The Time Machine

  • by H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Victorian scientist travels far into the future, and finds that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. He meets the Eloi, a species descended from man, but realizes that these beautiful people are just remnants of a once-great culture; they are now weak and afraid of the dark. The Eloi have reason to be afraid. In deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity: the sinister Morlocks.

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What the Critics Say

"H. G. Wells's novel The Time Machine is the greatest of all works of pure science fiction." (National Review)

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EVEN WITHOUT ENOUGH MATCHES

I got this because of Dick Hill. He has always been one of my favorite readers, but this book was not meant for him. The Traveler should have had an English accent, but instead he had one of Hill's usual voices. One reviewer said he had a Cockney accent, but I have heard Dick Hill enough to know that it was his his usual voice.

The story itself is a classic. It is a thought provoking story and seems to be a satire on easy living and on technological societies. If you don't like Hill, you should find another copy, audible has plenty.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Fine story, odd narration

"The Time Machine" is at times slow-moving, and the Time Traveller's constant examination of his own state of mind can be annoying, but as one of the important ancestors of all modern science fiction it's a story that any SF fan must read at least once.

I bought this version on impulse as it was the least expensive on Audible, but was not thrilled with the performance; the narrator gives the Time Traveller an odd accent and manner of hesitating intonation that are meant to be distinctive but that I found distracting. On the positive side, it's an energetic reading.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-18-2007
  • Publisher: Alpha DVD