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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,067 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Wyndham Narrator: Jeremy Clyde Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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Set in the present in the village of Midwich, an event happens one afternoon that results in the pregnancy of all the women of child- bearing age. After nine months they all give birth to striking blue-eyed blonde boys, all with similar looks. The result has disastrous consequences for the villagers. This classic science-fiction novel has been filmed twice as Village of the Damned. 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 Donna Parker | 2/1/2014

    " I find with older books people often think, well, this has been done or this isn't very sophisticated, yet this was very ultra-modern, even scandalous and cool in its time and still holds up. The movie versions were cheesy granted. There are lots of interesting themes and somehow you feel for the 'children' as well as the humans. Wyndham always delivers a good sci-fi/horror mix. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Asa | 1/1/2014

    " Interesting idea, good followthrough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Scaife | 12/30/2013

    " A little slow though I think this was caused by my own perceptions of what the story would be. I haven't seen the film but like when I read Breakfast at Tiffiny's, I had the visual anchor so wasn't prepared for the style in which this book was written. Creepy stuff though and I love that it was the anti War of the Worlds. Also one of my favourite things in John Wyndham books is when a character so clearly speaks for the author, it's always the character I agree with the most and I take great pleasure in imagining the satisfaction Mr Wyndham must have felt getting all this stuff of his chest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pierre | 11/21/2013

    " Operatie Koekoek "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 11/18/2013

    " I picked up a mis-labeled collectors edition of this book at Walden Pond in Oakland for 3 bucks - I think it's better than Day of the Triffids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicki M | 11/7/2013

    " I really liked the story but not the style it was written in. I haven't read the original version as I'm not a fan of science fiction so this was an interesting read. I felt a bit stilted in places but maybe that's because its abridged rather than the way it was originally written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 5/24/2013

    " Wyndham veers off to moralising in this...a bit irritating as the concept is amazing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene Palfy | 9/1/2012

    " brilliant book - and much more humorous than I expected.. ;") "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 3/12/2012

    " Disappointing because the first half of the book was just too slow - it ended well, but took forever to get anywhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Mercer | 5/23/2011

    " While a slow start (and certainly bogged down with bits of British kerfluffle) - this book probably has one of the most shocking endings, ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pradipta Saha | 4/7/2011

    " Not as good as "Day of the Triffids" but a thought-provoking logical fantasy nonetheless. Wyndham brings out interesting and valid viewpoints on the law as a human institution and on the ethics of "murder". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leo | 3/8/2011

    " An excellent read from the SciFi's golden age. A must read!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 3/7/2011

    " A one-day book, meaning I read it in one day because I couldn't put it down. The Wyndham books are exponentially better than the movies, although some of the movies are okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/23/2011

    " One of my favourite books. Ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/22/2011

    " This might be the creepiest book I have read so far.
    Interesting and unpredictable.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frl. Irene | 2/11/2011

    " brilliant book - and much more humorous than I expected.. ;") "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cristiana | 1/30/2011

    " A masterpiece of space age literature, one of John Wyndham's most evocative works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kandie | 1/28/2011

    " The ending came a bit suddenly but I really enjoyed this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/4/2010

    " I only came across this after seeing the 1960 movie, Village of the Damned, but it's an excellent, if short, read. "

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