Tripods
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 213 ratings)
  • .5
    When the Tripods Came: Tripods Series Prequel (Book 4) | John Christopher

    When the Tripods Came: Tripods Series Prequel (Book 4)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Christopher
    • Narrated By William Gaminara
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    The story of The Tripods was the basis of a popular BBC television series in the 1980s, where humanity has been conquered and enslaved by "the tripods", unseen alien entities that travel about in gigantic three-legged walking machines.

    'Tacked on' to the Trilogy

    This is mediocre book, and sadly nowhere near the standard of the original Trilogy. You don't gain much insight, if any, by reading it. It only slig..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 April 2013 by Jon (Oxford, UK)
  • 1
    The White Mountains: Tripods Series, Book 1 | John Christopher

    The White Mountains: Tripods Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Christopher
    • Narrated By William Gaminara
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    In the first book of John Christopher's classic series, it is the year 2100, and the world is controlled by the machines called Tripods. Life goes on largely as it had in the pre-industrial era, as all of humanity is subject to mental controls which prevent anyone from challenging the established order.

    Brilliant

    This is the first book in the ?Tripods? trilogy. The tripods (for those who don?t remember the BBC series) are large, three-legged creatures who have ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 March 2011 by Anjum (LondonUnited Kingdom)
  • 2
    The City of Gold and Lead: Tripods Series, Book 2 | John Christopher

    The City of Gold and Lead: Tripods Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Christopher
    • Narrated By William Gaminara
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    In the second book of John Christopher's classic series, Will Parker and his cohorts have spent a year living among the free men in the White Mountains. The Resistance charges them, now wearing realistic yet harmless caps, to infiltrate a Tripod city by competing in a sporting exhibition called "the Games" (very similar in nature to the Summer Olympics), in which the winners of the events are to be offered to the Tripods for service.

    A whole new world.

    The audio books and my kindle have opened up a whole new world to me. Having had reading difficulties throughout my early life I am now able to enter ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by S Owen (Oswestry UK)
  • 3
    The Pool of Fire: Tripods Series, Book 3 | John Christopher

    The Pool of Fire: Tripods Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Christopher
    • Narrated By William Gaminara
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    In the final book of John Christopher's classic series, Will Parker returns to the headquarters of the Resistance after several months in the City of Gold and Lead. He travels to Eastern Europe and the Middle East to set up resistance cells with young boys who question the power of the Tripods. When they are able to capture one of the Tripod 'Masters', they unlock a secret that they use in attempt to finally wrest control of the earth from the Tripods, and maybe - just maybe - save humanity.

    A whole new world.

    The audio books and my kindle have opened up a whole new world to me. Having had reading difficulties throughout my early life I am now able to enter ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by S Owen (Oswestry UK)