Day of the Triffids

Read, listen and watch as the world is taken over by man-eating plants in John Wyndham’s science fiction classic, The Day of the Triffids.

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Category: reading, listening

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“When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”

If you like to read fiction in your spare time, the ESL-bits website is a great place to start, especially for a selection of modern classics. They have lots of audiobooks together with the original text, which means that you can read or listen, or do both together.

Read and listen to The Day of the Triffids here:

Text and Audiobook

You might also find it useful to have some background information. For chapter summaries, character descriptions and more, take a look at the reader’s guide website here:

Reader's Guide

And if you find that you just don’t want the apocalypse to end, you can watch the much-loved BBC TV mini-series here. But be warned, the special effects are very 1981!

BBC mini-series

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