War of the Worlds [audio]

The audiobook War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells is a science fiction novel. It is the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist’s (and his brother’s) adventures in London and the countryside around London as Earth is invaded by Martians. It is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to southern England. Book One imparts the experience of his brother, also unnamed, who describes events in the capital and escapes the Martians by boarding a ship near Tillingham on the coast sixty-five miles northeast of London and is not mentioned again. The plot has been related to invasion literature of the time.

 

 
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