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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

Narrated by: Kevin Theis
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Classics, World Literature
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Summary

H.G. Wells classic tale of science, ethics and madness, The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance tells the story of a scientist named Griffin who develops an ingenious serum that can render people invisible.

Taking it himself, Griffin begins a slow descent into insanity...and murder.

One of Wells' infamous Scientific Romances, The Invisible Man is an early sci-fi classic and a must-listen for all fans of the genre.

Public Domain (P)2018 Fort Raphael Publishing Company

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The Invisible man

I love H.G Wells books and this was no exception. I would recommend the audiobook to the book it gives more of an effect.
Would highly recommend!

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Still a great story and great with sound effects!

I love this classic tale. It holds its own like Dracula and the Wolfman or the Mummy. It’s a wonderfully written story and the performance is impeccable. I love the sound effects and the narrator is able to do a variety of voices so we can get a feel for characters better. This is one of my favourite narrators and I think this is my favourite audiobook he’s done with the only exception being the one about his Rocky Horror days that he wrote himself. I highly recommend this audiobook!!

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An Enthralling Tale

A master story teller, H. G. Wells, explores identity and societies reaction to the 'other', quite relevant today as it was when written. Our central character, 'the invisible man', is finding that what he had thought to be a huge advantage, invisibility, is an even larger problem. I think the narration adds an extra dimension to this novel that I didn't experience when I last read it several decades ago. Very enjoyable.

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  • Janalyn
  • 11-10-19

Can you improve on a classic?

The answer is yes the narrator Kevin Theis has the perfect voice to narrate anything by HG Wells. I thought his delivery was perfect of course the book is perfect I don’t think that’s in question so I will review the narrator who I thought did a wonderful job. He had the right inflection had various characters down right I thought this was a great audiobook.

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  • Anthony Tournis
  • 31-07-19

Classic sci fi

The book might be a tad dated, but Kevin Theis uses his remarkable talents to bring a new life to this book. Listening to this book, is like listening to an old time radio play. I highly recommended this version due to the expert narration and classic story!

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  • Deedra
  • 25-07-19

The Invisable Man

This was a really fun read! A scientist makes himself invisable then goes about killing people. Kevin Theis was a terrific narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Steve F
  • 16-06-19

Invisible Man

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I have read the classic H.G. Wells book several times before, but the quality of this audiobook really brought a new level of enjoyment for me. I liked the music and sound effects. They added to the overall storytelling without ever feeling distracting or jarring. Definitely an enjoyable listen!

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  • IndiaC
  • 20-05-19

Surprising humor!

Who'd expect that this classic of the quest for knowledge gone wrong—and one of the longest, best chase scenes in literature (not matched until Stephen King sat down at his Wang word processor)—was so rich with wry humor and razor-sharp language? Within the first minute ("Millie, her lymphatic maid, had been brisked up a bit by a few deftly chosen expressions of contempt"), we taste the flavor of the subtitle, A Grotesque Romance, along with the traditional take on the novel. Here's one of those, quoted from the website of a paper-book publisher: "To generations of readers, the terrible and evil experiment of the demented scientist, Griffin, has conveyed a chilling nightmare of believable horror. An atmosphere of ever-increasing suspense begins with the arrival of a mysterious stranger at an English village inn and builds relentlessly to the stark terror of a victim pursued by a maniacal invisible man." In this audio version, in Kevin Theis's confident and clever performance, supported by well-chosen sound effects, both the light side and the dark are powerfully presented. Download and enjoy!