The Invisible Man


Read by Alex Foster

(4.5 stars; 1387 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

The Invisible Man

(4 stars)

I agree wholeheartedly that this tale definitely speaks to the notion that once we are "invisible" behind a phone, a Facebook comment, a newspaper editorial, or surfing on the web we may indeed become our lesser mqire base selves. Loved the final chapter wherein the people covered him up, made him invisible again, once they saw him needy, barred, bruised and wanting. They, too, became dominated by their wild fear and lashed out in unmeasured fury. They too reacted poorly. Interesting to just talk over that final chapter in a book club. Great tale!

Evil Genius?

(5 stars)

Superb reader, will definitely search for more of his narrations. At first I couldn't decide if I should feel sorry for the invisible man, but as the story developed I knew. An excellent story for young adults to discuss ego, anonymity, crime, violence, and past and present society standards.

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.

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.

Twisted Thinking of a Twisted Man

(5 stars)

Wonderful look at how the mind becomes twisted when we 1) distort or pervert God's creation and 2) become so focused on ourselves that we become insensitive to the need and hurt of others! The reading was excellent! I love the British accent!

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!