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War of the Worlds (Dramatized) | [Orson Welles]

War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.
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Publisher's Summary

The original uncut Radio Broadcast.

On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey!

Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.

©2012 ABN (P)2011 ABN

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    Ken calgary, AB, Canada 02-27-13
    Ken calgary, AB, Canada 02-27-13 Member Since 2011

    I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone

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    "The classic that shook the world"

    I know i have a different review on a newer war of the worlds but this is the original. Orson welles is a brilliant man who knows how to put together a masterpeice

    I listen to it at least once a week lying in bed just before i go to sleep and it never gets old. Based off a book, Orson Wells made a great science fiction novel become reality for the nation. something that as far as i know has yet to produce as much a nation wide reaction.

    i highly recomend that everyone should listen to this peice of american classic entertainment, and remember the good ol day before "video killed the radio star" (buggles)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela St. Louis, Mo, United States 02-21-14
    Pamela St. Louis, Mo, United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Still Creepy after all these Years!"
    What made the experience of listening to War of the Worlds (Dramatized) the most enjoyable?

    Since this is a radio broadcast it is meant to be listened to. Even though the sound effects are cheesy at best, and the recording is old, it still manages to creep you out. I can understand how there were reports of people panicking when they came into it without hearing the intro.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Orson Welles had an extremely distinctive voice, it was made for this venue. The story keeps very close to the original story. BTW, don't rely on the movie version of this story for the truth. Buy the HG Wells original story (Its free on Kindle). The story takes place at the turn of the 19th and 20th century in England but it is really good.


    Which character – as performed by Orson Welles – was your favorite?

    Professor Pierson who narrarates the story is compelling and the varying emotions in his voice, from skeptisim (sp) to outright horror, makes it more realistic.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither, it scared the hell out of me. I have a 90 minute commute to work and I listened to it at night during a rather bad storm. Add to the fact that hwy 67 has no streetlights and well, you get the picture.


    Any additional comments?

    My only complaint is that its a bad copy with a part of part 2 coming in during part 1 with a rather annoying screech to it. You need to get a better copy.

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    Stefanie Lancaster, PA, United States 02-09-14
    Stefanie Lancaster, PA, United States 02-09-14 Member Since 2013

    David Bowie. Jane Austen. Good beer. Red Wine.

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    Would you listen to War of the Worlds (Dramatized) again? Why?

    What's not to like?!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of War of the Worlds (Dramatized)?

    A memorable moment was when a coworker asked me a question and I was pretending to listen to CE but I was really listening to this.


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