The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth


Read by Alex C. Telander

(3.7 stars; 17 reviews)

Two stuffy English scientists, always looking to further their scientific knowledge, create a substance called Herakleophorbia, which in its fourth incarnation – known as Herakleophorbia IV – has the special ability of making things increase greatly in size. As the scientists begin experimentation on some chicks, the substance is misused by some “country folk” who don’t take it seriously and soon Herakleophorbia IV is running rampant throughout England and then across the globe, creating giant plants and animals that wreak havoc on the land and then the people. Then the first giant babies are revealed and for the first time humanity has to contend with the existence of a new race of giant people. How humanity deals with this shocking new creation is revealed in The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth. (Summary by Alex C. Telander) (6 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Bk. 1, Ch. 1 - The Discovery of the Food 15:35 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 1, Ch. 2 - The Experimental Farm 49:59 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 1, Ch. 3 - The Giant Rats 51:09 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 1, Ch. 4 - The Giant Children 42:09 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 1, Ch. 5 - The Minimificence of Mr. Bensington 18:18 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 2, Ch. 1 - The Coming of the Food 30:47 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 2, Ch. 2 - The Brat Gigantic 26:39 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 3, Ch. 1 - The Altered World 38:13 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 3, Ch. 2 - The Giant Lovers 27:56 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 3, Ch. 3 - Young Caddles in London 21:02 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 3, Ch. 4 - Redwood's Two Days 29:54 Read by Alex C. Telander
Bk. 3, Ch. 5 - The Giant Leaguer 24:58 Read by Alex C. Telander

Reviews

(2.5 stars)

Great book to relax to and take your mind off of other things. I'm sorry, the reading wasn't "fine" for me. Seriously, please slow down!!!

Wellsian dystopia

(4 stars)

A commentary that's relevant today about our lack of understanding about complexity and carelessness that leads to the creation of giant plants, people and wildlife and their damage to the ecosystem. Slightly flat and rushed narration but consistent.

Interesting book, reading is fine

(4 stars)

Thank you Alex for making this book available.

Food of the Gods review

(0 stars)

I was looking forward to listening to this work. The reading is very poor. I suggest that the reader does a little bit of research into the art of reading aloud.

The Food of the Gods - H.G.Wells

(3 stars)

A nice peice of science fiction by the master. Humorious in the beginning, serious in the end, with a wonderful discussion of "greatness and smallness" through out. The story echos some of the complaints one hears today about modern scientific research. The reader tends to read quickly and without a lot of inflection.

(3 stars)

this is a great book, but the reader needs to slow down. I couldn't listen past the second chapter..