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In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed - except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed. They grow up too fast, and their minds exhibit frightening abilities that give them control over others and brings them into conflict with the villagers just as a chilling realization dawns on the world outside.

The Midwich Cuckoos is the classic tale of aliens in our midst, exploring how we respond when confronted by those who are innately superior to us in every conceivable way.

©1957 John Wyndham (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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A great classic

Having missed this book first time round thought it was a good idea to read it the audible way. Well narrated with a story that doesn't really date.

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Excellent

Great story excellent narration. One very small niggle. When the vicar is portrayed, I could not help but picture the vicar from curse of the wererabbit. A very small point and certainly did not detract from a highly enjoyable audiobook.

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  • R. T.
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  • 19-01-18

John Wyndham... peerless.

I just love John Wyndham's work. MORE MORE MORE. In my opinion this is the weakest of his great novels, but it's still just marvelous. We really need Trouble with Lichen, and the two great sets of short stories, Seeds of Time and Consider her Ways.

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another wyndham classic

if you didnt quite get the film, children of the damned, read the book first, likewise the film can give you insight to the book. really enjoyable read

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Highly enjoyable science fiction classic.

Listening to this felt a little like watching an old, black and white movie, but I loved every minute of it. First published in 1957, it has dated a little, but still remains a classic of the genre.