The Food of the Gods

  • by H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by Robert Whitfield
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood first hit upon the discovery they called "the Food of the Gods" they thought, what harm could there be in a little scientific experiment? It might have some practical consequences. How could they forsee that the new scientific wonder would escape their control - that rats would grow big enough to attack and kill a horse, that gigantic leeches and plants and cockroaches would threaten human life? How could they know that the stolen Food would be fed to babies, and that a new race of giants would one day smash the puny, pygmy world of men?

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What the Critics Say

"An entertaining fable...Depending on the circumstances, [Whitfield] conveys a sense of wonder or a nonchalance that makes giant rats seem perfectly ordinary." (AudioFile)

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Jules is better

Starts at average and gets worse. Wells has a pessimistic look on life and it comes out in his books. I prefer a more optimistic look. Wells even admits that his stuff is more fantastical, while Verne's is more adventure and more about what might be. If you want to read old classics, I advise reading Jules Verne.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-26-2000
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.