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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 558
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    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

    • 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 2,857
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,677
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,661

    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 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • 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: £0.89

    • 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 39
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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 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 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 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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: Michael Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    Regular price: £0.89

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      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

    • 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
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      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

    • 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
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      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

    • The Invisible Man (Dramatized)

    • By: H. G. Wells, Thomas E. Fuller
    • Narrated by: H. G. Wells, Thomas E. Fuller
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The small English town of Iping is just a waystation on the main road to Port Braddock. Nothing ever happens in Iping. Not in the dead of winter with the snow thick and crisp on the ground. Not with the wind howling and the ice crunching underfoot. Not until the Stranger came with his thick dark glasses and his head wrapped in bandages. Not until the Invisible Man arrived.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful accents

    • By Marcher Lord on 27-10-15

    Regular price: £4.59

    • The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, Unabridged

    • H.G. Wells' Classic Collection
    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Presented is a two-volume collection of Wells' most celebrated classics of science-fiction and horror: The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau. This audio-enhanced version - with sound effects and musical soundtrack - combines Wells' groundbreaking exploration of time travel with his "youthful blasphemy" tale of animal and human hybrids. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Tales, well told...

    • By Salter on 14-09-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • 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
    • Performance
      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

    • Classic Robert Louis Stevenson and H. G. Wells Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and Alec Guinness, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from Robert Louis Stevenson and H.G. Wells. Here is the legendary Alec Guinness starring in ‘The Man Who Could work Miracles’ adapted from the original tale by H.G. Wells and Laurence Olivier starring in 'The Suicide Club' adapted from the original tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Old Classic

    • By Highlight on 13-03-17

    Regular price: £3.99

    • 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
    • Performance
      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

    • 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

    • 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

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