The Day of the Triffids (Unicorn)

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9780090551507: The Day of the Triffids (Unicorn)

Bill Masen works with triffids—animalistic plants with poisonous venom, wicked stingers, and the ability to move around on three "legs." Hospitalized when he succumbs to triffid venom in a lab accident, Masen misses seeing a world-changing night—a quirk of fate may just save his life. Strongly influenced by H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, Wyndham's post-apocalyptic novel displays some similarities to Wells' seminal sci-fi work. Yet, it remains an enduring classic in its own right, bursting with imagination and startling inventiveness. Read by Alex Jennings—a renowned British stage, television, and radio actor.

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THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS
A truly scary classic of a world at war with incomprehensible forces. A must read book and, a must see movie.

--Fred Dodnick, Vice President, Director of Trade Production

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The night the sky broke out in mysterious green flashes, all but a few people on Earth were blinded. The world went mad. Ordinary folk became animals, turning on one another in terror and desperation. Bill Masen was one of a handful who struggled to preserve a shred of civilization amidst the chaos. But chaos soon became the least of mankind's problems. Walking plants were appearing -- plants that fed on the bodies of their human prey. The triffids had arrived, and it was up to Bill Masen to stop them!

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