The Pirate Raiders, with the villainous Captain Bardoso in command, are employed by the vicious Captain Ramon to kidnap the daughter of a wealthy caballero, hoping to use her to trap Zorro....
Originally published in 1881, Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper is a timeless tale of switched identities....
In this original sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a large smuggling ring being run by the notorious pirate Captain Black....
David Balfour has never had an adventure, never sailed the high sea, nor fought in a battle - that changes after the death of his parents....
The people of Earth are preparing for war - a war that could potentially destroy the planet. Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize....
As a child, he was abducted from his home by an organization known only as The Brotherhood. His past was taken from him. His name, erased....
From the mind of Walter Koenig (Star Trek: The Original Series, Babylon 5) comes Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot - a science-fiction comedy unlike anything you've ever heard before! When an alien invasion annihilates most of humanity, it's up to a small pocket of survivors to restart civilization. There's just one problem: they're all losers.
From an Irish pub to the Florida Everglades, from the outermost reaches of space to the innermost regions of the mind, join a rag-tag group of humans and aliens as they face the end of one way of life and the beginning of another.
Packed with absurdity, pathos, wry observations, about human nature, and a story that will keep you on your toes until the final word, Buck Alice is an emotional journey you'll want to take again and again.
With a full-cast, a sweeping original music score, and thousands of sound effects, the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air proudly presents a black comedy with a heart that pumps slightly acidic blood. Grab a manhole cover and prepare yourself for a story that begins when all others end - Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot!
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.
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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