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Classic Radio Sci-Fi Audiobook

Classic Radio Sci-Fi: The Time Machine (Dramatised)

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Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio 3 full-cast dramatisation of H. G. Wells' pioneering science fiction adventure. Wells' thrilling story of an inventor who travels in time and discovers a nightmarish dystopian future has been adapted several times for TV and film. This first ever UK radio adaptation, starring Robert Glenister as the Time Traveller and William Gaunt as H. G. Wells, brings Wells' fascinating ideas and extraordinary visions to vivid life.

It opens in 1943, when Wells is recording a talk for the Home Service in which he questions mankind's future. After the broadcast, he spends the evening with American journalist Martha, and tells her the astonishing news that his bestselling book The Time Machine was not fantasy but fact.

Wells explains that he was actually present at the dinner party in Richmond fifty years earlier, when the Time Traveller returned from his first fateful journey into the future. He reveals to Martha the full story of the Time Traveller's encounter with the Eloi and the Morlocks - and what really happened to him afterwards...

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    Veronica 10/11/2016
    Veronica 10/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining"

    i have never read the book so i don't know how far this dramatization strays from the original, but despite the concepts feeling a little dated, it was fun to listen to

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  • john
    queanbeyan, Australia
    3/09/12
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    "Awesome"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved every minute of it. The sound effects, the multiple actors/readers, a great experience.Highly recommended.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Classic Radio Sci-Fi?

    All of them


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scary ones


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yep


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Andrew J Nolan
    11/01/16
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    "Very good"

    This radio drama is very good. The casting is good. And the story unfolds really takes you in. A great adventure.

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  • Highlight
    United Kingdom
    5/02/15
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    "An Excellent Production"

    Enjoyed this because it was different to the film & gives another
    slant to the story.

    This was all good, a bit more serious than I expected but seems to be the way of the BBC right now, even Dickens of all comical pleasant stories is now (sooooo serious). Let up & give what the writers intended.

    A good professional full cast. This is one which will grow on
    you the more you listen.

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