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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (72,542 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Walter Zimmerman Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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H. G. Wells' science fiction novel of an alien invasion was the first of its kind and remains his most popular book. It has influenced both literature and other media, including several films, and a famous radio drama. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juan | 2/12/2014

    " And I thought that books written more than a 100 years ago would not be exciting. That is imagination... or maybe drug abuse... still amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzthemoose | 2/1/2014

    " One of my top ten favourite books, I do love a good alien invasion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 1/21/2014

    " Audiobook. Didn't like the narrator very much: James Spencer. Rather monotone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JusAnotherGirl*~*ThisBeatUpWorld | 1/15/2014

    " This book was ok.Not the best you know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/15/2014

    " I read this about a year ago. It was fun to read this timeless classic. We are not alone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Leegard | 1/13/2014

    " Great Book. HG Wells is a great author. Yes Mars invades but the book is really about what you would do of a catostrophy happens. Written a hundred years ago but relavant today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alana | 1/9/2014

    " So far (80% or so) . . . not loving it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spencer Worthen | 12/29/2013

    " H.G Wells is a great wrighter that ever lived and his books will everlasting until the live as we know it ends but his books are so nitrogen so the last book I will read on the last hours of my life I'll read his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah Depta | 12/17/2013

    " It was good. I always suggest reading the source before embarking on the four million modern versions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bchara | 12/14/2013

    " i found this in the history section ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joo The Grand Inquisitor | 11/21/2013

    " Hard work with the language, but a terrifying story for those that were there (well it is a true story, isn't it? :D ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 10/3/2013

    " Brown leathery octopuses in walking machines. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt Lane | 4/26/2013

    " 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 Eric | 12/16/2012

    " One of the great works of early science fiction. Besides being a very entertaining story, there was definite philosophical content as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julio | 10/27/2012

    " while the plot was original back when this was published, this book was not the one for me. I didn't like the way this book is narrated and I felt it was a little slow at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tori | 9/10/2012

    " Interesting. I had never read it. I could have used more description of the Martians though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sistalou Tingay | 8/24/2011

    " I read this as a child, I was far too young to appreciate it (according to my teacher). I loved it... well written, scary, deep and enlightening. It's set in the Surrey countryside where I grew up, so it has an even great resonance with me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crizzle | 8/3/2011

    " I was soooo excited to read this... I had to stop half-way through. It was INCREDIBLY boring! How can a book that got people freaking out back when it was read on the radio bore me to tears? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clark | 5/22/2011

    " This is a great classic science fiction book. I recomend it to anyone who likes these type of books or movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 5/21/2011

    " Again, I like the writing style of HG wells. I enjoy classic science fiction or. "scientific romance." as he used to call it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kdirewolf | 5/9/2011

    " If only they would film what Wells wrote!! Sigh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ninad | 5/9/2011

    " Fascinating. dont have any words... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G.l. | 5/8/2011

    " Just the most amazing book ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/7/2011

    " It's been ages since I last read this. The original would be a tough read for some of my students because of the outdated British language, but the plot fascinates, as ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 5/5/2011

    " I good read if you enjoy the pre 1900 literary style "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Demerzel | 5/4/2011

    " I'm sorry, I know this is an ancient book and the idea must have been quite an innovation back then (and I applaud Wells for it), but for a person who chooses to read it two centuries later, this book was just.. meh. Disliked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 5/2/2011

    " Brilliant, tight and prescient. Wells is working about 3 themes right on top of each other. He makes us the rabbits, the ants, the colonized and is able to explore not just themes of technology and evolution, but colonialism and imperialism. "

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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.