The War of the Worlds (Version 3)

H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946)

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.)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Eve of the War Cori Samuel
00:16:47
Play 02 The Falling Star Cori Samuel
00:09:11
Play 03 On Horsell Common Cori Samuel
00:06:52
Play 04 The Cylinder Opens Cori Samuel
00:08:23
Play 05 The Heat-ray Cori Samuel
00:10:53
Play 06 The Heat-ray in the Chobham Road Cori Samuel
00:05:56
Play 07 How I Reached Home Cori Samuel
00:09:24
Play 08 Friday Night Cori Samuel
00:06:42
Play 09 The Fighting Begins Cori Samuel
00:13:17
Play 10 In the Storm Cori Samuel
00:14:50
Play 11 At the Window Cori Samuel
00:13:34
Play 12 What I Saw of the Destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton Cori Samuel
00:25:45
Play 13 How I Fell In with the Curate Cori Samuel
00:12:22
Play 14 In London Cori Samuel
00:25:13
Play 15 What Had Happened in Surrey Cori Samuel
00:19:07
Play 16 The Exodus from London Cori Samuel
00:28:24
Play 17 The 'Thunder Child' Cori Samuel
00:22:31
Play 18 Under Foot Cori Samuel
00:17:09
Play 19 What We Saw from the Ruined House Cori Samuel
00:23:16
Play 20 The Days of Imprisonment Cori Samuel
00:13:28
Play 21 The Death of the Curate Cori Samuel
00:11:28
Play 22 The Stillness Cori Samuel
00:06:51
Play 23 The Work of Fifteen Days Cori Samuel
00:08:39
Play 24 The Man on Putney Hill Cori Samuel
00:38:24
Play 25 Dead London Cori Samuel
00:23:02
Play 26 Wreckage Cori Samuel
00:13:15
Play 27 The Epilogue Cori Samuel
00:09:39