• The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  • By: Jack Finney
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-06-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (23 ratings)

Summary

On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Silently, subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, his friends, his family, the woman he loves, and the world as he knows it. This classic 1955 thriller of the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy inspired the acclaimed 1956 film, directed by Don Siegel and named one of Time magazine's 100 Best Films. Blackstone's edition is read by Don Siegel's son, actor-director Kristoffer Tabori, an Emmy and Audie Award winner, and concludes with the narrator's insider reminiscences of his father's work on the film.
©1955, 1983 Jack Finney (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Nominee, 2008 Audie Award, Science Fiction

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5 out of 5 stars
By DarkSkies on 04-05-15

Classic story told well.

The production values are all that let this book down which is a shame as the performance is great. The dates are altered to move the story into the seventies but when you hear it you can't help but be in 1950s America. The ending of the book is different from the filmic endings I have seen and perhaps not as strong but all the sense of dread and abnormalities hidden amongst the everyday is here. Well worth a listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Randall on 25-04-09

GOOD READ

Old, dated but a classic, and must read.

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12 of 15 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Charles Grey on 04-05-18

The Perfect Alien Invasion Story

There are many fine examples of this kind of alien-as-doppelgänger tale, for example Heinlein’s ‘The Puppet Masters’ or John W. Campbell’s ‘Who Goes There?’ But I think this is the best of the bunch. The quality of the writing, the crisp dialogue, the masterful evocation of the strange and terrible in the midst of the ordinary and mundane, and the steadily building sense of dread and menace that characterize this short piece of fiction place it in the first rank of 20th-Century science fiction/horror novels. I first read this in high school and in the decades since it has still not lost its ability to captivate me. My appreciation for it has only grown over the years.

As far as the reading goes, you could not ask for a better performance. Kristoffer Tabori really brings the text to life for the listener.

This is the perfect audiobook for a long nighttime drive. It will definitely keep you awake.

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