The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (Audiobook Review)

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

The Invisible ManFormat: Audiobook

Source: Scribd

Publisher: Dreamscape Media Audio

Genres: Classic, Sci-fi 

Narrator: Gordon Griffin

Length: 5 hours 29 minutes

Publication Date: 23rd May 2017

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.

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My Thoughts & Review

I’ve tried reading The Invisible Man physically several times before, and even downloaded a copy onto my Kindle, but unfortunately I never managed to get to the end. This time I tried an audiobook version, and I finally managed to get to the end and now another classic can be taken off the TBR.

The Invisible Man was well written and pretty easy to read but it wasn’t quite the read I was expecting. I thought it would have lots of interesting science behind the story but it didn’t and instead I felt we got a an aimless plot through most of the book. It was only at the end my interest peaked, however, that was also short lived as the ending came and ended way to fast.

Normally I’m a fan of in-depth explanations and descriptions but sadly they weren’t appreciated in this one.

This is the rare occasion where I actually preferred the movie adaptations more than the book. I’m referring to the older movies as I haven’t seen the new one yet.

I must say Gordon Griffin the narrator of this edition did a pretty good job in narrating this book and I think it may have been the only reason I didn’t DNF it once again.

Sadly, this book was just an ok-ish read for me, and I can’t seem to get my head around why so many people loved it, but they did and for that reason alone I would recommend it’s read at least once.

My Rating

💙💙1/2

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8 comments

  1. Yes, the book may not have aged that well in comparison to other classics, but it was definitely revolutionary at the time it was published especially since people did not have (many) other sci-fi to compare it to. I imagine making one’s main character very unlikeable was considered pretty brave at the time (and it is only now we recognise how common that is) as well as explaining invisibility through scientific terms. The book also provides a social commentary on the unlimited power that ultimately corrupts and the place of outsiders in society. Have you read Wells’ The Island of Dr Moreau? I liked it more.

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