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The Day Of The Triffids
Narrated by Roger May
Written by John Wyndham
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"Classic doomsday book: gripping; intelligent; literate; human."

"The End Begins: When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere."

A massive meteor shower is watched by most of the world's population. The next day, most of the population wakes to find themselves absolutely blind. Only the handful who miss watching the shower can see.

Coinciding with the shower is the emergence of Triffids; plants that are both extremely poisonous and mobile. They can actually lift their roots and move to another location. Triffids plus near universal human blindness puts civilization and the human race in extreme peril.

The modern world disappears and the remaining humans, some sighted, some blind, must strive to rebuild a modern world. In a battle between good and evil, the resultant victor is not always clear.

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