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“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 and yet as mortal as his own…” So begins The War of the Worlds, the science fiction classic that first proposed the possibility that intelligent life exists on other planets.

This spellbinding tale describes the Martian invasion of Earth. Following the landing in England of ten huge and indefatigable creatures, complete chaos erupts. Using their fiery heat rays and monstrous strength, the heartless aliens threaten the future existence of all life on Earth.

This classic chiller, when adapted for radio in 1938 by Orson Welles, was realistic enough to cause widespread panic throughout the United States.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “This archetypal story of alien invasion provided a model for countless cruder imitations.”

    Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

  • “The story…captured popular imagination with its fast-paced narrative.”

    Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Allan | 2/20/2014

    " The "War of the Worlds" is about Martains that come to Earth[in an area you will have to find out]. People try to fight back, but it does not work. This book was okay, was very suspesful and filled with disturbing images. The way they describe the aliens is grusome, but it is filled so much detail. The only problem about it is that you can predict the outcome of the martians correctly before you reach the end. I say go check it out, it's a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jay Scully | 2/20/2014

    " Interesting how the aliens die "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Matt Lane | 2/18/2014

    " Very poor. A classic that doesn't age well. A detailed (as in tiny village by village) account of a guy wandering around an apocolyptic London is not a good read to me. I'm sure if you lived in the local area you may find it fascinating but its as dull as an alien invasion can possibly be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by K.D. | 2/16/2014

    " Ead this when I was about 14, and I remember being captivated by it. Great story. "

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