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    • The War of the Worlds (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    A metallic cylinder falls to earth, landing in the sands of Horsell Common, Surrey, generating curiosity and awe. But what's inside soon induces only terror. The story that unfolds is a breathless first-person account of an inconceivable reality: an extraterrestrial war has been waged on the planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Granddaddy of Sci-fi books

    • By Sir Bazile on 29-01-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. But they have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity - the sinister Morlocks.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • interesting thoughts

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-10-17

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    A mysterious stranger in a long-sleeved coat, with a bandaged face and wide-brimmed hat, arrives in a small English village. But his incongruous appearance is nothing compared to the secret of the clandestine experiments he is undertaking...With his face swaddled in bandages, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses and his hands covered even indoors, Griffin - the new guest at The Coach and Horses - is at first assumed to be a shy accident-victim. But the true reason for his disguise is far more chilling....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic science fiction

    • By Squeaky Joe on 18-03-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    At a dinner party in Richmond, the host tells an astonishing story of his travels into the future, where, at first, it seems that man has moved on to a higher plane of existence - suffering and war seem to have been eliminated. But in fact there are two races living on the Earth: the Eloi, a leisured, decadent, androgynous group; and the Morlocks, an underground tribe of bestial workers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting tale,

    • By Lukas on 23-11-11

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This story begins at an observatory in England where the narrator witnesses explosions on Mars. This event is followed by what is thought to be a meteor landing not far from the observatory. Once the narrator travels to the spot of the meteor landing he discovers it is actually a cylinder and the cylinder contains Martians. The story chronicles the Martian attacks throughout many parts of England, even devastating London and the narrator escapes with many chilling and near death adventures.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • WHY!!!

    • By Martin Evans on 07-10-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • 10 Essential Pieces of Literature

    • By: Khalil Gibran, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Taylor
    • Length: 87 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Audiobook contains the following works: "The prophet" [Khalil Gibran], "Treasure Island" [Robert Louis Stevenson], "White fang" [Jack London], "The Time machine" [H. G. Wells], "The Battle of Life" [Charles Dickens], "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes" [Arthur Conan Doyle], "The Three Musketeers" [Alexandre Dumas], "The adventures of Pinocchio" [Carlo Collodi], "Robinson Crusoe" [Daniel Defoe], "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [Mark Twain].

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    A meteor-like alien object lands on Earth, spearheading an apocalyptic chain of events. Earth has been watched, and now the aliens have landed and their intent is conquest and war...H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mr. Richard J. Chappell on 19-03-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this science-fiction classic, a shooting star seen in the skies over Victorian England heralds an alien invasion. The Martians, in need of resources, have been shot from Mars via a huge space gun and have landed in Southern England, where they quickly overwhelm its inhabitants. As the battle for Earth begins, our unnamed narrator struggles to return to his wife amidst the fighting and devastation.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, Unabridged

    • H.G. Wells' Classic Collection
    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Presented is a two-volume collection of Wells' most celebrated classics of science-fiction and horror: The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau. This audio-enhanced version - with sound effects and musical soundtrack - combines Wells' groundbreaking exploration of time travel with his "youthful blasphemy" tale of animal and human hybrids. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Tales, well told...

    • By Salter on 14-09-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Marsbewohner landen in New Jersey. Ein Radioreporter berichtet live von ihrem Angriff auf die Bevölkerung. Die Hörer erleben ein beklemmendes Szenario... bis Orson Welles es in der Absage zum Halloween-Scherz erklärt.

    Regular price: £9.49

    • The First Men in the Moon

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon. With Bedford motivated by money, and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition. But neither are prepared for what they find.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Island of Doctor Moreau (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    On an uncharted South Pacific island, the mad genius Doctor Moreau has found refuge. It’s here, away from London and the civilized world, that the scientist can conduct his experiments on animals without condemnation. When Edward Prendick, the sole survivor of a shipwreck, washes ashore, he bears witness to Moreau’s cruel research and its bloody, inevitable unraveling. In exploring the disquieting crossroads of scientific progress and ethical responsibility, Wells’s cautionary account about the perversion of natural order rattles audiences’ sensibilities to this day.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • The First Men in the Moon

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by the two protagonists: a businessman narrator named Mr. Bedford and Mr. Cavor, an eccentric scientist. Bedford and Cavor discover that the moon is inhabited by a sophisticated extraterrestrial civilization of insect-like creatures they call "Selenites". 

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A brand new collection of eight short stories by the master of supernatural suspense and thrillers, exploring science fiction and fantasy themes. The conflict between science and imagination is the major theme of the first story "The Door in the Wall", which was enormously popular when it first appeared.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two Great Stories

    • By nk99 on 09-04-18

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Island of Dr. Moreau [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    After many days at sea, Edward Prendick is picked up by a schooner transporting exotic animals to an undisclosed location. On this secret island he is forced to disembark, catching faint glimpses of creatures born from nightmares.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This audiobook really draws you in

    • By TraceyEva on 19-05-16

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Magic Shop

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a charming tale from H.G. Wells about a young boy named Gip who visits a magic shop for his birthday with his father. But this is not just any magic shop - the shopkeeper insists that this is a genuine magic shop. The story is an entertaining adventure as Gip, like any young boy of his age, experiences the pure enjoyment of true magic while his skeptical father grapples with having to draw the line between slight of hand and genuine magic.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The War of the Worlds

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: H G Wells
    • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, Samuel James, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells' famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A slow descent into madness

    • By Nigel on 05-05-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • One Hour Stories

    • 22 classic tales
    • By: Edith Wharton, Morley Roberts, H. G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A captivating collection of 60-minute classic stories by great writers.

    Regular price: £69.99

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Brian Cox
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Penguin Classics presents H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Brian Cox. 'Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great stuff

    • By dot_stockport on 12-09-16

    Regular price: £18.00

    • The History of Mr Polly

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as a gentleman's outfitter in a small town. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his shop to the ground and killing himself. Unexpected events, however, conspire at the last moment to lead the bewildered Mr Polly to a bright new future - after he saves a life, fakes his death, and escapes to a world of heroism, hope and ultimate happiness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Character-led novel of escaping a hopeless life

    • By Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) on 25-10-13

    Regular price: £15.99

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