The Sleeper Awakes
The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel about a man who sleeps for two hundred years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest, he has become the richest man in the world. He has been the famous Sleeper for centuries. A fanatic socialist, the main character awakes to see his nightmares realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities. The people adore him, and their masters - the supervisors of his legacy who rule in his name - do not want him breathing. (Summary by Stephan and Wikipedia)(8 hr 14 min)
Stop blowing into the mike man! It's so annoying.
couldn't listen, too many readers bad grammar and syntax made it crap for me most frustrating
Great story despite a bit of outdated references regarding race. Wonderful readings except one (which is still better than others I've encountered). All in all a great read!
This books is great, I spent every minute enjoying it. But when the ending came and went. I was like: "is that it? Honestly?"
A couple of the commentators have dwelt on the "bad" ending, and I quite agree. But, let us look at the works of HGW. Admittedly, no scifi writer ever had more imaginative and fascinating plots. Yet, if we are honest, we must admit that his writings never measure up to his ideas; his characters are often wooden and he is seldom able to instill in the reader the realism that other scifi writers accomplish. And, his endings are usually abrupt, indicating either boredom with his story or an admission that he did not know how to end it satisfactorily. The most interesting part of this book is his anticipation of the 3-D printer to make clothes.
Not a bad read
This was an interesting read. I enjoyed the overall story. Although it was over elaborate and repetitive in areas such as the numerical and currency values. This made some of the story tedious. There where other areas that could have used more development.
A good listen
This is classic period sci fi, written by the master and well read to boot. There tended to be hum on this recording but this is easily overlooked and put from your mind. For more free audio reviews visit http://freeaudioreview.blogspot.com/
I struggled with the reading and the audio quality of this book, much of the technology of the future in the book seemed dated and the premise of compound interest making a man obscenely rich seemed unrealistic. I have listened to and enjoyed many other HG Wells audiobooks before (War of the Worlds, Invisible Man, Ann Veronica) but I was unable to finish this one.