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Download Great Classic Science Fiction: Eight Unabridged Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Great Classic Science Fiction: Eight Unabridged Stories (Unabridged) Audiobook, by H. G. Wells
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Simon Vance, Barbara Rosenblat, Nick Sullivan, Robert Fass, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, Stephen Thorne, Greg Itzin Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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This superlative collection of futuristic tales explores ground-breaking supernatural themes from the founding heroes of the science-fiction genre. The short story form is perfect for capturing the atmospheric tension of these legendary stories. The collection includes: The Door in the Wall by H. G. Wells, All Cats Are Gray by Andre Norton, A Martian Odyssey by Stanley G. Weinbaum, Victory by Lester del Rey, The Moon Is Green by Fritz Leiber, The Winds of Time by James H. Schmitz, The Defenders by Philip K. Dick, and Missing Link by Frank Herbert.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald | 9/6/2013

    " Most of this is dated nostalgia reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbyb | 12/28/2012

    " A really nice collection of stories, only one of which I'd read before. Good SF in the, as advertised, classic genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenn | 3/22/2012

    " Some great stories by the heavyweights of 20th century sci-fi. Highlights include H.G. Wells' The Door in the Wall, Frank Herbert's The Missing Link, and James Schmitz's The Winds of Time. Andre Norton's All Cats are Grey is the most obviously dated, yet still so much fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 5/21/2011

    " This was a very good read. The descriptions of the island were really enjoyable to me. I'm reading a lot of public domain books on my tablet and realizing in many ways how much better they can be than anything I could pay for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 5/21/2011

    " The writing style was good. My imagination struggled a bit in creating all the animals/people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 5/18/2011

    " This is a great story, and I love the characters. It's very dry though, and was difficult for me to get through at times, though. Overall, good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 F. | 5/14/2011

    " I read this one a long time ago. I don't remember the details. My recollection is that this island was a science project gone awry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/7/2011

    " An amazing but spooky read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry | 4/26/2011

    " I really enjoy Well's writing style, and the narrative was really well done, but I could not get passed the injustice of Dr. Moreau's work. The only reason I'd ever read this again would be if my old Brit Lit teacher taught it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 4/20/2011

    " Really 3.5 stars. Great short read. A HELL of a lot better than the trailer I saw for the movie (even though Burt Lancaster was in it). Not life changing, but I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 4/11/2011

    " An entertaining read if you enjoy books that explore psychology and morality. It was interesting reading about this subject matter from the point of view of Wells' generation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oglaigh na | 4/9/2011

    " All we needed was a hybrid of a honey badger and a wombat and this book would have hit immortal glory "

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About the Author

H. G. Wells (1866–1946), born in Bromley, Kent, England, was apprenticed to a drygoodsman and a druggist before he made his way to the Royal College of Science where he studied biology. Known as the father of science fiction, he was also a prolific writer in other genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. As a spokesman for progress and peace, his middle period novels (1900–1920) were more realistic and covered lower-middle-class life, suffrage, and the emergence of feminist ideals that pushed against the limits set by male-dominated society.