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- File Size: 442 KB
- Print Length: 233 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00295R188
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #338,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Trapezian wine should become as read about as the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster!
The book was SO much better than I thought it would be - I would've paid double for such a great story which I will definitely read again - after I've read the next one "soul to soul"!
There is an obvious comparison, which I could not stop myself from making, with the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" trilogy (of five).
Also fairly obviously, the comparison comes out in favour of Hitchhiker's.
That out of the way, this was a quick and easy read with enough characterisation to keep my interest, and a quick fire comedic tone.
The kindle version suffers in places from what I assume is lack of editing. There are a number of paragraphs, particularly in the first half of the book, that change tense part way through and there are some strange spelling choices (buy/by and know/now) throughout. However these are rare enough to only be a slight - though avoidable - annoyance and didn't distract me too much from the story.
And that's the biggest problem with this book. There are so many characters and so much dialogue that it's difficult to remember who is who, with whom, and where. At one point a character claims his side has an advantage because the others have "too many guys" on their side: the author might want to take a leaf out of his own book.
When there is some descriptive text, the author has a jarring habit of leaping into the present tense, which is quite distracting.
Overall, a promising debut which would have benefitted from some editing improvements.
The story marched on at a good pace.
No War ans Peace but a harmless way to pass a few hours on a Kindle
Gilbert & Simon build a teleport device in a warehouse and get beamed into a whole lot of trouble, mainly caused by a rogueish conman/genius/scoundrel called Jon who is in witness protection and being chased by the big time crimelord. He ends up inadvertently giving Gilbert & Simon the time of thier lives. All in all a very entertaining read and like other reviewers I have purchased the second story Soul to Soul .
I hope it's as much fun as the first.
Worth the money, a good light hearted read, if you're into Douglas Adams/Terry Pratchette/Jasper Fforde this is for you.
Not normally a sci-fi reader I liked that the author put a different slant on a few ideas. Well worth a read and have already added the next volume onto my wish list as a reminder for when I need a new book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very unusual space tale, echoes of Star Wars, Star Trek and some Terry Pratchet too. Possibly some Dr Who!Published 17 days ago by Sue
Good read - check out the author's other books in the seriesPublished 21 months ago by Mr. G. Bonner
A light-hearted, funny sci-fi story. Very enjoyable and a great read. Well worth it! is there a sequel?Published 21 months ago by Mr. P
A pair of space travelling heroes get lost in space and have to find their way home through a variety of comic situations? Read morePublished on 18 July 2013 by Sandi Tennison
If you have read this and enjoyed it grab the 2nd one, Chris has a great way with words, he puts in some really good gags, its a clever story as well. Read morePublished on 18 July 2013 by M. L. Jupp
Quite a few laugh out loud moments,also as this is I believe a first effort,it should not be compared somewhat unfairly to works by established authors. Read morePublished on 12 Aug. 2012 by Jomac
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