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The Time Machine

De : H.G. Wells
Lu par : John Banks
Durée : 3 h et 22 min
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When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. But they have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity - the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist's time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels, if he is ever to return to his own era.

About the Narrator: John Banks is one of the UK's most prolific audiobook narrators, working for the likes of Big Finish, Audible, Random House and Games Workshop. He is a true multi-voice, creating everything from monsters to marauding aliens. He is also an accomplished stage and TV actor.

About the Author: Herbert George Wells was a novelist, teacher, historian and journalist, who has become known as the "father of science fiction." His works have been adapted countless times, and provided the basis for many literary and theatrical productions.

©2017 Fantom Films (P)2017 Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd/Fantom Publishing
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 12/04/2019

John Banks

If you want the full story, read by a master of verbal pronunciation, with the ability to pull you into the plot, this is the version for you!

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  • Steven Shepard
  • 15/11/2019

Weake(r) reader, but he does very well.

The slow gradual suspense that carefully builds, it demands an instant climax, but instead, the inner thoughts of the traveler unravel how the human psyche might actually respond. The end doesn't leave you wondering 'what if?' but, 'what would I do?'.

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  • Rachel
  • 21/08/2019

great listen

He really kept up the energy, and told the story very interactively. cant belive how much the movie destroyed this stort

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  • Ashley Poff
  • 15/05/2017

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A wonderful book, in the same class as Gulliver’s Travels. It is one of the books I would like to take with me to Purgatory. - Sir Winston S. Churchill

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  • David Campos
  • 14/06/2020

The year this book was written

The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative. The work is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle or device to travel purposely and selectively forward or backward through time.

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  • Erik Slader
  • 28/04/2020

H.G. Wells was a time traveller!

This was a fantastic reading of this timeless tale (no pun intended)! I've always loved this book, I've been a fan of classic sci-fi and time travel since I was a kid, and it all started here. Not only does "The Time Machine" still hold up, I'm absolutely convinced that H.G. Wells was a real time traveller! He was ahead of his time in so many ways, but it seems, now more than ever, that his metaphors about classicism, unbridled capitalism, and the decline of intellectualism are more prophetic than ever before...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24/04/2020

A classic. But decent

First, narration, EXCELLENT. I listened to this in half a day. It was great. I listened at 1.2-1.5 speed. The beginning of the story is really good. The narrative is very clear and descriptive without being annoying and over detailed. I will say this was my first H.G. Wells books. But I thought the latter 50% was just too wild. In the sense that he was just describing random objects like crazy in this new future world, and that these rock/creatures and the dark sky were all to see and experience. The middle was decent when discussing the upper world and the lower world but the plot was stagnant. It didn’t culminate really with any revelations, just that they were different and tried to capture him. I wasn’t able to draw really any moral conclusions or take in any higher meaning or even really enjoy the entertainment. It was a bunch of randomness. Despite this, it was written clearly. Just the substance was odd. But of course so I have heard, that is all H.G. Wells, very odd and abstract worlds. Perhaps I will come to appreciate that has I read and listen to more of Well. Cheers!

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  • 10/02/2020

It's a classic for a reason.

While some concepts are dated, it is well written and descriptive beyond most books today. Wells paints a story in your mind better than most authors today have a capacity to do. The narrator kept did well with the emotion and inflections. Very enjoyable listen.

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  • Zachery
  • 18/12/2019

Must have suspension of disbelief to enjoy story

The narrator was good, but I had trouble staying in the story. It was a little too hard for me to suspend my disbelief at times.

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  • Amazonian
  • 16/08/2019

Amazing performance.

I knew I'd like this book going into it, but the performance really blew me away. It added so much life and emotion to it, that I was captured from the moment it started! Must listen.

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  • realtempestvery
  • 30/11/2018

Zukunft der Menschheit

Mir hat das Buch und der Leser sehr gut gefallen. Ich finde es immer wieder interessant Bücher zu lesen hören denen man eindeutig anmerkt dass sie nicht aus der Gegenwartsliteratur kommen. Mir geht es mit Asimov so und auch mit diesem Titel. Der Stil dieser Literatur ist für mich jetzt mit einem Wort beschrieben platonischer. Das Grundkonzept dieses Buch mit den einleitenden Gedanken über Raum und Zeit und die Entwicklung der Menschheit in diese 2 Klassen nachdem zuvor die Menschheit ihren Höhepunkt erlebt hat, ist herausragend.