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The War of the Worlds (Version 3)

Gelesen von Cori Samuel

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No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that the Earth was being scrutinised and studied from across the gulf of space. With infinite complacency, humanity went about its little affairs, serene in its assurance of its empire over matter. It is possible that the micro-organisms we watch under a microscope, do the same. Few people gave thought to the idea of life on other planets, and none imagined that it could be so vastly superior in intellect to ourselves. No one considered the possibility of extra-terrestrial danger. Yet the eyes that regarded our planet were envious and unsympathetic, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. (Cori Samuel, adapted from Chapter One.) (6 hr 54 min)

Chapters

The Eve of the War

16:47

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The Falling Star

9:11

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On Horsell Common

6:52

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The Cylinder Opens

8:23

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The Heat-ray

10:53

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The Heat-ray in the Chobham Road

5:56

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How I Reached Home

9:24

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Friday Night

6:42

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The Fighting Begins

13:17

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In the Storm

14:50

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At the Window

13:34

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What I Saw of the Destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton

25:45

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How I Fell In with the Curate

12:22

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In London

25:13

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What Had Happened in Surrey

19:07

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The Exodus from London

28:24

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The 'Thunder Child'

22:31

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Under Foot

17:09

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What We Saw from the Ruined House

23:16

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The Days of Imprisonment

13:28

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The Death of the Curate

11:28

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The Stillness

6:51

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The Work of Fifteen Days

8:39

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The Man on Putney Hill

38:24

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Dead London

23:02

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Wreckage

13:15

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The Epilogue

9:39

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Bewertungen

oh yeah!

(5 Sterne)

I'd listen to Cori read a calculator manual... but her reading War of the Worlds is infinitely better.

I can't get enough Cori Samuel...she is the best.

(5 Sterne)

excellent reading

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Loved listening to this version of War of the World's! I'd listen to it again I enjoyed it so much! Corey Samuels does a great job giving voice to the characters' wide range of emotions.

great listen

(5 Sterne)

Great job Cory! Thoroughly enjoyed.

Great book, interesting reading

(4 Sterne)

I'd been a fan of War of the Worlds since I heard the Jeff Wayne musical as a teen. I really enjoyed the Steven Spielberg movie, yes I even thought Tom Cruise was good! But I'd never actually read the book. It was insightful to imagine how early 19th century England would've handled an alien invasion. Technology is different than today but people seem to change very little. The lady who retorted to the narrator that she'd "heard quite enough of the alien" is a reaction I can imagine many people having if an invasion happened now. Instead we'd have it on the various social medias with claims of fake news or tinfoil hatters. One of my favourite parts was Cori's narration! I couldn't help but imagine the actual narrator in the book being a woman. A progressive one at that as she had a wife! It was nice to imagine such a progressive society existing at the time.

(5 Sterne)

Excellent story, eerily previews WWI & WWII destruction and rebirth of London in an 1897 tale-- earning Wells his moniker as "the Shakespeare of science fiction." Reader is tremendous, catching all the emotion, horror, and yes beauty of the tale.

excellent professional reader

(5 Sterne)

this is by far the best version, evidently read by an expert reader, with a clear voice that makes the narrated story come to life! thanks to this wonderful volunteer

Better Thanhan I Remembered

(5 Sterne)

Story: I read this book when I was a kid and thought it was okay. I didn't remember a whole lot so thought I give it a listen. It was so much better than I remember it being the first time around. What a great book. The imagery is vivid, and characters feel real. I was even surprised at how frightening a few parts were. Narrator: Ms. Samuels does an absolutely fantastic job. I think she is my new favorite Librivox reader. Part of the reason I listened to The War of the Worlds is because I just got done with her reading of Frankenstein and wanted to hear more from her.