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The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

Gelesen von Alex C. Telander

(3,744 Sterne; 43 Bewertungen)

Two stuffy English scientists, always looking to further their scientific knowledge, create a substance called Herakleophorbia, which in its fourth incarnation – known as Herakleophorbia IV – has the special ability of making things increase greatly in size. As the scientists begin experimentation on some chicks, the substance is misused by some “country folk” who don’t take it seriously and soon Herakleophorbia IV is running rampant throughout England and then across the globe, creating giant plants and animals that wreak havoc on the land and then the people. Then the first giant babies are revealed and for the first time humanity has to contend with the existence of a new race of giant people. How humanity deals with this shocking new creation is revealed in The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth. (Summary by Alex C. Telander) (6 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Bk. 1, Ch. 1 - The Discovery of the Food

15:35

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Bk. 1, Ch. 2 - The Experimental Farm

49:59

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Bk. 1, Ch. 3 - The Giant Rats

51:09

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Bk. 1, Ch. 4 - The Giant Children

42:09

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Bk. 1, Ch. 5 - The Minimificence of Mr. Bensington

18:18

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Bk. 2, Ch. 1 - The Coming of the Food

30:47

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Bk. 2, Ch. 2 - The Brat Gigantic

26:39

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Bk. 3, Ch. 1 - The Altered World

38:13

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Bk. 3, Ch. 2 - The Giant Lovers

27:56

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Bk. 3, Ch. 3 - Young Caddles in London

21:02

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Bk. 3, Ch. 4 - Redwood's Two Days

29:54

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Bk. 3, Ch. 5 - The Giant Leaguer

24:58

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Bewertungen

Wellsian dystopia

(4 Sterne)

A commentary that's relevant today about our lack of understanding about complexity and carelessness that leads to the creation of giant plants, people and wildlife and their damage to the ecosystem. Slightly flat and rushed narration but consistent.

Interesting book, reading is fine

(4 Sterne)

This book has some very entertaining moments and the premise is fascinating. However it lacks focus at times and I felt the ending fizzled out disappointingly. It's worth a listen, but the best bits are the action sequences in the middle, rather than the philosophical pondering of the ending. The reading is quite fast, which took me a little while to get used to, but once I had settled in to listening I had no problems understanding. And some of the character voices used are effective and atmospheric. Thank you Alex for making this book available.

The Food of the Gods - H.G.Wells

(3 Sterne)

A nice peice of science fiction by the master. Humorious in the beginning, serious in the end, with a wonderful discussion of "greatness and smallness" through out. The story echos some of the complaints one hears today about modern scientific research. The reader tends to read quickly and without a lot of inflection.

(2 Sterne)

it was a good book. the reader on the other hand ramble through the whole entire book. it was hard to enjoy the book do to the reader rushing to finish the book

(2,5 Sterne)

Great book to relax to and take your mind off of other things. I'm sorry, the reading wasn't "fine" for me. Seriously, please slow down!!!

sorry but reader was terrible. Sounds like a schoolboy rushing a

(2 Sterne)

just does not fit with the story.

Poor reading

(1 Sterne)

Reading was very difficult to understand and ultimately made me stop listening part way through.

very interesting and thought provoking book

(4 Sterne)

Well read, though not great. just average