The War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H. G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events which happen mostly in London and the county of Surrey, England, when a number of vessels manned by aliens are fired from Mars and land on Earth.
The book is written with one person as the narrator/hero yet each chapter is read by a randomly selected person and the quality is clearly different with each person reading. most of the sections are very poor quality indeed. Constant skips, noise and static make this classic book all but impossible to follow.
I loved this audio book. It is not read by a professional but the story is so good that I couldn't wait to hear who was reading the next chapter. While some of the readers were better than others they were all wonderful.
I loved the ending when he finds his wife and also realizes that this is not the end. The martians will be back.
I liked the narrators brother. He went out of his way to help complete strangers when others did not.
After the martians are dying the narrator goes into a fugue state and some kindly strangers take care of him. I love hearing about human compassion during great catastrophes.
I took a chance buying the $.98 version instead of the $4.95 version. I was not dissappointed. This is a great reading by amateurs and I felt I got more than my money's worth. I look forward to hearing it again.
I have always wanted to read this book
Yes. I loved the way and the reason the Martians died.
I have heard the stories of how people thought this was real when it was first read on the radio, and they committed suicide. How strange things have been in the past
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