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Publisher's Summary

When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction. Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis, and Anthony Jackson also feature in this thrilling six-part dramatisation of HG Wells' book, first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1967.
(P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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3 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 11-25-17

Music is very annoying and distracting

The music used for each episode is simply awful - loud, shrieking and annoying. This would be a great production if the music were edited out.

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2 out of 5 stars
By MegaReader on 08-10-15

Needs editing

This was clearly a serial, which is not the issue. The problem is that the producers left in all the lead in and credits for each installment, which becomes extremely annoying by the end of the recording.

The sounds effects were also a over the top for my taste.

I've heard other recordings of this story that I enjoyed more.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian Kershaw on 02-15-07


I first listened to this dramatised version of The War Of The Worlds when I was a young lad, my dad recorded it on a very old spool tape recorder. I kept it for years, listening to it when I was aloud to, until the tape recorder broke. To listen to it again just brings back memories. Its the best version available. Thanks Audible, I'm now going to wear my ipod out.

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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 02-23-07

An excellent listen

This is a muscular and violent production as radio dramas go and its all the scarier and more vivid for it. The production values are strong and the cast is excellent. I'd give it 4.5 if I could, the only downsides being the slightly melodramatic opening titles and the outdated female character. That said, its still a treat.

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