The Martian War

  • by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by Graeme Malcolm
  • 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What if the Martian invasion was not entirely the product of H.G. Wells's vivid imagination? What if Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write The War of the Worlds as a warning? From drafty London flats to the steamy Sahara, to the surface of the moon and beyond, The Martian War takes the reader on an exhilarating journey with Wells and his companions.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Don't give up on this story too soon. It gets better

An unusual take on background inspiring HGWells stories, such as War of the Worlds, first men on the moon, and The island of Doctor Moreau.
At first I though this would be an uninteresting autobiographical account of H.G., as much was factual. However, it became very exciting and interesting, incorporating many of his stories, such as The Time Machine and The Invisible Man.
Well worth persevering with.
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- Horace Spatula

Good to average

I really enjoyed the start of this book, but later it got bogged down in excessive detail. The references to Wells's and others' writings made me smile and were interesting but then the author started to spend too long on descriptions and not enough time on driving the story forwards. The narrator evidently didn't always check ahead as to which character was speaking and would sometimes use the wrong voices. Overall I'd rate the story as a 3.5/5, and do feel inspired to read more H G Wells and investigate the writings of T H Huxley.
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- Marge Simpson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios