It isn't surprising that Chris Barrie does Rimmer's voice perfectly, because he played Rimmer on the show. But also, his imitation of Craig Charles' Lister is uncannily perfect, and his Holly and Cat are pretty good. If you like the show, this is a must-hear.
Wodehouse meets Asimov! Up there with the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy. I hadn''t seen the episodes and I started of with the novel. Enjoyed it thoroughly. The narration is superlative and makes the book all the more fun.
You either know about Red Dwarf or you haven't a clue. It is English, comedy, science fiction at it's zaniest best. Read, Enjoy. It helps to be a guy, because, like the 3 Stooges, some women just don't get it.......
This was an absolute hoot of a book, beginning to end! The impersonations were so dead on, you would think that it was the other actors! If you like the Britcom Red Dwarf, you will like this book. Some of the scenarios come directly from the show; however, there are some major differences which help to explain why something happened in the series (why Rimmer handed in a handprint on his exam), or retcon entirely (Kotchanski[sp?] and Lister's relationship for one). Other times, it will go off on its own tangent (namely, Better Than Life). You definitely learn more about Rimmer, and what makes him tick.
The annoying thing is that it ends on a cliff-hanger, which is resolved in the next novel...which ends in a cliffhanger that isn't audibly resolved as it wasn't recorded as of yet (there are sequel books though). But, they're both good and well worth the listen.
Totally hilarious, just like the show in its glory days. Chris Barrie, Rimmer on the show, is the perfect narrator. Of course he can do Rimmer, but his impressions of Lister, the Cat, Holly and Kryten are spot on as well. This isn't just a novelization tie-in, this is a very enjoyable story in its own right. Do not miss!
Funny, poignant, and over the top. A great story that is worth the time invested. And Chris Barrie's narration is exceptional! He imitates the voices of the original TV actors PERFECTLY. It is hard to believe that he nailed every voice. Enjoy this one!
This tells some of the tv show scripts without any changes. Original voices are a nice touch do you can recognise all the characters.
Getting to here just how Lister ended up joining the Red Dwarf crew.
All of them! Especially Lister and Holly.