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The Alien Voices Presents: The Time Machine
The Alien Voices Presents: The Time Machine
von H.G. Wells
  Hörkassette

4.0 von 5 Sternen Nicely done for a modern audience, 21. Juni 2000
The Time Machine is a wonderful story, written by a master who long before our time could see that society would create a great divide between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots', and by extrapolating the outcome, gave us the pretty but incapable Eloi and the ugly but capable Morlocks of the far future. The Time Traveller is Wells, disillusioned with the world he lives in, but his fictional counterpart has the means to escape, to travel through time, only to discover to his horror, that human progress is ultimately all for nought. Alien Voices give us a faithful adaption of this classic tale which, for the most part, is realised by the wonderful Leonard Nimoy. With his marvellously gravelly deep voice, one could listen to him tell a story for hours. Familiar Star Trek luminaries and friends round out the cast. I was very pleased to hear the entire story adapted, as opposed to the 1960 film which omits the Time Traveller's final and terrifying adventure in the novel. It's a medium well-suited for the headphones, but hey, listen to it anywhere, anytime - it's still great. A marvellous retelling for a modern audience.


Journey to the Center of the Earth (Alien Voices Presents)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Alien Voices Presents)
von Jules Verne
  Hörkassette

4.0 von 5 Sternen A pleasing and lively adaption, 21. Juni 2000
Forget for the moment the established theory that the center of the Earth is a ball of fire, and enjoy this wonderful adventure written over a century ago that offered an alternative view. I'm a big fan of Journey To The Center Of The Earth. I've read the book and seen the movie countless times, and still never tire of it. Alien Voices attempts to tell the story in a way that would suit a modern audience, while still retaining the spirit of the original. Long, descriptive passages can be circumvented in the aural medium with a few lines of dialogue or sound effects, and tighten the pace. Projecting the fascination of the unknown and portraying science in a highly positive way is indeed very Verne, and in this Alien Voices get it exactly right. Leonard Nimoy is an unsurpassably brilliant actor who brings the crotchety and irascible Professor Lidenbrock to life with panache. This is one man whose voice is perfectly suited to audio. John DeLancie unfortunately overdoes his part way too much for my liking, being too soppy and emotive as Axel. Still, that's the way Axel was written, so I can't say he got it wrong! The acting all round is competant, though it's mostly Nimoy and DeLancie who we hear, and they are seasoned professionals in film and t.v anyway. Put this on the headphones, and the sound quality becomes most evident, and you'll soon be taken away into the past. A worthy interpretation, for the most part, certainly to be congratulated for being far truer to the novel than the nonetheless highly enjoyable 1959 film.


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