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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Michael Wade Publisher: Spoken Ink Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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The first Spoken Ink collection of 15 superb short stories by H. G. Wells, who was a master of the form. Humour and wit abound in his writing, as does sharp social observation. A scientist shows an unusually interested stranger a deadly cholera bacillus he is developing in The Stolen Bacillus, The owner of five ostriches being transported on a ship to Europe (one of which has swallowed a valuable diamond) holds an auction of four of them in A Deal in Ostriches. A scarred sailor tells his story of being cast away on a desert island with a miraculously preserved egg of the extinct giant Aepyornis bird, in Aepyornis Island. Then the egg hatches...

A hilarious story of a terrible and bitter feud between scientists in The Moth. These and many more brilliantly entertaining stories in this collection.

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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.