Classic Radio Sci-Fi

  • by H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by Robert Glenister, William Gaunt
  • 1 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio 3 full-cast dramatisation of H. G. Wells' pioneering science fiction adventure. Wells' thrilling story of an inventor who travels in time and discovers a nightmarish dystopian future has been adapted several times for TV and film. This first ever UK radio adaptation, starring Robert Glenister as the Time Traveller and William Gaunt as H. G. Wells, brings Wells' fascinating ideas and extraordinary visions to vivid life. It opens in 1943, when Wells is recording a talk for the Home Service in which he questions mankind's future. After the broadcast, he spends the evening with American journalist Martha, and tells her the astonishing news that his bestselling book The Time Machine was not fantasy but fact. Wells explains that he was actually present at the dinner party in Richmond fifty years earlier, when the Time Traveller returned from his first fateful journey into the future. He reveals to Martha the full story of the Time Traveller's encounter with the Eloi and the Morlocks - and what really happened to him afterwards...


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Customer Reviews

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Terrific classic: beautifully performed

Robert Glennister is superb. The book is a definitive read for any science fiction fan.
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- Ashly


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Loved every minute of it. The sound effects, the multiple actors/readers, a great experience.Highly recommended.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Classic Radio Sci-Fi?

All of them

Which scene was your favorite?

The scary ones

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- john

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited