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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (805 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells, Scott Brick Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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English novelist, historian, and science writer Herbert George Wells (1866–1946) abandoned teaching and launched his literary career with a series of highly successful science-fiction novels. The Time Machine was the first of a number of these imaginative literary inventions. First published in 1895, the novel follows the adventures of a hypothetical time traveler who journeys into the future to find that humanity has evolved into two races: the peaceful Eloi—vegetarians who tire easily—and the carnivorous, predatory Morlocks.

After narrowly escaping from the Morlocks, the time traveler undertakes another journey even further into the future where he finds the earth growing bitterly cold as the heat and energy of the sun wane. Horrified, he returns to the present, but soon departs again on his final journey.

While the novel is underpinned with both Darwinian and Marxist theory and offers fascinating food for thought about the world of the future, it also succeeds as an exciting blend of adventure and pseudo-scientific romance. Sure to delight lovers of the fantastic and bizarre, The Time Machine is a book that belongs on the shelf of every science-fiction fan.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Audrey Knipfer | 2/19/2014

    " A very interesting tale of time travel. I think the only negative would be that it has an odd perspective, as being written by the friend who is currently telling the story. It made it difficult to really loose one self in the story. However, I still loved the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tim Williams | 2/17/2014

    " Too good and ground-breaking to argue about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ji Eun | 2/16/2014

    " This book had seen a interesting part of the future of the Earth. The author's point of view was really unique. It was interesting how the Morlocks and the Eloi had two very opposite characteristics and features even though they are living on the same age. It was quite confusing how the characters in the book didn't have any specific names but I made it through the book and understood all eventually. Interesting, unique book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelsey | 2/16/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I wish it were longer and he had travelled to more times! "

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