Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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  • The Kraken Wakes

  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Journalist Mike Watson and his wife, Phyllis, trace it back to the strange showering lights they noticed on the final day of their honeymoon cruise; lights which appeared to land and disappear into the water. Reports mount of similar sightings all over the world. Governments embark on missions to investigate the sea, but ships disappear and diving crews never return to the surface. Something deep in the ocean does not want to be disturbed.

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  • Something of a Disappointment

  • By Ross Henderson on 07-20-12

A classic

4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-11-12

What did you love best about The Kraken Wakes?

Great original story - with some relevance to life today

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kraken Wakes?

The final grim phase

What does Alex Jennings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Yes - well read without overdoing the other character voices

If you could rename The Kraken Wakes, what would you call it?