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Publisher's Summary

This was the novel that inspired the radio drama which sent the United States into a state of panic. In this work we revisit the roots of this classic in its original form.

©2015 W. B. Ward (P)2015 W. B. Ward

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  • Ashley
  • TULSA, OK, United States
  • 06-21-16

Excellent narration and a gripping story!

Where does WDA Classics Presents H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top most definitely, although Poe will always hold a special place for me.

Have you listened to any of W. B. Ward’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Just as thrilling and evocative as ever; W.B. Ward creates a rich and vivid world in all of his performances.

Any additional comments?

W.B. Ward's narration of War of the Worlds has brought this classic back to life.

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Classic Spine Tingler

Would you consider the audio edition of WDA Classics Presents H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds to be better than the print version?

Yes. Listening to the story being played out audibly was so much more interesting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of WDA Classics Presents H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds?

Feeling as if you were right there while the Martians were wreaking havoc while the townspeople were fleeing for their lives.

Have you listened to any of W. B. Ward’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. W.B.Ward consistently gives excellent performances. The way he makes the books come alive makes listening to them a pleasure.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was definitely a page turner. It kept me wanting to hear what happens next.

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W.B.Wards narration puts you right in the middle of all the suspense and the characters reactions to the invasion of the Martians. He truly takes you through a trip of the theater of the mind.

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Mesmerising

Gripping and exciting from start to finish. This story is definitely a go-to on long drives or quiet nights when you want to stay sharp and on the edge of your seat. Portions of it keep you riveted and entranced as if you were a part of the story itself. The narrator keeps you engaged and depicts it in such a way that you can see the story unfold and feel the adrenaline of the characters...Bravo!!!

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Audio is Best

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Classics are always time well spent in one sense of the word. Writing styles have changed so much over the years, but it behooves us to learn from our predecessors.

If you’ve listened to books by H. G. Wells and W. B. Ward - introduction before, how does this one compare?

I have not listened to any other H.G. Wells books, but W.B. Ward is one of my favorite producers.

What about W. B. Ward’s performance did you like?

W.B. Ward has a "real" voice. He does not have to fake his reading voice. Years of professional experience is on his side. Easy to listen to!

Was WDA Classics Presents H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds worth the listening time?

I think so, yes.

Any additional comments?

W.B. Ward is worthy of commendation for his accomplishments. He loves literature and it is evident in the spirit of his voice as he reads. Kudos!

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  • UrbanApe
  • 09-27-16

We want an English man

No disrespect, but an English man would be more suitable for this reading.
Thank you

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