Book at Bedtime
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Episode 1: 'The great fish moved silently through the night water.'
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. Show less