    • By: H. G. Wells, Roald Dahl, Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Jack Webb, William Conrad, Peggy Webber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Who knew mystery better than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Who knew science fiction better than H. G. Wells? Who knew high adventure better than...Escape? Venture into dark forests and darker jungles for suspenseful stories of creatures and curses, trains and treasure, secrets and superstitions. Jack Webb, William Conrad, Paul Frees, Peggy Webber, John Dehner, and Gerald Mohr thrill in tales by Doyle, Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Roald Dahl, Stephen Vincent Benet, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Captivating.

    • By Sheba Metaluna on 04-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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