The War in the Air
War in the Air was written during a prolific time in H. G. Wells's writing career. Having withdrawn from British politics to spend more time on his own ideas, he published twelve books between 1901 and 1911, including this one. while many British citizens were surprised by the advent of World War I, Wells had already written prophetically about such a conflict. War in the Air predicted use of airplanes in modern war. (Summary by Bill Boerst) (10 hr 52 min)
|01 -- Ch 1, Parts 1-3||24:52||Read by Frank Booker|
|02 -- Ch 1, Parts 4-6||25:55||Read by Frank Booker|
|03 -- Ch 2, Parts 1 & 2||31:44||Read by Frank Booker|
|04 -- Ch 2, Parts 3-5||24:14||Read by Delmar H Dolbier|
|05 -- Ch 3, Parts 1-3||22:51||Read by Delmar H Dolbier|
|06 -- Ch 3, Parts 4 & 5||26:29||Read by Delmar H Dolbier|
|07 -- Ch 4, Parts 1 & 2||29:45||Read by William Tomcho|
|08 -- Ch 4, Parts 3-5||22:33||Read by William Tomcho|
|09 -- Ch 4, Parts 6-9||30:54||Read by William Tomcho|
|10 -- Ch 5, Parts 1-3||18:13||Read by Theresa Sheridan|
|11 -- Ch 5, Part 4||25:07||Read by Theresa Sheridan|
|12 -- Ch 5, Parts 5 & 6||14:48||Read by William Tomcho|
|13 -- Ch 6, Parts 1-3||22:47||Read by William Tomcho|
|14 -- Ch 6, Parts 4-6||32:05||Read by William Tomcho|
|15 -- Ch 7, Parts 1-3||19:25||Read by Fred DeBerardinis|
|16 -- Ch 7, Parts 4-6||19:26||Read by Fred DeBerardinis|
|17 -- Ch 7, Part 7||10:49||Read by Heather Hamtil|
|18 -- Ch 8, Parts 1 & 2||24:03||Read by William Tomcho|
|19 -- Ch 8, Parts 3-5||31:49||Read by William Tomcho|
|20 -- Ch 9, Parts 1-3||22:09||Read by William Tomcho|
|21 -- Ch 9, Parts 4-7||26:13||Read by William Tomcho|
|22 -- Ch 9, Parts 8-10||25:01||Read by William Tomcho|
|23 -- Ch 10, Parts 1 & 2||23:44||Read by William Tomcho|
|24 -- Ch 10, Parts 3-5||22:36||Read by William Tomcho|
|25 -- Ch 11, Parts 1-3||19:44||Read by Corinna Schultz|
|26 -- Ch 11, Parts 4 & 5||20:23||Read by Corinna Schultz|
|27 -- Epilogue||34:22||Read by Frank Booker|
A great post-apocalyptic novel.
People talk about how accurately HG Wells predicted future combat, but other writers of the period had similar ideas. The unsung gem in this book is the way Wells describes how society collapses. He maps in detail a world where war sparks an economic disaster that turns out to be the main catastrophe.
COULD HAVE BEEN FAIRLY GOOD IF.......
he had stuck to his story and foregone his usual claptrap about the evils of money and business, etc. His characters are most always wooden, but these were often a bit more realistic than his norm. Until chapter 11 it was a fairly interesting story, but he then reverted to his usual rantings and comments on economics (about which he understood absolutely nothing). No doubt he was ecstatic in 1929 when the great worldwide depression began!