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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.
The Kraken Wakes is a tale of humanity’s efforts to resist alien invasion, narrated by Mike who unfolds the story as experienced by the couple - from the earliest signs of trouble, to the conflict between the sea-dwelling creatures and the human world. John Wyndham’s classic science-fiction masterpiece is powerfully brought to life in this unabridged production. His other titles - The Midwich Cuckoos and The Day Of the Triffids - are also published as audiobooks by CSA Word.
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By Ross Henderson on 07-20-12

Something of a Disappointment

I had loved this book when I read it some 30 years ago, but upon revisiting in audio form it I was quite disappointed. While the basic story line is good I found the writing style very dated and slow moving. The dialog between husband and wife is particularly hard to take; very stiff, upper class English diction, and the endless "darling, darling, darling" as they address each other is at times nothing short of grating. But I struggled through it and it does pick up in the last quarter. It has however caused me to reconsider purchasing the other Wyndham works.

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By Robert on 08-08-13

Classic Sci-Fi!

I remember reading this book when I was going to college a long time ago and loving it. Now, re-"reading" it many years later, it stands up to time and I still love it! Alex Jennings is a fantastic narrator - I especially like his Russian voice. The Kraken Wakes and The Day of the Triffids are both classics from John Wyndham. Download it now!

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By Malcolm on 01-01-13

Fabulous

I've always been a big John Wyndham fan and I love the way the story and the way it is structured and written



But on specific points on the audio books

- I love the musical interludes. It really adds a poignancy to the story

- I love the Alex Jenning's narration, and I would be more than happy listening to more of his recordings. The way he did all the different accents and voices was great.



Would be good to see this story become a movie

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By R. T. on 03-07-12

Flawed, dreadful musical interludes.

The reading is really excellent, no complaints at all but please kindly take out and shoot whoever it was who is responsible for dubbing the dreadful, artificial music into the recording. It is awfully badly done, the music has never been anywhere near an actual REAL musical instrument. Anyone musical could have made some useful suggestions that would have been better. Rather avoid music all together.

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