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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,424 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Finney Narrator: Kristoffer Tabori Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Silently, subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, his friends, his family, the woman he loves—the world as he knows it. Miles knows the invasion is linked to the mysterious seed pods that have been turning up everywhere—and the pod people are spreading fast.

This classic 1955 thriller of the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy inspired the acclaimed 1956 film, directed by Don Siegel and named one of Time magazine’s 100 Best Films. Blackstone’s edition is read by Don Siegel’s son, actor-director Kristoffer Tabori, an Emmy® and Audie® Award winner, and concludes with the narrator’s insider reminiscences of his father’s work on the film.

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  • “Finney’s classic tale of alien invasion is recreated anew with more terror than the book or the film. Tabori delivers a performance that will chill listeners with his intensity and sense of urgency…By the end of this production, listeners will believe they are listening to Miles himself and not just some narrator.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Reader Tabori delivers a chillingly intense performance creating mounting terror with the carefully controlled volume of his voice. This classic SF/horror story has gone through several incarnations on the screen, but none compare to Finney’s original story; and with Tabori’s brilliantly strong reading, it remains an icon in its genre.”

    Kliatt (starred review)

  • “This science fiction classic is expertly narrated by Kristoffer Tabori, who reads the first-person narrative with gritty intensity that will remind listeners of a noir detective novel…Tabori’s narration captures the earthiness of the main character, Miles, who is ever smart and practical no matter how strange things get.”


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristen | 2/17/2014

    " When I saw that a Nicole Kidman movie was coming out based on "Invasion", I had to re-read the classic. This is such a great, quick read. I have always appreciated it's simplicity. You don't need gory aliens or ray guns to make a good, scary alien story. All you need are aliens who can turn you into pod people when you are defenseless, doing something you can't avoid (sleeping). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Russell Young | 2/14/2014

    " Suspenseful story, interesting characters, logical story. The quintessential formula. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dawn | 2/9/2014

    " A quick fun read, almost as cheesy as the movies! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bj | 2/8/2014

    " 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. "

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