The Invisible Man


Read by Alex Foster

(4.5 stars; 1545 reviews)

The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again. The book inspired several films and is notable for its vivid descriptions of the invisible man--no mean feat, given that you can't see him! (4 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Chapters 01-02 22:41 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 03-04 24:25 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 05-07 29:14 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 08-10 18:34 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 11-12 18:27 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 13-14 17:19 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 15-17 26:32 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 18-19 18:36 Read by Alex Foster
Chapter 20 19:50 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 21-22 21:26 Read by Alex Foster
Chapter 23 19:31 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 24-26 21:27 Read by Alex Foster
Chapters 27-28 36:03 Read by Alex Foster

Reviews

slow start but engaging

(4 stars)

Somewhere in the middle of the tale I grew more for domestic of it, and the reader had a nice accent that seemed to suit the vharacters. it had its ups and downs but overall I enjoyed the way he Wells described the plunder and more often plight of the invisible man.

Fantastic!

(5 stars)

A gripping story of either an evil genius or a man driven to extremes by necessity. H.G. Wells was a gifted writer and filled his works with social commentary. This story has a subtle moral on society. A man given what should be an amazing superpower instantly believes himself to be beyond society and even the ruler of it. In the end [spoiler] he learns that outside of society and its rules one is powerless. A good indication of Wells's socialism. Very well read by Mr. Foster.

fantastic reader

(3 stars)

I'm going to have to search for this reader as he was excellent. The story itself wasn't that interesting, and considering the name of the book is "The Invisible Man" I thought it was strange they tried to create so much mystery around his character before the "big reveal"

pretty good book

(4 stars)

this was a pretty good book. spoiler alert! chemistry nerds don’t usually aspire to become authoritarians so idk if this was supposed to be some sophomoric metacomentary on the human condition or if wells just kinda went sicko mode but yeah overall i give it an 8/10

Understandably a classic

(5 stars)

I've never been a reader but I thought I'd try a audio book and boy did I chose the right one for my first, this was an amazing experience and has made me instantly fall in love with H.G.Wells and I am in need of more.

Perfect reading.

(5 stars)

This classic story is engaging, of course, but the reader (Alex Foster) brings it to life. The pace, inflection and accent make every sentence a pleasure. I'm only disappointed that Mr. Foster hasn't read more works because he's by far my favorite reader to date.

A classic supervillain origin story

(5 stars)

this was so much fun!!! excellently read, and the story of a self-important scientist being foiled by everything from children to dogs to the common cold is both entertaining and not without a dose of interesting good for thought. loved it!

(5 stars)

Great narration and easy to listen too. The background noise commented on by another reviewer, in my opinion, was not too loud and disappeared as soon as you got into the story. Great story, change of pace from the high suspense novels of today. Well done!