The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells
  • List: $15.99  |  Sale: $11.20
    Club: $7.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells

Narrator: Simon Vance

Unabridged: 5 hr 56 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 07/09/2009

Genre: Fiction

Includes: Bonus Material

Synopsis

First published by H. G. Wells in 1898, The War of the Worlds is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories. The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator intones, "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's." Things then progress from a series of seemingly mundane reports about odd atmospheric disturbances taking place on Mars to the arrival of Martians just outside of London. At first, the Martians seem laughable, hardly able to move in Earth's comparatively heavy gravity, even enough to raise themselves out of the pit created when their spaceship landed. But soon the Martians reveal their true nature as death machines 100 feet tall rise up from the pit and begin laying waste to the surrounding land. Wells quickly moves the story from the countryside to the evacuation of London itself and the loss of all hope as England's military suffers defeat after defeat. With horror, the narrator describes how the Martians suck the blood from living humans for sustenance and how it's clear that man is not being conquered so much as corralled.

Recommended

A Dog's Way Home, W. Bruce Cameron
A Dog's Way Home
by W. Bruce Cameron

List: $20.49

Sale: $14.34

Club: $10.24

Narrator: Ann Marie Lee
Published: 05/30/2017

Animal Farm, George Orwell
Animal Farm
by George Orwell

List: $10.99

Sale: $7.70

Club: $5.49

Narrator: Patrick Tull
Published: 01/26/2021

Since We Fell, Dennis Lehane
Since We Fell
by Dennis Lehane

List: $27.99

Sale: $19.59

Club: $13.99

Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published: 05/09/2017

Under The Dome, Stephen King
Under The Dome
by Stephen King

List: $39.99

Sale: $28.00

Club: $19.99

Narrator: Raul Esparza
Published: 11/10/2009

The Cast, Danielle Steel
The Cast
by Danielle Steel

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Jim Frangione
Published: 05/15/2018

In His Father's Footsteps, Danielle Steel
In His Father's Footsteps
by Danielle Steel

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Dan John Miller
Published: 09/04/2018

11/22/63, Stephen King
11/22/63
by Stephen King

List: $39.99

Sale: $28.00

Club: $19.99

Narrator: Craig Wasson
Published: 11/08/2011

Accidental Heroes, Danielle Steel
Accidental Heroes
by Danielle Steel

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Jim Frangione
Published: 03/20/2018

Fall From Grace, Danielle Steel
Fall From Grace
by Danielle Steel

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Luis Moreno
Published: 01/23/2018
{"id":"241427","ean":"9781400182848","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The War of the Worlds","subtitle":"","author":"H. G. Wells","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Simon Vance","ubr_id":"241427","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"15.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"9.59","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Simon Vance","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 5 hr 56 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}