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  • The War of the Worlds

  • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: H G Wells
  • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, Samuel James, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells' famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A slow descent into madness

  • By Nigel on 05-05-17

No one would have believed...

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-17

That this audiophile could be so good. I will admit, I was expecting it to be a word for word read through of the original source material, but was utterly pleased at the great performance that was presented.

The sound effects went well with the story, and the pace was perfect. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who wants a different take on the classic story.

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