The Kraken Wakes

The Kraken Wakes

by John Wyndham (Michael Joseph, 1953)

audiobook read by John Sackville (Audible, 2022)

Book cover: “The Kraken Wakes” by John Wyndham (Michael Joseph, 1953); audiobook read by John Sackville (Audible, 2022)

A literary apocalyptic novel more Wells than Lovecraft (and superior to both). Wyndham’s narrative carries the ring of truth—through myriad details and logistics but also in its portrayal of humanity’s collective flaws. Phyllis Watson plays second fiddle yet outshines her husband.

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