Twelve Stories and a Dream

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(4.5 stars; 30 reviews)

Thirteen short stories by HG Wells, the master of speculative fiction! Included in this collection is "Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland" where a man finds his way into fairyland where a fairy queen tries to seduce him away from his human fiancée. In other stories a ghost gets stuck and can't get back to the "other side", a man decides to try being a god for a few months, a magic shop sells "the real thing", a scientist sells time in a bottle, a body is stolen (while its owner is still alive) and a man dreams or does he? (Summary by Beth Thomas) (7 hr 48 min)


Filmer 49:58 Read by Charbelí Ramos Chávez
The Magic Shop 25:23 Read by Jennifer Fournier
The Valley of Spiders 23:38 Read by Shelly Tumbleson
The Truth about Pyecraft 30:42 Read by John Burlinson (1950-2024)
Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland 34:15 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost 28:17 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
Jimmy Goggles the God 38:35 Read by DJRickyV
The New Accelerator 35:46 Read by Mike Pelton
Mr Ledbetter's Vacation 40:19 Read by Scott Foster
The Stolen Body 39:36 Read by Jennifer Fournier
Mr Brisher's Treasure 17:55 Read by Will Cooper
Miss Winchelsea's Heart 48:23 Read by Doc Willett
A Dream of Armageddon (Part 1) 24:21 Read by Scott Foster
A Dream of Armageddon (Part 2) 30:58 Read by Scott Foster


Excellent collection of short stories

(5 stars)

Really enjoyed the selection. Stories I've not heard before. Wells' talent was amazing. His use of language to create an image or atmosphere is unsurpassed. All the readers did a great job. For those who are obsessed with political correctness and looking to be offended, one story uses common words of the time

good collection

(3 stars)

Good collection of short stories. The magic shop and the new accelerator were my favorites. Most were just okay but not really all that exciting. A few didn't make any sense and were boring and repetitive.