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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: Unspecified Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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A memorable fantasy of the future by the first great writer of science fiction. The white bar can propel my Time Machine into the future, he explained. The black bar can send it into the past. As the time traveler continues his amazing story, his friends become increasingly suspicious. They can't quite believe his wild story about the evil Morlocks and the beautiful Eloi. Would you believe it? Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cirlincione | 2/7/2014

    " Easy to follow and a story that made me excited to continue where I left off each time I picked it up ! Fantastic :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corey | 2/2/2014

    " So, somehow, I managed to live my whole life without reading The Time Machine, or, indeed, any other work by H.G. Wells. It was never required in school, and the movie versions I watched never interested me. But it was free on my Kindle, and looking for a book that wouldn't require too much emotional or temporal investment (aren't you ever in those sorts of moods?) I finally decided to read it. And boy, am I glad I did. No, it's not my favorite book ever. I'll probably never read it again. But it was definitely enjoyable, an adventure in the old-fashioned literary sense of the word. I was surprised by how thoroughly creeped-out I was by Wells' description of the Morlocks, which, I confess, gave me the absolute willies. If you haven't read this book, you might as well. It takes almost no time, is an easy read, and is entertaining. You'll never get caught up by character descriptions or fall in love with someone's personality, but I rather suspect this was Wells' goal. If he'd wanted you to get excited by a character, he probably would've actually named some of them, beyond two servants and one of the Eloi. Anyway, give it a read. What have you got to lose? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 1/26/2014

    " I'm really not one for sci-fi books but I enjoyed this one. It was a pretty fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Swati | 1/15/2014

    " Loved it. Beautiful read cover to cover. Short crisp n very futuristic. He wrote it more than 117 years ago!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don | 1/10/2014

    " I don't think I've ever read HG Wells before, although we all know the stories. Kinda. This one is pretty dark. Stewie and Brian owe him royalties. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed this one. I am generally a fan of Wells, so it was a given to me that I'd enjoy arguably his best known work. I found the beginning a little drab and boring, but once the Time Traveler uncovered things about the future (the Eloi and the Morlocks), I was hooked. I enjoyed the social commentary and found that it was great that such comments were still applicable to our modern society, even 115 years after this book was written. My only complaint is that the book should have been longer -- I really enjoyed the last 30 pages, including the struggle with the Morlocks and the futures the Time Traveler experiences after leaving the Eloi and the Morlocks. I wish it those pages could have been longer and more exploration could have been described. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 12/25/2013

    " A bit... slower than I prefer in books. But other than that a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 12/21/2013

    " Quite enjoyed it but it was a bit short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosalita Weber | 11/25/2013

    " I'd rate it 4.5 but there's no option for that, so 5 stars it is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johanna Cormier | 11/1/2013

    " Easy enough reading. Only took me a week while alternating with another book. I actually was not that impressed with the writing and story. Still, glad to have read it so I can say I have. (I read the Project Gutenberg eBook.) (My review from 2011) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kausar Azam | 10/13/2013

    " I was going to give it a simple 3 stars if it wasn't for the last few chapters of the book. Those last few ones truly make it a 5 star book for me. The story may seem a little 'old-fashioned' to some but what can I say? lol That's actually what my taste inclines towards hahah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 9/29/2013

    " among my favorite by HG Wells "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 8/20/2013

    " Very typical writing style for this period. Excellent idea, and the mother of all time-travel books. Well done because the time-travel is a plot device instead of the focus. In SAT question terms, the transporter is to Star Trek as the time machine is to _The Time Machine_. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry Beavers | 7/15/2013

    " Required reading in a college course. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms.candy | 5/25/2013

    " Stil in the second chapter but I'm already in love with it :3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samual Holt | 4/21/2013

    " Great novella well worth my time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roger | 1/31/2013

    " A dated classic. This is really a short story. While it was somewhat enjoyable to read, it was not a thrilling book by any means. Today it is more of a study in contrast between late 19 Century British society, it's thoughts, and world view and our own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 10/12/2012

    " It was a good quick read if a quick read is what you're looking for. I would have liked it to be more in depth though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 8/12/2012

    " H.G. Wells was a man ahead of his time with this little gem of a novella about Time Travel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saksham | 8/6/2012

    " A bit touchy towards the end as was said in the epilogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Kasal | 12/21/2011

    " Required reading back in High School. Always loved this story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Maddock | 11/30/2011

    " 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 Jason | 9/27/2011

    " I really enjoyed this one and find it amazing that it was published in 1895. Definitely a classic piece of science fiction, and a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 7/20/2011

    " I picked up a nice 1931 Random House copy with some great art deco illustrations by W.A. Dwiggins, the book of course, is a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie | 7/8/2011

    " The Time Machine by H.G. Wells is a story about a man that builds a time machine and travels to 802,701 A.D.. While there discovers two species in his search for his time machine that someone moved. It was an o.k. read but not really my type of story. "

  • 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.