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By Jonathan on 04-09-08
A must for Dwarfers!
Chris Barrie makes this book his own. His knowledge of the characters and his vocal prowess shines through and really animates the narrative. Obviously his Rimmer is first class but his depictions of Lister, Holly, Cat and Kryten are all spot on.
As the previous reviewer noted this book takes some of the plot lines from the TV series and jumbles them up a bit and adds new elements and back story. Whilst this might warp the listeners expectations slightly it in no way lessens the quality of the story. In fact I think it adds to it and delivers a more in-depth exploration of the characters.
An absolute must for any Red Dwarf/Sci-fi/Comedy fan.
32 of 32 people found this review helpful
By Leon on 22-08-08
Great narration and fun to listen too
Chris Barrie narrates this novel with skill and vocal dexterity. His character voices are spot on faithful to the TV series. This book has most of the plot lines from the Red Dwarf series but more of the back plots are explained, especially the time before Lister joined the space corp. The material is great and the narration is excellent. Sometimes the book deviates from the characters that were developed on the TV series, but put this to one side and accept that this book was the start of the whole Red Dwarf series and all will be well. A good spend of this months credit!
22 of 22 people found this review helpful
By Heather on 16-04-09
Do not listen on public transport
I have laughed out loud at this a number of times, not a good idea on the bus on the way to work! The tone of the narration is spot on. A must listen for all Red Dwarf fans
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Len Marten on 20-01-12
Brilliant! Chris Barrie Genius!
I love it, it's fantastic! Chris does such an excellent job of doing all the voices it's almost creepy. I'm sure it must annoy the rest of the original cast because Chris Barrie could comfortably pull off a one man radio show!
Superb story, which I've read before, and yes I will be buying the next book but will try and delay for as long as possible because there are no more after that one :-(
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Kyenoz on 07-04-13
They're All Dead Dave
What a great buy this was. It's the story of how Red Dwarf came to be. Chris Barrie has an amazing knack of impersonating the whole team, though Listers scouse was a little too pronounced !. I thoroughly enjoyed this and would recommend to any smeg head !!
7 of 8 people found this review helpful