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  • Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: H. G. Wells, Jeff Wayne
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Theo James, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,071

One of the world’s most recognisable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original novel with Jeff Wayne’s rousing and flamboyant score, Audible’s new and exclusive dramatisation uses action, narration, original music and evocative sound design to immerse listeners in a world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Interpretation of Jeff Wayne's Classic!

  • By Simon on 29-11-18

Not what I expected

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-19

This is not really what I was expecting, I thought the music would be more artfully woven into the story, but it just kicks in and makes me want to listen to the original album. I didn’t find it to be worth my time, maybe some one else would have a different experience.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sidequest: In Realms Ungoogled

  • By: Frank J Fleming
  • Narrated by: Richard Cefalos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Terrance Denby takes an unusual route to work one day and finds himself in an enchanted forest where winged fairies give him a sword and tell him, “Your journey is about to begin. Learn to use this sword or perish.” Terrance doesn’t have time to go on a magical quest: he’s late for his job as a computer programmer. But when he gets to work, he suddenly notices things he hadn’t seen before. Like the fact that his boss is a demon with scaly skin, horns, and bloodstained fangs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Robin on 12-04-18

Ok

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

So this is a pretty good book but the ending is a bit of a letdown.

  • Becoming Steve Jobs

  • How a reckless upstart became a visionary leader
  • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed. Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered. The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-'80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Compared to Isaacson's biog? Maybe not. Read on...

  • By Tony on 27-03-15

Interesting and insightful

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

This book is different to all the others I have listened to about Steve Jobs. It is an interesting and insightful piece of work, and paints a fuller picture of his character than any other books I have read.

  • Strangeness and Charm

  • The Courts of the Feyre, Book 3
  • By: Mike Shevdon
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Alex has been saved from the fate that awaited her in Bedlam, but in freeing her, Niall has released others of their kind into the population. Now, as Warder, he must find them and persuade them to swap their new-found liberty for security in the courts - but is the price of sanctuary to swap one cage for another?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strangely charming

  • By Antony on 02-03-15

Ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-15

Not quite as good as the first two, but still listenable. I feel that too much time was spent trying to instigate the storyline, it felt like the characters weren't as real as they had been in the previous novels.