Survivors

  • by Terry Nation
  • Narrated by Carolyn Seymour
  • 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A deadly virus spreads across the world as quickly as the passenger jets that encircle it. Within weeks most of the global population is dead. The human race is thrown back into the dark ages. The few left alive must rely on the most basic skills to survive one day to the next.
Abby Grant ventures out into a strange new England, her husband dead, the fate of her son unknown. Jenny Richards flees London. Engineer Greg Preston arrives from abroad. Desperate lone travellers come together, their instincts to form a community, even if that means rebuilding civilisation from scratch.
But not all who are left have such high ideals.... And while she has the chance of a new beginning, Abby cannot settle until she knows the truth. Has her son survived?

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Almost ruined by the Americanisation of the text

Would you listen to Survivors again? Why?

Probably not. I mainly wanted to hear it because I remember the original TV series clearly. It does a good job of telling the story. It is quite dark in places, which suits the post-apocalyptic story. The narrator was, I think, one of the leads in that so I like the idea of her reading it but her narration sometimes lacks the performance element that can bring the text alive.


Any additional comments?

Why on earth has the text either been written, or edited, for American English? This story is based on a BBC series set in London and rural England and is I think a very English-style story. It therefore jars really badly when the text is littered with references to windshields, sidewalks and worst of all panty hose and "toward" when we would say "towards" , both especially grating. That means for me that it loses 2 stars.

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- catsatcastle

Good story, well told.

Any additional comments?

Having recently just watched the BBC TV box set of the three 'Survivors' series, I enjoyed the re-telling of a slightly darker version of the story. Only spoiled by the unnecessary 'Americanisation' of the text. Sidewalks for pavements, sedan for saloon, gas for petrol, intersection for crossroads etc.

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- Gibbon2011

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-09-2015
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions