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Publisher's Summary

Dinosaur is the first novel in the New World series, brilliantly brought to life by BBC's Chris Barrie (Red Dwarf).

The leader of a sinister political group hatches an insane plan to save humanity. Fighting to stop them could doom us all. When every action and decision may determine the fate of everyone who has ever lived, the right choice is not always clear. However, for one man, there is no choice at all...

Captain James Douglas sets off on a mundane transport and supply mission that quickly descends into disaster. Leading a fledgling society through a wild and hostile world was not part of his brief. Nor was the custodianship of all human life, history, and endeavor. Worse still, an enemy hides among his passengers, while the knowledge of a boy, just days out of school, may be all that stands between mankind and extinction.

The crew of the USS New World is lost almost 100 million years ago in Mid-Cretaceous Gondwana. It is the time of the dinosaur...for now.

©2020 Stephen Llewelyn (P)2021 Stephen Llewelyn

Critic Reviews

“A highly suspenseful time-travel adventure series, combining a clever mix of detailed prehistory and history throughout - not to mention some great bad guys. The twists and turns really keep you guessing, while the darkness and humour really keep you reading. Not to be missed.” (Black Sheep Books)

“Spaceships, wormholes and dinosaurs! Don't miss it.” (Stephen Baxter, author of The Long Earth)

“Epic! Full of big ideas and clever protagonists! A thrilling tale told on a huge scale. Llewelyn clearly knows - and loves - his dinosaurs, a knowledge and passion that shines through. The result is a big, bold adventure. Classic science-fiction, dinosaurs, crashed spaceship, what's not to love?” (Simon Guerrier)

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Had to

After two chapters, I bought a shovel off prime. That’s how much I dig it

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Love Chris Barrie, but boy did the story go no where

Chris Barrie’s talent knows no bounds and he truly shows off all of his voices and his acting prowess. The story however could’ve been soooooooo much shorter. For a book called Dinosaur there weren’t many dinosaurs. Basically it’s a very long who dunnit and in the end I couldn’t do honestly care less

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so hard to listen to,never seems to get anywhere, when the story arrives,I don't care anymore. so many mind numbing details no one needs,just tell the damn story, please stop writing

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Sardonic fun in the Cretaceous

I haven't finished this yet but I am enjoying it. The narration/acting is kind of goofy with lots of different voices come from the British accented narrator. The science fiction is a pretty engaging story of a mission to Mars getting sabotaged and winding up stranded in the Cretaceous with the saboteurs onboard. The tone of the book is a little goofy. Definitely some British humor going on. Maybe a little over the top, but better than no sense of humor at all! I'm definitely looking forward to Book 2 already. Keep 'em coming!

UPDATE: I still haven't quite finished it but I'm well into the last chapter and still enjoying it. I would definitely buy the next book in the series and I hope it arrives quickly!

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Mediocre.

This book could have been so much better. I continued listening, hoping it would become better than a series of avoidable, military slip-ups and racial stereotyping. It failed.

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  • The Captain
  • 09-10-21

The perfect audiobook

Spaceships, dinosaurs, colourful likeable characters, Chris Barrie with his always impeccable and cleverly pitched performance. This could be the perfect audiobook. So enjoyable. Thank you. Excited for the next one. :)

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  • 01-05-22

Absolutely amazing narration.

Really engaging story with great characters with wit made real by impeccable narration by Chris Barry.

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  • Alistair Smith
  • 10-16-21

ingenious story line and really well told

loved it all the way through! brilliantly written and amazingly read, can't wait for the next installment

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  • Shaun Nelson
  • 09-06-21

Brilliant

Just brilliant

I'm struggling to find more ways in which to call this book brilliant

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-17-21

Can't wait to listen to Revenge

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book great story made even better by Chris Barries narration highly recommend this book to anybody and look forward to the sequel when it comes out.

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  • Regolith
  • 04-15-21

Can't wait for next in the series.

I enjoyed every minute of this book, so engrossing I just wanted to keep on listening through the night. The book is beautifully written and the narration by Chris Barrie is quite simply brilliant, Chris uses his expertise to give every character their own voice and personality, so much more than just a reading, Chris gives a performance. The only problem I have now is I can't wait for the next book(s) in the series, please hurry it on here when it's available Audible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-30-22

Well read and written but light on dinosaurs

While the performance is excellent and the characters likeable, for a book called dinosaur there are really only a few dinosaur scenes. I suppose I expected, a people getting picked off by dinosaurs type thing, which this very much is not.

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  • Tor august
  • 04-27-22

Excellent

Best book i’ve heard in awhile, hope more is on the way. Keep up the good work

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  • BenBazz
  • 04-04-22

Brilliantly read

A very good story.
Narration by Chris Barrie was fantastic.
Highly recommended.
Hope that the sequel may be added to Audible eventually.

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  • Miss Bookworm
  • 04-14-21

Brilliant series

Excellent adventure series and brilliantly performed by the amazing Chris Barrie! Having read the books, I can't wait to hear the rest of the series narrated.