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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 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stuff.

    • By Toadjuggler on 14-04-19

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,439
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,279
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,265

    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 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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
    • First time read of this wonderful story

    • By Steve W on 26-11-18

    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 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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 Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Stephen Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      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 Island of Doctor Moreau

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Ranked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies, this early work of H. G. Wells was greeted in 1896 by howls of protest from reviewers, who found it horrifying and blasphemous. They wanted to know more about the wondrous possibilities of science shown in his first book, "The Time Machine", not its potential for misuse and terror.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • 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 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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 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

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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: Erica Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed the book, strange production choices.

    • By MISS S L WRIGHT on 09-11-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • 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 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
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read

    • By Michael on 15-10-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Tales of Space and Time

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Stephen Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    A collection of three short stories and two novellas written between 1897 and 1898. All the stories had first been published in various monthly periodicals and this was the first volume to collect these stories.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone

    • By James Barton on 06-02-19

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    • A Chilling Tale of Prendick's Encounter with Horrifically Modified Animals on Dr. Moreau's Island.
    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Englishman Edward Prendick finds himself shipwrecked on the open ocean. When a passing ship takes him aboard and revives him, things are starting to look less gloomy for the young scientist. Yet little does he know things about to get much worse. He is taken to an abandoned island occupied only by Dr. Moreau, a disgraced English scientist for his unethical treatment of live creatures. Prendick finds that the Doctor has been up to old habits, using the island's animals to create animal-human hybrids.

    • A Chilling Tale of Prendick's Encounter with Horrifically Modified Animals on Dr. Moreau's Island.
    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 19-04-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: £18.29

    • 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 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      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

    • 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 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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
    • loved it

    • By Tom K on 19-04-19

    Regular price: £6.99

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