Many people believe that the dinosaurs were big, stupid,
lumbering reptiles who were wiped out millions of years ago
when a massive meteor hit the Earth. They couldn't be more
wrong. Dinosaurs had small brains, but they used them well
- and when they saw the big lump of space rock coming, they
escaped in huge, dung-powered spaceships before it hit. They
went on evolving, and now both plant-eaters and meat-eaters
have built massive empires way out in space in the Jurassic
Riddle of the Raptors is the first of Steve Cole's
Astrosaurs book to be given the audio book treatment
by the BBC.
the dinosaurs continue to live on in outer space, the carnivores
are never happy unless they're causing trouble - that's why
the Dinosaur Space Service needs heroic herbivores to defend
the Vegetarian Sector. Step forward, Captain Teggs Stegosaur,
captain of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod. He goes
on dangerous missions and fights evil - along with his faithful
crew, Arx the Triceratops, Iggy the Iguanodon and Gipsy the
a greedy gang of meat-eating raptors raid the Sauropod and
kidnap two top athletes, Teggs and his crew race to the rescue.
But there's more to the raptors' plot than meets the eye.
Can Teggs solve their rascally riddle in time?
by Toby Longworth, who Big Finish fans will recognise for
his work on numerous audio plays - most notably as Judge Dredd
in the company's 2000AD series of audio dramas, this
audio book will find a welcome home in any child's CD collection.
Longworth has an impressive vocal range and manages to give
a great, enthusiastic reading.