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Summary

You are now leaving the age of Aquarius please lower your seat when rising from your head.

It was something to do with the cycles of history. The way great civilizations rise and fall. Golden ages and dark ages. Things of that nature.

Few people noticed at first. The changes. They were subtle to begin with. Like when the Leader of the Opposition challenged the PM to step outside and settle things man to man. And the PM agreed. Or the way the baked ham rose up against Dave while he was standing in the check-out queue at Budgens. Small things. But they just kept getting bigger.

And by the time everyone realized that something very strange was going on, it was all too late.

The Earth had left behind the age of science and reason and moved once more into a time of myth. A time of legend and heroes. Of romance and wizardry and wonder.

It was a time to take the mother of all giant leaps and enter The Garden of Unearthly Delights

©1995 Robert Rankin (P)2014 Audible Studios

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absurd, ridiculous and laughter out loud funny

nobody does taking a simple thread and twisting it like RR.

Praise be to St Wilko of Feelgood

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  • 17-04-21

Clever but obnoxious

if the reading had been toned down or at least varied a little, I think I would have enjoyed. But the strident chanting just went on and on for the first third. Every syllable was delivered in this silly, purse-lipped squeal, "Ooh, aren't we being clever just nowwww?" I heard a Lewis Carroll influence, but I wouldn't want to listen to Jabberwocky for an hour at a time either. I heard some Douglas Adams in there, but without the relatable POV. A good narrator, one who understands that you just can't punch up every single line without sounding like feedback from a sound system, might have made this a really fun story. I gave up and DNF, and that is very rare for me.

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  • brian burton
  • 03-01-21

LOL!

What a fun ride! Fans of English comedy will surely enjoy this. Well done. Also the author does a fantastic job of narration.... I wonder if that's just because he is British.

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  • C. Scott
  • 01-09-21

Hilarious

Rankin’s word play and bone dry humor is absolutely great. It’s all very British, so if you don’t go for that sort of thing, go for something else. Personally, this story had me belly laughing more than once. Absolutely goofy and completely pointless, this story was the wonderful escape I needed. If you’re looking for break from more serious titles, or just a breathe of much needed fresh air from the global dumpster fire, this is it.

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  • 01-07-21

A riot of a story

Not everyone‘s taste. You have to listen and follow well but the reward for doing so is enormous.
Robert Rankin is an excellent narrator of his work. He never misses a beat.
Loved every moment of this first wacky adventure in to Mr Rankin’s work