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Summary

The complete collection of season one of Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures.

This includes all six episodes: 'Voyage to Venus', 'The Red Moon Mystery', 'Marooned on Mercury', 'Reign of the Robots', 'Operation Saturn' and 'Prisoners of Space'.

Also included are both the documentary Dan Dare: 21st Century Spaceman and New Worlds - the Music of Imran Ahmad.

This excellent collector's edition is perfect not only for fans of Dan Dare and his nemesis, The Mekon, but also for anyone who simply enjoys science fiction. Adapted from the original Eagle comic strips, this is a new Dan Dare for our times!

Audio dramatisation based on the Eagle comic strip Dan Dare created by Rev Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures © B7 Enterprises Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare TM © Dan Dare Corporation Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare word mark and logo are trademarks of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and are used under license. The moral right of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and B7 Enterprises Limited to be identified as having paternity of this work has been asserted. All characters in this production are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All rights of the manufacturer and owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of these digital recordings is prohibited.

©2017 B7 Productions (P)2017 B7 Productions

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  • Nigel
  • Berkshire, UK
  • 12-08-17

Using a credit - this is the one to buy!


It gets a little confusing looking at the Dan Dare audiobooks; which one to buy, head scratch? If you are using an Audible ‘credit’, this one!

This is Season 1, which contains both Volume 1 + 2; a total of 6 episodes, a documentary and the music of Dan Dare. Wasn’t interested in listening to the music, just skipped it (36 minutes).

A fun romp around space, no complicated storyline to follow. Will definitely listen to any future episodes. It’s a grower, enjoyed it more as I went through the episodes. It even has Heida Reed who plays Peabody - Elizabeth from BBC’s Poldark.

The ‘only’ criticism is that it appeared as if the actors were recorded in individual booths, probably due to productions reasons/ the availability of actors, and then the vocals entwined together. This resulted in ‘heavy dialogue’ parts coming across more as joined sound bites, also the gap between vocals seemed the same so made the conversation sound unnatural.

Hope that B7 media produce some more :)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Outstanding adaptation and performance

Dipping into the past to bring to a new generation something that worked well before does not always work. Thunderbirds(Movie) and the Green Hornet(Movie) to name but to, but the list is quite long. This, however, is the exception. Great story, great acting and a perfect balance of special sound effects. I can't wait for the next one!

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Unfortunately not for me

I loved the Dan Dare stories in the Eagle comics - this book didn't catch the spirit of the stories for me. The presentation was wrong as was the sound effects - in my opinion it just didn't work.

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Not what I expected

What did you like most about Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures - Season 1?

Not much. As a former avid reader of the Eagle comic, Colonel Dare did not come across as the dashing daredevil I remembered. Instead he was irreverent and irresponsible. The other characters were good. The storylines were adequate but lacked enthusiasm, What disappointed me most was the atrocious sound effects which was like watching television with the picture off. They did not appear to relate at all to the storyline. In fact, they were more of a distraction than in any way contributing to the story.

Would you be willing to try another book from the authors? Why or why not?

I hope another series is produced, but I would suggest the technicians go back to sound school - try listening to superb BBC drama and try to produce something that at least resembles professional broadcasting

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I think extra narration would have been good. At least they might be able to explain what was happening during the sequences filled with meaningless sound effects

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Try and change what appeared to be amateur dramatics to something more professional

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Dan Dare. Season 1

Very good Audio book. Weary well written and a joy to listen to . I hope that they are working on the man from nowhere E.T.c

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Childhood Memories

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I use to buy the comic when it came out in the 80’s and loved it as a teenager. Now as a mature adult I am enjoying the audio version. I wish I kept the comics. The performance keeps me interested and good story line.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I have to say Dan Dare he comes across how I use to see him when I read the comics.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

That is impossible for me to say.

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Nothing like the comic book stories in Eagle

This is far darker than the original comic stories. Very disappointing. There is considerable ambivalence in the characters and the Dare-Digby relationship is not like my childhood series.
With undertones of corporate exploitation and some quite brutal violence this is certainly not a children's book.
Despite excellent acting I found this a big let-down.

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Ford Prefect, how could you ?

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Any 5 year old

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

I doubt it

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

Not relevant

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, I was able to get my money back

Any additional comments?

Wow, this is bad. Difficult to determine the worst bits but Dan Dare’s personality is a strong contender. He is the most irritating dullard in any adventure series ever. Then there is the terrible acting by the whole cast ( Ford Prefect how could you ? ) and not least of all the overpowering sound effects which definitely mean it’s not bead time listening. Put your money, or credits, somewhere else..... anywhere else!

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