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Download The Chrysalids & Survival: Classic Radio Sci-Fi (Dramatised) Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,968 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: BBC Audiobooks Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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Here's a double bill of John Wyndham stories adapted for radio.

Adapted by Barbara Clegg in 1982, The Chrysalids concerns the community of Waknut, where it is believed that mutants are the products of the Devil and must be stamped out. When 10-year-old David befriends a girl with a slight abnormality, he begins to understand the nature of fear and oppression. Then, when he develops his own deviation, he must learn to conceal his secret.

Survival is based on a short story and was produced for a 1990's Fear on Four revival. Set in the future, it concerns the first auto-piloted space flight. When the ship meets with an accident, the human passengers are cast adrift in space. What will they do when their food supplies run out? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keziah V | 1/14/2014

    " Great book, pretty deep stuff about God and tribulation in here. Totally rereading this after I get my hands on the first book.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 1/9/2014

    " Audiobook. Not great, but he creates a feeling that keeps me wanting more. I'll get around to his other stuff eventually. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eviero | 1/1/2014

    " Have been meaning to read this for years...I can see why it is considered a classic now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo Walker | 10/22/2013

    " Loved it in high school - still re-read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roni | 9/10/2013

    " I read this book as a teen and have never forgotten it, so had to give it a re-read. Still love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Dobson | 8/12/2013

    " Introduced to this book in first year high school I think or maybe grade 8. Anyway it struck me in a profound way. Always thought it would make a great film. Not aware of one though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke Jones | 3/29/2013

    " This is literature, not just a book, or a novel. Literature like this is good for the soul. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa | 11/4/2012

    " Surprisingly good... ahead of its time, even. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 9/10/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. Of what I've read, it's Whyndam's best. It seemed to me to be a wonderfully observant comment on human nature, set in a beautifully imagined and described world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 3/30/2012

    " I had to read this book for grade 9 english and I loved it. I thought it was really well written and I enjoyed the characters. It was the first Dystopian story I had ever read and I was hooked. John Wyndham did a fantastic job developing both the characters and the story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Henderson | 6/20/2011

    " This is quite neat. I really liked this book. I'd read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katlynn Thompson | 11/11/2009

    " I read this back in grade nine. I would have to reread it to write a review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sridhar | 9/21/2008

    " Not as good as The Day of the Triffids, but interesting nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Struggling Writer | 8/5/2008

    " A very enjoyable read, but not Wyndham's best (which is definitely "Day of the Triffids"). Still definitely worth reading and I would strongly recommend to anyone that enjoys a great adventure book. "

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