Childhood's End

  • by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by Greg Wagland
  • 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the silent spacecraft arrived and took the light from the world, no one knew what to expect. When the Overlords finally showed themselves it was a shock but one that humankind could now cope with, and an era of peace, prosperity and endless leisure began. But the children of this utopia dream strange dreams of distant suns and alien planets, and soon they will be ready to join the Overmind...and, in a grand and thrilling metaphysical climax, leave Earth behind.


What the Critics Say

"There has been nothing like it for years." (C. S. Lewis)
"The Colossus of Science Fiction." ( New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Brilliant Story

This is my first Arthur C. Clarke book, I became interested after watching the mini series on Sky as with the book it was brilliant, and for one that normally believes the book is better I downloaded this one and wasn't disappointed.

The old references to technology are funny in this day and age but the fact it was written in the 50s I glossed over these details.

I would recommend this book to every Si-Fi fan I know.
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- Darren


I have read so many books. So many. That such a book evaded me all these years is a great pleasure.
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- Basho

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-03-2016
  • Publisher: Avid Audio