Anthony Villiers
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 13 ratings)
  • 1

    Star Well: Anthony Villiers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alexei Panshin
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A small airless planetoid is set deep in the heart of the Flammarion Rift. Due to its location, it is a minor hub of commerce within the Sashuite Empire, and though it is equipped with elegant dining rooms and casinos, luxury suites and expensive shops, Wu and Fabricant's Guidebook claims that Star Well is a dull place to visit and that travelers should avoid layovers if they can. But Wu and Fabricant had not been shown the secret basements, nor told the nature of the things stored there....

    Darryl says: "fun quick adventure"
    fun quick adventure

    i read this long ago and liked it and though it's not quite as slam bang as i remembered it still works as a fun little adventure. i've always thought..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2013 by Darryl (Cedar Rapids, IA, United States)
  • 2

    The Thurb Revolution: Anthony Villiers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alexei Panshin
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    What can you do with Yagoots? Yagoots? That's what Pickles and Daisy Smetana, formerly the Toast of the Empire, now the keepers of half an inn on a sleepy (but picturesque) vacation planet, wondered: What can you do with Yagoots? Our hero, Anthony Villiers, sometimes Viscount Charteris and peripatetic player of a most dangerous game, thought he knew. But then, how far can you trust the instincts of a man, however charming, who insists on traveling with a large, furry alien who rides a red tricycle?

    Darryl says: "enjoying the style"
    enjoying the style

    it's hard to describe the plot of this one as it almost doesn't have one. there is a loose connection between events but it's verging on plotless. the..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 19 2013 by Darryl (Cedar Rapids, IA, United States)
  • 3

    Masque World: Anthony Villiers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alexei Panshin
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    You are invited to a ball given by Lord Semichastny at his estate on Delbalso. Be prepared for The Great Trog Chase, a marvel of bureaucratic befuddlement compounded by the appearance of an imposter rivaling Torve himself for Troggish charm, though not unpredictability; The winders of Peelgrunt at Xenakis' Centre (the only place on Delbalso even mentioned by Wu and Fabricant); A family of bourgeois con-artists keeping up appearances as interstellar rug salesmen; and more!

    Darryl says: "Star Well is best of series"
    Star Well is best of series

    while i like the writing style and enjoyed the tone of the novel, I do think that Star Well is the best of this set and the only one I can really reco..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 26 2013 by Darryl (Cedar Rapids, IA, United States)