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 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"

Great Romp in History

I was born in the earlier times before TV took off, listened to the Lone Ranger and The Shadow on the radio so I greatly appreciate the beauty of Audible books to transport my mind to another place.

Orson Welles classic retelling of the War of the Worlds seems preposterous today but then there were no verifiable communication like we have today. People believed that Martians came to this world and destroyed New Jersey and New York. The radio players couldn't believe their broadcast created hysteria. It sounded real, like they were switching between a dance party, an observatory, an investigative journalist, etc. In today's terms, how could people be so gullible?! But back then, how could they believe anything but?!
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- Mark Mahar "Eclectic reader but mostly read anything seafaring, Tolkien and American history, even Pride and Prejudice and romance stories."

Book Details

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