The Sleeper Awakes

H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946)

The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel about a man who sleeps for two hundred years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest, he has become the richest man in the world. He has been the famous Sleeper for centuries. A fanatic socialist, the main character awakes to see his nightmares realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities. The people adore him, and their masters - the supervisors of his legacy who rule in his name - do not want him breathing. (Summary by Stephan and Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION (800 words) James Christopher
00:04:02
Play 01 INSOMNIA (2500 words) Tim Perkins
00:17:30
Play 02 THE TRANCE (2000 words) Tammy Sanders
00:15:55
Play 03 THE AWAKENING (1400 words) Tammy Sanders
00:11:44
Play 04 THE SOUND OF A TUMULT (4100 words) Kara Shallenberg
00:30:16
Play 05 THE MOVING WAYS (1400 words) Sean McGaughey
00:10:49
Play 06 THE HALL OF THE ATLAS (2900 words) Kathy Jacobs
00:17:09
Play 07 IN THE SILENT ROOMS (3700 words) Kathy Jacobs
00:20:45
Play 08 THE ROOF SPACES (4300 words) Ryan Sutter
00:25:54
Play 09 THE PEOPLE MARCH (2000 words) Ryan Sutter
00:13:26
Play 10 THE BATTLE OF THE DARKNESS (4000 words) J. M. Smallheer
00:23:04
Play 11 THE OLD MAN WHO KNEW EVERYTHING (3700 words) Mark Nelson
00:27:19
Play 12 OSTROG (4800 words) Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:29:30
Play 13 THE END OF THE OLD ORDER (1372 words) Robert Flach
00:09:31
Play 14 FROM THE CROW'S NEST (2200 words) natjohnson
00:14:38
Play 15 PROMINENT PEOPLE (3600 words) mb
00:26:30
Play 16 THE MONOPLANE (3600 words) mb
00:25:44
Play 17 THREE DAYS (1800 words) Mark Nelson
00:14:27
Play 18 GRAHAM REMEMBERS (2800 words) Mark Nelson
00:22:02
Play 19 OSTROG'S POINT OF VIEW (2300 words) Mark Nelson
00:18:02
Play 20 IN THE CITY WAYS (6800 words) Arouet
00:37:02
Play 21 THE UNDER-SIDE (2200 words) Ryan Sutter
00:14:24
Play 22 THE STRUGGLE IN THE COUNCIL HOUSE (4200 words) Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:25:14
Play 23 GRAHAM SPEAKS HIS WORD (1600 words) Arouet
00:09:21
Play 24 WHILE THE AEROPLANES WERE COMING (1700 words) Arouet
00:09:41
Play 25 THE COMING OF THE AEROPLANES (4000 words) James Christopher
00:20:10