The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

  • by Orson Welles
  • Narrated by Orson Welles
  • 0 hrs and 57 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

The original uncut Radio Broadcast.
On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey!
Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.


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The Original

This was written and performed over the radio on Halloween Eve in 1938. This got Orson Welles career kick started. That alone makes it important. This adaptation of The War of the Worlds is brilliant. There is controversy over the panic that this caused or didn't cause. It seems up till than the show was not popular.

All my reviews are aimed at the modern listener. Something may have been great in the past, but not so in the present. This story and this production has stood the test of time. No, you will not be scared, but anyone with an imagination can see how it could have been very scary. This was a great way to update H.G. Wells story, just as the several movies that have been made since then. Probably every generation will get to see their own adaption of this great story.

It's less than a buck, and less than an hour of your time.
Check it out.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

The classic that shook the world

I know i have a different review on a newer war of the worlds but this is the original. Orson welles is a brilliant man who knows how to put together a masterpeice

I listen to it at least once a week lying in bed just before i go to sleep and it never gets old. Based off a book, Orson Wells made a great science fiction novel become reality for the nation. something that as far as i know has yet to produce as much a nation wide reaction.

i highly recomend that everyone should listen to this peice of american classic entertainment, and remember the good ol day before "video killed the radio star" (buggles)
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- Ken "I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2012
  • Publisher: ABN