The War of the Worlds

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Product Number: C7120
Released: Sep 25, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428159945
Narrator/s: Alexander Spencer
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Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds has done much to obscure the real brilliance of the original work. Written at a time when "science-fiction" did not exist as a genre, The War of the Worlds was a new departure in literature. Author H.G. Wells, deeply committed to social improvement in turn-of-the-century Britain, used extra-terrestrial invasion to predict the results of a not-entirely-impossible violent upheaval in contemporary society: for "Martians" read "bolsheviks." His book is social prophecy of the first order and only coincidentally one of the great works of science-fiction.

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Author(s): H.G. Wells

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Author(s): H.G. Wells
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Alexander Spencer
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Released: Apr 26, 2004
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
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Released: Sep 24, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428162716
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Alexander Spencer
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Released: Jan 01, 1980
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Alexander Spencer
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Released: Jan 01, 1980
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): H.G. Wells
Product Number 44995
Released: Oct 05, 2007
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"Alexander Spencer performs H.G. Wells's nineteenth-century science-fiction classic with precise, well-calculated pacing. At first, when the sighting of a meteor shower over London is reported, SpencerÕs delivery is deliberate, matter-of-fact, and measured, but as the story progresses and the terror of the alien invasion grows, his account becomes appropriately intense. Spencer narrates descriptions of the Martians, their destructive, deadly weapons, and their unspeakable acts with growing horror. As the truth of what the invaders have in mind dawns on the speaker, Spencer becomes breathless, his voice rising in pitch and volume. SpencerÕs spot-on storytelling skills enhance WellsÕs tale of intergalactic devastation and chaos. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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