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On the Isle of Wight, a colony of survivors wakes to a world plunged into darkness. Before long, the triffids, thought safely out of the way on the mainland, attack....

In John Wyndham’s classic best seller The Day of the Triffids the world has been overwhelmed by killer plants. As the novel ends, Wyndham’s narrator scientist Bill Masen is escaping, with his wife and four-year-old son, to the Isle of Wight where a small colony of survivors is holding out. Simon Clark’s sequel picks up the story 25 years on.

The survivors are safe, for the time being at least, on their island, where they have continued efforts to combat the triffids, while also striving in various ways to build a new civilization. Elsewhere in the world, similar colonies cling to survival, while the triffids persist in their attempts to destroy humanity.

One morning Bill Masen’s son, David, now grown up, wakes to a world plunged into darkness. Now, the triffids have an advantage over humanity.

©2014 Big Finish Productions (P)2014 Big Finish Productions

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Night of the Triffids Actually About Triffids

The Night of the Triffids was a lot easier to engage in than The Day of the Triffids was for me.  Maybe that was because the book was actually written in the 21st century instead of a few years after WWII ended, or maybe it was because the story is set a lot closer to present-day (1970s) than Day's story was (same time it was written), but something made it a lot easier to keep up with and remain interested in. The titular Triffids also played a much more significant role in the plot this time around, so I felt a lot more like I was 'getting what I paid for.'  The book also addressed racial and class divides. This made it somewhat more relevant to 'the times' as well as easier to relate to, especially for me.

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a little unsatisfying

This book builds upon Day of the Triffids well but takes a more human oriented approach while the first book was more oriented toward the overall situation in the world and the growing trouble with Triffids. I found this book ended surprisingly soon and was a little unsatisfying in that way. It does progress through the story of Triffids however

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great!

great story and great performance, i actually have enjoyed it more than the first book!

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  • A. Jackson
  • 10-26-20

Brilliant

I thought this was really well written. There were some poor reviews of the book but I thought they were very short sighted.

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book and the chance to revisit the triffids and the joy at their possible defeat.

The dramatisation was brilliant.

I will listen to it again.

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  • Revey
  • 11-04-15

I so wanted this to be great...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

To those who are still wary of meteor showers I could not recommend this story because this is all it is, a story and not a great one.

What will your next listen be?

Probably a better alternate history book.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The father and son conversation about the human races future if when machinery Etc can no longer be maintained.

Was The Night of the Triffids worth the listening time?

As a story yes, as a relivant sequel, no. But lovers of the original would be tempted by its title.

Any additional comments?

Just too many fortunate events for our lead character to survive!
A poor spin off. Now I've listened to it, it would be difficult not to imagine any other evolution pathway. I'll just stick with the original.

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  • Mr Ben Cronin
  • 12-11-20

A disappointing sequel

Hard to live up to John Wyndham’s masterpiece, but this doesn’t even get halfway there. Gone is the subtlety of language and plot of the Day of the Triffids. In comes flights of fancy like a New York that has actually advanced (scientifically) in the wake of the blinding. It flies in the face of the notion that the human race would have to toil just to avoid descent into savagery that was a key theme of Day of the Triffids.

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  • T. Barrett
  • 03-26-20

Brief

It was far too radio play for my tastes, sound effects etc. Didn't feel like an unabridged audiobook at all. story was okay, but felt really short.

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  • Karen Perkins - Author
  • 10-30-18

I've found a treasure trove!

Night of the Triffids took me straight back to reading John Wyndham's original, as well as watching the TV series - still one of my all-time favourites. Simon Clark has the talent, courage and skill to do both the original idea and his sequel justice, and I loved this. I hesitate to call it an audiobook, it is far more than that - the production is superb and fully draws the listener in to the world of the triffids. Due to one thing and another, I struggle to hold 'proper' books, and rely on audiobooks for my literary fixes. Out of the hundreds in my library, this is the clear winner. The script, actors, sound effects and editing put me right there in the action in the same way the TV series did oh so many year ago (eek!)

The best thing of all is that I've only scratched the surface of Simon Clark's books. I can't wait to devour the rest and feel like I've found a treasure trove!

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  • Benjamin
  • 04-06-22

Irritatingly true to tone of original

This story suffers from three of the failings of Day of the Triffids:
* Blindly "heroic" actions of the main character, devoid of any strategic thinking (you wouldn't have survived without some form of common-sense, surely)
* Main character's tendency to value any women based on whether they are "beautiful" vs "plain"/"ordinary"
* Main character's tendency to fall in love with any woman who touches him

If you enjoy any of the above, you'll enjoy this.

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  • mrs p turner
  • 01-25-22

it's ok but not the 1st book.

Not great. It's ok, but is a very different tone to the first book. Very short too.

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  • 03-26-21

Short but easy to listen

Loved that it continues a great book could of been longer but still a good way to wyle away a rainy day

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-23-20

A great listen

I quite enjoyed this story it was a good novel it had nice music and was a good sequel though its pacing was a little too fast.

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  • jo-dee sutton
  • 06-30-17

the night of the triffids<br /><br />

I enjoyed this sequence to the day of the triffids, been waiting a long time to read it. hope there will be a 3rd.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-19-22

Proper rubbish

What a waste of a credit. Nothing whatsoever like the first book, over acting to the extreme and truly awful writing anyway. And is there even a storyline…??! If you enjoyed ‘Day of the triffids’ honestly don’t get this one, it’s pants.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-26-21

Needs the audio to be balanced - or just remove the special effect sounds

Only thing I didn’t like (that seemed to impact it greatly) was the background music and special sound effects. The audio balance didn’t seem right and half the time I couldn’t hear the characters and had to continuously readjust the volume due to the sudden loud special effects sounds and tunes.

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  • Tales
  • 01-12-22

Audio needs improving

Great story and narration but the noises were far too loud during some sections. Audio needs to be a bit better balanced.