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The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

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Description:

Orson Welles’ 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds has done much to obscure the real brilliance of the original work. Written at a time when “science-fiction” did not exist as a genre, The War of the Worlds was a new departure in literature. Author H.G. Wells, deeply committed to social improvement in turn-of-the-century Britain, used extra-terrestrial invasion to predict the results of a not-entirely-impossible violent upheaval in contemporary society: for “Martians” read “bolsheviks.” His book is social prophecy of the first order and only coincidentally one of the great works of science-fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alexander Spencer, Simon Prebble

Length:

7h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

40:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:50