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The War of the Worlds.

H. G. Wells .

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ISBN 10: 0786129107 / ISBN 13: 9780786129102
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks, 2005
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Five Compact Discs in Excellent condition, showing no flaws [Nearly New]; Housed in a clear and black plastic case, which is also in Very Good conditon, showing only mild rubbing and a short, hairline crack at the front panel [Very Good]; all promotional material / liner notes a present and Very Good condition. Overall, Very Good++. Read and Narrated by Christopher Hurt. Original Novel published in 1898. Audio Book: CDs. Bookseller Inventory # 40840

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Title: The War of the Worlds.

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Audio Book: CDs.

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H.G. Wells's science fiction classic, the first novel to explore the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets, it still startling and vivid nearly after a century after its appearance, and a half-century after Orson Wells's infamous 1938 radio adaptation. The daring portrayal of aliens landing on English soil, with its themes of interplanetary imperialism, technological holocaust and chaos, is central to the career of H.G. Wells, who died at the dawn of the atomic age. The survival of mankind in the face of "vast and cool and unsympathetic" scientific powers spinning out of control was a crucial theme throughout his work. Visionary, shocking and chilling, The War Of The Worlds has lost none of its impact since its first publication in 1898.

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This is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories, first published by H.G. Wells in 1898. The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator tells readers that "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's..."

Things then progress from a series of seemingly mundane reports about odd atmospheric disturbances taking place on Mars to the arrival of Martians just outside of London. At first the Martians seem laughable, hardly able to move in Earth's comparatively heavy gravity even enough to raise themselves out of the pit created when their spaceship landed. But soon the Martians reveal their true nature as death machines 100-feet tall rise up from the pit and begin laying waste to the surrounding land. Wells quickly moves the story from the countryside to the evacuation of London itself and the loss of all hope as England's military suffers defeat after defeat. With horror his narrator describes how the Martians suck the blood from living humans for sustenance, and how it's clear that man is not being conquered so much a corralled. --Craig E. Engler

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