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Download The Cone Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Cone (Unabridged) Audiobook, by H. G. Wells
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Commuter's Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Although he is best known for his speculative novels, H.G. Wells also wrote engaging works of short fiction, most dealing with the strange, the unsettling, and the unknown. In this performance, Ralph Cosham brings 4 of Wells's stories to vivid life. The Cone is a shocking tale of revenge, The Diamond Maker tells of a fortune that might have been, The Country of the Blind tells of a man with sight who tries unsuccessfully to be king in a valley where everyone is blind, and the haunting classic The Door in the Wall captures the pathos of lost youth. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MommaLaura | 1/1/2013

    " Fun! Lots of short stories from H.G. Wells! Perfect to listen to while doing chores. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MommaLaura | 10/19/2008

    " Fun! Lots of short stories from H.G. Wells! Perfect to listen to while doing chores. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. He won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.