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The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science-fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth and has influenced many others, as well as spawning several films, radio dramas, comic-book adaptations, and a television series based on the story. The 1938 radio broadcast caused public outcry against the episode, as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress, a notable example of mass hysteria.

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war if the worlds

EXCELLENT! I read the book long ago. I loved 'reading' it again! great! exciting! scary!

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  • Glen
  • 10-10-20

One of the best

This is one book that should not be missed. fantastic story and narration very difficult to stop listening. one of the best story to listen to one of my favorites.

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  • Mr. A. P. Buckley
  • 10-02-20

One of my favourite stories

One of my favourite stories, it was read and performed well, Gerry O'brien is excellent.

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  • Teresa Bowles
  • 09-07-20

Excellent reading of this classic book.

Really enjoyed this book, and I thought the narrator was excellent and engaging. I'd definitely recommend it