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  • The War of the Worlds (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

A metallic cylinder falls to earth, landing in the sands of Horsell Common, Surrey, generating curiosity and awe. But what's inside soon induces only terror. The story that unfolds is a breathless first-person account of an inconceivable reality: an extraterrestrial war has been waged on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First time read of this wonderful story

  • By Steve W on 26-11-18

a great listen to a timeless classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Wonderfully narrated and read, Wells classic invasion tale makes a great listen for a commute

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  • The Massacre of Mankind

  • By: Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No one would have believed . . .

  • By Simon on 20-01-17

A truly Wellsian experience

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-17

very well read. Griping at points and going so deeply into the observations of the narrator as did the original. Poignant and at times totally horrifying. Has an almost steampunk view of the world whilst maintaining that Wellsian scientific model of the solar system that borders on fantastical yet is woven as a keen plot point as opposed to a nod of 19th century ignorance. overall a great listen and totally worth this month's credit.

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