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Richard

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byhalia, MS, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Into the Alternate Universe: John Grimes, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Rim ghosts are real! Intruders from alternate universes appearing where the fabric of space is thin. Sonya and John Grimes find themselves in an alternate universe.

    Richard says: "Strange things fall into cracks"
    "Strange things fall into cracks"
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    Are they in a crack between universes? Grimes and Sonya have to find a way to return to their universe and not meet their end as so many other things have done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alternate Orbits: John Grimes, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Kinsolving's planet on the rim of space where the fabric of time and is stretched almost to bursting. Should John Grimes be surprised to meet...Sherlock Holmes? Lady Chatterly? Tarzan and Jane? A. Bertram Chandler?

    Richard says: "Four short stories"
    "Four short stories"
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    1. Hall of Fame (Originally The Kinsolving's Planet Irregulars)
    2. The Sister Ships
    3. The Man Who Sailed the Skys
    4. The Rub

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rim Gods: John Grimes, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    John Grimes, astronautical superintendent of Rim Runners and commanding officer of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve, was tired of being a desk-bound space commodore. So when the chance came for him to do a little personal astronautical trouble-shooting, he didn't ask who, why or what - he just went. Which is how he found himself involved with time-space worlds, predatory starfish, and legendary characters apparently come to life. That's what can happen when you are out at the galaxy's edge and call forth The Rim Gods.

    Richard says: "Nine short stories from air-sea-land and space"
    "Nine short stories from air-sea-land and space"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    1. The Rim Gods
    2. The Bird-Brained Navigator
    3. The Tin Fishes
    4. The Last Dreamer
    5. Grimes at Glenrowan
    6. Grimes and the Great Race
    7. Grimes Among the Gourmets
    8. Grimes and the Odd Gods
    9. Grimes and the Jail Birds

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gateway to Never: John Grimes, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The air was alive with the vicious buzzing of the stun-guns. The smuggler was frozen in his squatting posture, paralyzed, unable to stir so much as a finger. But the robot moved. Its drive unit hammered shockingly and un-rhythmically and it shot straight upwards. Beams from hastily switched on police searchlights swept the sky like the antennae of disturbed insects - then caught it, held it, a tiny bright star in a firmament that had never known any stars. At least four machine rifles were hammering, and an incandescent tracer arched upwards with deceptive slowness.

    Richard says: "Grimes as (GASP) a Customs Inspector"
    "Grimes as (GASP) a Customs Inspector"
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    Commodore Grimes is forced to work with the Rim Worlds Custom's Chief Inspector to try and stop the drug trade from entering the Rim Worlds.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wild Ones: John Grimes, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Back on Earth with Shirl and Darleen from New Alice, John Grimes is off on a new mission. Giant golden creatures and accusations of witchcraft are all part of A. Bertram Chandler's last completed novel.

    Richard says: "Tick Toc I see the workings of a beautiful robot"
    "Tick Toc I see the workings of a beautiful robot"
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    Grimes' mother makes his father give up a beautiful see through robot in female human form made by Seiko of Japan. She then helps Grimes end a 'seal' hunt society.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Contraband from Otherspace: John Grimes, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Out there, along the outer edge of the galaxy, many strange things can happen, for there time and space undergo strange distortions and "space ghosts" may appear where no ship ought to be. Where Commodore Grimes of the Rim Mamelute was concerned the derelict vessel, so strangely named Distriyir, was no space ghost. It was solid, it was real, and it was very disturbing. For one thing, it had been manned by desperate men and women clad in rags. For another, everything was curiously misplaced, misspelled, somehow wrong, even to the adjustment of seats as if people had tails!

    Dennis says: "Grimes and the Mutant Rats!"
    "Grimes smells a rat"
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    A ship suddenly appears. No one knows from where. But where it comes from humans brains are used for physonic amplifiers and human flesh is used as food. Will Grimes and Sonya survive this adventure?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Amazon: John Grimes, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    John Grimes' career as a space pirate has ended, he faces his toughest assignment yet. He has been made governor of the anarchist's own planet. His first task is to stay alive with a whole world plotting his murder!

    Richard says: "Not 1, not 2, but 4 old flames together?"
    "Not 1, not 2, but 4 old flames together?"
    Overall
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    After getting booted as Planet Governor Grimes with a newly acquired Masters License leaves to meet his ship, Sister Sue. Guess where, back to Sparta where his old friend Bracacus is married to a power hungry woman. Adm Damien sent him there to team with Maggie Lazanby to straighten things out, but he also meets 3 other women that he's had flings with, Cheryl and Darlene, and Penella Prune. Between the 5 of them they get things straightened out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Anarch Lords: John Grimes, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    John Grimes career as a space pirate has ended. Now he faces his toughest assignment yet. He has been made governor of the anarchists' own planet. His first task is to stay alive - with a whole world plotting his murder!

    Richard says: "Alone on a island with a beautiful/willing woman"
    "Alone on a island with a beautiful/willing woman"
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    Taken to task after Star Loot, Grimes has his captains certificate suspended. As a reward he is made a planetary governor where endentured servants (read slaves here) are taken in from disasters anywhere in the galaxy. His job as assigned is to find a means of getting the planetary president and the local commander of star forces gone in a means that the Survey Service can come in and arrest them. They wreck his air ship which comes down on an island in the middle of a river area with lethal birds/plants/fish with little or no protection. His marooned companion is a beautiful and willing woman.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Star Loot: John Grimes, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By A Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Dennis says: "Grimes Scores Again!"
    "SS Captain-Pirate-Old Flame-Son-Sex Slave"
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    Grimes becomes a Servey Service Captain Reserve in order to stop Drago Kane's Piracy scam and meets an old flame and his son, has affair with Drago Kane's wife, becomes a pirate which ends in another old flame's gift saving his life. Then that old flame makes a sex-slave out of him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matilda's Stepchildren: John Grimes, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    John Grimes, owner of the deep space pinnace Little Sister, could not be too fussy about who he carried. Fenalla Pruin, the muckraking reporter, was always going to be trouble. They need the boomerang throwing abilities of two sexy dancers from New Alice to get them out of trouble.

    Dennis says: "Another Name for Grimes is LUCKY!"
    "Venusberg where everything is legal sexually"
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    Grimes hauls a smut reporter to a planet where your every dream is legal. Anything goes from pleasurable sex, to rape, to snuff sex, to (and of course Grimes participates) human vs human arena games.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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