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    • The Day of the Triffids

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Bill Masen wakes up one morning in his hospital bed. His eyes are completely bandaged after an eye operation so he is unable to see. He immediately notices how still and quiet everything is. Having taken off his bandages, he discovers that both inside the hospital and out, the majority of the population (who watched a display of startlingly bright comets in the night sky the previous evening) have all gone blind, and realises that there is a terrifying new enemy for humankind to contend with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oldie but goodie

    • By Belinda on 30-03-2019

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • The Midwich Cuckoos

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed - except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The Chrysalids

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, always on the alert for any deviation from the norm of God's creation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • vive la difference...

    • By Peter on 14-01-2017

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • John Wyndham: A BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Six classic BBC radio adaptations
    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Peter Sallis, Barbara Shelley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Bill Nighy, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis are among the cast in six classic BBC Radio dramatisations of stories by one of Britain's most popular science fiction authors. 'The Day of the Triffids', first broadcast in 1968, is set in a world in which most people have been left blind after a meteor shower, and lethal carnivorous triffids are roaming the land. 'The Kraken Wakes', dramatised for radio in 1998, is a gripping story of monsters from the deep, alien invasion and ecological disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Wyndham

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-02-2018

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The Day Of The Triffids

    • Classic Radio Sci-fi
    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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....

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Chocky

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Matthew is a normal 11-year-old boy living with his parents and little sister in Surrey. He's too old and sensible to have an imaginary friend really. Yet when Matthew's parents keep finding him talking and arguing with a strange presence whom Matthew calls Chocky, that's what they believe it must be…at first. But Chocky is oddly sinister, and keeps asking Matthew all sorts of complicated questions about the world and making him behave in unusual and erratic ways. Then Matthew suddenly does something heroic, well beyond his capabilities; the media become interested and the interest in Matthew widens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking and well read

    • By TooT on 28-06-2017

    Non-member price: $13.97

    • The Kraken Wakes

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • The Kraken Wakes (Dramatised)

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cake, Saira Todd, David Fleeshman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little lite and overly dramatic.

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-01-2017

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi

    • Chocky
    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Sacha Dhawan, Owen Teale, Cathy Tyson
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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?

    Non-member price: $14.99