War of the Worlds: Retaliation

  • by Mark Gardner, John J Rust
  • Narrated by Samuel E. Hoke III
  • 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

1898: Martian tripods lay waste to Earth's cities. The world's armies are unable to stem the tide of destruction. When all hope appears lost, common bacteria kills the alien invaders. From the ashes, the human race uses the technology left behind by the Martians to build new, advanced weapons.
1924: Armed with their own spaceships, tripods, and jet fighters, the nations of the world are ready to take the fight to Mars. George Patton, Erwin Rommel, Charles de Gaulle, and Georgy Zhukov lead their troops in battle across the red planet to end the alien menace once and for all. But the Martians have one last, desperate plan to try, and if successful, it could mean the end for all humanity.

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What the Critics Say

"Rust and Gardner's sequel to the HG Wells' novel of a Martian invasion, War of the Worlds: Retaliation, does the original story full justice, while bringing their own skills to bear as the writing pair take the battle to Mars, bringing along a bevy of historical figures from World War Two. It's an exciting rollercoaster of a ride, with sudden twists and heart-stopping drops-and one I wouldn't mind riding again." (New York Times number-one best-selling author James Rollins)

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Most Helpful

a surprising gem

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this story was a great listen that I found very hard to walk away from


Any additional comments?

First, to get it out of the way, I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.That being said, if you are looking for H. G. Wells you will be disappointed , But, if you let this story stand on its own merit, you will be pleased. This is military SF so if that isn't your style I would recommend you pass it by. But if you like David Drake, or John Ringo I think you will find this story well worth your time.

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- charles gibbs

Good premise and story, disappointing narration.

This book was voluntarily provided to me, free of cost, by the author / narrator / publisher. I'm leaving an unbiased review for the book.

I loved the premise of the book from the get go. The Independence Day 2 movie was a huge let down, so I was hoping this book would live up to the promise. And for most part, it did. The action sequences are well written and draws the listener in. The narrator's raspy and bass-heavy voice was a little distracting though. I get that they were going for army big-wig effect with that voice, but after a while it gets irritating. Nonetheless, once I got used to it, the rest of the book was alright.
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- Bikram Agarwal "Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2017
  • Publisher: Article94