Jaws By Peter Benchley [book At Bedtime]

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01'the Great Fish Moved Silently Through The Night Water.'20180820

"Peter Benchley's classic novel, which became one of the most iconic films of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Henry Goodman kicks off Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, which went on to become one of the greatest movies of all time.

It's high summer on Cape Cod's Amity Island, and the tourists are arriving in their hundreds. But something is lurking just off the coast and one young holiday-maker is about to go skinny dipping...

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Reader: Henry Goodman is an award-winning stage and TV actor.
Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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02"'a Shark Attack, Clear And Simple.'"20180821

"Peter Benchley's classic novel, which became one of the most iconic films of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic novel, and one of the most terrifying movies of all time.

It's high summer in Cape Cod's Amity Island, and a mutilated body has been washed up on the beach. It looks like a shark attack, but Police Chief Brody is having trouble convincing the islanders that it's time to close the beaches...

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.
Reader: Henry Goodman
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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03'let's Get The Goddamn Beached Closed.'20180822

"Peter Benchley's classic novel, which became one of the most iconic films of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, which went on to become one of the greatest movies of all time.

It's high summer on Cape Cod's Amity Island, and now two people have been killed just off the coast. Chief Brody is convinced the killer is a shark, and now all he has to do is work out how he's going to catch it...

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Reader: Henry Goodman
Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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04'it's A Shark's Tooth.'20180823

"Peter Benchley's classic novel, which became one of the most iconic films of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

As the victims mount, Amity Island's beaches are finally closed. And Chief Brody decides to call in an expert who can might help him catch the shark...

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Reader: Henry Goodman
Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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05'suppose Someone Gets Killed.'20180824

"Peter Benchley's classic novel, which became one of the most iconic films of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

As Brody becomes more and more obsessed with the shark, he's oblivious to the threats to his own marriage... Will the beaches open for the 4th of July? And will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Reader: Henry Goodman
Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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06'he Didn't See The Fin Rise Behind Him.'20180827

"Peter Benchley's iconic novel, and one of the most terrifying movies of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Amity's beaches are open again for the 4th July weekend. But Brody is nervous...

Reader: Henry Goodman
Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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07'sitting And Waiting.'20180828

"Peter Benchley's bestselling 1970s novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Henry Goodman reads Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Brody, Hooper and Quint set out on their mission to find and kill the shark...

Reader: Henry Goodman
Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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08'it's Attacking The Boat!'20180829

"Peter Benchley's iconic novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

We're gonna need a bigger boat!

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

It's day two of the hunt, and tensions are rising on board the boat when the shark reappears....

Reader: Henry Goodman
Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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09'the Fish Is Too Much For Us.'20180830

"Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the most terrifying movies of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Day three of the hunt, and, against his shipmates' advice, shark expert Hooper decides to descend in the diving cage in search of the fish....

Reader: Henry Goodman
Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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09'the Fish Is Too Much For Us.'20180830

"Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the most terrifying movies of all time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Day three of the hunt, and, against his shipmates'Josie Long - Romance And Adventure

10'if It's A Fight He Wants.'20180831

Peter Benchley's classic novel, and one of the 1970s' most iconic movies.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Henry Goodman reads the finale of Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel, and one of the greatest movies of all time.

Hooper's been killed by the shark, but Quint refuses to give up the hunt....And now it seems the shark wants to make a fight of it.

Reader: Henry Goodman
Writer: Peter Benchley
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton.

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