• The Day Of The Triffids

  • Classic Radio Sci-fi
  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 07-07-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
  • 3.9 (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This full-cast drama, part of BBC Audiobooks' Classic Radio Sci-Fi series, is based on the classic post-war 'science fantasy' novel which made John Wyndham famous, and whose appeal endures to this day. Giles Cooper's six-part adaptation stars Gary Watson, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis, with appearances from Doctor Who names Peter Pratt, Christopher Bidmead and David Brierley. Divided by blindness and societal breakdown, humanity is at the mercy of the carniverous Triffids....This BBC Radio 4 production was made and broadcast in 1968, and later transmitted via World Service.
©2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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By Linda B on 10-26-08

great story!

This is such a classic story, and a very well done adaptation...except that it REALLY could use some tweaking in terms of the sound quality. The music is piercing and painful in relation to the speech. It really was painful when I wasn't fast enough to turn down the volume between chapters, when the music cuts in... Whoever put this out should have that adjusted.

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By Brian on 06-16-08

Good as the book?

Having read the book and also listened to another audio narration of this classic, I was looking foward to hearing it once again.
I can say that this dramatised version would appeal to those who prefer an enacted potrayal of the book rather than an accurate literary presentation.
My evaluation of this novel is born from appreciation of John Wyndhams' writing talent rather than attempted immersion in a dramatised rendition. I would have much preferred this story to be an audio book in it's truest sense.

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By Jackie on 11-02-07

The Day Of The Triffids

Even at the end you wanted more. It is a thrilling story about the triffids and completely different from the film of the same name. At times you are on the edge of your chair and want to fast forward but can't because you will miss vital parts of the story!! Fantastic read.

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By dot_stockport on 04-24-17

classic

its an unlikely premise, zombie plants take over when an err something makes virtually everyone blind. However its no less likely than many sci fi premises and it does a reasonable job of societal breakdown, small group under attack. This a pleasing 1968 bbc radio version.

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