The Time Machine (Version 3)

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.6 stars; 2165 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


interesting read

(3.5 stars)

The protagonist seems remarkably ill prepared for his time travel adventure and overall kind of inept, but imagining the future evolutionary path of humanity is intriguing and makes the book a good read. Also, Mark Nelson does a great job in all his narrations.


(5 stars)

I have heard about this book for many years. I listened to the narrator and finished this book in one day. I find it to be very profound, especially given the time period this was written in. it made me think. great book! a true classic that is a must read.

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.

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.

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!

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.

(4.5 stars)

H.G Wells' The time machine, is an amazing tale that would stand the test of time itself..I could never get tired of this story...I collect many different versions of this book...Mark Nelson is indeed fluent & articulate, however wish he read with some emotion...if this audio book had sound effects like radio broadcast stories of the past, it would have been supreme!