The War of the Worlds : The War of the Worlds

  • by H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by Christopher Hurt
  • Series: The War of the Worlds
  • 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This classic chiller, when adapted for radio in 1938 by Orson Welles, was realistic enough to cause widespread panic throughout the United States."No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own...." So begins The War of the Worlds, the science-fiction classic that first proposed the possibility that intelligent life exists on other planets. This spellbinding tale describes the Martian invasion of earth. Following the landing in England of ten huge and indefatigable creatures, complete chaos erupts. Using their fiery heat rays and monstrous strength, the heartless aliens threaten the future existence of all life on earth.

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What the Critics Say

"This archetypal story of alien invasion provided a model for countless cruder imitations." (The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English)

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Awesome Audio

This was a great audiobook. While the story may start off slow, the writing is excellent. A must listen for all audiobook fans!
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- W

Great Story

Great narration of a great story. In short, this book chronicles the experiences of a man (and to some extent his brother) witnessing the arrival of hostile visitors from mars in the England of 100yrs ago. It's very entertaining to follow the main character around as he watches things go from bad to worse for mankind.
It is a crime that the somewhat-recent Tom Cruz movie was allowed the same title. The movie and book share little. The complications of antique technology give the book's story an extra feeling of suspense and helplessness that is lost in a modern day translation.
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- Joe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2000
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.