The War of the Worlds (version 2)


Read by Rebecca Dittman

(4.5 stars; 215 reviews)

War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events which happen mostly in London and the county of Surrey, England, when a number of vessels manned by aliens are fired from Mars and land on Earth. (Summary by Rebecca) (6 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Book 1 Chapter 01 15:39 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 02 9:27 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 03 6:56 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 04 7:59 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 05 10:15 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 06 5:56 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 07 8:53 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 08 6:53 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 09 13:05 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 10 14:10 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 11 12:48 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 12 23:35 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 13 12:32 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 14 24:05 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 15 19:15 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 16 28:14 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 1 Chapter 17 22:13 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 01 16:53 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 02 22:09 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 03 12:45 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 04 10:58 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 05 6:49 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 06 8:36 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 07 34:12 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 08 20:27 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 09 11:52 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Book 2 Chapter 10 8:59 Read by Rebecca Dittman

Reviews

The War of the Worlds versions 2

(4 stars)

This book is imaginative and written with enough detail and realism to make the story believable (as far as any science fiction story set in the past can be believable). The reader does a good job, making almost no mistakes. His characterizations are consistent and fitting, and he carries the atmosphere of the events effectively.

War of the Worlds

(5 stars)

Highly recommended reading of this classic! Wonderful to hear the original version set at the end of the Victorian era with landmark London and Southern England places. Well read.

H.G. Wells At His Best

(5 stars)

This book is by far better than the movies, so expect to be amazed. The suspense is never ending and the litature is perfect. A must read even if your not a SciFi person.

The book is always better

(4.5 stars)

I've enjoy movies and books. But I've always found the case that the book is always better then any rendition of it on screen. This book far exceeds the attempts of those to turn it into a movie. Wells does a good job keeping the story moving forward and making the reader feel like they are in the action. Would recommend.

(5 stars)

Really great book and very well read! I am very glad to have been able to listen to this book as I don't know if I could read through it myself as it tends to drag on at times! That said it is a great listen and is through one person's narrative of the events that happened!

very well-read.

(4 stars)

HG Wells was a great thinker way ahead of his time, and this is surely a classic. but apart from the concepts that are no longer novel, this isn't all that great of a story - 4 stars. a great reading though...

(3.5 stars)

This is a great classic and well read, thanks to LibriVox. My only complaint would be that in the writing of this great classic, the rather descriptive written nature of the book became tedious to listen to. People long ago must have really enjoyed chapters filled with descriptive details about the surroundings. It became tedious to listen to after a while and I enjoyed that part less as time went on. I know I could not have endured it just by reading it, so thank you LibriVox.

Rebecca???

(2 stars)

I have just listened to a sample if his version......supposedly read by Rebecca Dittman, and reading the other reviews, they all have heard Rebecca's voice. Yet on the two samples I heard, the voice was a male........either that or Rebecca has a deep voice