The White Mountains : Tripods

  • by John Christopher
  • Narrated by William Gaminara
  • Series: Tripods
  • 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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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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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- Michael

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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- Peter

Book Details

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