Tea... a beverage brewed from the fermented dried leaves of the shrub Camellia sinensis and imbibed by all the great civilisations in the galaxy's history; a source of refreshment, stimulation and, above all else, of moral fibre - without which the British Space Empire must surely crumble to leave Earth at the mercy of its enemies. Sixty per cent of the Empire's tea is grown on one world: Urn, principal planet of the Didcot system. If Earth is to keep fighting, the tea must flow. When a crazed cult leader overthrows the government of Urn, Isambard Smith and his vaguely competent crew find themselves saddled with new allies: a legion of tea-obsessed nomads, an overly-civilised alien horde and a commando unit so elite that it only has five members. Only together can they defeat the self-proclaimed God Emperor of Didcot and confront the true power behind the coup: the sinister legions of the Ghast Empire and Smith's old enemy, Commander 462.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
If I were in the 5th form at a minor public school I have found this titillating, but the men are heroes, the women sex objects and the story is drivel. Dripping yarns, rather than ripping yarns.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Although I smiled once or twice I am surprised it was published! The science was as rubbish as the romance.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The narrator could have focused a bit more putting the right emphasis on words in each sentence, but I suspect he was embarrassed to be reading it at all.
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Love this book. I have listened to it several times already! Clive Catterall's reading is spot-on, and the humour remains fresh and amusing with every repeat. Decent adventure story, with robots, aliens, and plenty of tea!
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