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Above His Station [Kindle Edition]

Darren Craske
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

As the new guard at Regal Street Underground station takes his post, he is unaware that something extraordinary has affected the entire population of London. Isolated on the station platform with no other person in sight, the guard is completely cut-off from the world above…until a foul-mouthed talking rat informs him that he is probably better off where he is, as chaos has broken loose on the streets.

And that’s not the only thing that’s loose, as the station guard realises when he is attacked by an escaped tiger roaming the Underground, devouring any prey that it comes across…

Fleeing for his life, the guard picks up the rat and they eventually make their way up to ground level to find the answers to what catastrophe has befallen London, as well as what they can do (if anything) to help put it right.

What they find is not at all what they expected.

And its impact is felt far beyond the limits of the capital.

In their quest for the truth, the guard and his rodent companion cross paths with a pack of deadly wolves, car-driving flamingos, anteater policemen and gorilla bodyguards before their search takes them for an audience with the king of all beasts, and a journey that will transport them to the farthest side of the galaxy with the fate of humankind hanging in the balance…

EXPLICIT CONTENT: Just a friendly warning that this book is unsuitable for anyone under 13 due to some very rude words.

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About the Author

As a young boy Darren Craske visited a circus where a kindly old fortune-teller decreed that he would one day grow up to become an author & illustrator of quirky, comedy, adventure stories. If he ever grows up, he'll be sure to let her know that she was right.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 938 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482531437
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FPK1II
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #152,318 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As a boy I visited a circus where a kindly old fortune-teller decreed that I would grow up to become an author & illustrator of quirky, comedy, adventure stories.
If I ever grow up, I'll be sure to let her know that she was right.

Below are the various ways of getting in contact with me:

* Follow me on Twitter: @DarrenCraske.
* Check out my blog at:
* Like my Facebook page at:
* Mail me at:
* Direct Message me on

* Or if all that fails, you could always record a holographic message and store it inside an Astromech Droid that hijacks an escape pod to flee from a Rebel Cruiser under attack by an Imperial Star Destroyer, and thus successfully completing a million to one landing on the nearby planet just a short walk from my small house in the Jundland Wastes.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well-written and is one of the few books I've read that ACTUALLY made me laugh. Some of the subject matter is serious, but the style and several of the characters make it hilarious. Some of the scenes are absolute works of art. And believable within the context of the story. I hated to put it down when exhaustion kept me from keeping my eyes open and couldn't wait to get back to it. The second time I didn't put it down until I was finished.

There were a few points early on that bordered on failing to suspend MY disbelief, but I was so hooked on the characters and the style that I kept reading anyway. And I'm sure glad I did. I've discussed what bugged me with the author (whom I do not know personally and only have had contact with as a result of his response to my review of an earlier work of his) and basically it is me being overly obsessive... nothing new there. I really doubt the average reader would pick up on any of what disturbed me. And I have even stronger doubts that anyone else would be perturbed by the type of dashes used or the spaces around them. That's part of the baggage of my editor past that sometimes gets in the way of my happiness.

So all in all I strongly recommend this book. It is one of the best-edited and best-written self-published books I've seen so far. Craske is an author that clearly is capable of pulling off self-publishing. He has my applause for his great work and at least one fan eagerly awaiting the sequel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic fantasy 2 Jan. 2015
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I didn't know what to expect but I am so glad I read this book. It is a wonderful escape from reality and had me laughing out loud on my holiday sunbed. The developing relationship between the man and the rat worked so well and I stopped thinking of them as a man and a rat but just as two best friends. I don't want to give anything away so will just say thanks very much Mr Craske, I enjoyed this book immensely. Please keep up the great work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly good. 1 July 2013
By phil
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As a fan of the Cornelius Quaint books I found this a bit of a culture shock, but once I got over that I really enjoyed it. The story clipped along and was good fun but I expected that, what wasn't expected was all the extras at the end like the sketches of characters and appendix of references, Darren really goes the extra mile with his books!
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A very funny and well written book with many plot twists. The main characters find themselves in such interesting and humorous places it had me laughing for ages. The whit of one of the characters is fantastic.

I am already halfway into the sequel I enjoyed this book so much

On another note I thought I would read other peoples reviews after reading the book, but before writing this review – PHEW lucky I did – I understand everyone’s opinions vary and some people might not like this book but I find it unbelievable that one of the other reviewers actually gives the whole plot away……..!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Above his station 24 July 2012
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I have read all the authors books, I have enjoyed each and every one, this book is no exception, it,s full of good homour, the characters are well described, and the storyline keeps you wanting to read. Bring on the next book.
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