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Beginning with a series of strange flashes in the distant night sky, the Martian attack initially causes little concern on Earth. Then the destruction erupts—ten massive aliens roam England and destroy with heat rays everything in their path. Very soon mankind finds itself on the brink of extinction. The War of the Worlds is one of those rare books that both introduces a concept and nails it so firmly that everything that came after has been little more than variations on what Wells laid down. The idea of Great Britain, then the greatest military power on Earth, confronting an invasion force from a more advanced civilization and being utterly routed was both frightening and fascinating. Wells raises questions of mortality, man’s place in nature, and the evil lurking in the technological future—questions that remain urgently relevant in the 21st century.
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By lindsey on 03-18-13
I don't like this narrator
Would you try another book from H. G. Wells and/or Roger Watson?
Yes I would try another book if there is a different narrator.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
More character development.
What didn’t you like about Roger Watson’s performance?
His voice is too deep and it sounds muffled at times.
Do you think War of the Worlds needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
I wouldn't read it so no
Any additional comments?