The Time Machine (Version 4)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 82 reviews)

The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 for the first time and later adapted into at least two feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic book adaptations. It indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media. This 32,000 word story is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (3 hr 47 min)


Chapter I 21:30 Read by Paul Adams
Chapter II 13:59 Read by Paul Adams
Chapter III 15:26 Read by Paul Adams
Chapter IV 27:50 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter V 42:59 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter VI 14:26 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter VII 18:20 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter VIII 18:17 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter IX 17:29 Read by James K. White
Chapter X 7:43 Read by James K. White
Chapter XI 13:23 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter XII 13:20 Read by Richard Kilmer
Epilogue 2:39 Read by Richard Kilmer


Time machine version 4

(3 stars)

An interesting book set in the far far distant future but I kept finding I had to re-listen to it and changed to version 2 of it on librivox as I preferred how it was read slightly better. I have done a fuller review on that one.


(5 stars)

This was the first book I have listened too on Librivox and I absolutely loved it. Even though it was recorded by a variety of volunteers, all with different accents, they managed to sustain the tone and cadence all the way through. As the voices changed I didn't feel as though it was a change in narrator. This meant I was fully immersed from start to finish. Bravo!!!!

My first ever audiobook!

(5 stars)

my first ever audiobook, it gave me literal chills, wonderful laughs, moments to remember.

(3 stars)

love the story but the multiple narrators was not great. one good narrator is preferred

(5 stars)

Very good, amazing and classic story, everyone should listen or read! Great reader :)

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(4.5 stars)

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(5 stars)

A wonderful story, delightfully told. I highly recommend this text and it's orators.

A wonderful story

(5 stars)

I loved it. The great mystery of our future!