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3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Finney Narrator: George Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781436112123
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The critically-acclaimed author of Time and Again and From Time to Time, Jack Finney’s name has become synonymous with science fiction. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, his classic novel of the ultimate alien invasion, inspired three successful motion pictures.

“I warn you that what you’re starting to read is full of loose ends and unanswered questions.” begins Dr. Miles Bennell’s account of an insidious alien plot to take over the minds and bodies of his family and friends. At first, a handful of his neighbors seems to be suffering a mass delusion. People are convinced that their loved ones have changed in barely perceptible ways and aren’t really themselves. Miles is mystified, until the night a good friend shares a shocking discovery.

Now Miles and his closest friends may be humanity’s last and only hope. Whether you’ve seen the movie, read the book, or are hearing it for the first time, you will enjoy George Wilson’s striking rendition of this old favorite. His powerful reading gives the story an added flavor of horror and urgency.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni | 2/3/2014

    " Very readable and pacy. Quite eerie in places. Something of a deus ex machina ending but oh well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Mcgarvey | 2/2/2014

    " The 1956 movie is better than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya Cassingham | 1/17/2014

    " I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this classic sci-fi novel. It's well written and immediately draws you in. Interestingly, the story was written in the mid-50s but is set in the mid-70s although the tone seems more 50s to me. There are probably some "futuristic" aspects and now I wish I'd paid more attention to those details. When I picked it up to read I didn't think the story would affect me at all, but it actually creeped me out to the point that I had trouble sleeping after reading it at bedtime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evie | 1/16/2014

    " Excellent read. Much better than the movie adaptations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/13/2014

    " I listened to this while driving to Oregon. It was very creepy but the ending is more hopeful than the movie versions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bj | 1/9/2014

    " Fantastic! Though there's one big change in the film versions that was much for the better. No spoilers here. But, the movie's story line is a bit more satisfying in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas Mariner | 12/29/2013

    " This book is just a solid, mid-50s sci-fi scare. Totally convinced of the truth behind its own paranoia. A very quick and good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 11/28/2013

    " Enjoyable read. I love science fiction so that helps "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 11/6/2013

    " What a great little book! Very camp, was written in 1954, but creepy. I can hardly wait to see the movie. Quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/15/2013

    " Good premise, but story doesn't date particularly well, especially considering how many times the story's been reused in one form or another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bookczuk | 6/16/2013

    " Worth reading if you've ever seen the movie(s). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 6/7/2013

    " Classic. I love that the ending differs from the cult 50's film. More detail.... a page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alioh | 4/16/2013

    " I actually put off reading this for the longest time but when I finally got around to it loved it and have read it many times. It makes me laugh every time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 11/23/2012

    " Suspenseful tale about a subtle yet malevolent alien invasion in a California town. Story succeeds as it builds from quiet, peaceful, smalltown happiness to delusion, paranoia, and horror. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caleb Liu | 11/12/2012

    " Classic fears of invasion and take over in America in the 1950s (think Commies and McCarthyism) presented in the form of aliens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Shorten | 1/8/2012

    " a really good book and so different from the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 6/24/2011

    " A horror classic I had to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 5/6/2011

    " I love how this is written and am so glad I gave it a chance when I saw it at the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 4/26/2011

    " Not a serious read, but certainly a fun one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 4/24/2011

    " A stunning piece of work. Clever, intelligent, humorous, and downright scary in places. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 11/3/2010

    " Fun read! Suspenseful, but not scary. Still kind of chilling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don't | 9/18/2010

    " It's considered "soft science fiction." The best part about this book is that it has the 1970's feel to it as well as incredible descriptions. Now I see the humor in the movie "Cocoon." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 8/19/2010

    " Definitely deserving of its status as a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cody | 8/12/2010

    " we finally found out the aliens weakness - covering them with gasoline and setting them on fire "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 7/1/2010

    " I listened to this while driving to Oregon. It was very creepy but the ending is more hopeful than the movie versions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Konnersdad | 6/17/2010

    " A nice little thiller that's held up well over the years "

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About the Author
Author Jack Finney

Jack Finney was the author of the much loved and critically acclaimed novel Time and Again and its sequel, From Time to Time. He was best known for his thrillers and science fiction, and a number of his books were made into movies. He died in 1995.

About the Narrator

George Wilson (1927–2014) received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1949 from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was an author and former Washington Post reporter who covered the military from the perspective of soldiers crawling in the mud and from the offices of decision-makers in Washington, and who played a notable role in the Pentagon Papers case.