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The Time Machine (Version 3)

Gelesen von Mark Nelson

(4,6 Sterne; 2977 Bewertungen)

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)

Chapters

Chapter 1

21:20

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Chapter 2

13:48

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Chapter 3

14:53

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Chapter 4

25:49

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Chapter 5

42:36

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Chapter 6

14:20

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Chapter 7

16:49

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Chapter 8

16:54

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Chapter 9

16:55

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Chapter 10

7:45

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Chapter 11

13:33

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Chapter 12

14:59

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Bewertungen

Most engaging story telling..

(5 Sterne)

I never thought 3 to 4 hours straight I could just listen to some speech and do nothing. H.G.Wells proved me wrong. it was half past 1 when I started it. Thought of having lunch with my friends outside. The climate was pleasant and stomach was starving. Since my friends were not ready I started this audio book. It is 5 I guess. It is raining for almost 2 hours now... I didn't notice any thing around me. I was so immersed in the book I felt like I saw the end of the world with my own eye along with the time traveller. and the style of writing is so good that it motivated me start my blog again after years of gap. Thank you H.G.Wells where ever you are for such a good treat to my imagination. (Special note) The reader(Mark Nelson) did an excellent job of presenting this book to us...It feels exactly how it would have felt if I had read the book my self. Kudos you to sir.

(5 Sterne)

I love the way the narrator speaks. It just draws you in. Wonderful story too. The veiled commentary on society is interesting and brings a secondary, thought provoking dimension as well. However if you are interested in just listening to the story it never feels like you're bludgeoned with that metaphorical part.

Oddly Accurate

(5 Sterne)

I listened to this before and to revisit this recording is very comforting and nostalgic. The science is unbelievable and I knew time machines were real. Everything said was a reminder of the power of knowing. Truly intelligent scientific paper hidden in fiction. The priming seemed written just for me...

(5 Sterne)

A great reading of a classic text. The book tells the rather dark prediction of how man, having reached his pinnacle in the Victorian age, will devolve into sub-human creatures again thousands of years from now. It made me glad I don't look to naturalistic evolution to explain man today, or the future would look very dark indeed.

Not what I expected

(4 Sterne)

It is interesting to listen to this title in 2018, a book published in 1895. There are huge cultural advancements that have been made since this was written and this is almost a time machine in itself, relaying the changes that have happened in over 100 years and also the things that we still hold onto for fear of their loss. There can also be found the things of importance to the author and the people of 1895 and their fears of what would be lost in a future that continued on a cultural path deemed "not masculine enough". For it's time, the scientific portion of its portrayal of time travel still seems relatively timeless. The real jolt is between the lines, describing how far we have come as a society and how far we still have to go.

Great book!

(4 Sterne)

POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD: A wonderful tale about Man's possible future as per the outlook of the great late 19th century, and early 20th century, British writer HG Wells, where cultural classism of the time reaches its tumultuous consequences in the far flung future. While I enjoyed the social commentary in the Age of (spoilers) 802,701 AD, I am dismayed that there isn't more time traveling, or in fact that the book is not longer. We get to see our Earth in its final days, and giant crabs (I feel as though I've missed simething), but no more. Nonetheless, it's a fantastic and fascinating ride while it lasts.

The Time Machine (Version 3)

(5 Sterne)

I became DEAF a decade ago, at which time I received my Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI). In just the past one year 2017, the first time I'd ever heard with Bluetooth, when I got device upgrade.... which is even more incredible sounds! This was the FIRST audio book I've listened all the way through. THIS IS HUGE. Anyways, it's a great story, well written and wonderfully paced and spoken reader for the recording- he had ups and downs in tones per emotions in the story. Perfect.

Anachronistic

(5 Sterne)

I felt the story was way ahead of its time- not that it would have been any more contemporary if it had been written today; rather, it is how HG Wells has written a story that makes you feel as if he had been the time traveller himself... I also loved the subtle reasons he provided for the degeneration of mankind. The one thing which I truly loved about the story, however, was how Ironic and deprecating of technology it was- as a science fiction novel, the author elaborated on how harmful it could be to the human race, and how it could deprive us of our morality at a certain period..it is.just amazing how we think that economic stability will ensure total peace, but the reality would be so different...we would have everything we worked for, but in the process, we would have lost our humanity and become degenerate...wow, compelling story, read by a fantastic narrator!