While I was looking for a new book I stumbled across this one and I remembered seeing the old movie, so I took a chance - and I am glad I did. I cannot say enough about how excellent both the story and the narration were - I was completely absorbed from the first sentence all the way through to the end. Set sometime in the 20th century, a lot of the content seemed quaint, yet nevertheless intense. The length of the book was just right for this story - about 6 hours. If you enjoy Sci-Fi you will not be disappointed. Following the book there is a discussion with the narrator that is very interesting as well - he is the son of the director of the first movie.
Jack Finney lets us contemplate the reason for existence in "Invasion". Ultimately, both man and alien will destroy anything and everything in the battle for survival. Is the human craving for emotional soap opera more valid than the pod changeling's simple instinct to exist?
"Invasion" concludes with a "Now what?", and, also, a "So what?".
I like a book whose ending suggests many intriguing possibilities.
Science, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Military History, Thrillers, Great Courses, Horror, and anything with a good story. Please forgive errors.
Yes and no. I can't read as much as I like and resort to listening to books but either is doable.
This is a great classic and worth the money. The characters are fun and the villain is unique and interesting.
"Do not start this audiobook unless you have 6hrs free to sit and listen!" Excellent novel, superb reading by Mr. Tabori. Really cannot praise this audiobook highly enough.
we were so pleasantly surprise be how good this book was, and the narator was great! I had seen the movie decades ago, but the book was so much better and creepier! My 10 year old son loved it as well.
An eerie tale of a small town where people start behaving slightly different then they used to. At first this is attributed to a mass delusion, but soon the real threat to humanity reveals itself...
A fascinating story written in 1955 about an alien invasion of a special kind. The plot is mostly dense and fast paced making it a thrilling listening experience.
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I thought the story was great! Intriguing, suspenseful… and timeless! you wouldn’t necessarily conclude it was written in the 50s – it’s an ageless classic.
I had vague recollections of the movie, but it didn’t spoil the story because I couldn’t remember the end, then again, the movie and the book don’t have the same ending anyway!
A well written good old fashion story. Well read and keeps you interested from start to finish. If you like a horror story without blood and guts, this is it.
I like these old-fashioned science fiction stories, and this was entertaining, but not repeatable. The main character didn't thrill me that much.
If you like this, try Day of the Triffids, and War of the Worlds, both even better than this one.
One of the best! I really liked learning the differences from the book and the movie. I also like the actor who read it. You think you now how this book will end if you saw the movie but it has a nice twice.
Miles. I like all four of the main characters in the book but he stood out and someone you want on your side.
He was great! Has a great voice that draws you in and really makes each person stand out and take form. You feel what each of them feels. He makes you feel the depth of their fear, hope and pain.
Yes and no, I did not laugh or cry but I did feel the doom and fear. I also felt the anger at the Invaders for not just coming here and taking over but also for the way they are proud of how they have done this to other words and left nothing but a dead wasteland.
I was really happy that I finally got to read/hear this book as I always wondered what the difference was from the movie, if any. I love the details the book has that the movies did not and the information the book has that the movies never got into. There is more here then you know if you have only seen the movies.