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The War of the Worlds

Written by: H. G. Wells
Narrated by: Michael Scott
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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This story begins at an observatory in England where the narrator witnesses explosions on Mars. This event is followed by what is thought to be a meteor landing not far from the observatory. Once the narrator travels to the spot of the meteor landing he discovers it is actually a cylinder and the cylinder contains Martians. The story chronicles the Martian attacks throughout many parts of England, even devastating London and the narrator escapes with many chilling and near death adventures.

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The narrator is awful but the story is great

The narrator sounds like a robot. Mispronounces a lot of words he shouldn’t and generally kills what is otherwise a great idea in this plot. This should have been read by someone with an English accent... it would have done a lot for authenticity. Whatever, I’m not mad I read it, but it wasn’t an easy listen.

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  • Laura Wishart
  • 2019-08-09

bad narrator

obviously a great story, but the narrator was monotone and hard to listen to. I'd suggest a different narration.

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