H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds

Genre: Full cast audio drama

H. G. Wells's The War of the WorldsA Radio Dramatization

Audie Award Finalist—2014With a full cast and thousands of sound effects, the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre is proud to present this faithful adaptation of the greatest science fiction novel of all kind, The War of the Worlds. A capsule crashes to Earth in the heart of Victorian England, its planet of origin: Mars. What no-one can foresee is that this is only the beginning of a massive invasion that will see humanity tested as never before. Based on H.G. Wells's groundbreaking novel, The War of the Worlds is as compelling a tale today as it was when the story was first published in 1898.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 2 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Author
H. G. Wells

Biography:
Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady's maid. Although 'Bertie' left school at fourteen to become a draper's apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher's salary. His other 'scientific romances'-The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)-won him distinction as the father of science fiction.
Narrator
The Colonial Radio Players
Narrator
David Ault

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