The War of the Worlds

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The War of the Worlds Summary

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is an action-packed, science fiction novel that was written in 1897 and is told through the eyes of two brothers who live through an alien invasion. The story is an unbiased account and observation of the alien invasion, and has led to the creation of hundreds of books and movies. H.G. Wells is one of the first authors to tackle the "what if" scenario of an alien invasion.

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  • Book 1

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is an action-packed, science fiction novel that was written in 1897 and is told through the eyes of two brothers who live through an alien invasion. The story is an unbiased account and observation of the alien invasion, and has led to the creation of hundreds of books and movies. H.G. Wells is one of the first authors to tackle the "what if" scenario of an alien invasion.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • feedback.

    • By Helen on 24-01-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A meteor-like alien object lands on Earth, spearheading an apocalyptic chain of events. Earth has been watched, and now the aliens have landed and their intent is conquest and war...H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mr. Richard J. Chappell on 19-03-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    H. G. Wells' classic science fiction work, first serialized in 1897, is one of many invasion narratives prevalent in British literature towards the end of the 19th century. However, The War of the Worlds not only introduces the extraterrestrial element of brutal Martian forces on the rampage but also explores many other contemporary issues and themes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thoroughly entertaining listen

    • By Paul Sampson on 28-02-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hostile invading Martians wreak havoc and destruction in England. This science-fiction classic has terrified generations of readers!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Excelent Story ruined by the poor narration

    • By Hurlingfrootmig on 27-05-15

    Regular price: £15.79

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    This is the timeless science fiction classic, depicting man's struggle against technologically superior invaders from Mars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-02-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: David Gilmore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Experience the terror again! Veteran narrator David Gilmore takes you through the suspense-filled invasion of the creatures from Mars in this classic H. G. Wells story from 1898. One by one the Martians build their war machines and lay waste to the English countryside while the human population is powerless to fight back against the awesome heat ray.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying Canadian narrator

    • By Meg Lethem on 07-05-16

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Professor Ogilvy spotted the projectiles as they were launched from the planet Mars. Even so, when they landed and the aliens emerged, mankind was not ready. Using superweapons and massive walking robots of war, the aliens trampled the forces arrayed against them and caused the rout of mankind. In this first-person narrative, one of the survivors who came face-to-face with the aliens tells his own true story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional book, essential classic reading!

    • By Mrs Ramz on 11-07-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The War of the Worlds is a science fiction and a horror story. Published in 1898, the story is still frightening. Imagine your government not being able to protect you, or a nuclear holocaust making you suddenly, should you survive, a refugee with no home, no community services, and very little hope, as you watch the conqueror decimate your country.

    Regular price: £16.59

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Dittman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is the first-person narrative of both an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and of his younger brother in London as southern England is invaded by Martians. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • The Massacre of Mankind

    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    Regular price: £19.99