Tuesday, 30 December 2008


The Official Blurb


My Review

Once again I break from reviewing audio books and take a look at another type of audio. This time I'm reviewing a 1967 radio broadcast from the BBC, a presentation of John Wyndham's classic sci fi story "Chocky".

There is a bit of audio hiss on the old recording and a strange silence in the middle of a few seconds duration, but dont worry about that as you dont actually miss anything as the story picks up right where it left off and it's only a few seconds.

This presentation of the story is a full cast dramatisation and the voices are the typical britsh clipped accent that was habitually used by the BBC at the time of the broadcast.

The story has neccessarily been abridged in order to fit into this short presentation but we still have a fully rounded story that is very well done.

The character "Chocky" appears as a childs imaginary friend but when the child starts to ask odd questions and know things he shouldn't know the story starts to get really interesting.

It's less than an hour long and well worth your time to hear this great story well told.

Reading 3/3
Production 2/3
Story 3/3

Total Score 8/9

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