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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (114,046 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Brian Cox Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Penguin Classics presents H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Brian Cox. 'Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare'. Chilling, prophetic and hugely influential, The Time Machine sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year 802,701 AD, where he is delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty and contentment in the form of the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man. But he soon realises that they are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and living in terror of the sinister Morlocks lurking in the deep tunnels, who threaten his very return home. H. G. Wells defined much of modern science fiction with this 1895 tale of time travel, which questions humanity, society, and our place on Earth.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ashishg | 2/20/2014

    " Story of time travel and imagination of future world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gsvg | 2/13/2014

    " A great commentary on the inevitable fruitlessness of todays social order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan Splenda | 2/6/2014

    " Wells is truly the master of science fiction. He takes us to a strange and mystifying world that alludes to the baseness of human nature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Samantha | 2/2/2014

    " Even though it was written over 100 years ago, The Time Machine is amazingly relevant, though-provoking, and even exciting. Unlike the classics with pages of useless rambling, this book is short enough to maintain brevity and is filled with enough plot to hold my attention from page 1. Wells's rumination on the fate of humanity was captivating enough that I didn't fall asleep (it was actually quite clever - the way he worked his theorizing into the plot without making it boring). The idea and mechanics of the actual machine are still futuristic by today's standards, making Wells and absolute genius. And for those people who just have trouble with old books because of the out-dated language, you should know that The Time Machine is incredibly still quite readable and definitely worth it. "

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