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The Time Machine (by H. G. Wells)

THE TIME MACHINE by H. G. Wells (abridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, ...

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THE TIME MACHINE by H. G. Wells (abridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below). “[Wells] contrives to give over humanity into the clutches of the Impossible and yet manages to keep it down (or up) to its humanity, to its flesh, blood, sorrow, folly.” (Joseph Conrad) A time traveler steps out of his time-transport machine in the year 802,700 to find Earth populated by a race of wealthy pacifists supported by a repressed slave class. As the conflict between the classes erupts, he realizes his only means of escape, his time machine, has been stolen. Self-contained, this audiobook app is perfect for your commute, on a trip, or while relaxing. Based on a library-quality recording, this app was built especially for your iPhone and iPod Touch. No unreadable text, no endless scrolling on a tiny screen. The audio is of higher-than-normal quality, making for a great listening experience that will not tire your ears or grate on your nerves. NOTICE: This app includes the exact same 5-star recording offered elsewhere at much higher prices. It was professionally recorded by Oscar®-winning actor, Sir Ben Kingsley. You are not buying yet another amateur or volunteer narration. No clicks, background noises, throat clearing, mispronunciations, tinny voices or monotones will be found here. • EXPERIENCE. About 3.5 hours of narration. Created as a Folium enhancedAudio™ edition, this book includes extra functions and features not found on lesser players. • PLAYER CONTROLS. Includes listen (play), pause, multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, one-touch chapter- and bookmark browser. There is also a “scrub” bar that finds any point inside the chapter with just a tap. • SLEEP TIMER. Have you ever fallen asleep watching TV or listening to a book? If so, you'll love this feature. Once set, the book will stop, place a bookmark, and allow you to jump back to where you probably began dozing. • CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and smarter than average. • CHAPTER TIMINGS. Always know how much time it will take to finish a chapter. Plus, the progress bar at the top of the screen shows how far into the book you’ve come. • OFFLINE LISTENING. You are airplane-ready! Once downloaded, listen uninterrupted without threat from a lost network connection. Downloads are usually just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed. • AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the book again. • TELL-A-FRIEND. An easy way to recommend the book to your friends or Twitter feed. • FEEDBACK. Share your ideas for books, functions, and features. We are very responsive to our listeners and appreciate all feedback and ideas. RATING: Suitable for adults/young adults who enjoy exciting science-fiction adventures, or who are fans of the classic works of H. G. Wells. ___________________ The Time Traveler steps into his machine to embark upon an astonishing journey beyond the frontiers of time, space and the human imagination. When he emerges, he finds himself in the year 802,700, observing a utopian age in which creatures coexist in peace and harmony. He plans to study this society and return to his own time to implement its secrets—until he discovers that his machine, his only means of transport back to his own life, has been stolen! This remarkable piece of science fiction, published in 1895, won immediate recognition for H.G. Wells and has been called a masterpiece of the genre.


Technical specifications

Version: 2.4.2

Size: 99.5 MB


Price: $ 9.64

Developed by Blackstone Audio, Inc

Day of release: 2010-11-15

Recommended age: 9+

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