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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Wyndham Narrator: Daniel Weyman Publisher: Canongate Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Matthew is a normal 11-year-old boy living with his parents and little sister in Surrey. He's too old and sensible to have an imaginary friend really. Yet when Matthew's parents keep finding him talking and arguing with a strange presence whom Matthew calls Chocky, that's what they believe it must be at first. But Chocky is oddly sinister, and keeps asking Matthew all sorts of complicated questions about the world and making him behave in unusual and erratic ways. Then Matthew suddenly does something heroic, well beyond his capabilities; the media become interested and the interest in Matthew widens. His parents refer him to a psychologist. Who is Chocky? And what could he or she want with their son?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Toby | 2/9/2014

    " Cute stuff - well thought out as usual "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steffen | 2/3/2014

    " a short, smart science-fiction novel, that still works after 45 years "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wendy | 1/8/2014

    " The premise of Chocky sounded rather curious, and i really enjoyed it. Seeing Matthew's relationship with Chocky from a third person's point of view was as frustrating as it was interesting. Not having insight into how the two really communicated, and Matthew being unable to articulate everything satisfactorily was useful in keeping threat of Chocky unknown: Whether it was real or imaginary, whether they were friend or foe. But ultimately it also left me so many unanswered questions, so many unfulfilled emotions. I wanted to know more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenni | 12/27/2013

    " I always enjoy a John Wyndham. This is one I haven't re-read much so it was pretty fresh in the mind (whereas Day of the Triffids and Chrysalids are multiple re-reads). Very well-put-together and well-written; would recommend. Not entirely 100% sure about the portrayal of the mother, mind; not entirely right-on I feel. "

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