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What disappointed you about Walter Koenig's Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot?
found the story line hard to follow very jumbled and all over the place .
Would you ever listen to anything by Walter Koenig and Deniz Cordell again?
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Walter Koenig and The Colonial Radio Players ?
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
poor,not my kind of listen
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I read Buck Alice a million years ago and loved the book. When I found this Colonial Radio Theater's version I was thrilled. This recording followed the book perfectly. Combining Colonial Radio Theater & Walter Koenig was a brilliant idea. The story runs smoothly and the music, voices and sound effects enhance the story. We have listened to this several times while traveling and each time we enjoy it more. If you love listening and using your imagination as much as I do this is a perfect story for you. Love Colonial Radio Theater!
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The dramatization is based on Walter Koenig's novel of the same name. In a "cd extras" interview at the end of the book, Koenig said that his original novel met with mixed reviews at its first publishing. Although I really wanted to like the performance, I am unable to do so.
The story, even with different actors for different characters was silly and incoherent. I was reminded of badly done Douglas Adams. Interestingly, also in the interview, his novel is compared to work by Adams. Koenig says that he hadn't read any Adams when he wrote the novel, but he was grateful for the interviewer saying his stuff is similar.
As Koenig said, his novel gets mixed reviews, so some, if not many, will enjoy this story of space alien invasion in which all the regular humans are killed at the first attack and only losers who were out of the way of the original attack survived. I am glad this was only $2.95, but I will be sending it back.