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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (114,130 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Michael York, Dave Davies, Ian Kerr Publisher: Star Quest Entertainment Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN:
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From H.G. Wells, the grand master of speculative fiction, comes The Time Machine, a literary and science fiction classic brought brilliantly to life in this full-cast audio adventure. In the heart of Victorian England an inquisitive inventor constructs a Time Machine that hurtles him hundreds of thousands of years into the future. There he finds himself in the violent center of the ultimate conflict between beings of the light and creatures of the dark. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JayDiddums10 | 2/18/2014

    " H.G. Wells brought science fiction to the masses with this book. I'd characterize this as a straightforward story and an easy read. He was writing about this stuff before the 20th century. He was a pioneer. Respect. *fist bump* "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leila | 1/23/2014

    " Very confusing for me. I had a hard time figuring out what the author was trying to say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Hamburger | 1/19/2014

    " I enjoy science fiction a lot and this is a great book. Read it and you will enjoy it. Perhaps teh language isn't as contemporary but not nearly as hard as Melville or Dickens. A great deal of science and philosophical ideas about the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/14/2014

    " I picked this book up and a whim in a charity shop. And i rather loved it. From The Time Traveller's attempt to explain time as a fourth dimension and the ability to move through it, i was hooked. It was intriguing, funny and easy to read. His fast-forward view as he moved through time made me smile and think of Das Rad. The whole story is so well told and vividly described. Once i'd started i couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Poshmoog | 1/10/2014

    " A fantastic little yarn! At only just over 100 pages this is more of a long-short story. As with The War of the Worlds, another of H. G. Wells' classics, the writing does not seem particularly dated. The manners of the characters and some of the language used are the only things that give the game away. At least, while it's clear it was written some time ago, the story trips along lightly without the weightiness that is sometimes characteristic of that age. I found myself drawn into the story immediately, swept along by the pace of the narrative and enjoying every minute. This is science fiction in it's lightest, least technical guise and I would recommend it to those who would usually be put off by the genre. It does however, explore some interesting evolutionary avenues. The few negative points are that it lacks the darkly sinister element that created more atmosphere in The War of the Worlds, the attitude of the time-traveller toward those he encounters outside of his own time seemed a tiny bit haughty and the story is perhaps a little too short. I would have liked to see the adventure develop in some other ways but I won't go into these for fear of revealing spoilers. All in all, a very well-written, fun adventure through time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roger | 1/8/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Nguyen | 12/7/2013

    " Wow. This book was a great book. I got sucked into the story right away! It stirred feelings in me and was incredibly enjoyable to read. It is a short and easy read in my opinion, but still a great story none the less. I highly recommend this book (: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C.S. Ferrier | 10/29/2013

    " Clearly, communism will destroy not only our society but it will divide us into a poorly thought out allegory where the working force become the terror of the underworld and the Bourgeoisie will be reduced to a child-like hedonist. Yeah, okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 9/21/2013

    " Would've given it five stars if H.G. Wells wasn't such a racist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee Dee Wax | 4/27/2013

    " Loved the imagery in this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Markham | 2/27/2013

    " I'll cut to the chase, it doesn't end well. For any of us (unless you're a giant space crab in the year 800 million, in which case it's great). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Khairul H | 8/27/2012

    " This book was good and interesting but not what i expected. I like the time traveller and the third person view but other than that i dont think i would recommend other people to read it. The book also should have been longer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 5/8/2012

    " Didn't read The Map of Time chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 4/2/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Newman | 9/2/2011

    " Instant favorite! Nothing like the movie, I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shibaz | 7/23/2011

    " soo so good. make sure you watch the old 1960's movie afterwards it's extremely rad. "

  • 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.