• The Sleeper Awakes

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Wells’ dystopian fiction masterpiece! A man sleeps for 203 years, waking up in a completely transformed London in which he has become the richest man in the world. The future is revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities.

Public Domain (P)2021 Trout Lake Media

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Narration affected my perception

Unfortunately, to me, the hesitation in the narration was so distracting it made it difficult for me to follow who was speaking and what was happening. I slogged through it and was glad when it concluded.

I don’t want to review the story as I feel the narration affected my perception so negatively.

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Narrator is TERRIBLE

The narrator constantly inserts misplaced pauses and has a terrible cadence. Unlistenable. Do not get this version.

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Can't handle the reader

The reader just sounds so incredibly bored. And he speaks as if every sentence is supposed to be like the line "Life, uh finds a way" Cant recommend due to reader. Only had 3 hours left and finally called it quits

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Poor narration tempers a better review.

I had to speed the narration up to 1.7 to prevent the slow & painfully pause-filled narration from killing my interest. I believe the narrator went to the William Shatner school of delivery, herky jerky with oddly timed pauses mid-sentence & emphasis on the wrong words. Speeding up mostly smoothed this distracting issue.

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The narrator's voice is perfect for the theme

This is a sad world where a confused man in the year 2100 is an important man. This story has more action than one would think and it is crazy this is a boon from the 19th century.