The Sonic Society

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A Celebration of War!


It’s been 75 years today that radio took America by storm. ┬áThat King of Radio Theatre, Orson Welles had convinced those who were glued to their sets that the Martians had invaded, and the rest was history.

No one questioned the power of the audio story again, nor the way it could rivet a listener and paint pictures in the mind that left an indelible mark.

And to mark the three quarter of a century mark, who else, but the modern day equivalent of Mercury Theatre on the Air, the award winning, ever freshly sounding Colonial Radio Theatre┬átakes on a shiny new story of this timeless tale of H.G. Wells’ invasion from the Red Planet.

Veteran writer M.J. Elliott brings back the feel of 19th century England, and with the dulcet tones of our own enormously talented David Ault in the main role along with the expert and clear direction of Jerry Robbins at the helm this story is instantly a classic.

I had thought all versions of the Martian attack had been seen almost endlessly, but instead of reprising Orson Welles’ inventive modern day style, the CRT gang goes back to the roots.

This is why Colonial Radio has been so popular through the years, in my opinion. They are one of the very few companies that captivate the joy of radio plays from the past with the skills of modern storytelling.

If you’re a fan of history, a fan of science fiction, or aching to pull out your steampunk attire, don’t hesitate. Get yourself a copy of “War of the Worlds” from either Amazon or Audible today! At $6.95 it’s a steal!

About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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