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H.G. Wells Fiction Collection

By: H. G. Wells
Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato,Charles King - Introduction
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Publisher's Summary

The Invisible Man: In what many refer to as one of the first and greatest science fiction thrillers, a mysterious stranger wanders into an inn, wrapped head-to-toe in bandages. What lies beneath the bandages is something even more mysterious. As Wells tackles issues of identity, deception, and the deterioration of the human mind, listeners will be drawn into the story of the mysterious man, whose own mistakes end up whisking him into a whirlwind of deceit, terror, and even murder. In the end, the question will be asked: when your sense of self and identity vanish, who will you become? 

The Time Machine: After an ingenious inventor builds a device that is able to project him years into the future, he discovers a world no longer inhabited by creatures he once knew as humanity. These people have strange tendencies, similar to the ones he left behind, but something is missing, and when the people of this eerily-carefree society begin to come up missing, the puzzle only becomes more illusive. The Time Traveler has no choice but to investigate after his own machine vanishes, leading him to discover the truth behind the origin of intelligence. Is it inborn, or is intelligence birthed from circumstance and survival? If the inhabitants of this planet are peaceful, then who is kidnapping them? And what use do these people have with the Traveler’s time machine?

The War of the Worlds: What determines your future? Is it fate, or do you have a say in the matter? In what has come to be known as one of H.G. Wells’s most famous novels, the narrator is forced to ask this question. After a mysterious object crash lands in England, the inhabitants of Earth become aware of other intelligent life in the universe, and the threats they pose. What follows is chaos, the collapse of society, and a breathless chase. Try though they might, English society is unable to stand against the onslaught of Martians, and soon even the narrator begins to call everything into question.

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Super organized, captivating narrator

I really liked how organized and easy to follow this collection was. Chapters, parts, and stories were all labeled very well making it very easy way to “jump back in” after taking a break from listening.

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H.G. Wells, Way Ahead of His Time

I have read the classics, watched the movies, but nothing compares to the quality of this audiobook. The narrator brought a new level of enjoyment with his superb performance. Well done, highly recommend this anthology.

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The War of the Worlds

Loved the ending, it's my all time favorite. It really took me on an adventure.

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Awesome Collection.

I was originally interested in this audiobook because War of The Worlds is one of my favorite movies. I decided to listen to the original as told by H.G. wells. I thought it was really cool that two other popular books of his were also included. And now, I understand why they recently did a movie on the Invisible Man too. Bravo H.G. Wells and the narrator that retold his classic stories.

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Great stories, poor reading

I got this set of books to listen to because I love these stories by Wells. however, by the time I got to the middle of the Time Machine, I simply could not put up with his style of reading. he pauses in the wrong places in sentences, he seems to struggle with the multisyllabic sections, and there are times I swear I can tell when he has turned a page. not because I hear the page turn, but because of the pause in his reading. The invisible Man story was okay, but I did notice his reading style. but in the second book, the Time Machine, his poor reading style was so pronounced that I couldn't finish the book. in fact, I began to wonder if he had ever read the book before he performed it for the audio.

it's too bad. these are great stories, and they deserve better.

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Science Fiction Lover!!!

Science fiction, dystopian societies, and the underlying messages that are inevitably woven throughout the piece intrigue and inspire me. This collection of terrifying stories kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering how the author so accurately captured many of the things that we experience now yet wrote about so long ago. If it is not already part of a high school curriculum, it should be made available for all young adults to read and learn from.

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Timeless Classics!

These will always be favorites of mine even if parts of them might offend modern readers. They were written so long ago that a modern reader has little sense for the context for the world of H.G. Wells, so they should bear that in mind before dismissing him as a racist by modern standards. That's not to defend his views of race, but rather to explain that he was a product of his time.

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Good collection!

Awesome sci-fi collection. I had heard of these classics, but never listened to them until recently. I see why these inspired so many movies; they are amazing.

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wonderful collection!

Anyone looking for a great collection of H. G. Wells stories, look no further. The narration is articulate, engaging and overall enjoyable. 5 stars!

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So happy to find the time machine on audio!

Great narrating combined with a timeless story. This collection is perfect for any Wells fanatic!

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  • A. R. Daw
  • 11-21-22

Ruined

I should have listened to a sample before ordering this. An American accent is bad enough for H G Wells, but the intonation if absolutely awful. I managed 20 minutes and couldn't take any more butchery of the language.
Get Stephen Fry to do it.