The Pool of Fire : Tripods

  • by John Christopher
  • Narrated by William Gaminara
  • Series: Tripods
  • 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the final book of John Christopher's classic series, Will Parker returns to the headquarters of the Resistance after several months in the City of Gold and Lead. He travels to Eastern Europe and the Middle East to set up resistance cells with young boys who question the power of the Tripods.
When they are able to capture one of the Tripod 'Masters', they unlock a secret that they use in attempt to finally wrest control of the earth from the Tripods, and maybe - just maybe - save humanity.


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Customer Reviews

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Dated preteen almost-science-fiction....

This review will cover the prequel (When the Tripods Came) and the trilogy (The White Mountains, The City of Gold, and The Pool of Fire.) These are all more than slightly dated, quite British, and definitely pre-teen fare. A very young male audience may enjoy this series. I found the story modestly interesting but more than a bit derivative and conventional.

The prequel can be read before the trilogy, but it does not add much that is not described in the trilogy. The characters in the prequel are less developed, the action less compelling, and the story more predictable than the trilogy. The trilogy has decent British boy character development, and an interesting story with some (not very intense) action and a few interesting twists. Perhaps being written in the 60???s is some excuse for weak science (but there is a lot of great pre-60???s science fiction.)
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- Michael "I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read."

awesome book!

What made the experience of listening to The Pool of Fire the most enjoyable?

I was able to close my eyes and picture the story as it was being read.

What other book might you compare The Pool of Fire to and why?

i cannot compare this book.

Which character – as performed by William Gaminara – was your favorite?


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

free the minds

Any additional comments?

this review is by a 13 year old boy who enjoyed the book very much.

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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-14-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios