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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
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    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.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good getting back to the source

    • By Graham Herbert on 02-05-2019

    Non-member price: $75.97

    • 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
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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 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
    • The best of both novel and album

    • By Anonymous User on 08-12-2018

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    • A Chilling Tale of Prendick's Encounter with Horrifically Modified Animals on Dr. Moreau's Island.
    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Englishman Edward Prendick finds himself shipwrecked on the open ocean. When a passing ship takes him aboard and revives him, things are starting to look less gloomy for the young scientist. Yet little does he know things about to get much worse. He is taken to an abandoned island occupied only by Dr. Moreau, a disgraced English scientist for his unethical treatment of live creatures. Prendick finds that the Doctor has been up to old habits, using the island's animals to create animal-human hybrids.

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    • By Anonymous User on 13-06-2019
    • A Chilling Tale of Prendick's Encounter with Horrifically Modified Animals on Dr. Moreau's Island.
    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 19-04-2016
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • 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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    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.

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • By: H.G. Wells, adapted by Howard Koch
    • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, Gates McFadden, a full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Abridged
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    Join actors from television's Star Trek - including Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, and Gates McFadden - as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast caused a nationwide panic. You may panic too...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-06-2016

    Non-member price: $13.86

    • 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.

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • 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].

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A brand new collection of eight short stories by the master of supernatural suspense and thrillers, exploring science fiction and fantasy themes. The conflict between science and imagination is the major theme of the first story "The Door in the Wall", which was enormously popular when it first appeared.

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • 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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    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.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • 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.

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What would it be like to be invisible? What would you do? What if you couldn't change back? Griffin, an albino, unlikable, the most gifted physicist the world has ever seen, works himself almost to madness in his quest for invisibility. Once he succeeds, he does not care for it as much as he expected to. Cold, jostled by strangers, attacked by dogs - unable even to eat without becoming visible, he comes to the conclusion that invisibility is good for only one thing - for killing.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The Island of Doctor Moreau

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described the novel as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy".

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Edward Hardwicke
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $21.06

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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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....

    Non-member price: $10.91

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    H. G. Wells' classic science fiction work, first serialized in 1897, is one of many invasion narratives prevalent in British literature towards the end of the 19th century. However, The War of the Worlds not only introduces the extraterrestrial element of brutal Martian forces on the rampage but also explores many other contemporary issues and themes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Pat Nathan on 04-06-2017

    Non-member price: $20.28

    • 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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    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
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    • By Anonymous User on 18-06-2018

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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    An early science-fiction novel by the prolific and notable writer H. G. Wells, War of the Worlds describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth and was highly influential, spawning several films, radio dramas, comic-book adaptations, and a television series based on the story. 

    Non-member price: $7.79

    • The Country of the Blind: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers: Level 1, Simplified Chinese Edition

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Zhang Xiuye
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” repeats in Chen Fangyuan’s mind after he finds himself trapped in a valley holding a community of people for whom a disease eliminated their vision many generations before and no longer have a concept of sight. Chen Fangyuan quickly finds that these people have developed their other senses to compensate for their lack of sight. His insistence that he can see causes the entire community to believe he is crazy. 

    Non-member price: $9.68

    • War of the Worlds

    • The Radio Show that Changed the World
    • By: H. G. Wells, Howard Koch (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Carl Phillips, Orson Wells
    • Length: 55 mins
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    This is the "so-called" reason the government won't reveal all they know about UFOs. The panic from this broadcast was significant. Although Orson Welles, Mercury Theatre and the Columbia Broadcasting System couldn't "soap the windows" of their listeners the night before Halloween back in 1938, they could annihilate the world for them. And that's exactly what they did with this radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' famous novel, War of the Worlds.

    Non-member price: $25.35

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