Thursday, 11 September 2008

Rebels of the Red Planet

The Official Blurb

Dark Kensington had been dead for twenty-five years. It was a fact; everyone knew it. Then suddenly he reappeared, youthful, brilliant, ready to take over the Phoenix, the rebel group that worked to overthrow the tyranny that gripped the settlers on Mars.

The Phoenix had been destroyed not once, not twice, but three times! But this time the resurrected Dark had new plans, plans which involved dangerous experiments in mutation and psionics.

And now the rebels realized they were in double jeopardy. Not only from the government's desperate hatred of their movement, but also from the growing possibility that the new breed of mutated monsters would get out of hand and bring terrors never before known to man.

My Review

What we have here is a classic style pulp sci fi story of the good rebels trying to throw off the shackles of the eveil overlords on earth. Not a bad trope and very well executed in this story.

So we have evil overlords, rebels, other worlds, aliens, psionics, genetic experiments and ray guns, so how could it fail? It didn't, this is a good listen. No it's not serious sci fi, with solid plot that could take a tank round without a wobble, but it is good light fun, perfect for listening while on the move.

So we have a good story, but we also have a voice to die for. The readers silky smooth Scottish accent is just a pleasure to listen to. If the story was dross that voice could make it endurable! I highly rec' listing to this.

Reading 3/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 7/9

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