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    • Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: H. G. Wells, Jeff Wayne
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Theo James, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    One of the world’s most recognisable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original novel with Jeff Wayne’s rousing and flamboyant score, Audible’s new and exclusive dramatisation uses action, narration, original music and evocative sound design to immerse listeners in a world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected and Amazing

    • By Charles Duncan on 11-30-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    What would happen if Martians landed on Earth - and none of our weapons could stop them? H.G. Wells's timeless masterpiece - which spawned many movie adaptations - imagines this frightening scenario. The horrifying bug-like extraterrestrials, which can wipe out entire crowds with a single heat-ray and poisonous gas, first appear in the English countryside... and then wreak havoc.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • cant believe this book was written in 1897

    • By Gennady Gandelsman on 09-15-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,899
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,711

    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 Invisible Man

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kinda transparent.

    • By Anthony Purcell on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Tales of Space and Time

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Stephen Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't listen for more than a few minutes

    • By BobGP on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • H.G. Wells Science Fiction Collection

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor, George Eustice, Alan Munro
    • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368

    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 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 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Greatest' is the word...

    • By dutch wolff on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,083

    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

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Stephen Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    So begins the Time Traveller's astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era - and the story that launched H.G. Wells's successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes... and our darkest fears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to the sample

    • By Jesse on 12-03-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Magic Shop

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 400

    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
    • Magical

    • By Chris on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $0.69

    • 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 258
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    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 War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,191

    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 Island of Doctor Moreau

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Ranked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies, this early work of H. G. Wells was greeted in 1896 by howls of protest from reviewers, who found it horrifying and blasphemous. They wanted to know more about the wondrous possibilities of science shown in his first book, "The Time Machine", not its potential for misuse and terror.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguiging story, narrator fit character well

    • By Jason wade hansford on 10-26-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,009
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

    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

    • The Wonderful Visit

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This book is a wonderful work of fiction by H.G. Wells, the author of "The Time Machine." It is the tale of a fallen angel who simply cannot adapt to society in a small English village. The angel's reactions to the villagers, his pureness and wholesomeness make him an enemy of the people. As time passes on earth, he becomes more and more human, falling in love and suffering all the human trials and tribulations.

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    • 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 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Mercury Theater, but still fun

    • By Nick on 10-10-04

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Sea Lady

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Mark MacNamara
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A mermaid contrives to have herself "rescued from drowning" and adopted by a respectable family on the English coast. Her motive, which she conceals for quite a while, is to win the heart of a handsome but irresponsible young man whom she glimpsed when he went swimming in the Pacific. Introduced into polite society as an invalid, she proves to be intelligent and charming, but as an immortal she regards the concerns of the English gentry with critical detachment.

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    • Love and Mr Lewisham

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: David Joyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young, impoverished and ambitious, science student Mr Lewisham is locked in a struggle to further himself through academic achievement. But when his former sweetheart, Ethel Henderson, re-enters his life his strictly regimented existence is thrown into chaos by the resurgence of old passion. Driven by overwhelming desire, he pursues Ethel passionately, only to find that while she returns his love she also hides a dark secret.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic sci-if!

    • By Frozer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The New Machiavelli

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Mark MacNamara
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A successful author and Liberal MP with a loving and benevolent wife, Richard Remington appears to be a man to envy. But underneath his superficial contentment, he is far from happy with either his marriage or the politics of his party. "The New Machiavelli" describes the disarray into which his life is thrown, when he meets the young and beautiful Isabel Rivers and becomes tormented by desire. At first, he struggles to resist and remain focused upon his familiar political, personal and social life. But as he soon learns, it is harder than he could have imagined to turn his back on love.

    Regular price: $0.94

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