watching the movie War of the Worlds staring Tom Cruise
last weekend I was inspired to do some research on the
original H.G. Wells novel. I almost bought a copy of the
book, I did read it once as a child, but I hesitated.
Instead I downloaded The War of The Worlds BBC broadcast
based on the novel by H.G. Wells as an audiobook off of
was very easy to do. I simply paid with my visa card and
was able to do an instant download. I did not have to
wait for CD’s to come in the mail. After downloading the
audiobook I burnt it to discs so that I could listen to
it in my car as I drive.
I was also happy to see that
doing an instant download of the audiobook was much
cheaper then the same versions of the audiobook on CD.
It really is a much better deal to download the file and
burn it to disc your self then to have to pay someone
else to do the same thing.
Another great feature is that I will always be able to
download the audiobook again for free at any time. This
is perfect if you are like me and are prone to
scratching your cd’s.
have to say I was thrilled with the quality of the
recording of the audiobook. The audiobooks is from the
BBC Classic Sci-Fi Radio and has a run time of two hours
and fifty minutes.
of the things that I enjoyed the most of listening to
War of the Worlds on audiobook compared to the movie is
how much eerier it was. Watching the movie was good,
don’t get me wrong, but I must say that I enjoyed it as
an audiobook more. The movie was real eye candy. But the
audiobook invokes your imagination. The sound effects
being much simpler in the audiobook, but it felt more
real. It really made me feel like I was there.