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The Invasion of the Body Snatchers | [Jack Finney]

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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.
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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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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 10-24-12
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 10-24-12 Member Since 2012

    AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!

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    "very entertaining story--better than the movie"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes but not to everyone. the story is good. i know someone who could enjoy this story but because it is science fiction, he will never give it a try.

    if you saw the movie the audiobook is great. but if you never saw the movie i think the book will be even better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

    when the bady snatchers were in town waiting for the truck.


    What about Kristoffer Tabori’s performance did you like?

    the book was well read, great voice, enjoyable reader!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    many moments. moments when miles and rebecca were fighting to save their existance


    Any additional comments?

    i wish i never saw the movie. i do for some reason think the audiobook would be even better. but it was a great entertaining read.

    the book was a little different than the movie. i liked the book better.

    i don't want to be a spoiler in case some readers don't know the story tho.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 06-17-12
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 06-17-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Different from the film"

    I found this book to be one of the exceptions to the rule that books are better than the film version. It was different to the film as it was simple and I found the ending disappointing. I preferred the ending in the film version.

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    Gilma United States 12-07-11
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    Which character – as performed by Kristoffer Tabori – was your favorite?

    Kristoffer played all the characters very well but I liked the main character the best. You can tell he envisioned the scene and channeled the character's emotions through the tone of his voice.


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    I never saw the movie but Im glad I heard this audio instead.

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    Donna Queensland, Australia 08-17-11
    Donna Queensland, Australia 08-17-11 Member Since 2013
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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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    kerri phillips 08-29-09 Member Since 2009
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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 Grand Junction, CO, United States 06-20-07
    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 06-20-07
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    "nice"

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

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    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 09-15-07
    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 09-15-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent"

    I have seen the first two movies but the book as usual was so much better and actually expains whats happening. I have listened to alot of books and I really liked this one. Don't miss it.

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    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 04-25-09
    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 04-25-09 Member Since 2010
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    "GOOD READ"

    Old, dated but a classic, and must read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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