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    • 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
    • Original Recording
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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, extra-terrestrial 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. 

    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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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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
    • a great listen to a timeless classic

    • By MeisI on 10-11-18

    Regular price: £6.59

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

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 23 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    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 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.

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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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

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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    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

    • 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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    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

    • 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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    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 Time Machine

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Brian Cox
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
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    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 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 24
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    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 Invisible Man

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Edward Hardwicke
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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    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 Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Stephen Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

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    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • La Guerra de los Mundos

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Javier Jiménez
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "La guerra de los mundos" es una novela de ciencia ficción escrita por Herbert George Wells y publicada por primera vez en 1898, que describe una invasión marciana a la Tierra. Es la primera descripción conocida de una invasión alienígena de la Tierra, y ha tenido una indudable influencia sobre las posteriores y abundantes revisiones de esta misma idea. De la novela de Wells se han hecho adaptaciones a diferentes medios: películas, programas de radio, videojuegos, cómics y series de televisión.

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    • Love and Mr Lewisham

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: David Joyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young, impoverished and ambitious, science student Mr Lewisham is locked in a struggle to further himself through academic achievement. But when his former sweetheart, Ethel Henderson, re-enters his life his strictly regimented existence is thrown into chaos by the resurgence of old passion. Driven by overwhelming desire, he pursues Ethel passionately, only to find that while she returns his love she also hides a dark secret.

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

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Alex C. Telander
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1904. Wells called it "a fantasia on the change of scale in human affairs.... I had hit upon [the idea] while working out the possibilities of the near future in a book of speculations called Anticipations (1901)." The novel is about a group of scientists who invent a food that accelerates the growth of children and turns them into giants when they become adults.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The History of Mr Polly

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 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 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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    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 Time Machine

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

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