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The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

IMPORTANT NOTE: "War of the Worlds"; is still under copyright in UK and EU (until 1st Jan, 2017). If you are in these jurisdictions, downloading this audiobook will be a violation of copyright law. H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people fleeing from gigantic tripod machines and the prospect of life under Martian rule have served as a bottomless well of inspiration for popular culture. The novel has served as a template for many derivative or inspired works, including comics, countless books, a tv series, several films, a bestselling musical, and the famous Orson Wells broadcast. Overall, The War of the Worlds has become an early milestone in and inspiration for the invasion genre. The novel demonstrates Wells' typical pessimistic outlook on human nature and offers a good deal of critisism on society and people's ignorance and vanity. The War of the Worlds can be read as an indictment of European colonial actions around the globe at that time - with which the injustice of the Martian invasion can be compared. Wells has since been credited with predicting quite a number of technologies, such as laser-like rays, industrial robot-like machines, and chemical-warfare. (Summary by Stephan Möbius and Annie Coleman) Illustrations by Stephan Möbius Book 1 - Chapter 1: Map of Surrey Book 1 - Chapter 5: The Cylinder Opens - 1, The Cylinder Opens - 2 Book 1 - Chapter 11: In the Storm Book 1 - Chapter 12: At the Window Book 1 - Chapter 16: What Had Happened in Surrey Book 1 - Chapter 17: The Exodus from London Book 2 - Chapter 2: Under Foot

IMPORTANT NOTE: "War of the Worlds"; is still under copyright in UK and EU (until 1st Jan, 2017). If you are in these jurisdictions, downloading this audiobook will be a violation of copyright law. H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people fleeing from gigantic tripod machines and the prospect of life under Martian rule have served as a bottomless well of inspiration for popular culture. The novel has served as a template for many derivative or inspired works, including comics, countless books, a tv series, several films, a bestselling musical, and the famous Orson Wells broadcast. Overall, The War of the Worlds has become an early milestone in and inspiration for the invasion genre. The novel demonstrates Wells' typical pessimistic outlook on human nature and offers a good deal of critisism on society and people's ignorance and vanity. The War of the Worlds can be read as an indictment of European colonial actions around the globe at that time - with which the injustice of the Martian invasion can be compared. Wells has since been credited with predicting quite a number of technologies, such as laser-like rays, industrial robot-like machines, and chemical-warfare. (Summary by Stephan Möbius and Annie Coleman) Illustrations by Stephan Möbius Book 1 - Chapter 1: Map of Surrey Book 1 - Chapter 5: The Cylinder Opens - 1, The Cylinder Opens - 2 Book 1 - Chapter 11: In the Storm Book 1 - Chapter 12: At the Window Book 1 - Chapter 16: What Had Happened in Surrey Book 1 - Chapter 17: The Exodus from London Book 2 - Chapter 2: Under Foot
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IMPORTANT NOTE: "War of the Worlds"; is still under copyright in UK and EU (until 1st Jan, 2017). If you are in these jurisdictions, downloading this audiobook will be a violation of copyright law. H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people fleeing from gigantic tripod machines and the prospect of life under Martian rule have served as a bottomless well of inspiration for popular culture. The novel has served as a template for many derivative or inspired works, including comics, countless books, a tv series, several films, a bestselling musical, and the famous Orson Wells broadcast. Overall, The War of the Worlds has become an early milestone in and inspiration for the invasion genre. The novel demonstrates Wells' typical pessimistic outlook on human nature and offers a good deal of critisism on society and people's ignorance and vanity. The War of the Worlds can be read as an indictment of European colonial actions around the globe at that time - with which the injustice of the Martian invasion can be compared. Wells has since been credited with predicting quite a number of technologies, such as laser-like rays, industrial robot-like machines, and chemical-warfare. (Summary by Stephan Möbius and Annie Coleman) Illustrations by Stephan Möbius Book 1 - Chapter 1: Map of Surrey Book 1 - Chapter 5: The Cylinder Opens - 1, The Cylinder Opens - 2 Book 1 - Chapter 11: In the Storm Book 1 - Chapter 12: At the Window Book 1 - Chapter 16: What Had Happened in Surrey Book 1 - Chapter 17: The Exodus from London Book 2 - Chapter 2: Under Foot

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

38:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:15