Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  • by Jack Finney
  • Narrated by George Wilson
  • 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At first, a handful of Dr. Miles Bennell's neighbors seem to be suffering a mass delusion. People are convinced that their loved ones have changed in barely perceptible ways and aren't really themselves. Miles is mystified, until the night a good friend shares a shocking discovery. Now Miles and his closest friends may be humanity's last and only hope.


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1950's writing is half the fun...

Didn't expect to like this but was curious, as I had never seen the movie. It is actually a fun little sci-fi read, obviously written in 50's and the flaws are part of charm. Great reader. I'd buy it again.
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- Jan "Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear."

An Unfairly-Overlooked Classic

Jack Finney was one of the great popular writers of the 50s through 70s, with a couple of his books rising above their sci-fi/horror genres. "The Body Snatchers" (its original published name) and "Time and Again" are both mini-classics. This one is very different from most of the 5 (!) movies based upon it, with a breezy, swingin' 50s feel to the narrative in spite of the horrifying subject manner. The story is superb (sure, it couldn't REALLY have happened this way from a scientific standpoint, but who cares?), the writing simple and direct, and the main character flawed-but-heroic, just as we like 'em. George Wilson's performance hits that perfect cheesy 50s vibe. Listened to this during a cross country trip with my 18 year-old daughter, and we both were hooked by the second chapter.
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- oncobomber "An oncologist practicing in southeastern Pennsylvania, and a husband and father of four lovely girls."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books