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The Geonin have invaded. They have encircled the sleepy village of Cresdon Green with an impenetrable heat wave. Nothing comes in and nothing gets out. 

There are, however, no killings, lasers, or human torture – well, torture comes in myriad forms. The Geonin are, in fact, quite agreeable and led by their commander Uljabaan, are doing their very best to assimilate human culture. Their rather reasonable plan for world takeover is to start small (they’ve noticed that the all-at-once approach usually fails), learn about humankind, and use their knowledge to efficiently spread their dominion, bit by bit.

Katrina Lyons, who was only visiting home to borrow some money from her parents, is appalled. Unfortunately almost everyone in the village, the two senior Lyons included, is too cowardly, apathetic, polite or stupid to stand up to this alien menace, so Katrina has no choice but to start the resistance movement herself. In the cricket pavilion.

Join Katrina Lyons and co., and Uljabaan as they do battle across innumerable arenas of war; education programs to charity shops, the realms of loyalty cards to the ethereal world of social media. Who will fold first? And will the invasion become catastrophic in scale? Find out in Series 1 and 2 of Welcome to our Village, Please Invade Carefully.

This delightful radio drama stars Julian Rhind-Tutt as Uljabaan, Hattie Morahan as Katrina Lyons, Jan Francis as Margaret Lyons, Peter Davison as Richard Lyons, Hannah Murray as Lucy Alexander, and John-Luke Roberts as Computer. 

Series 1 was broadcast in 2013 and Series 2 in 2014.

Written by Eddie Robson.

Producer Ed Morrish.

A BBC Studios Production.

©2019 Eddie Robson (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Backlash
  • 02-04-20

we'd make great pets!

The most incompetent invasion ever is held to a stalemate by the least resistant resistance on the planet while life goes on in a sleepy British town. These are so funny I wish there were more and the narration is spot on.

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  • Gilbert M. Stack
  • 24-05-20

Not Your Typical Alien Invasion

The small village of Cresdon Green has disappeared and nobody has noticed. That’s because the alien Geonin have invaded, erected a forcefield around the village, and caused the rest of the United Kingdom to forget them. With such amazing technology, you would expect the aliens to quickly get on to conquering the rest of the planet, but the quiet life of an English village so perplexes them they never quite get about to the task of expanding their area of control.

This fully dramatized audiobook feels like what would happen if you crossed Fawlty Towers with an alien invasion. Each episode is frankly ridiculous but there in lies the humor of the series as the aliens confront such peculiarly English institutions as A-level exams and cricket, and some more general problems like making a Facebook page. If you enjoy laughing, you’ll probably like this book.

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  • ctldy
  • 31-10-20

Canned Laughter: Yuck!

I had to return this. It would have been an entertaining listen except for the obnoxious canned laughter that interrupts every few seconds.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-06-20

loved it

Very funny and great characters and I really enjoyed all the jokes and very very funny. I hope to invaded.

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  • alanjbell
  • 02-05-20

very good

loved it very funny ending too soon very funny another series please if that's ok

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  • DavesPhotography
  • 26-04-21

Great Comedy, more please

super little comedy, could do with more series being made. Worth the price every time

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  • Jessica Wolfe
  • 18-11-20

It’s... okay

This was an unusual idea but not really that funny. Some of the performances are a bit flat and it’s a real shame they lose Julian Rhind-Tutt half way through as the replacement voice actor doesn’t add as much to the role

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  • Laurence Ragan
  • 13-08-20

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very good
funny
well voiced
funny story
likable people


only thing is that it ends a bit abruptly. could do with more series