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Publisher's Summary

When young Matthew starts talking to himself, and introduces his invisible friend, Chocky, to the family, his parents decide it's just a phase he is going through. But when Matthew starts explaining binary maths and anti-gravity propulsion, they begin to worry. Is Chocky really just the product of an over-inactive imagination, or something more?

Based on a novel by John Wyndham, this full-cast radio drama was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

©1953, 1968 John Wyndham; ©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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AMAZING Radio Adaptation of the Book!

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I honestly don't think the production staff/actors behind this radio play could have done a better job of encapsulating the essence of the story and theme in Wyndham's work. You really get a sense of the confusion and trauma that this little boy is going through, along with the mystery of whether or not the voices in his head are real or imagined.<br/><br/>9.4 / 10

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Classic Sci-Fi done well

Great cast, interesting story. I wish my father was as rational! Recommended listening if you like the works of Wyndham or Kneale.

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Pleasantly surprised

Would you listen to Classic Radio Sci-Fi again? Why?

I am for sure planning on listening to this again. It was quite a ride.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the characters a lot and the soundtrack was amazing.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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

The conversation between chocky and the dad was mesmerizing.

Any additional comments?

Definitely a good story, highly recommended.

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  • Thomas
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • 12-25-09

First rate

I loved this book when I first read it long ago. This dramatization captures the story in great detail. The acting is so professional it seems effortless. And the gradual ramping up of tension is done very well. I recommend this.

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  • Sarah
  • 04-21-11

entertaining

Not my favourite Wyndham novel but very entertaining anyhow. I liked the voice of Chocky & it was the perfect length for this short-ish book. I enjoy BBC dramas.

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  • RedReviews
  • 02-27-16

didn't like it. found it slow and boring. sorry

didn't really care about the characters and what happened. think it could of been done better.

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  • jill middlemas
  • 01-13-15

Excellent

Really enjoyed this listen. I listened twice all at once. A one I've always wanted to hear but never had. Well worth buying

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  • Nightrider
  • 05-29-14

Because of Chocky

What made the experience of listening to Classic Radio Sci-Fi the most enjoyable?

This dramatization made me feel as if i was there within the story. I was considering closing my Audible account but Chocky changed my mind. Its probably one of the best audios I've listened to so far. I enjoyed every single moment. Each chapter i wanted to hear more.