H. G. Wells – The War of the Worlds Audiobook (Dover Thrift Editions)
First time I have read this book. I remember watching this movie with my Mom as a child and not liking it very much. The old adage rings true here: ‘the book is better then the movie!’. It’s great to see how those before us figured the future would play out. Usually a ‘future’ novel, at least in my experience, is placed in the ‘near future’ up to maybe a few thousand years ahead. Well’s takes that equation and does away with it going millions of years ahead. It’s a good study (or at least perspective) of where man might be by then. Good read and I encourage anyone who has seen the movie, to read the book!
It is often the case and more often thought to be the case that “classic novels” are old hat. H. G. Wells – The War of the Worlds Audiobook Free. That is they are worth reading just to understand a certain school of literary aesthetic or thought, a past era, etc. and maybe they might be worth reading not for their fame (or infamy). “The Time Machine” shatters any assumption that a classic has to be stuffy, irrelevant or out of date (of course, it is by no means the only classic novel to do so). Wells creates the first novel about a time traveling machine with wit, intelligence, suspense, political satire and an adventurous spirit.
The story begins in Surrey where a scientist and inventor referred to simply as the. H. G. Wells – The War of the Worlds Audiobook Online. Time Traveler is discussing with dinner guests how he views time as simply the fourth dimension (the other three being height, length and breadth), which can be traveled through just like the other three dimensions. The catch is that this eccentric is actually successful and manages to travel over eight hundred thousand years into the future. The Time Traveler navigates through a different world which appears to be an utopian world of leisure occupied by a civilization of small but pretty persons calling themselves eloi. The Time Traveler soon finds out that things are not as they seem. Even though this is a well known novel, I will not spoil things in case of new readers who stumble across the magnificent book which is in the public domain and free on the Kindle. You may find the musings and observations of the curious and bold Time Traveler to be fascinating.
Wells manages to create a thrilling tale with satirical and political themes woven in to warn against oppression and promoting his socialist ideals. After reading the novel, consider the good but imperfect film adaptions The Time Machine and The Time Machine. Do yourself a favor and avoid the 1970s mess, though; that version is worse than an encounter with morlocks.