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Leonard Nimoy,H.G. Wells
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This was the audiobook I listened to which is an adaptation of War of the worlds by . Wells with Leonard Nimoy and more in it. It was a pretty good audiobook

Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis, and Anthony Jackson also feature in this thrilling six-part, full-cast dramatization of . Well's classic novel-an immensely atmospheric recording based on one of the most influential stories ever told. This CD release also includes a detailed sleeve note recounting the making of the radio adaptations, written by Andrew Pixley. This was the audiobook I listened to which is an adaptation of War of the worlds by . It was a pretty good audiobook. Be sure to find this audiobook at your local library and wherever books are sold.

Far from it! The War of the Worlds by HG Wells was written more than a. .Wells' contribution to our ideas of science fiction remains unparalleled and the book has been widely filmed, staged and televised.

Far from it! The War of the Worlds by HG Wells was written more than a century ago and went on to become an iconic work in the science fiction genre, spawning a whole new genre of literature featuring alien invaders. It was in fact the first book to present the idea of conflict between inhabitants of different planets. The story begins in an observatory in Ottershaw, when scientists note a series of mysterious explosions taking place on Mars. The enduring appeal of this book makes it a must read classic for readers of all ages.

Wells Herbert George. Kepler (quoted in The Anatomy of Melancholy ). Book One. The Coming of the Martians. Chapter 1. The Eve of the War. The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited. re we or they Lords of the World. nd how are all things made for man? – Kepler (quoted in The Anatomy of Melancholy ) Book One The Coming of the Martians Chapter 1 The Eve of the War No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely.

txt 145 Кб. CHAPTER ONE. Before the War. In the last years of the nineteenth century, no one believed that this world was being watched closely by intelligences greater than our own. We had no idea that we were being studied almost as carefully as a scientist studies the small creatures in a drop of water. With great confidence, people travelled around this world and believed that they were in control of their lives. No one gave a thought to possible threats from other planets.

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. Wells, first serialised in 1897 by Pearson's Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The novel's first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London.

This Leonard Nimoy recording originally came out in 1976, published by the record label Caedmon, known for doing plenty of.

This Leonard Nimoy recording originally came out in 1976, published by the record label Caedmon, known for doing plenty of innovation of their own in the then-yet-unnamed field of audiobooks. As much as science-fiction die-hards will enjoy hearing this pairing of Nimoy and Wells here, some will certainly want to track down the actual LP - not just for the collectors' value, but because it features liner notes by none other than that other vastly influential creator of sci-fi as we know it, Isaac Asimov.

o recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. A great book from a great writer. Wells more than any other author invented science fiction. I first read this book in high school and then several times as an adult. I recommend it to all. Do not let the Tom Cruse film ruin your appreciation of this masterwork. There is no comparison of the genuine article and the film. I must again express my appreciation to ManyBooks for bringing these classics to us at no cost. Upvote (0). Downvote (0).

Wells’s story subsequently appeared in serial form in several American newspapers, including William . A number of filmmakers have attempted to tackle The War of the Worlds.

Wells’s story subsequently appeared in serial form in several American newspapers, including William Randolph Hearst’s The New York Evening Journal and the Boston Post. In 1953 Byron Haskin directed an Academy Award-winning adaptation of the novel starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. Haskin’s adaptation influenced many future science fiction films, including Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds (2005), which starred Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning and featured narration by Morgan Freeman.

Since H. Wells published War of the Worlds in 1898, artists have struggled to depict his alien invaders

Since H. Wells published War of the Worlds in 1898, artists have struggled to depict his alien invaders.

An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others, struggles to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians.
  • Jogrnd
What a great book and it’s a lot different than what you see in the movies that have been based on it. The style of writing is a lot easier to read than many of Wells’s contemporaries so you can really get into the story without stumbling over a lot of archaic prose. The story itself is super imaginative considering the time period it was written in, but so were the rest of Wells’s writings. He was probably a fascinating person to talk to. I’m not going to give a synopsis of of the book because I’m sure everybody else has and there’s one in the book description anyway, but I really recommend this book to any age group over 10. Enjoy it!
  • Lonesome Orange Kid
A classic scifi story, WOTW gets better everytime I read it. I've started reading every 2 years or so at Mars' opposition. That's the best time to view Mars through a telescope. Fortunately, I've never seen any evidence of cannon blasts ???? I gave the recording four stars because the story is timeless, but this particular recording is not a favorite. The narrator seems to mumble and does not have a lot of expression in the reading. I've not shared this recording with anyone else because I am afraid of boring them with the reading. I guess maybe it's supposed to sound like a stuffy 19th century upper class Englishman. It does but sounds more like someone reading a newspaper out loud rather than someone telling a story. It's ok, but I hope a more lively performance is done someday....
  • JoJosho
As usual, the original is always better. This could make a great movie, as is. For the generally informed mind, this and other HGW books are informative as to that time period of science and flight. He always referrs to the science and technology of that day, (1890s), and this is where ones own knowledge is broadened. Although, I'll grant you that the average person is ignorant of past technology. So sad , and like the people of this story. This really would make a great movie, as is.
  • Globus
Hard to believe elements of the story were conceived in the 19th century - just a few years after invention of the light bulb. Wells imagines robots, lasers, chemical weapons, indiscriminate warfare, panic human exodus, and wide spread human crisis.
  • Buge
The story often thrilling is under scored by a genuine fear that over takes the reader of a future that promises nothing when all human efforts is expunged by forces we have no say. Only by the most minute elements of our nature made by the Creator saves us. When all that is lost is suddenly given back do we have the sense of all we over looked in life is now seen differently. War of the Worlds is more than a thrilling story of invasion but rather an insight to ourselves.
  • Gldasiy
If you like aliens, sit back, crack open a cold one, and get ready to dive into the surrealist experience of your life.

Yes! It's "The War of The Worlds". Back again by popular demand, this book features stunning verbal illustrations on mankind's struggle against the martians who suck the life out of human's souls while trying to terraform the world just like your ex! Be amazed at the verbal painting of an unnamed man who just wants to survive and be with his wifey back after being separated from her by all the forms of human anxiety & panic along with the impending doom of humankind! It's got destruction, laser light shows, sounds, and a very stunning viewpoint on what would happen if you're trapped with a religious man during those days. Say whaat?

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  • Pooker
Saw the older movie as a youngster and was scared, but this book provides a great inside view of a man's thoughts as he rapidly transitions from a comfortable, tranquil and idyllic life into a struggle for survival, fearing for life itself let alone food and water, where concealment and hiding are the key's to one more day of life. I love this passage:

"...a sense of dethronement, a persuasion that I was no longer the master, but an animal among the animals, under the Martian heel. With us it be as with them, to lurk and watch, to run and hide; the fear and empire of man had passed away."
I read the book itself many years ago when i was younger. The book was great, fantastic even, i liked it so much that i read it in one week while in school. The Audio book however is another story altogether. This particular "version" of the legendary story has too many extra details added that instead of adding to the plot in a positive way it makes it boring. I was into it, maybe in the 3rd chapter when i started noticing many little parts that where not in the original story. The audio book is OK, if you like a massive amount of details, if not, stick with the original.