The World Set Free (version 2)


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Radioactive decay is a major theme in the novel The World Set Free, published in 1914. Wells explores what might happen if the rate of decay could be sped up. The book may have encouraged scientists to explore theories of nuclear chain reaction. It also served as a vehicle for Wells to develop his ideas on survival of the human race. (Summary by Bill Boerst) (8 hr 4 min)

Chapters

00 -- Preface, Prelude Sec 1-6 40:44 Read by Jules Hawryluk
01 -- Prelude Sec 7 & 8, Ch First Sec 1-3 55:05 Read by Jules Hawryluk
02 -- Ch First Sec 4-8 43:31 Read by Jules Hawryluk
03 -- Ch Second Sec 1-3 41:55 Read by Jules Hawryluk
04 -- Ch Second Sec 4-8 46:38 Read by Jules Hawryluk
05 -- Ch Second Sec 9 & 10, Ch Third Sec 1 & 2 41:02 Read by William Tomcho
06 -- Ch Third Sec 3-7 51:11 Read by William Tomcho
07 -- Ch Third Sec 8, Ch Fourth Sec 1-6 40:33 Read by William Tomcho
08 -- Ch Fourth Sec 7-11 40:53 Read by Jules Hawryluk
09 -- Ch Fourth Sec 12, Ch Fifth Sec 1-4 39:31 Read by Jules Hawryluk
10 -- Ch Fifth Sec 5-10 43:16 Read by Jules Hawryluk