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A Victorian scientist travels far into the future, and finds that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace.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" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

For me it was a pleasant surprise.

When I bought this book on sale I had very low expectations for this book, I don't know why. . . but it could have been the remembrance from that bad movie. Anyway, the narration and the story came as a very good surprise, as both are to me very good.

The philosophical theories, the 19th century British atmosphere (my favourite), the unexpectedly deep characters (for this short a book), and many things more made me forget the whole world for 4 hours while I walked aimlessly about my town last evening.

I love this feeling that you get when you have low expectations for something but it turns out to be very good. . . it kind of makes the whole thing even better.

So. . . don't listen to me, hate the audio book with all your heart and then listen to it anyway.

You are then in for a pleasant surprise.
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- Geir "I'm an inventor, chef, fisherman and puffin hunter from Iceland that loves to learn new things and enjoy the day."

Book Details

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