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S Owen

Oswestry UK
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  • The Pool of Fire

  • Tripods Series, Book 3
  • By: John Christopher
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just for Young Adults

  • By Conphused on 09-12-16

A whole new world.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

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 a whole realm of adventure. I have devoured the Tripods series The Pool of Fire is the third book and continues the longing to follow Will's challenges to escape; his life as a slave to discover the Tripods life style and use it against them. I never ever considered I would become a bookworm but I'm well and truly hooked and can't wait to listen to the next chapters. If you like adventure, science fiction and suspense, the whole series is a must and i'm so glad I purchased them.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The City of Gold and Lead

  • Tripods Series, Book 2
  • By: John Christopher
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A whole new world.

  • By S Owen on 13-04-13

A whole new world.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

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 a whole realm of adventure. I have devoured the Tripods series The City of Gold and Lead is the second book and continues the longing to follow Will's challenges and struggles to evade capture; to escape; his life as a slave to discover the Tripods life style. I never ever considered I would become a bookworm but I'm well and truly hooked and can't wait to listen to the next chapters. If you like adventure, science fiction and suspense, the whole series is a must and i'm so glad I purchased them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saw the TV programme as a kid in 80's

  • By karl on 14-09-13

A whole new world.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

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 a whole realm of adventure. I have devoured the Tripods series starting with The White Mountains and could not wait to follow Will's challenges and struggles to evade capture; to escape; his life as a slave to discover the Tripods life style. I never ever considered I would become a bookworm but I'm well and truly hooked and can't wait to listen to the next chapters. If you like adventure, science fiction and suspense, the whole series is a must and i'm so glad I purchased them.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful