The War of the Worlds

  • by H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by John Banks
  • 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A meteor-like alien object lands on Earth, spearheading an apocalyptic chain of events. Earth has been watched, and now the aliens have landed and their intent is conquest and war...H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written. The novel is both a thrilling narrative and an elaboration of Wells's socio-political thought on the subjects of imperialism, humankind's treatment of other animals, and unquestioning faith in military technology and the continuation of the human species.
About the Narrator: John Banks is one of the UK's most prolific audiobook narrators, working for the likes of Big Finish, Audible, Random House and Games Workshop. He is a true multi-voice, creating everything from monsters to marauding aliens. He is also an accomplished stage and TV actor.
About the Author: Herbert George Wells was a novelist, teacher, historian and journalist, who has become known as the "father of science fiction." His works have been adapted countless times, and provided the basis for many literary and theatrical productions.

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great

loved it
H.G Wells is one of my favorites and with John Banks best book sort of depressing but good
wait till the end and it gets better
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- Rachel Arnwine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2017
  • Publisher: Ladbroke Audio