The New Machiavelli


Read by Anthony Ogus

(4.4 stars; 9 reviews)

About a political idealist who changes his colours and engages in a sexual adventure, this novel by H.G. Wells generated controversy when it was first published in 1911. - Summary by Anthony Ogus (16 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 18:31 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 02, s.1 38:59 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 02, s.2 33:37 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 03, s.1 42:11 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 03, s.2 43:05 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 04, s.1 50:41 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 04, s.2 35:12 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 04, s.3 39:34 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 05, s.1 38:24 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 05, s.2 30:24 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 06, s.1 40:13 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 06, s.2 43:42 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 07 15:07 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 08, s.1 34:19 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 08, s.2 35:32 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 09, s.1 37:31 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 09, s.2 51:47 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 10, s.1 46:42 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 10, s.2 38:51 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 11 35:57 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 12 36:36 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 13, s.1 36:02 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 13, s.2 28:55 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 14, s.1 34:18 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 14, s.2 33:47 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 15, s.1 37:58 Read by Anthony Ogus
Chapter 15, s.2 43:39 Read by Anthony Ogus

Reviews

Least favourite book from a favourite author

(2 stars)

Just my opinion. I have loved many of his novels sci-fi and otherwise. And yet, I found this one tedious and outdated. The political droning on and on may be of interest to a British political history buff, but found me fast forwarding through a few chapters. The sexual repression and propriety of those days was no surprise, though sad. It seemed elementary to me, but made me glad to be living in more open minded times. Also, my impression of the writing in this book, unlike several of his others, to be overly descriptive, full of unimportant, unexplained characters, with long, long run-on sentences containing hordes of pretentious, big words. Sorry, H.G., can't please everyone I suppose. By the way, the reader is one of my favourites, and I'm searching for more of his others. Brilliant, thank you!

Great listen

(5 stars)

Thank you to Mr Ogus for reading this hidden gem from HG Wells. He does a stunning job of reading the material beautifully.

(3 stars)

a little long but definitely a story...