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Things then progress from a series of seemingly mundane reports about odd atmospheric disturbances taking place on Mars to the arrival of Martians just outside of London. At first the Martians seem laughable, hardly able to move in Earth's comparatively heavy gravity even enough to raise themselves out of the pit created when their spaceship landed. But soon the Martians reveal their true nature as death machines 100-feet tall rise up from the pit and begin laying waste to the surrounding land. Wells quickly moves the story from the countryside to the evacuation of London itself and the loss of all hope as England's military suffers defeat after defeat. With horror his narrator describes how the Martians suck the blood from living humans for sustenance, and how it's clear that man is not being conquered so much a corralled. --Craig E. Engler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
First time I have read the book (and used a Kindle). I was surprised that it is still readable (with all the special effects in various media and having seen the early and most... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Oceancider
The audio would not work with book. I really wanted to hear it not just read it.Published 7 days ago by sammy1
It's a classic and it's nice to have in your Kindle. Give it a read and you can see for yourself how this book has influenced a lot of the modern sci-fi movies and books.Published 18 days ago by Joseph Espinal
I purchased this book for my grandson who had to read it for a summer reading assignment. He enjoyed reading it very much.Published 21 days ago by Grandmother
This science fiction story is H.G. Wells' best! The greatest sci-fi story of them all! Loved it!Published 29 days ago by Christine Schulz
I had always heard about THE WAR OF THE WORLDS... radio story by Orson Welles. Until now I had never connected that he had not written the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by alexis w.
I usually read mystery/crime books but I had found a free copy of “The Time Machine” a while back and decided to read it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer Sahmoun
Before I read this, my father told me how people heard it on the radio and thought it real. That possibility really colored the novel for me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raven Oak