Audiobook Review

Chocky

By
John Wyndham
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

An Understated Gem With A Dr Who Vibe

THE BIRDICT

🧡 An alien presence in a child’s mind could be a horror story or a sinister tale, but John Wyndham makes it oddly charming. Go into this with an open mind and enjoy the very British underreaction to the whole fandango.

💚 Oh, and this was first published in 1968. So a heads up for some outdated notions in what is, for its time, a very progressive book.

💜 There’s a real Dr Who feel to this, what with the nonchalant treatment of the extraordinary and the jovial tone.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 The audiobook version brings so much to this work. Daniel Weyman’s matter-of-fact delivery is utter genius and made me smile throughout.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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Chocky

THE BLURB

Matthew is a normal 11-year-old boy living with his parents and little sister in Surrey. He's too old and sensible to have an imaginary friend really. Yet when Matthew's parents keep finding him talking and arguing with a strange presence whom Matthew calls Chocky, that's what they believe it must be…at first. But Chocky is oddly sinister, and keeps asking Matthew all sorts of complicated questions about the world and making him behave in unusual and erratic ways. Then Matthew suddenly does something heroic, well beyond his capabilities; the media become interested and the interest in Matthew widens. His parents refer him to a psychologist. Who is Chocky? And what could he or she want with their son?