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Publisher's Summary

In the first book of John Christopher's classic series, it is the year 2100, and the world is controlled by the machines called Tripods. Life goes on largely as it had in the pre-industrial era, as all of humanity is subject to mental controls that prevent anyone from challenging the established order.
Will, a 13-year-old living in the small English village of Wherton, is looking forward to the transition to adulthood, which will take place on the next "Capping Day" - until a chance meeting with a mysterious Vagrant named Ozymandias sends him on a quest to discover a world beyond the Tripods' control.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 06-21-12

Love the book

Would you listen to The White Mountains again? Why?

No, as it is a children's book, one reading is fine, but I will listen to the whole series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The White Mountains?

The description of the countryside and tripods are simple yet very effective.

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

Yes. I spread it over commutes, but if you wanted to you could spend the better part of a day and listen to the whole series. This first book is only just over 4 hours.

Any additional comments?

The book finishes off and you feel like it should of went on. So get the whole series and get on with the story. Loved this book, love the idea of tripods since that record came out in the late 70s, even loved the Tom Cruise movie 'War of the Worlds'. So do yourself a favour and get with the program. Listen to this book and enjoy an easy story.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Peter on 01-06-15

Top shelf book

This series of books have been a favourite since childhood and the audible version does great justice to what is a great read.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anjum on 03-21-11

Brilliant

This is the first book in the ?Tripods? trilogy. The tripods (for those who don?t remember the BBC series) are large, three-legged creatures who have invaded earth and enslaved mankind. White Mountains is the story of a young boy called Will and various other humans who make a dangerous journey across the ?white mountains?, in order to make a stand against the tripods. It?s a great yarn, which I think younger Sci-Fi fans would probably also enjoy.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By karl on 09-14-13

Saw the TV programme as a kid in 80's

Would you listen to The White Mountains again? Why?

I would listen to this book again, fantastic story, timeless sci-fiction oddly comforting given the nature of the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Will stands out at first, but I think overall Beanpole as I personally identify with the character.

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

Beautifully told by William Gaminara, characterisation was spot on, and let the story paint it own picture wonderfully easily in your imagination.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

We all need our freedom

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