AUDIO REVIEW: The Original, by Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal

Genre: SF Crime Publisher: Mainframe Runtime: 3hrs 24mins Narrator: Julia Whelan Release Date: 14/09/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Holly Winseed wakes up in a hospital to find that her husband is dead, and that she was the killer. Or at least, her original was. The new Holly is a clone, and now has only days to bring … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: The Original, by Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal

AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley

Genre: SF Crime Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 61 minutes Cast: Kelly Hotton, Emma Noakes, Paul Putner, Jon Rand, David Seddon, Andrew James Spooner Release Date: 08/08/2020 Verdict: 5/5   Baggit and Clodde, two abhuman former guardsmen, now make their living as petty criminals in the great city of Varangantua. When a deal goes wrong, they … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley

AUDIO REVIEW: Doctor Aphra, by Sarah Kuhn

-This review contains some minor spoilers. Proceed with caution- Genre: Space Opera Publisher: Penguin Runtime: 5hrs 35m Release Date: 21/07/2020 Cast: Emily Woo Zeller, Jonathan Davies, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Sean Kenin, Nicole Lewis, Carol Monda, Euan Morton, Catherine Taber, Marc Thompson Verdict: 5/5 Dr Chelli Lona Aphra is used to living dangerously. After all, the … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Doctor Aphra, by Sarah Kuhn

AUDIO REVIEW: Dooku: Jedi Lost, by Cavan Scott

-This review contains some spoilers. Proceed with caution- Genre: Space Opera/Science Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Runtime: 6hrs 21m Release Date: 30/04/2019 Cast: Orlagh Cassidy,  Euan Morton, Pete Bradbury, Jonathan Davies, Neil Hellegers, Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Saskia Maarleveld, Carol Monda, Robert Petkoff, Rebecca Soler, Marc Thompson Verdict: 4/5 Dooku. Once a Jedi Master, now Count of … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Dooku: Jedi Lost, by Cavan Scott

AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale

Series: Saga of the Beast (#1-4) Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 4hrs 23mins Release Date: 28/03/2020 Cast: Tom Alexander, Charles Armstrong, Gareth Armstrong, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Colleen Prendergast, Jon Rand, Richard Reed Verdict: 4/5 Ragnar Blackmane, the youngest of the Space Wolf jarls, has earned a great victory … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale

AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius

Label: Napalm Records Genre: Speed Metal/Science Fantasy Tracks: 12 Runtime: 45 minutes Release Date: 17/01/2020 Verdict: 4/5 I don't like anime. In fact, I hate it. The jarring visual style, the over the top storytelling, the incomprehensible plotlines, the absolute black hole of a fandom. Yes, these are all ungenerous generalisations, but everything I've encountered … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius

AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

-Thanks to Paul and his team for sending me a free copy (and all the lyrics)- Genre: Noir/Dieselpunk Runtime: 1hr 7mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Lauren Osborn, Candice Price, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 5/5 Having tackled every punk suffix from steam- to cyber- to atom- to fairy-, and written everything from transgender cyborgs … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

AUDIO REVIEW: The Lost Fairy, by Paul Shapera

-If you're here for music, dive right in. If you want to follow the story of New Albion, a review of the previous installment can be found here- Series: Fairypunk (#3) Genre: Fairypunk Runtime: 1hr 9mins Cast: Liel Bar-Z, Psyche Chimera, Vivian Moonic, Oliver Marsh, Lauren Osborn Verdict: 5/5 The final act of Paul Shapera's … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: The Lost Fairy, by Paul Shapera

AUDIO REVIEW: The Green Life, by David Llewelyn

Series: Torchwood (#26) Genre: SF Horror Publisher: Big Finish Runtime: 75mins Cast: John Barrowman, Katy Manning, Stewart Bevan Verdict: 5/5 Proper food. Proper grub. The small Welsh town of Llanfairfach has become the centre of a food revolution. But if all is what it seems, why is Torchwood investigating? I'm a massive fan of the … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: The Green Life, by David Llewelyn