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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herbert George Wells Narrator: Shane Sody Publisher: Shane Sody (Sody Audio Books) Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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For more than 100 years, science-fiction writers around the world have captured our imaginations with speculations about journeys into the past or future. Countless novels, short stories, movies, and TV shows have used or adapted the theme of time travel. However, all of them owe a debt to Herbert George Wells. This, his first major novel, published in 1895, was the origin of the very concept of time travel. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time.

In this story, the Time Traveller spins forward from late 19th century London to the year 802,701 where two rival species of human descendants co-exist in tension. The Eloi live in an apparent paradise, although constantly fearful of their nocturnal subterranean predators, the Morlocks. Now you can have this incomparable story read to you.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorota | 2/19/2014

    " It was my third Wells's novel, after "Men Like Gods" and "The War of the Worlds", and I have to say that this one is the best of them. I do not want to spoil the pleasure of reading it, so I will add only that Wells has a point. The fear of what human civilization might become in the future is quite understandable. Even though "Time Machine" was published in 1895, the feelings of the protagonist seem to be universal. I recommend it to everyone, not only science-fiction fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deylan | 2/4/2014

    " This book is a work of true imagination and vision. It is one of the fundamental science fiction novels, and includes many concepts that at the time may have seemed crazy, but now are very possible. This book has inspired authors and scientists alike, introducing concepts with which we are rather familiar now. The book is well written, and the H.G. Wells can be described as nothing less than a genius after this piece of work. I'd recommend this to everyone with an interest in Science Fiction and Science. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquie | 2/3/2014

    " I can't believe I never read this. It is fantastic. Cleverly written and very thought provoking with an interesting theory on the fate of the human race. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh Clementine | 1/31/2014

    " This is my favorite H.G. Wells novel. I think I like it because of how suspenseful it is and how it has this slowly growing fear of the future which builds and builds until it finally explodes. This man was so ahead of his time. Brillant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marwan Asmar | 1/28/2014

    " Good but I expected more from the Time Machine I've been hearing about all my life, definitely not a disappointment though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BukkRogerrs | 1/14/2014

    " Short and super. Seems like Wells tried to invoke some poorly thought out metaphors about Communism or socialism, and class warfare at some points, which were severely ill-placed, disrupting, and made absolutely no sense when going 800,000 years into the future. He intelligently abandoned these failures for idealistic-crusades when he seemed to realize the plot itself was strong enough to hold itself up without tacky metaphors and childish, preaching symbolism. Still, though, there seems to be no worse setting in which one could try to explore the issues of class hierarchy, or socialism than a world 800,000 years in the future (read, 8,000 centuries, or 800 millennia), in which humanity as we know it is non-existent. This is like using modern social hierarchies to study the behaviors and practices of ancient, prehistoric neanderthals. Clearly, this would be stupid. Really, no more needs to be said to illustrate just how stupid this would be. But as the first H.G. Wells book I've ever read, I found this imaginative, very well written, and creative enough to propel me to read his other writings. So long as he doesn't fall into the common fallacy of believing that literature exists as a vehicle for metaphor and tireless preaching, I shall probably enjoy his imagination and speculation, so long as he writes it strong enough to stand on its own without the crutch of shallow second meaning or metaphor. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leila | 12/31/2013

    " 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 Diana Arrington | 12/29/2013

    " I figured this book would feel really outdated since it was written in the late 1800's. I was pleasantly surprised that it was engaging and the writing style was easy to read. Very interesting science fiction view of the earth's future 800,000 years from now! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allie | 12/28/2013

    " This type of scientific fantasy is not my favorite genre, but Wells's story is a creative, thought-provoking, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shely | 12/19/2013

    " Anything with Time Travel is a favorite. This is a classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin | 12/11/2013

    " The one and only original modern science fiction book. The model all others have followed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaq Greenspon | 11/22/2013

    " The book is great, a nice social commentary. But this audio version, read by Alan Munroe, is to be avoided. His voice is flat and he pauses every other word as if the sentence needs to catch its breath "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christen Mamenko | 8/1/2013

    " A little too fantastical for me... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Piers Harper | 6/7/2013

    " I had to read this book more than once as, at first, I was expecting something closer to the 1960s (I think) film. But, on the second read, I got over that and just appreciated it for what it was - a brilliantly told story, brimming with ideas that still work today and beautifully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manuranga Perera | 5/6/2013

    " realized 'Forwards Time Machine', Futurama episode had a reference to this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances Clark | 4/10/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this classic. I had seen the movie years ago but had never actually read the book. The large crustaceans near the end were a bit hard to accept. It retained my interest throughout and it was good to know the movie with Rod Taylor had kept very much to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chenley Cabaluna | 4/9/2013

    " one of the classics that i've read over and over and over again. tearjerker when it became a movie. satiates my sci fi cravings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barrie Lawrence | 6/16/2012

    " Has always been a good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 5/18/2012

    " Scared the crap out of 7 yr old me. Still kind of does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Whitney | 4/8/2012

    " A fast listen of a very good book. I listened to the one narrated by Alan Munro. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Matthies | 3/30/2012

    " I believe this was one of the free ones available on Amazon but regardless, a great story. If possible and you haven't already done so, try to see the original early 60's movie as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/16/2012

    " Not what I expected, but a delightful romp nonetheless. Definitely worth a read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 1/20/2011

    " 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. "

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