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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (114,446 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Robert Penman Publisher: Real Reads Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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An Accurate, entertaining retelling of H G Wells' timeless classic.

Here is an excellent retelling of this timeless sci-fi classic. True to the original in plot, character, themes and the author's style, this is an excellent introduction to H G Wells' original text. It is also an enjoyable listen in its own right.

'On this machine I intend to explore time...' The time traveller has invented a time machine. Its capabilities are beyond even his fertile imagination.

Hundreds of thousands of years in the future, the beautiful Eloi people live in the garden of Eden. But why are the Eloi so fearful of the dark? What horrors lurk beneath the surface of their world?

What will the time traveller learn about the future? Will he survive his adventure? Even if he can find his stolen machine, will it return him safely home? What is the future of the human race?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Toner | 2/17/2014

    " The original and definitive time travel story. Welles avoids the historical fantasy approach in previous less SF time travel stories and goes for a sweeping future history leading to the ultimate demise of humanity and the planet that bore us. A real classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lance Howell | 2/12/2014

    " Can't believe this was written in the 1800s and I just couldn't put it down. Amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis Munday | 2/7/2014

    " Holy smokes, whatta book! A good book, that is. Quite. Quite good. Reeeaaally liked this one. Good job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 2/6/2014

    " 4 stars for story content. 5 stars overall because of the epilogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kolan | 1/27/2014

    " read when i was 11 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elias Kokkinis | 1/22/2014

    " Well, that was a very nice read. It is a rather short book with a compact story. A lot different than I expected, with excellent descriptions and a particularly beautiful language, with not much action but a lot of surreal situations. The atmosphere was great and the narration technique was really nice. Most of the time I really felt I was beside the fireplace with a glass of whisky in my hand listening to the Time Traveller telling his amazing story. Although I did expect some more action and the sci-fi element was a bit poor, it was a really good and entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda Lin | 1/20/2014

    " I felt astonished while I was reading this book. It's one of those stories that really does transport you back in time :) great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyall | 1/18/2014

    " I lied the book because i like the idea of time travel but i thought the book was more about traveling between dimensions or different planets or universes than time travel but i still liked it and i would recommend it to other people who are interested in that sort of stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillip | 12/20/2013

    " I had never read this before and enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart | 12/7/2013

    " An enduring classic of SF literature, with a truly apocalyptic view of the end of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Purificasion | 11/11/2013

    " Easy read, the 'Good Scientist' rules! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murph Hutson | 10/17/2013

    " Excellent look at what could happen to society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua Evans | 6/25/2013

    " Not my usual thing, it's great for a short read and if you are into fantasy but I feel it is very overrated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nai Wang | 5/26/2013

    " A classic. Simple by today's standards but an excellent quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Sinnott | 5/21/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Truly deserving of its status as a classic. I highly recommend reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabella | 3/27/2013

    " This book sounds like something I would read because it sounds a lot more interesting than any other book. And I love other books but this one sounds a lot more interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica Florence | 3/15/2013

    " This was really short!!! 98 pages on my nook. And i as always was completely wrong with my first impression. A very interesting take on the future and views on class structure. I really liked it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Thouvenel | 4/9/2012

    " I love futurism. Even when it scares the crap out of me. Romantic Era writers knew how to tell a story and did the literate world a huge favor with speculative fiction. We always want to know "what's next?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ishwar M | 12/3/2011

    " An amazing classic. A must read for all Sci-Fi fans. HG Wells' best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Maddock | 10/10/2011

    " This was a much more nuanced work than I expected. The time travel mechanism was well developed and the social commentary not prescriptive. Also, Wells is doing something with names (and lack thereof) in the frame story that I didn't fully work out. Worth a re-read or two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Costes | 10/5/2011

    " Very interesting short read. An exciting story that not only plays with the idea of time travel but offers a commentary on the industrial revolution and its implications for humanity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 9/12/2011

    " I liked the construct of the Eloi and the Morelocks as a futuristic view of what becomes of humanity ... I was also struck by the level of imperialistic condescension on the part of the Time Traveler main character -- whose perceptions of the future were guided by the arrogance of the present. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/21/2011

    " An interesting read though perhaps Wells' vision of the future is somewhat dated as our society moves farther away from the manufacturing of the Industrial age and more to the service and computers of the Information Age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah | 5/20/2011

    " Enjoyed this one alot, going to have the watch the movie too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 5/17/2011

    " Love the constant allegory of the destruction that mankind brought about on itself, and the terrible wrath that it played out on us through the ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/16/2011

    " The most unique view into mankind's history I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine Maddox | 5/14/2011

    " I am reading it, I am enjoying it, this is my first HG Wells read. The language is antiquated, it might bother some, but it is interesting enough that I have downloaded War of the Worlds to also read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G.l. | 5/8/2011

    " Where would Sci-Fi be without this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sidharth | 5/6/2011

    " I read and honestly I was not able to visualise all that he wrote whatever i was able to for that I am happy that i read this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LuckyCharmer | 5/4/2011

    " Good, but a little too wordy... still good though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/2/2011

    " Finally got around to this one, and very glad I did. Prompted immediate acquisition of additional works by Wells, I so thoroughly enjoyed it. Fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ella Brooke | 5/2/2011

    " I liked the anthropological tone of the narrator describing the future races. It's definitely a product of the 1800's and was very similar to the ethnologies of the time. "

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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.