When Worlds Collide : Worlds Collide

  • by Philip Wylie, Edwin Balmer
  • Narrated by Peter Ganim
  • Series: Worlds Collide
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A runaway planet hurtles toward Earth. As it draws near, massive tidal waves, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions wrack our planet, devastating continents, drowning cities, and wiping out millions. In central North America, a team of scientists race to build a spacecraft powerful enough to escape the doomed Earth. Their greatest threat, they soon discover, comes not from the skies but from other humans.
A crackling plot and sizzling, cataclysmic vision have made When Worlds Collide one of the most popular and influential end-of-the-world novels of all time.

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World Smashingly Good

I knew this story from the 1951 film, but this book and the narration just blows the celluloid attempt out of this solar system. A masterpiece of imaginative storytelling, writing and narration that I couldn’t stop listening to, I was spellbound. For the last half I sat all afternoon, not noticing the winter darkness enfolding me, listening to this exciting piece of science fiction set in that exciting period when adventures beyond our atmosphere were still an adolescent mix of theory and fact, with that possibility of fanciful flourish.

It was all brought magically to life by that spell weaving voice of Peter Ganim whose voice secured the heroes in their alpha male roles and brought the professors prior to Sputnik and post nuclear dawn sciences to life in true 1940s style; you could almost picture him narrating dressed in a trench coat and trilby. I have found in audio books there is a very real need to marry the writing style, the story and the narrator into a holy threesome and in this instance, in my view, they are going to live happily ever after.

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- s "Freelance Chef/Skipper, my travels have been transformed by Audio Books. An avid Sci-Fi, Action Thriller & Fantasy Fan"

Great Film. Better Story.

OK, this is really bad science but timely and it's a great story. The characters are larger than life and so is the target.



Lyra and Bellus are a twin pair of rogue planets that are just about to close pass the Earth, loop around and wallop us. But! If we're lucky and clever we can launch Arcs to send life to the world that doesn't hit earth... Listen on...
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- scotty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-01-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios