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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
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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
    • very good to revisit these classic stories<br />

    • By ghoultrouble on 24-04-19

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: H. G. Wells, Jeff Wayne
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Theo James, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
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    One of the world’s most recognisable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original novel with Jeff Wayne’s rousing and flamboyant score, Audible’s new and exclusive dramatisation uses action, narration, original music and evocative sound design to immerse listeners in a world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning Interpretation of Jeff Wayne's Classic!

    • By Simon on 29-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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

    • H. G. Wells Sci-Fi Omnibus: Four Great Novels

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 23 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    H. G. Wells is rightly regarded as one of the founding fathers of the science fiction genre. This compilation of nearly 20 hours' duration comprises four of his finest sci-fi works, and they really need little introduction. They are, in order: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau. They are complete and unabridged and narrated by Greg Wagland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Omnibus Book Starting Points

    • By SVN on 20-02-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    H. G. Wells' classic science fiction work, first serialized in 1897, is one of many invasion narratives prevalent in British literature towards the end of the 19th century. However, The War of the Worlds not only introduces the extraterrestrial element of brutal Martian forces on the rampage but also explores many other contemporary issues and themes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thoroughly entertaining listen

    • By Paul Sampson on 28-02-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 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: £9.09

    • The War of the Worlds

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi (Dramatised)
    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Ian Kershaw on 15-02-07

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection

    • Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations
    • By: H G Wells, Stanislaw Lem, Karel Čapek, and others
    • Narrated by: William Gaunt, full cast, Robert Glenister, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. Titles include Frankenstein (1994), The Time Machine (2009), The Lost World (1975), R.U.R. (1989) and Solaris (2007). Accompanying this collection is a bonus PDF file featuring extensive sleeve notes by Andrew Pixley.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two great - Two fine - One really bad

    • By Nigel on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Professor Ogilvy spotted the projectiles as they were launched from the planet Mars. Even so, when they landed and the aliens emerged, mankind was not ready. Using superweapons and massive walking robots of war, the aliens trampled the forces arrayed against them and caused the rout of mankind. In this first-person narrative, one of the survivors who came face-to-face with the aliens tells his own true story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional book, essential classic reading!

    • By Mrs Ramz on 11-07-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Island of Doctor Moreau (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Onegreatbiglonguninterruptedaudiofilewithnomarkers

    • By R. Mcintyre on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula, H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man

    • Classic Monster Novels Condensed
    • By: Joseph Lanzara (adaptations), Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Brad Wills
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Three of the top horror novels of all time have been newly adapted into novellas, and are now side by side in this one audiobook. These world-famous monsters are familiar household names. These are the monsters that authors and filmmakers continue to draw from again and again. And these are stories that introduced them to the world over a century ago. So turn down the lights, and experience triple the action, suspense, chills, and thrills, as you listen to all three classic tales.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Saddleback Educational
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Abridged
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    A memorable fantasy of the future by the first great writer of science fiction. "The white bar can propel my Time Machine into the future," he explained. "The black bar can send it into the past." As the time traveler continues his amazing story, his friends become increasingly suspicious. They can't quite believe his wild story about the evil Morlocks and the beautiful Eloi. Would you believe it?

    Regular price: £4.59

    • Top Stories by H. G. Wells

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Herbert George Wells was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels and short stories. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called a "father of science fiction". Discover HG Wells six best short stories: The Valley of Spiders, The Magic Shop, Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation, Miss Winchelsea's Heart, The New Accelerator, The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost. Those six stories are real fantastic, horror or science fiction classics.

    Regular price: £8.19

    • La machine à explorer le temps

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Kneip
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Un inventeur génial de l'époque victorienne construit une machine à voyager dans le temps et s'élance dans le futur jusqu'à l'an 802801. Il découvre un monde qui a les apparences d'un paradis. Les terriens du futur sont des petits êtres gracieux, doux et naïfs. Ils s'appellent les Éloïs et vivent dans une oisiveté uniquement troublée de terreur par l'obscurité. Car la nuit tombée, les terrifiants Morlocks surgissent des profondeurs de la terre !

    Regular price: £16.29

    • 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 37
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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
    • H.G.Wells at his very best!

    • By Graham French on 14-05-19

    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 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • War of the Worlds: The Radio Show that Changed the World

    • By: H. G. Wells, Howard Koch (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Carl Phillips, Orson Welles
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This is the "so-called" reason the government won't reveal all they know about UFOs. The panic from this broadcast was significant. Although Orson Welles, Mercury Theatre and the Columbia Broadcasting System couldn't "soap the windows" of their listeners the night before Halloween back in 1938, they could annihilate the world for them. And that's exactly what they did with this radio adaptation of H.G. Wells's famous novel, War of the Worlds.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • 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 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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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