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The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

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.

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.
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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

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