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  • The White Mountains

  • Tripods Series, Book 1
  • By: John Christopher
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

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.

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  • Saw the TV programme as a kid in 80's

  • By karl on 14-09-13

Saw the TV programme as a kid in 80's

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Reviewed: 14-09-13

Would you listen to The White Mountains again? Why?

I would listen to this book again, fantastic story, timeless sci-fiction oddly comforting given the nature of the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Will stands out at first, but I think overall Beanpole as I personally identify with the character.

What does William Gaminara bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Beautifully told by William Gaminara, characterisation was spot on, and let the story paint it own picture wonderfully easily in your imagination.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

We all need our freedom

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