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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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    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
    • Forget the Musical or the Film,go to the source!

    • By MR B ALLDIS on 12-10-18

    Regular price: £6.59

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    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

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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    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 Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 50

    When a turn-of-the-century scientist travels into the distant future in his time machine, he expects to find progress and superior people. But instead he discovers a world in decay.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining with a message

    • By Lukasz Nowak on 12-04-16

    Regular price: £23.69

    • 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 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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 SVENITT on 20-02-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The First Men in the Moon

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What would happen if Martians landed on Earth - and none of our weapons could stop them? H.G. Wells's timeless masterpiece - which spawned many movie adaptations - imagines this frightening scenario. The horrifying bug-like extraterrestrials, which can wipe out entire crowds with a single heat-ray and poisonous gas, first appear in the English countryside... and then wreak havoc.

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    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Stephen Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    So begins the Time Traveller's astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era - and the story that launched H.G. Wells's successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes... and our darkest fears.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Ghost Stories by H G Wells

    • Six Chilling Tales from BBC Radio 4
    • By: H G Wells
    • Narrated by: David McAlister
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    David McAlister reads six supernatural stories from the author of The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. Best known for his science fiction, H G Wells was also a master of the ghost story, producing numerous tales of the Gothic, the eldritch and the uncanny. These six stories, ranging from the humorous to the horrifying, epitomise the very best of Wells’ occult fiction.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    What happens when science tampers with nature? A riveting, cautionary tale with disastrous results reveals the chilling answer. Hoping to create a new growth agent for food with beneficial uses to mankind, two scientists find that the spread of the material is uncontrollable. Giant chickens, rats, and insects run amok, and children given the food stuffs experience incredible growth--and serious illnesses. Over the years, people who have eaten these specially treated foods find themselves unable to fit into a society where ignorance and hypocrisy rule.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-10-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • 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 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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 Door in the Wall and Other Stories

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    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 First Men in the Moon

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The First Men in the Moon, published in 1901, is the gripping tale of man's first journey to the moon, undertaken by one Mr. Bedford, a bankrupt businessman; and the eccentric scientist Mr. Cavor. Here they discover a sophisticated civilization, dominated by an insectlike race they call the Selenites. It is exciting, funny, profound and tragic by turns: a beautifully written scientific romance, in fact. It is read by Greg Wagland.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Edward Hardwicke
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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

    • The Collected Short Stories of H. G. Wells

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • very poor narration

    • By Scott Oldham on 07-07-18

    Regular price: £89.99

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • The History of Mr Polly

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    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 on 25-10-13

    Regular price: £15.99

    • 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 98
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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

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