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  • Escape from Samsara: A Dark Comedy Fantasy Adventure

  • Prophecy Allocation, Book 1
  • By: Nicky Blue
  • Narrated by: David Morley Hale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Escape from Samsara: A Dark Comedy Fantasy Adventure

By: Nicky Blue
Narrated by: David Morley Hale
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Summary

A comedy about a time-travelling gardener, guaranteed to make you wet your plants!

Barry's been patient, but after 27 years of trimming hedges for people he hates, he's had enough. All he wants to do is to find his missing father and to discover his inner ninja. But life’s not done with throwing him curveballs. A fatal mistake catapults Barry into the adventure of a lifetime. 

With talking hedges, samurai ghosts, meddling psychotherapists, and an inexplicably non-linear time pattern conspiring against him, Barry must do battle to save his hide, unleash the ninja within, and rescue his father from an ancient army, a dark sorcerer, and a raging inferno. 

Perfect listening for fans of Tom Holt, Terry Pratchett, Robert Rankin, Christopher Moore, or Douglas Adams.

What is the mysterious Prophecy Allocation Department? 

Where is The Before and After?

Even more importantly, Will Barry’s underwear hold out until he has saved the day?

©2017 Nicky Blue (P)2019 Nicky Blue

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Right back to the good old days !




It’s beside me to understand how or where does an author finds the idea for this kind of a story?
Even so that this is not even close to my favorite genre of books I have promised to the author Nicky Blue an honest review and to my surprise this audiobook is so great, so funny, reminding me of the movie “ the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy ‘ for some reason that I’ve actually listened to it about 5 times ( never counted ) with a difficultly of taking a break every one of those times.
Perfectly written and together with David Morley Hale narration a great masterpiece was created.
Beside being short I truly can’t find anything to complain about and just noticing that this is part one, that there will be more all I can say is I CANT WAIT !!!


Absolutely full heartedly recommend to all.

This is a great audiobook to relax, unwind from life itself.





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Sitting duck for a twisted wizard.

Ever thought of moving to the environs of Brighton, on the South coast of Englan? Or of becoming a professional gardener? Or believe you might one day be a Ninja master? Or thought there was something odd about your hairdresser? Then read this book now.

Barry Harris is a middle aged man who lives with his 82 years old head banger mother in Portslade, near Brighton, in the apartment over an hairdresser salon. His sister and father both went missing on the same day 26 years before and Barry, after a series of unfortunate events, decides that now is the time to go find him.

With deliciously exaggerated stereotype satirical figures and others that are just plain crazy, this is an, at times, laugh out loud story, redolent with British lavatory humour as well as some Pythonesque experiences. For this reader, a little less I.B.S. references would have been preferred but then everyone's funny bone is different, and there are enough crazy characters to make this book great fun for almost everyone.
Read with pizzazz by the Julian Clary-like voiced David Marley Hale, the whole cast of characters springs further into life, each with an individual voicing, and the action is fast paced in the telling. - a great performance.

Not for those with a prurient attitude or those who like their stories to follow a straight forward time line (or even make sense), but for a fun fantasy with great characters and some really.funny incidents, Escape from Samsara is highly recommended.

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A world that will expand your mind like it or not!

Super fun story, action packed, great characters, laugh out loud moments and a protagonist that is totally loveable. Nicky Blue has built a world that will expand your mind whether you like it or not! You will be rooting for Barry during his adventures and misdemeanours. A welcome break from reality!

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