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The Time Machine [Kindle Edition]

H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)

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From School Library Journal

Grades 4-7--The St. Charles Players perform this readers' theatre-style rendition of H.G. Wells' classic story. Using appropriate sound effects and alternating readers allows listeners to differentiate between characters and to develop a sense of place and time. The lively narration will hold listeners' attention from beginning to end. The story begins with a revolutionary Victorian scientist who claims to have invented a machine that allows him to travel through time. Using flashbacks, he recounts his adventures in the futurist world he visits in his time machine to a group of skeptical friends. This abridged version will work well as an introduction to classic literature in elementary grade classes, but omits too much of the original text for older students. Consider adding this title to audiobook collections that focus on classic, time-tested literature.
Sarah Prielipp, Chippewa River District Library System, Mt Pleasant, MI
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Review

Michael York is excellent as the Time Traveler, this classic can truly be enjoyed by listeners of all ages. -- KLIATT

Michael York is excellent in this full cast production. This classic can truly be enjoyed by listeners of all ages. -- KLIATT review magazine, May 2000

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 235 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453641122
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084BKY2Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By bernie TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
An unnamed time traveler sees the future of man (802,701 A.D.) and then the inevitable future of the world. He tells his tale in detail.

I grew up on the Rod Taylor /George Pal movie. When I started the book I expected it to be slightly different with a tad more complexity as with most book/movie relationships. I was surprised to find the reason for the breakup of species (Morlock and Eloi) was class Vs atomic (in later movie versions it was political). I could live with that but to find that some little pink thing replaced Yvette Mimieux was too munch.

After all the surprises we can look at the story as unique in its time, first published in 1895, yet the message is timeless. The writing and timing could not have been better. And the ending was certainly appropriate for the world that he describes. Possibly if the story were written today the species division would be based on eugenics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Science Fiction at the roots March 24 2014
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This is the original thing! The future of science fiction rests on the shoulders of this giant work. Read this and understand the roots of the genre.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic! March 1 2014
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Yep, it is not because it is old and free that is not worth it.
This one is good.
Timeless and good!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Jan. 18 2014
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This book transport your mind to different situations, you live the agony, the surprise, and hola history with the main character, you're part of the history, part of the environment
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of the Time Machine Dec 12 2013
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This is a classic sci fi that should not be missed. It has been made into a movie a couple of times, with huge success. The book itself is fantastic and gives a greater look into the characters and scenario of the future scientific advancements and worlds that could be possible. Wells was way ahead of his time when he wrote this book. If you are a sci fi buff, this is one book that should be a 'must read'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Nov. 6 2013
By Bootsy Bass TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This book was one of the first of what we now consider as the science fiction genre. H G Wells had a brilliant mind and wrote speculative fiction that lasts and is still consumed to this day. Steamj punk also owes a lot to what H G Wells wrote. For Mr Wells the Victorian era was what he lived in and the mix of that era and sc-fi is what we now call "Steam Punk".
This book still tracks well and was my first introduction into science fiction. Manymovies of varying quality have been made based on this book. The book itself is far better than any of those movies.
This is one of those books that I turn back to and re-read on afrequent basis. It keeps getting better and better in my mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Sept. 29 2013
By Bootsy Bass TOP 500 REVIEWER
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H G Wells is one of the great authors of the past. If you at all claim to be a sci-fi fan you must read this at one point. And come on....its FREE!!!! It does not get better than that
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!! Aug. 2 2013
By Rose TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Have you ever watched a movie and you loved it..not just loved it, but thought about it all the time..so much that you just knew you had to read the book or else it would drive you crazy wanting details that you knew never made the cut? That's why I read this book.
And it was good. Really good. But it was not quite like the movie. In fact, other than the time machine itself they were quite different. I loved his view of how cultures could change over time and how society, or lack thereof, would function. Evolve or devolve - however you look at it. This is a book that I would recommend to anyone, young or old.
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