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When a timid scientist builds a device that transports a grotesque beast from another dimension, he quickly learns the unsightly visitor has a kind, gentle nature. The scientist must thwart his greedy wife's efforts to exploit the creature.

©1961 Rod Serling (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Think!

Really listen and think about the lesson in this wonderful story! Makes you realise how easy it is to be considered the outsider!

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Cranky wife

Oh my! What a cranky wife! Edgar is a fantastic engineer, and like most engineers he is very involved in his work. His wife has become quite cranky about life and expresses her dissatisfaction with her husband because he doesn't fix items around the house, he just 'plays with his junk'.

Very good Twilight Zone story, just a bit depressing for a quick listen.

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Loved it!!!

OMG! This was so funny! It takes the term illegal alien to the hilarious extreme!!!!

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must listen

Interesting story. Stacey Keach does great narrative. Not seen on the TV series at all.

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Good idea for a story. So so execution.

Good idea for a story. Pretty fun (if a bit goofy) dramatization. The alien is the best part. He (it) is mainly what makes this a recommended listen. The geeky scientist and the nagging (and racist) wife is stereotypical in the extreme. Good sound effects as usual.

Only, just once I'd like to hear a geek / nerd part spoken with something else than a whiny voice.

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  • Diane Enticott
  • 08-19-16

brilliant brilliant and brilliant!!!

absolutely brilliant I live this story a lot and hopefully if something like this ever happened us humans would give them a chance instead of
shooting be for thinking. I would definitely recommend this audible.

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  • fuzzy
  • 10-29-15

Brilliant

Always loved this series. Its brilliant.

Thank you very much for bringing it live again

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  • samantha
  • 02-06-15

Mediocre story

Something was a bit cheesy about this one. It seemed a bit kidified love twilight zone but not quite taken by this, but good enough to see it through