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    • H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, and others
    • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
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    Known as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, Herbert George Wells’ writing career spanned over 60 years. He was a writer of novels, short stories, nonfiction books and articles. As a young man, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, sparking his infamous vocation as a science fiction writer. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, this collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant stories!

    • By Kazzakirk on 25-04-19

    Regular price: £49.99

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      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a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace.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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      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 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

    • 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

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

    Regular price: £69.99

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Edward Hardwicke
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    H.G. Wells' classic tale of the dangers of science describes a man cast out from society by his own discovery. A brilliant scientist, obsessed with achieving invisibility, he is prepared to do anything to protect his discovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping story, read well

    • By Psteve on 09-06-13

    Regular price: £13.49

    • The Collected Short Stories of H. G. Wells

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
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      2 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A spine-tingling collection of the greatest short stories by the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells. 'The Time Machine', 'The Empire of the Ants', 'The Crystal Egg', 'The Sea-Raiders', 'The Door in the Wall', 'A Dream of Armageddon', 'The Country of the Blind', 'Under the Knife', 'The Stolen Body', 'The Plattner Story', 'The Stolen Bacillus', 'The Magic Shop', 'The Inexperienced Ghost', and many more short fiction masterpieces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Litterature - woeful narration

    • By Smeg on 19-04-18

    Regular price: £89.99

    • The Masterworks of Orson Welles

    • By: Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Here are legendary director, producer, screenwriter, author, and actor Orson Welles' historic interpretations of excerpts from classic literature. Includes selections from Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince', H.G. Wells' "The Red Room", Saki's "Shredni Vashtar", Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer", Rudyard Kipling's "Riki-Tikii-Tavi", Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Wakefield", Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart", and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde".

    Regular price: £14.49

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      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

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi

    • The Time Machine (Dramatised)
    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, William Gaunt
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    It opens in 1943, when Wells is recording a talk for the Home Service in which he questions mankind's future. After the broadcast, he spends the evening with American journalist Martha, and tells her the astonishing news that his bestselling book The Time Machine was not fantasy but fact. Wells explains that he was actually present at the dinner party in Richmond fifty years earlier, when the Time Traveller returned from his first fateful journey into the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good retelling.

    • By Jason on 28-08-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Country of the Blind: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers: Level 1, Simplified Chinese Edition

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Zhang Xiuye
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” repeats in Chen Fangyuan’s mind after he finds himself trapped in a valley holding a community of people for whom a disease eliminated their vision many generations before and no longer have a concept of sight. Chen Fangyuan quickly finds that these people have developed their other senses to compensate for their lack of sight. His insistence that he can see causes the entire community to believe he is crazy. 

    Regular price: £6.39

    • Ann Veronica

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When it was first published in 1909, Ann Veronica caused a sensation, due to Wells' groundbreaking treatment of female sexuality. Twenty-one, passionate, and headstrong, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to live her own life. When her father forbids her from attending a fashionable ball, she leaves her family home and makes a fresh start in London. There, she finds a world where she can be truly free. But when she meets the brilliant Capes, a married academic, and quickly falls in love, she soon finds that freedom comes at a price.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still a great story and great with sound effects!

    • By Chris Christo on 30-05-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Wade
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The first Spoken Ink collection of 15 superb short stories by H. G. Wells, who was a master of the form. Humour and wit abound in his writing, as does sharp social observation. A scientist shows an unusually interested stranger a deadly cholera bacillus he is developing in The Stolen Bacillus, The owner of five ostriches being transported on a ship to Europe (one of which has swallowed a valuable diamond) holds an auction of four of them in A Deal in Ostriches.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Plattner Story and Others

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The second Spoken Ink collection of superb short stories by H. G. Wells, who was a master of the form. Humour and wit abound in his writing, as does sharp social observation. Among the 17 stories in this collection, The Plattner Story tells of a chemistry teacher who analyses a most unusual powder one of the boys brings to class, in The Cone a woman married to a bullying industrialist is having an affair with his young friend.

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The ABC Short Story Collection

    • By: Herman Melville, H.G. Wells, Stephen Crane, and others
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, Richard Brown, Michael Russotto, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The selections in this collection include classic short stories "Bartelby the Scrivener" by Herman Melville, "The Truth About Pyecraft" by H. G. Wells, "The Angel Child" by Stephen Crane, "A Journey" by Edith Wharton, "Phyllis and Rosamond" by Vriginia Woolf, and "The Flight of Betsey Lane" by Sarah Orne Jewett.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels, and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents is a superb and varied collection of 15 of Wells' best stories, first published in 1894.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Fascinating Short Stories

    • Thirty Outstanding Classic Tales
    • By: H. G. Wells, Wilkie Collins, John Buchan, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A superb collection of captivating short stories by leading classic writers, including 'The Cone' by H. G. Wells, 'The Dream Woman' by Wilkie Collins, 'Fortunes Adrift' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Kidnapping of Phil Altamore' by Ella Hepworth Dixon, 'The Table Under the Tree' by E. Phillips Oppenheim, 'In Yeddo Bay' by Jack London and many more gripping short stories by famous writers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • DO NOT BUY

    • By O. Jones on 02-02-18

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Great Half Hour Stories

    • By: H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, J. S. Fletcher, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      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 gripping collection of 30 minute stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the English language....

    Regular price: £59.99

    • Fifty Fantastic Tales

    • By: H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    A superb collection of classic short stories showcasing the variety, depth and imagination of great Victorian writers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • absolute rubbish

    • By Tanya on 20-11-18

    Regular price: £99.99

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