My mom & I love science fiction B-movies from the 50s and the 60s. Day of the Triffids is one of our favorites. When I saw it on a few Best of all Time lists I took a chance. I tried reading it and found the 'wordy' overwritten English grated on my nerves. So I tried the Audiobook and WOW color me happy! This is so not a B science fiction. This was a complete story that I was able to get so emerged into I yelled a few times at the gym, Wake up! Oh, come on! and Don't just stand there! I see a lot of ideas in our modern end-of-the-world stories that I think came from this Triffids which was published in 1951. I was wonderful to be kept on the edge of my seat without any blood, guts or gore. Just hardcore human nature and spores from an unknown source. I love when I take a chance and I get a winner.