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The War of the Worlds Murder Audiobook

The War of the Worlds Murder: Disaster Series

On October 30, 1938, rising radio star Orson Welles boondoggles the American public into believing that Martians have attacked Earth. With his clever adaptation of The War of the Worlds, the great showman proves he can get away with anything - maybe even murder. Minutes before the fictitious invasion goes live on the air, a dead body is found in the studio and the polarizing Welles is the obvious suspect.
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On October 30, 1938, rising radio star Orson Welles boondoggles the American public into believing that Martians have attacked Earth. With his clever adaptation of The War of the Worlds, the great showman proves he can get away with anything - maybe even murder.

Minutes before the fictitious invasion goes live on the air, a dead body is found in the studio and the polarizing Welles is the obvious suspect. Convinced that the star has been framed, Walter Gibson - creator of pulp superhero the Shadow - has exactly one hour, the length of the radio show, to solve the murder. But in show business, appearances are deceptive, and the facts of this case are not what they seem.

The sixth in the series of Max Allan Collins’s disaster thrillers, The War of the Worlds Murder offers up historical high jinks of Welles-ian proportions.

©2005 Max Allan Collins (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Jerrilynn 10-10-15
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    The entire story was disorganized and did not meet the expectations given by the title.


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    This story could have been organized with a clear point and clear characters. It had the promise, just no follow through.


    What three words best describe Dan John Miller’s voice?

    Better than Average.


    Was The War of the Worlds Murder worth the listening time?

    Probably not. I've been forcing myself to let it play through.


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    adam 10-01-14
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    I would highly recommend that before you read or listen to this that you first pick up the MP3 or Audible file of the actual radio broadcast of Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater from 1938. The two together are great fun.

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