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3.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781400178575
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Once a brilliant scientist, Griffin has been gradually consumed by his research. When he finally achieves his goal—becoming completely invisible—the final result is his departure from humanity. He feels no remorse in using his invisibility to gratify his increasing desires. As he gradually loses his mind, it is hard to determine if it is a result of his chemical concoction or a simple continuation of his moral decline.

At a time when science fiction was depicting what wonders the future would bring, H. G. Wells was one of the first writers to explore the dark side of science and to portray how easily mortal man can be corrupted when tempted by seemingly unlimited power. First published in 1897, The Invisible Man helped establish Wells as one of the first and best writers of science fiction. Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man continues to enthrall science fiction fans today.

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  • “Masterfully portrayed by Scott Brick—each of his characterizations is an actorly tour de force—The Invisible Man fascinates and mesmerizes, until it’s gone.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clara | 1/13/2014

    " I went in and out of "like" with this book, but the IN-like far outweighed the out-of-like, which (according to book review math) nets an "I liked it" rating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 12/20/2013

    " It was very exciting to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 12/2/2013

    " If you appreciate a dry/British sense of humor, you will enjoy this one... For a 19th century classic, this is very readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Awesome | 11/26/2013

    " It was fine, but not my kind of book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad Stewart | 11/18/2013

    " The first half of this book acts like the reader should not know that the man is invisible. The book is called "The Invisible Man." It is kind of obvious. The book also had a lot of anger in it. I had a hard time reading it. It is a classic though, so I could not give it less than 3 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eniko | 11/8/2013

    " Scary story, even for a children's book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Visakan | 9/28/2013

    " I read this when I was a child, and enjoyed it very much! (view spoiler)[I thought it was really sad how he died in the end; and maybe it was one of those early things that made me realize people are afraid of that which is different, or foreign. (hide spoiler)] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodie | 9/10/2013

    " Great literature that remains timeless. A classic that should be read by everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Berlin | 8/3/2013

    " That's one crazy invisible man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/28/2013

    " Disturbing tale of a lunatic who made himself invisible. A quick and engrossing read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hywel Owen | 12/25/2012

    " Pretty good for its time, I suppose. The plot development was quite disappointing, with no real explanation for the degradation of the Invisible Man's character, which ended up seeming rather two-dimensional. "

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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

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.