The War of the Worlds

BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
eAudio - unabridged
(1.88 hours)
Product Number: OB6901
Released: 04 May, 2017
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781785293580
Publisher: BBC Audio
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Description

A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells's famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet. Ten days later, Ogilvy discovers a strange projectile on Horsell Common – with something inside. Robert rushes to view the craft, and is present when Martians emerge and turn their heat rays on the locals, who are waving white flags. It is the beginning of a merciless invasion… As Robert flees in search of safety, accompanied by a young curate, young soldier Billy experiences the chaos happening in London. As the Martians take control, transforming the landscape and decimating the population, is this the end for the human race? Wells's terrifying science fiction tale, first published in 1898, is both a reflection of Victorian fears of a coming apocalypse and a critique of British imperialism. This enthralling dramatisation asks how humankind would fare if colonised by a vastly superior technological invader. It stars Blake Ritson as Robert, with Samuel James as Billy and Carl Prekopp as the Curate. Duration: 2 hours approx.

Author(s): H.G. Wells
Original Publish Date: 04 May, 2017

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eBook
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Genre: Classics
Product Number WEB167684
Released: 05 Apr, 2017
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
Publisher: Vintage Digital
ISBN: #9781473546844
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Product Number WEB189389
Released: 08 Jan, 2016
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
Publisher: Horse's Mouth
ISBN: #9781785435409
eAudio
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Classics
Product Number OB34234
Released: 05 Feb, 2019
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781974925735

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