(Article by Neil Fawcett ©, added 7-Mar-1998/1-Oct-2000)
This is a 60 minute audio adaptation by Simon and Schuster Audioworks (1988) of the original 1968 classic.
In addition to actors and actresses playing the voices of the original characters it also has periodic narration. I feel this narration by Ed Bishop (Commander Stryker from UFO), along with its eerie background music, is the highlight of the tape. It starts with a classic introduction... "Once upon a time, there was a world where people walked at night and were not afraid. Where church yards were places of rest. Where marble slabs remained firm, and solid earth did not crumble and fall away. This is a story about the end of that world..."
The adaptation is relatively well produced and follows the original story line, except for a few minor changes:
A conversion of this tape is held on this site as a zipped Real Player file, so you will need Winzip to uncompress it, and then Real Player to listen it. The file is 6.2meg in size. To download it click here!
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