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The Door in the Wall, and Other Stories

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A collection of short stories by H. G. Wells, author of "The Time Machine" and "War of the Worlds". The science fiction master ranges over a variety of topics, each original and unexpected. Included in this collection is "The Country of the Blind" where a man with sight hopes to make himself king. In other stories a stranger offers to sell diamonds on the street, a magic door appears requires a sacrifice to go through it, a demon machine tries to become a god, an engineer finds an engineering solution to a love triangle, and a man dreams or does he? - Summary by Beth Thomas (5 hr 0 min)


The Door in the Wall


Read by J. Olpecre

The Star


Read by Jacquelyn Bengfort

The Cone


Read by EmmaS

A Moonlight Fable


Read by Andrea Kotzer

The Diamond Maker


Read by JudyDerby

Lord of the Dynamos


Read by John Burlinson (1950-2024)

The Country of the Blind (Part 1)


Read by VfkaBT

The Country of the Blind (Part 2)


Read by VfkaBT

A Dream of Armageddon (Part 1)


Read by R.J. Siva

A Dream of Armageddon (Part 2)


Read by R.J. Siva


A Fun Collection

(4 Sterne)

H.G. Wells is always fun and intriguing. This collection, though not as strong as his more famous works, is no different really. I particularly liked "The Star," "Lord of the Dynamos," and "The Country of the Blind." I don't know what the reader of "The Cone" was doing. I couldn't understand so much of the story that I had to look it up online to figure it out.