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The War of the Worlds Paperback – March 8, 2017
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I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
While this full-cast audio is a mostly faithful adaptation of H.G. Wells' masterful science fiction novel that explored a divided society in humanity's fading twilight years, there were some changes made in perhaps a misguided attempt take a few swipes at George Pal's masterful movie version of "The Time Machine."
Yet, as readers of my reviews know, I automatically deduct points when the fake science of the Great Global Climate Change Hoax is promoted and when Progressive Democratic Liberal Communism is promoted - as in the case with the interviews with the actors after the audio adaptation was done.
So minus two stars for promoting fake science, and minus another star for promoting totalitarianism.
I read it a long time ago and enjoyed it as a story. Now, reading it as an adult, I see the deep social commentary and the authors interesting outlook on the future. Verne and others were great at predicting scientific advances, but Wells has a very somber take on the future of mankind and why it gets there. It is a very stark contrast to Roddenberry's Star Trek kind of future, for instance. I found it fascinating (pun intended) and enjoyed it immensely, again, but now from a very different point of view.
If you read it a long time ago, it is worth reading again, if you have never read it, it is very enjoyable and if you have only seen the movies you really should take a look at the book. The source material is incredibly rich and, although I enjoyed the two movie versions I have seen, I still think the book has a very definite charm all its own.
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