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The Kraken Wakes (Dramatised) | [John Wyndham]

The Kraken Wakes (Dramatised)

At first, the fireballs seemed to be nothing more than a dazzling display of lights in the sky, plunging into the deepest oceans and disappearing without trace. But when ships started sinking inexplicably and the sea-lanes became impassable, it seemed that the world was facing a threat of unprecedented proportions.
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Publisher's Summary

John Wyndham's classic tale of monsters from the deep, alien invasion, and ecological disaster comes alive in this full-cast BBC radio dramatisation.

At first, the fireballs seemed to be nothing more than a dazzling display of lights in the sky, plunging into the deepest oceans and disappearing without trace. But when ships started sinking inexplicably and the sea-lanes became impassable, it seemed that the world was facing a threat of unprecedented proportions.

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    curt PORTLAND, OR, United States 12-23-08
    curt PORTLAND, OR, United States 12-23-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Old Time Sci Fi"

    I did not like it very much. It was stylized like an old radio show, but it just did not translate well that way. And it developed slow.

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    Greg Highett, Australia 11-04-09
    Greg Highett, Australia 11-04-09 Member Since 2009

    Main interests are crime, some science fiction, fantasy & comedy. Also very interested in playback hardware for audio books.

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    "Kraken Wakes Appalling Dramatisation"

    What a disappointment. Hopefully the writer of this dreadful dramatisation went on to a different career. The story is almost unrecognizable. Wyndham must be turning in his grave.

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    Mark susanville, CA, USA 04-11-09
    Mark susanville, CA, USA 04-11-09
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    "The Kraken Wakes"

    Skip this and go directly to Day of the Triffids

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    "Wasn't sure ... but wow!"

    I wasn't sure what to expect with a 'dramatised' version of one of my favourite books by one of my favourite authors. Sure it was the BBC but...

    I sure didn't want something that detracted from what I had already imagined. I usually buy unabridged and undramatised versions.

    All I can conclude is wow.

    Well done to the cast, writers, sound engineers and producers/directors. Thank you for sticking to the story, themes and atmosphere of the original.

    I have added the rest of the set to my wishlist.

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