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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 719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 677

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

A great new version!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Really loved how this new audiobook version paid respect to the original HG Wells book, the Jeff Wayne musical interpretation and also added new elements to the story.

The cast were perfectly selected and exemplary in their work. Particularly enjoyed Adrian Edmensen’s all too brief roll as the Astronomer.

  • Campbell Playhouse: Mutiny on the Bounty - January 13, 1939

  • By: Orson Welles
  • Narrated by: Orson Welles
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Tony Malone on 04-01-18

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-18

A great version of this famous story which also features a great cast.

Orson as Bligh is brilliant.

In addition the historic adverts and an “contemporary” for the story, addition about starvation on Pitcairn Island is a wonderful addition.