The Time Machine (Version 3)

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.6 stars; 2277 reviews)

H.G. Wells' classic science fiction-fantasy story, in which a scientist known only as “The Time Traveller” tells the tale of his journey to the year 802,701 A.D. and beyond, where he witnesses the end of human civilization as we know it, as well as the beginning of the end of the world. This original time-travel story has been copied many times, but never improved upon. (Summary by Mark Nelson) (3 hr 39 min)


Chapter 1 21:20 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 2 13:48 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 3 14:53 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 4 25:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 5 42:36 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 6 14:20 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 7 16:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 8 16:54 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 9 16:55 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 7:45 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11 13:33 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 12 14:59 Read by Mark Nelson


Great read!

(5 stars)

I throughly enjoyed this story! it truly is a classic masterpiece and should be enjoyed! I hadn't read this yet but had heard of it of course and was not disappointed by the praise for this story. I find it amazing that this was written so very long ago and yet still has some much to give! This is truly a timeless classic!

superb novel, superb reader

(5 stars)

Beautifully written, poignant novel. The last chapter and the epilogue always move me. The very last sentence itself is beautifu, profound, and all at once sad and optimistic. The reader, Mark Nelson , is superb, his cadence and emotiveness spot-on and of professional quality.

Just Amazing

(4.5 stars)

A very good reading by the narrator and an excellent story to match. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who likes Science Fiction .

Well read, classic adventure tale

(5 stars)

There's not much to be said that hasn't already about such a classic and influencential science fiction novel. I will say that the narration is perfectly pleasant and articulate. A very short read as well for someone looking for something quick.

Fantastic narration, fantastic introduction to audiobooks

(4.5 stars)

Narrated by Mark Nelson. Never have I heard a more suitable tone of voice. Gentle yet purposeful and with the knack of keeping the listener interested in the story. A fantastic introduction to audiobooks. Thank you. HG Wells and thank you Mark Nelson.

Decent story

(3.5 stars)

I enjoyed this book. The reader was excellent. The book was on the shorter side which was good because I think I would have gotten bored with it if it were longer.

A Fantastic Fantasy

(4.5 stars)

(I tried to give it 5 stars, but this app won't let me.) I love how this book gets to point and presents time travel in such a surreal way. Normally I hate all time travel stories and movies because there's endless contradictions and treat only one time period as the present but this story gives a fun twist where the time traveler is suddenly distraught from time traveling and retrospectively describes his adventure to a group that includes the narrator.

excellent speaker, great novel

(4 stars)

Nelson does a great job between the different characters in this reading. His intensity is just right, too. His tone throughout is steady enough for me to focus entirely on the text and not his delivery itself.