• Red Dwarf: Better Than Life

  • By: Grant Naylor
  • Narrated by: Chris Barrie
  • Series: Red Dwarf, Book 2
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-11-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Laughing Stock Productions Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (1,272 ratings)

Summary

Red Dwarf - Better Than Life is the second and final instalment of this hilarious sci-fi comedy.
Narrated by Chris "Rimmer" Barrie, Better Than Life finds the crew trapped in a mind-boggling computer game that is threatening their lives and safety of the ship. One by one, they enter the game to rescue each other - and one by one, they become trapped! Holly will have to use his mega brain to solve this one.
©1994 Grant Naylor (P)1994 Laughing Stock Productions
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5 out of 5 stars
By Christopher Wilton on 05-01-11

Excellent Sci-Fi, but...

if you go into these books expecting something to match the TV series you will be sadly disappointed. Instead clear your mind of any preconceptions about Red Dwarf and approach this book as pure sci-fi. You'll find it fascinating, imaginative and not without its humorous moments. But don't expect the series to translate into prose literature, it just doesn't work like that. Instead treat the literary Dwarf as a continuum unto itself and you'll find it amazing, especially when read by the multi-talented Chris Barrie.

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18 of 18 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By janet on 15-11-11

Very funny.

What a brilliant book. Despite stealing some of the jokes and plotlines from the TV series, it really feels quite original. The darker take on Better Than Life is the highlight of the book, especially when it concerns Rimmer.

Since this is the novel Red Dwarf universe, some of your expectations will be broken, as Rob and Doug really mix things up. It is much darker in tone than the series on a whole, alterted characterisation and twists may take you by suprise.


The main reason to download this is just to hear Chris Barrie. The man is a genius. You'll sometimes forget it's him, and become convinced Craig Charles and Robert Llewellyn have joined in the reading.

All in all, very funny, and well worth a download. Great follow up to Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers, would love to see Backwards and The Last Human added to the site soon!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard P. Morris on 14-07-16

Would give 11 stars for this performance!

Chris Barrie's performance is among the best I have heard. Hilarious and touching, a tour-de-force!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Matthew Trotter on 06-07-16

Chris Barrie, need I say more?

The story is good, but the narration is spectacular. Chris does very good voices for the whole crew, don't miss this one.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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