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Two superb BBC Radio Dramas,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Kraken Wakes / Chucky (Misc. Supplies)
The two stories presented in this AudioBook are in the form of BBC full-cast radio dramas, as opposed to pure narration. Having read the books, and not having listened to an Audio Book previously, I was sceptical about the format before receiving this as an Amazon.co.uk gift. Weeks passed before I finally got around to listening to the tape in the car. I need not have worried.
The first tape is a dramatised version of The Kraken Wakes. The production of the drama is first class, clearly spoken, with some great background music which is not intrusive. Sound effects are used throughout the production bringing life to the drama. Drawing on one of Wyndham's favourite themes, the end of the world as we know it, the book tells the story of the arrival of mysterious objects falling from the sky and landing in the sea. The consequences of this lead to environmental change on a massive scale, causing disruption to normal life across the world.
The second tape is Choky. One of Wyndham's shorter works, it tells the story of a young boy, Matthew, with extraordinary powers. Brought up to date from the "fifties style" of the book, the story is beautifully built and well played out. Matthew is played superbly by Sasha Dhawan.