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The Invasion of the Body Snatchers Audiobook

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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Publisher's Summary

On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Silently, subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, his friends, his family, the woman he loves, and the world as he knows it.

This classic 1955 thriller of the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy inspired the acclaimed 1956 film, directed by Don Siegel and named one of Time magazine's 100 Best Films. Blackstone's edition is read by Don Siegel's son, actor-director Kristoffer Tabori, an Emmy and Audie Award winner, and concludes with the narrator's insider reminiscences of his father's work on the film.

©1955, 1983 Jack Finney; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Nominee, 2008 Audie Award, Science Fiction

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    "superb narration!"

    I really enjoyed this classic. definitely worth getting. and the narration for this book is spectacular!!!

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    Alain 09-06-16
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    "A fun listen."

    The title grabbed my interest with a vague resonance of long ago either having seen the movie or read the book, but at the very least knowing of it being an iconic tale among those that fertilized the mind of a young Stephen King. The narration sample sold me and thanks to the reader's enjoyable style, tone, and pacing made the listening a really fun ride.

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    "Loved it!"

    I don't even know how many times I've seen both movie versions of Invasion of The Body Snatchers. It didn't keep me from wanting to hear it. It was fabulous!

    Pameja

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    Russell J Fyock Clio, Michigan, US 08-31-16
    Russell J Fyock Clio, Michigan, US 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    Just amazing. This book so wonderfully wrote and full with seat gripping drama that you'll need the whole 6+ hours to listen to it in one go. Performance was top notch!

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    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 10-21-15
    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 10-21-15 Member Since 2014

    Avid listener on my daily commute!

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    "Riveting Psychological Suspense"
    What made the experience of listening to The Invasion of the Body Snatchers the most enjoyable?

    The narrator, who had an obvious flair for the material and for drama.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The long, weirdly relaxed, highly intellectual explanations of the science behind the invasion....especially when delivered by scientists who had themselves been replaced by pod people. I also LOVED the ending, which I never saw coming!!


    What about Kristoffer Tabori’s performance did you like?

    Loved his voices, his vocal inflection and expressions. Disliked his very occasional tendency to over-emote at odd, non-nail-biting moments.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Oh, Audible! What a silly question for this particular title! Of course there have probably been MANY movies (I know of at least two), and although I'm not positive I've ever seen one, I sure would like to now that I've listened to the book! I'll bet the tag lines to the films were along the lines of "Terror in Mill Valley," "Who Can You Trust?," "They Came From Outer Space" and "Is it Mass Hysteria, or Something More Insidious?"


    Any additional comments?

    4 1/2 Stars for this surprisingly fresh page-turner! Thank you, Audible, for offering it on sale--hate to think how I nearly missed this hidden-in-plain-sight gem! I hadn't even known it was a book, and I'm not sure what I would have expected had I known, but not this!!

    One important caveat: This book is DATED, being from the 1950's, not just in terms of the technological limitations of the times but in terms of gender roles. Go into it knowing that and you won't be disappointed. Expect some of what a modern audience would have called blatant sexism, and also a weird little joke about abortion that I don't even think I fully understood.

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    Gunther 03-09-15
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    "I loved the whole package"

    I knew the story from the movie adaptation from 1978.  Young as I was, it was a story that scared me. Now, almost 30 years later, I listened to this audible version of the book narrated by Kristoffer Tabori. The way the narrator tells this story is so good. It really gives character to the story and the characters. Sometimes my hair stood on end. 5 stars for me!

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    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 02-18-15
    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 02-18-15 Member Since 2016

    I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!

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    "Better than the movie"

    I saw the movie way back when. I had no idea it was based on a book. I was too young to bother with this fact. I saw this and got it in part because I remember how that movie scared my younger self. I was not disappointed. It is very well done. Kristoffer Tabori does a great job reading it. By his voice, I could picture myself running huffing and puffing through the woods in an attempt to get away. The frustration as our main characters try to get away is riveting. So nice to have a STORY surrounding a little sex instead of having SEX surrounding a little story. I really enjoyed this book glad to have discovered it.

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    Donna Queensland, Australia 08-17-11
    Donna Queensland, Australia 08-17-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Loved It"

    I've always loved this story, and the narrator does a fabulous job - he's just perfect for it. The interview at the end is interesting too :)

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    "Interesting to Revisit a Classic"

    I've always loved the old black-and-white movie and thought it would be fun to read the book. I was not disappointed. A bonus interview at the end of this audio recording proved very interesting, too, as it speaks to both the book and that original movie.

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    Jim 06-20-07
    Jim 06-20-07
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    "nice"

    Engaging and fun even after seeing the original movie years ago.

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