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Download The Food of the Gods Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Food of the Gods (Unabridged), by H. G. Wells
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Robert Whitfield Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood first hit upon the discovery they called the Food of the Gods they thought, what harm could there be in a little scientific experiment? It might have some practical consequences. How could they forsee that the new scientific wonder would escape their control - that rats would grow big enough to attack and kill a horse, that gigantic leeches and plants and cockroaches would threaten human life? How could they know that the stolen Food would be fed to babies, and that a new race of giants would one day smash the puny, pygmy world of men? Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by David Cain | 2/17/2014

    " This work is one of H.G. Wells' more obscure titles, if my previous lack of familiarity with it is any indication. This was mildly entertaining but not particularly well written by today's standards. The novel's structure was poorly laid out, and the plot really feels like several separate stories grafted onto one another. Most of the characters are undeveloped and one-dimensional. The ending does not resolve any of the conflict nor tie up any loose threads. The few bright spots: like many of Wells' better-known works, this science fiction tale presages many of the scientific or cultural advances of the twentieth century, the language is a pleasure to read, and it is among the more literary of the early sci-fi works. As long as you're not expecting a classic when you sit down with this one, you'll find it to be a pleasant diversion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rik | 2/16/2014

    " Not the most enjoyable of the HG wells books. As with all his books there is an interesting idea, but this one lacked the power of some of his better known ones. Maybe a little too much 'message'...? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott | 1/24/2014

    " Bad ending. This book was so exciting....and then....just...UGH. HORRIBLE ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by arg/machine | 1/23/2014

    " Classic SF. In the public domain, with a free electronic copy here. "

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