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.
What a fun story. Great plot idea. Unexpected twists. The performance was terrific.
A guy gets drunk on earth and wakes up stranded in an outpost in space. A bit of a low life, but he has a low life plan to get home. A glimpse into his future shows things will come out all right. But then... the book ends.
What a fun book. I planned on adding this author to my repeat author list. But when, assuming I was half way through the book, it ended. Abruptly. Suddenly. Without warning. Did I mention it caught me off guard?
I won't spoil the book for you, but imagine this. You are reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. But... Goldilocks doesn't get past the porridge because she dies of food poisoning, with her face in the bowl. Oh, and the bears don't come back. They got the same food poisoning. That'll wipe the smile off your face.
It wasn't till I looked up the book to write this review that it became apparent that it was the first part of a multi-part story. It sure didn't end that way. If I buy the next book, I may find out that a paramedic came along and pumped Goldilocks and the three bears stomachs so the story could continue. Not sure if I have the courage to find out. Maybe if there isn't a third part.
The reasoning for the rating: This would have earned 4 or maybe 5 stars had the story been completed. But since it was half of the story, I could only give half of the stars. It got one back for being a great performance.
Getting to here just how Lister ended up joining the Red Dwarf crew.
All of them! Especially Lister and Holly.
Slime comin' home.
Chis Barrie's narration.
If you're a Red Dwarf fan you will absolutely love how Chris Barrie brings each character's voice to life in the story. You might think that's Craig Charles stopping by to work with Chris, but it's all just a one man show. Incredibly entertaining and worthwhile.
Smegs in space. (It is a show.) :)
You won't regret buying this, even if you've already read the book.