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From the founding father of science fiction H.G. Wells, a masterpiece about a man trapped in the terror of his own creation.
The Invisible Man inspired The Map of Chaos by New York Times bestselling author Félix J. Palma. As a gift to readers, this ebook edition includes an excerpt from The Map of Chaos.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Spoiler alert: H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic really is about an invisible man. Written in 1897 as scientific progress and new inventions were revolutionizing the world, Wells’ novel still carries a palpable sense of wonder, amazement, and fear. We jump into the story feet-first from the opening page: The mysterious scientist Griffin is already invisible when we meet him and his horrifying backstory isn’t revealed until we’re almost halfway through his terrifying descent into insanity. Much more so than Mary Shelley’s earlier mad-scientist classic, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man feels modern and contemporary. Wells’ fundamental point—that technological progress inevitably comes with dangerous unintended consequences—is still something we’re grappling with well over a century later. We suspect this novel will forever feel unnerving and timely.
Actor Griffin adds to the mysterious atmosphere of this classic work of science fiction originally published in 1897. In his cultured British accent, he carries listeners through the trials and tribulations of Wells's creation, a mad scientist (also named Griffin) who does research into optical refraction until he finds a formula that makes him invisible a state he mistakenly believes will provide him with fame and fortune. Actor Griffin makes palpable the profound panic of the scientist, who is unable to find a formula to reverse his invisibility. He provides fine cockney accents for innkeepers Jenny and George Hall, which adds color and authenticity to the performance. Listeners will be immersed in the struggle of local scientists, doctors, and police to apprehend a man they cannot see.