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3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Blair Mellow Publisher: PC Treasures, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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It is an INVASION! H. G. Wells' classic story of Martians invading an unsuspecting and unprepared world continues to thrill and terrify listeners around the world. Following strange explosions on the surface of Mars, metallic cylinders crash in the English countryside - objects that carry hideous aliens possessed of deadly weapons and a rabid hunger for human flesh. No army can stop these monstrous hordes, no weapons can harm them - a terrified humanity watches helpless as cities are reduced to cinders and ash. There is no hope...here is no future...our world is lost - unlessa?S Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It had a strong plot, was engaging and made the reader think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 2/14/2014

    " Much darker than I was expecting it to be. I'm also surprised that I lived as long as I did not only without reading it, but also with no one SPOILING THE ENDING. In hindsight I can see the foreshadowing, but I never had any inkling how the book would end. Definitely better this way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Collin | 2/6/2014

    " I read this book in 7th grade, and I still remember the way I though of the tripod and the rows or British houses destroyed in the battle. A true classic that I plan on rereading soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Toner | 1/29/2014

    " Another Welles classic, the invention of the invasion from space story. Scarily set in suburban England and all the more real and terrifying for that. The influence is loud and clear in the Holywood invasion stories throughout the following century, and this is the story that scared the wits out of the radio audience of Orson Wells Mercury Theatre back in the thirties. Powerful story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tori | 1/28/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 1/22/2014

    " The writing was great, but I kept tuning out. I think this is probably because I/everyone knows the story back-to-front before they even start reading, but even so, I kept losing interest (blame Hollywood? Orson Welles?). I loved plenty of it, but not enough for 4 or 5 stars. Definitely want to read more of Wells though, specifically the books that have unknown endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Packman | 1/20/2014

    " I wasn't expecting to enjoy this but I did! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam Johnson | 12/27/2013

    " Interesting story that has aged quite well. Gives a thought-provoking perspective on the significance of man in the vast expanse of space. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthias | 12/26/2013

    " I love this book now I have to read more of H.G.Wells books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 11/30/2013

    " I love these kind of end of the world kind of books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny | 11/29/2013

    " It's a classic, what else is there to say! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lance | 11/9/2013

    " I enjoyed the book. The introduction by Orson Card is an eye opener and should be read. I probably gave a higher rating just for the introduction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sistalou Tingay | 11/7/2013

    " 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. "

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

    " Holds up exceptionally well for being more than a century old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie Krasuski | 8/27/2013

    " Being written in a way that science fiction is no longer written today I admit made this kind of hard to read and keep up with. There are some scenes that are just downright boring, but if you can keep up with the story it is absolutely fascinating and thrilling all at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant | 7/18/2013

    " Great book i dont know if i have read a book like this in years "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Lundstrum | 10/3/2012

    " Fascinating when you think it was written over a hundred years ago! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aries | 9/24/2012

    " Un classico ancora splendidamente leggibile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JusAnotherGirl*~*ThisBeatUpWorld | 7/31/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aleph78 | 4/7/2012

    " Lover the story, hated the writing style "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Cowart | 12/24/2011

    " The martians are coming, the martians are coming. Being one of the first native english books I've read this summer it went down like a cool glass of water. However the story is nothing but refreshing its about destruction and death in and around London following an invasion of Martians. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Holman-Dodds | 11/16/2011

    " It took a bit to get into the turn of the (last) century flavor, but once I did, an thoroughly enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yulia | 8/29/2011

    " If there had been an alien invasion in Victorian England, this is how it would have gone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon Hilty | 8/5/2011

    " This edition with illustrations by Edward Gorey is THE edition to get if you can find it. The illustrations provided by Gorey really do justice to the imagery presented in the story, which is itself a bonafide sci-fi classic. Just wish I'd been around for the radio broadcasts... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron Ocean | 6/3/2011

    " I have read this book multiple times throughout my life and just thoroughly enjoy it. If you haven't read it yet... What's wrong with you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/21/2011

    " An interesting read though perhaps Wells' vision of the future is somewhat dated as our society moves farther away from the manufacturing of the Industrial age and more to the service and computers of the Information Age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah | 5/20/2011

    " Enjoyed this one alot, going to have the watch the movie too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 5/17/2011

    " Love the constant allegory of the destruction that mankind brought about on itself, and the terrible wrath that it played out on us through the ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/16/2011

    " The most unique view into mankind's history I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine Maddox | 5/14/2011

    " I am reading it, I am enjoying it, this is my first HG Wells read. The language is antiquated, it might bother some, but it is interesting enough that I have downloaded War of the Worlds to also read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/13/2011

    " A fast but interesting read "

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

    " Where would Sci-Fi be without this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sidharth | 5/6/2011

    " I read and honestly I was not able to visualise all that he wrote whatever i was able to for that I am happy that i read this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LuckyCharmer | 5/4/2011

    " Good, but a little too wordy... still good though! "

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

    " Finally got around to this one, and very glad I did. Prompted immediate acquisition of additional works by Wells, I so thoroughly enjoyed it. Fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ella Brooke | 5/2/2011

    " I liked the anthropological tone of the narrator describing the future races. It's definitely a product of the 1800's and was very similar to the ethnologies of the time. "

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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.