The Time Machine (Version 3)
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|
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.
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.
Well read, classic adventure tale
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
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
(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.
The Phantom Stranger
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!
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!
interesting Classic, with a Heavy Political Bias
Just finished this classic and am glad I listened to it! The story is told in the first person as a recounting by the time traveler of his recent adventure more than 800,000 years into the future. While the storyline is engaging, and indeed at times quite gripping, the saturation of social commentary becomes very on the nose at times. It became clear after a chapter or two of being in the future that this science fiction novel's purpose isn't so much to tell a good story, but rather is a vehicle for communicating the author's dislike for capitalism, and fantasy about what the future could become given what he saw as the plight of modern man (essentially, a wealthy class and a worker class). I don't mind books that have a worldview with which I disagree, on the contrary I find them very stimulating and thought provoking. But this particular specimen was so heavy with the political views of Wells as to make it less enjoyable. Plus, the ending is particularly in satisfying (just as War of the Worlds, also by Wells, is anticlimactic), garnering it 3.5 stars from me. Excellent performance though!