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The First Men in the Moon

H. G. Wells

Britain won the Moon Race! Decades before Neal Armstrong took his "giant leap for mankind" two intrepid adventurers from Lympne, England, journeyed there using not a rocket, but an antigravity coating. Mr. Bedford, who narrates the tale, tells of how he fell in with eccentric inventor Mr. Cavor, grew to believe in his researches, helped him build a sphere for traveling in space, and then partnered with him in an expedition to the Moon. What they found was fantastic! There was not only air and water, but the Moon was honeycombed with caverns and tunnels in which lived an advanced civilization of insect-like beings. While Bedford is frightened by them and bolts home, Cavor stays and is treated with great respect. So why didn't Armstrong and later astronauts find the evidence of all this? Well, according to broadcasts by Cavor over the newly-discovered radio technology, he told the Selenites too much about mankind, and apparently, they removed the welcome mat! (Summary by Mark)

Britain won the Moon Race! Decades before Neal Armstrong took his "giant leap for mankind" two intrepid adventurers from Lympne, England, journeyed there using not a rocket, but an antigravity coating. Mr. Bedford, who narrates the tale, tells of how he fell in with eccentric inventor Mr. Cavor, grew to believe in his researches, helped him build a sphere for traveling in space, and then partnered with him in an expedition to the Moon. What they found was fantastic! There was not only air and water, but the Moon was honeycombed with caverns and tunnels in which lived an advanced civilization of insect-like beings. While Bedford is frightened by them and bolts home, Cavor stays and is treated with great respect. So why didn't Armstrong and later astronauts find the evidence of all this? Well, according to broadcasts by Cavor over the newly-discovered radio technology, he told the Selenites too much about mankind, and apparently, they removed the welcome mat! (Summary by Mark)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Britain won the Moon Race! Decades before Neal Armstrong took his "giant leap for mankind" two intrepid adventurers from Lympne, England, journeyed there using not a rocket, but an antigravity coating. Mr. Bedford, who narrates the tale, tells of how he fell in with eccentric inventor Mr. Cavor, grew to believe in his researches, helped him build a sphere for traveling in space, and then partnered with him in an expedition to the Moon. What they found was fantastic! There was not only air and water, but the Moon was honeycombed with caverns and tunnels in which lived an advanced civilization of insect-like beings. While Bedford is frightened by them and bolts home, Cavor stays and is treated with great respect. So why didn't Armstrong and later astronauts find the evidence of all this? Well, according to broadcasts by Cavor over the newly-discovered radio technology, he told the Selenites too much about mankind, and apparently, they removed the welcome mat! (Summary by Mark)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

40:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

35:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:35