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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (84 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Allan Collins Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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On October 30, 1938, rising radio star Orson Welles boondoggles the American public into believing that Martians have attacked Earth. With his clever adaptation of The War of the Worlds, the great showman proves he can get away with anything - maybe even murder.

Minutes before the fictitious invasion goes live on the air, a dead body is found in the studio and the polarizing Welles is the obvious suspect. Convinced that the star has been framed, Walter Gibson - creator of pulp superhero the Shadow - has exactly one hour, the length of the radio show, to solve the murder. But in show business, appearances are deceptive, and the facts of this case are not what they seem.

The sixth in the series of Max Allan Collins's disaster thrillers, The War of the Worlds Murder offers up historical high jinks of Welles-ian proportions.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Leib | 10/26/2013

    " Probably the least gripping of all of Collins' historical murder series. Try The Titanic Murders or The Hindenburg Murders for a better thought-out intertwining of history and fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 9/20/2013

    " I am a great fan of the prolific Mr. Collins. What makes this novel so entertaining is the cast of well known characters, the great "War of the Worlds" broadcast background and the historical background about Broadway and New York that Collins provides. Very entertaining read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lara | 8/19/2013

    " Cop-out ending, but reading the other parts that took place during the radio show was fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bmj2k | 7/18/2013

    " An enjoyable book, even more so if you are a fan of Orson Welles, The Shadow, and The War of the Worlds. I would have given it four stars if (and I am not giving away any spoilers) the plot was not such a let down. I have to admit that I ended the book feeling disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 7/3/2013

    " I used to love mysteries. This novel helped me remember why. It was a quick read that drew me in. Mixing in history was a plus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/22/2013

    " Once again reading a book in this "disaster" series made me want to read or in this case listen to something by the author/detective featured in the book. I'd love to listen to a Shadow radio show, especially one with Orson Welles as the Shadow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Redhead | 3/15/2013

    " From the Prologue to the very end, you keep wondering. You are right there with the writer seeing it all happen. Collin's research makes this book so real that you have to remind yourself it's just fiction. Great writing and great research. A great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Voracious | 3/2/2013

    " The stuff about the War of the Worlds broadcast was fun, the "mystery", not so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 2/18/2013

    " 3.5 stars, actually. The historical information was very interesting, but the mystery/crime aspect itself left something to be desired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/16/2013

    " Wonderful. A bit hero-worshippy dry in the first chapter, but stick with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Leger | 2/6/2013

    " While the mystery itself is not as cryptic as some, the whole characterization of Orson Welles is well done, and I found this to be a fun read, and it kept my attention. "

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About the Author
Author Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins is the recipient of a 2017 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. He has earned fifteen Shamus nominations from Private Eye Writers of America, winning twice for his Nathan Heller novels True Detective and Stolen Away. His graphic novel Road to Perdition was the basis of the Academy Award–winning film of the same name starring Tom Hanks, and his CSI books frequently appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestsellers list.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.