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  1. 4.8 hrs • Mar/10/2017 • Unabridged

    “I had not expected the suffering. A night of racking anguish, sickness and fainting. I became insensible and woke languid in the darkness. I shall never forget that dawn, and the strange horror of seeing that my hands had become as clouded glass, and watching them grow clearer and thinner as the day went by. My limbs became glassy, the bones and arteries faded, vanished, and the little white nerves went last. At last only the dead tips of the fingernails remained, pallid and white. I went and stared at nothing in my shaving glass. I had become an invisible man.” Vicki Morgan’ s entertaining narration of this science fiction classic is a great introduction to the fantastic world of H.G. Wells and the brilliant imagination, the psychological insight, and startlingly accurate scientific predictions that made him one of the most influential writers of his day.

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    The Invisible Man

    Read by Victoria Morgan
    4.8 hrs • Mar/10/2017 • Unabridged
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  2. 5.3 hrs • Feb/07/2017 • Unabridged

    Written by H.G. Wells, the great visionary author, this legendary novel is both timeless and thought-provoking.Listeners will thrill to this chilling masterpiece as man boldly takes evolution into his own hands for the first time. Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for his cruel experiments, continues his transplantations on a small South Pacific island, creating hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. When the island’ s human/beasts revolt, the true consequences of his genetic meddling emerge. This stunning novel introduces listeners to the potential perils and gains of scientific discovery. H.G. Wells, author of the science fiction novels The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Dr. Moreau, remains the standard by which modern fantasy authors are judged.

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    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    Read by Simon Prebble
    5.3 hrs • Feb/07/2017 • Unabridged
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  3. 0.3 hrs • Dec/22/2016 • Unabridged

    The Diamond Maker is a science fiction story by H. G. Wells. Herbert George “H. G.” Wells was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. Wells is sometimes called “The Father of Science Fiction. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

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    The Diamond Maker

    Read by Jerome Lawsen
    0.3 hrs • Dec/22/2016 • Unabridged
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  4. 10.1 hrs • Dec/20/2016 • Unabridged

    In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government.The premise of the novel is that there is a planet (for “No less than a planet will serve the purpose of a modern Utopia”) exactly like Earth, with the same geography and biology. They have, however, “different habits, different traditions, different knowledge, different ideas, different clothing, and different appliances.” The narrator’s double describes the ascetic Rule by which the samurai live; this includes a ban on alcohol and drugs and a mandatory annual one-week solitary ramble in the wilderness. He also explains the social theory of Utopia, which distinguished four “main classes of mind”: The Poietic, the Kinetic, the Dull, and the Base. Poietic minds are creative or inventive; kinetic minds are able but not particularly inventive; the Dull have “inadequate imagination,” and the Base are mired in egotism and lack “moral sense.”

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    A Modern Utopia

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    10.1 hrs • Dec/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  5. 3.8 hrs • Nov/16/2016 • Unabridged

    The Time Machine is the fascinating oral diary of the Time Traveler-the first man to journey beyond the conventional limits of time. As the first of H.G. Wells’ visionary novels, it created the science fiction genre by giving us a tantalizing glimpse at the future. When the Time Traveler crash-lands in the year 802,701, he is surrounded by lush landscapes and a small, gentle people named Eloi. Amazed by their apparent bliss, he wishes to bring their secrets back to his troubled time. As the sun sets, however, all harmony is shattered when the time machine disappears and the fearsome Morlocks stalk the cowering Eloi. Masterfully narrated by Simon Prebble, this astonishing odyssey into the distant future will thrill young and adult listeners alike. H.G. Wells is the author of many timeless and unforgettable science fiction classics, including The Invisible Man, i.The Island of Dr. Moreau and The War of the Worlds.

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    The Time Machine

    Read by Simon Prebble
    3.8 hrs • Nov/16/2016 • Unabridged
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  6. 0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. “A Catastrophe” is a poignant tale of a shopkeeper whose business is on the verge of bankruptcy, when a dreadful catastrophe strikes the family, just in time to save him from total ruin.

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    A Catastrophe

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  7. 0.5 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction.“The Argonauts of the Air” is the tale of Monson, an eccentric millionaire with a passion for engineering, who is determined to invent the world’s first flying machine. As his attempts run up against endless hurdles and delays, he becomes the laughingstock of London, but this only spurs Monson on to attempt the maiden flight of his marvellous machine.

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    The Argonauts of the Air

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.5 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  8. 0.8 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. “The Door in the Wall” is the strange supernatural tale of a young boy who finds a door in a wall which leads to a beautiful magical garden full of wonderful people, animals and flowers. The rest of his life is spent searching for the door and the magical world again… but the door only reveals itself again at the most inconvenient moments, when he cannot spare the time to go through it. Until one night, finally, he finds the door again and goes back through…

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    The Door in the Wall

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.8 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  9. 0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels, and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. ‘The Moth’ is the strange tale of two rivalling entomologists, each determined to demolish the other’s life’s work. When one of them dies, the other struggles to cope in the absence of his rival. And then he discovers an entirely new species of moth - a moth very reminiscent of his dead rival - and which pursues him wherever he goes.

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    The Moth

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  10. 0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer, now best remembered for his science fiction novels and often credited as being the father of science fiction. ‘The Valley of Spiders’ is the creepy tale of three men who ride into a remote and deserted valley in pursuit of a fleeing woman they are tracking. Before long they discover that the valley holds a terrifying secret…it is the home of a myriad of huge spiders. Will any of them get out of the valley alive?

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    The Valley of Spiders

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  11. 0.3 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. ‘The Lost Inheritance’ is the story of a young man whose sole purpose in life is to persuade his wealthy and eccentric uncle to leave him his fortune. He is delighted when the old man declares that he has written a will leaving him everything…but when the old man passes away, the will is nowhere to be found. What follows next is comic tragedy.

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    The Lost Inheritance

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.3 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  12. 0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. ‘The Remarkable Case of Davidson’s Eyes’ is the strange tale of an inexplicable case of a scientist who, after an accident with a magnet and a flash of lightning, finds that his eyes no longer see the world where the rest of his body is but another part of the world altogether - a southern hemisphere island inhabited by penguins.

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    The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  13. 0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. ‘The Lord of the Dynamos’ is the story of an immigrant worker who becomes captivated by the huge electric dynamo in the shed where he works. He begins to see it as a great deity…a god who demands human sacrifices.

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    The Lord of the Dynamos

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  14. 0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. ‘The Magic Shop’ is the story of a small boy and his father who go into a shop which appears to sell magic tricks. But the proprietor insists that all the tricks are really genuine magic, and the longer they stay in the shop, the stranger the tricks become. Then the shopkeeper performs one truly terrifying trick…and what happens next is very peculiar….

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    The Magic Shop

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.4 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  15. 0.3 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. ‘The Hammerpond Park Burglary’ is a tongue in cheek story about a burglary which initially goes badly wrong…but then unexpectedly goes extraordinarily right.

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    The Hammerpond Park Burglary

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.3 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  16. 0.3 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. ‘The Treasure in the Forest’ is the tale of two treasure hunters, Evans and Hooker, who have murdered a Chinese man to steal his map, which locates a buried stash of gold ingots. The Chinese man had boasted that he had ensured the safety of his secret hoard. But what can he have meant by this? When Evans and Hooker arrive at the location of the hoard, the first thing they find is a dead body of another Chinese man. But how did he die? And why did he fail to get away with the gold?

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    The Treasure in the Forest

    Read by Cathy Dobson
    0.3 hrs • Oct/20/2016 • Unabridged
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