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In the Days of the Comet Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A comet speeds toward earth, a deadly, glowing orb that soon fills the sky and promises doom. But mankind is too consumed with greed and violence to care. As luminous green trails of cosmic dust and vapor stream across the heavens, blood flows beneath: nations wage all-out war, bitter strikes erupt, and jealous lovers plot revenge and murder. The Earth slips past the comet by the narrowest of margins, but all succumb to the gases in its tail. When mankind wakes up, everyone is completely and profoundly different. In the Days of the Comet is H. G. Wells' classic tale of the last days of the old Earth and the extraterrestrial change that becomes the salvation of the human race. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Josh | 3/9/2010

    " The Time Machine: 5 stars
    The Island of Dr. Moreau: 5 stars
    The Invisible Man: 3 stars
    The First Men in the Moon: 4 stars
    The Food of the Gods: 4 stars
    In the Days of the Comet: 3 stars
    The War of the Worlds: 4 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Summer | 10/14/2009

    " So..none of them were scary at all. Though I can see how they would have freaked out people of that time. I really appreciated the observations on human kind included in each story. And the whole 'pick one impossibility and see where it goes' version of sci-fi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Nicole | 1/4/2009

    " I love classic sci-fi, and this is proving to be a great example so far! It was a birthday present from my brother-in-law. Wow, does he know me! "

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About the Author

H. G. Wells (1866–1946), born in Bromley, Kent, England, was apprenticed to a drygoodsman and a druggist before he made his way to the Royal College of Science where he studied biology. Known as the father of science fiction, he was also a prolific writer in other genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. As a spokesman for progress and peace, his middle period novels (1900–1920) were more realistic and covered lower-middle-class life, suffrage, and the emergence of feminist ideals that pushed against the limits set by male-dominated society.