A Dozen Short Stories from H. G. Wells

Read by Krista Zaleski

(3.7 stars; 20 reviews)

Twelve of H. G. Wells' early short stories (1894-1925) originally printed in various magazines and papers. His earlier works delve into the human condition, looked at through a humorous lens. Love, romance, infidelity, parenthood and more are the subjects of the various stories, often told with a wry twist of humor. (Summary by Krista Zaleski) (3 hr 49 min)


A Family Elopement 11:14 Read by Krista Zaleski
How Gabriel Became Thompson 23:11 Read by Krista Zaleski
How Pingwill Was Routed 9:01 Read by Krista Zaleski
Le Mari Terrible 8:07 Read by Krista Zaleski
The Reconciliation 13:25 Read by Krista Zaleski
The Rajah's Treasure 21:43 Read by Krista Zaleski
A Perfect Gentleman on Wheels 23:20 Read by Krista Zaleski
Mr Marshall's Doppelganger 24:37 Read by Krista Zaleski
The Loyalty of Esau Common 37:24 Read by Krista Zaleski
My First Aeroplane 25:25 Read by Krista Zaleski
Little Mother Up the Mörderberg 22:32 Read by Krista Zaleski
The Pearl of Love 9:21 Read by Krista Zaleski


... a touch too cynical...

(4 stars)

Overall, I really enjoyed these stories. They're similar to things you might read by PG Wodehouse, but a little more serious.... or by Kipling, but with much less heart. Absolutely sarcastic and saucy; several of them are really cringe worthy! Several really made me laugh. They were a shade too cynical for me to really love them. But listening made an enjoyable afternoon. Great recording quality. The reader has an enjoyable voice and she "acted" the parts very well. However, She mispronounced "vicar", and "vicarage" repeatedly, which also made me cringe. Also mispronounced the British "row": a quarrel; not pronounced like the American "row" a boat. And a few other words. Oh well.... too bad. But certainly not the ruination of a pretty good book and pretty good reader.

not sci-fy

(5 stars)

I assumed hg wells wrote science fiction but it was still good. my first airplane made me spit out my tea. hilarious

(4 stars)

krist Valeski thank you for such a wonderful audio journey