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The Return (Star Trek) by William Shatner
The Return (Star Trek) by William Shatner
Having read and enjoyed the novel I thought I would check out this tape version (my car still has a cassette player!). It basically follows the novel with a few cuts (For example losing Bones-shames as he's my favourite character) and runs about 3 hrs or so.
Shatner reads it himself. As you might expect, its entertaining in his usual style, but his impressions of the other characters are bad (Picard) or none-existent (Riker). However, you can usually get past this as the post production/sound is very good.Real effort has been made hear. Music plays in the background and sound effects (e.g. bleming up) increased the entertainment factor, allowing for repeated listening. I may be wrong… Read more
I, Michael Bennett: (Michael Bennett 5) by James Patterson
A drug lord is in town for his daughters graduation? The main characters best friend who we don't know or care about is killed? The baron causes trouble at his trial? Yes, we've heard it all before.
It often reads either as a spoof or a large cliché storm. The plot is so predictable you wonder why the characters don't watch something like licence to kill to see what happens next. Then again, there a bits like 'two cops were guarding the building, a rookie and one close to retirement'-is it supposed to be funny?
The cliché's are not helped by a crow-bared in commentary on social upheaval when its obviously caused by the drug baron not economic and gang related… Read more
Cheers - Complete Season 3 [DVD] [1984] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ted Danson
This season is not as good as 2 and suffers from some dud episodes such as coach in love and then general issue of Coach's death and its botched handling. Saying that, its essential for fans with good episodes such as 'the mail goes to jail'.