The Time Machine


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by H G Wells
3 hours, 2 minutes
Unabridged Science Fiction Novel
1895

H G Wells

An amateur scientist discovers that just as he may travel around in the three physical dimensions, he may also travel through the fourth–time. These are his adventures and discoveries through time. Read by James Spencer. Note: the Spoken Alexandria podcast includes only the first chapter of TM. The full book is included in the zipped download options

“There’s a slightly old-fashioned quality to his speech that compliments Wells’ old-fashioned brand of science fiction … rises above the source material, making these audio editions a great way to experience these two classics.” – John Joseph Adams, Locus

As James Patrick Kelly writes in this month’s (September 2004 issue) Asimov’s Science Fiction, “What makes this the first science fiction time travel story is that the Time Traveler actually builds his machine.” Previous fictitious time travelers (like Ebeneezer Scrooge or the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court) didn’t have a choice in the matter.

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Originally for sale on August 13, 2004, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later (though please note restrictions based on internationally diverse copyright standards). See the Mission page for why.




Because of internationally diverse copyright laws, Telltale can only license/give away this audiobook in the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. The text on which this audiobook is based is still protected under copyright in the European Union and many other countries (where pre-1923 copyrights last until 70 years after the author’s death) and will remain so protected until 2017. Thank you for your confusion.

Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a British author often called "The Father of Science Fiction." Even before the 20th century began, his fiction and articles explored invisibility, interstellar travel, time travel, and genetic experimentation. His novel, The War of the Worlds was serialized in the American magazine Cosmopolitan, and later turned into a famous radio drama by Orson Wells.


Active Voicing James Spencer has seasoned his narration and voice over skills for the past 20 years in radio, television, live performances, and multimedia. James' vocal styles range from warm and credible to funny and offbeat. He has been an award-winning actor, television reporter, and producer of video and multimedia projects. For more than a decade, he has served as the corporate voice of one of the country's largest corporations. He now fully devotes his time to building his multimedia production business, Active Voicing. Website [opens new window]




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