Short Stories - Volume Two Audiobook, by H. G. Wells Play Audiobook Sample

Short Stories - Volume Two Audiobook

Short Stories - Volume Two Audiobook, by H. G. Wells Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Tim Bruce, Liam Gerrard, James Gillies, Helen Lloyd, Nigel Patterson, Greg Wagland, Malk Williams, various narrators Publisher: Spoken Realms Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781799913351

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Longest Chapter Length:

77:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

22 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

27:19 minutes

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Publisher Description

Raconteurs Audio and Spoken Realms team up once again to bring this second collection of short stories by H. G. Wells to audio. Written between 1894 and 1902, this anthology of thirteen stories delves into botany, flying machines, travel, distant lands and customs, virology, magic, taxidermy, journalism—and there’s even a ghost story.

The collection contains:

“The Dream of Armageddon” – read by Greg Wagland

“The Sea Raiders” – read by Nigel Patterson

“In the Avu Observatory” – read by Malk Williams

“The Plattner Story” – read by Liam Gerrard

“The Stolen Bacillus” – read by Tim Bruce

“Aepyornis Island” – read by James Gillies

“The Purple Pileus” – read by Helen Lloyd

“The Flowering of a Strange Orchid” – read by Greg Wagland

“The Moth” – read by Nigel Patterson

“The Crystal Egg” – read by Malk Williams

“The Triumphs of a Taxidermist” – read by Liam Gerrard

“The Obliterated Man” – read by Tim Bruce

“The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost” – read by James Gillies

Warning: “Aepyornis Island” includes words which, though in common usage at the time it was written, may now cause offence.

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“Raconteurs Audio LLP in conjunction with publisher Spoken Realms has produced three volumes of H.G. Wells’ short stories—hours upon hours—and I’m happy to report all with excellent result. The pacing is excellent throughout, as is the choice of stories. While many of these titles have been widely available for a long time by various other voices, this is a particularly welcome constellation. The individual performances throughout are nuanced and suitably dramatic but with no overacting. The talent pool includes BAFTA nominees, award-winning narrators, established voice-over artists and actors, as well as ITV and BBC personalities and documentarians…Definitely worth your time.”

— Charles Keller of the H. G. Wells Society 

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About H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells (1866–1946), born in Bromley, Kent, England, is known as the father of science fiction. He was also a prolific writer in other genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary.

About the Narrators

Tim Bruce has a warm, friendly, characterful voice and works extensively in voice-over, cartoons, and audiobooks. A regular on the BBC, Tim was the voice of Channel 996 for over three years. A long list of audiobook recordings includes the award-winning Blade series, Mark Billingham’s DI Tom Thorne series, Doctor Who, the Oxford Book of War Poetry, and the poetry of William Blake. Tim has also created a whole host of cartoon character voices for CBBC, Nickelodeon, Disney, and Cartoon Network.

Liam Gerrard is an award-winning voice artist with over ten years of experience working in every field of the voice industry, as well as a highly acclaimed stage and screen actor. A 2017 Audie Award nominee, he has narrated over thirty audiobooks in a wide range of genres and styles.

James A. Gillies has been a familiar voice across BBC television and radio for nearly a quarter of a century. Trained at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, he has worked as an actor, continuity announcer, program narrator, and newsreader. He lives with his wife and two Norwegian Forest cats in Kilbarchan, Scotland.

Helen Lloyd is a British actor and voice artist who recorded her first voice-over at the age of fourteen. Since then, she has spent much of her life interpreting other people’s words and bringing characters to life. A classically trained actor, she has performed with many of Britain’s leading repertory theaters, as well as at the Edinburgh Festival, the Roundhouse, and on the West End.

Nigel Patterson, British audiobook narrator and AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has many credits as a stage, screen, and voiceover actor that influence his powerful characterization across a broad range of genres. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he is fluent in French and Spanish.

Greg Wagland is an actor, audiobook narrator, and voice artist. His audiobook credits include classics, fiction, history, poetry, biography, nonfiction, science fiction, as well as young adult and children’s fiction.

Malk Williams is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator.

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.