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  • The Day Of The Triffids

  • Classic Radio Sci-fi
  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

This full-cast drama, part of BBC Audiobooks' Classic Radio Sci-Fi series, is based on the classic post-war 'science fantasy' novel which made John Wyndham famous, and whose appeal endures to this day. Giles Cooper's six-part adaptation stars Gary Watson, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis, with appearances from Doctor Who names Peter Pratt, Christopher Bidmead and David Brierley. Divided by blindness and societal breakdown, humanity is at the mercy of the carniverous Triffids....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good as the book?

  • By Brian on 06-16-08

Entertqaining, but not really wonderful

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The audible eddition of this book was fun and entertaining, just dont expect more than a NPR special presentation.
Just listen and enjoy.

  • The Crystal World

  • By: J. G. Ballard
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Through a 'leaking' of time, the West African jungle starts to crystallize. Trees are metamorphosed into enormous jewels. Crocodiles encased in second glittering skins lurch down the river. Pythons with huge blind gemstone eyes rear in heraldic poses. Fearing this transformation as a herald of the apocalypse, most flee the area in terror, afraid to face a catastrophe they cannot understand. But some, dazzled and strangely entranced, remain to drift through this dreamworld forest.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish

  • By Aa-bomb on 04-14-15

A recomendation from my dad

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

So my dad bought me a series of books in the sci-fi genre, but this series is the Nebula award winners and other enjoyable award winning liturature from th genre. This book was so much fun that I just heard the "cereal narrator" talking you through the story. The characters are fun and engaging, you can almost feel your finger prike on a crystal leaf. Definitely worth a listen. Just be patient and youll get there, because this book sounds like its out of the 1920s. Nostalgia all the way.