The Death of Grass
by John Christopher (Michael Joseph, 1956); audiobook read by William Gaminara (Audible, 2011)
A straightforward but fluently written quest narrative, disquieting in its content. Christopher is something of a forgotten master, and posits an all-too-real apocalypse brought about by systemic crop failure. The plot twists grimly to follow humanity’s rapid and inevitable loss of civilisation.