The Midwich Cuckoos

  • by BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by Bill Nighy, Sarah Parish
  • 1 hrs and 53 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This is a dynamic, modern dramatisation of a classic book by John Wyndham. Bill Nighy (Love Actually and many other films) and Sarah Parish (Cutting It) play Richard and Janet, a couple caught up in the goings-on of a sleepy English village in which all the children have golden eyes, blond hair, and a sinister talent for telepathy and telekinesis. (Wyndham's novel was filmed as Village of the Damned in 1960 and 1995.)

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What the Critics Say

"Bill Nighy is terrific as Richard Gayford, drawn into the horror of a small village whose women all give birth on the same day to beautiful babies whose only intent, as they grow, is to survive - whatever the cost." (Daily Express)

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Customer Reviews

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Loved It

I am great fan of the original book and I very much enjoyed this interpretion. It did maybe over simplify the story a little too much in parts, but that did not distract from the overall enjoyment.
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- Tim

Fab - great dramatisation

What did you like most about The Midwich Cuckoos?

Good story, solid audio version, nicely interpreted and brought up-to-date


What did you like best about this story?

Great narration, and the updating for a modern twist.


What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Bill Nighy is great as a languorous, rather useless male!


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.


Any additional comments?

Great version, highly recommended.

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- Pippa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-01-2007
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited