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  • Foreigner: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (417)

    The first book in C.J.Cherryh's eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It is the masterwork of a truly remarkable author.

    Tango says: "A Sci-Fi Neville Chamberlain"
    "Amazed and delighted to see this series in audio"
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    Where does Foreigner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely among my top five series. I began this series about a decade ago...I just never believed I'd get lucky enough to have it available in audio!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the language/cultural differences between alien and human...the concept of having an assassins guild to solve personal/political disputes...and of course, the "wild ride" action of these characters from every area of this beautiful planet to the far reaches of space.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Thomas May – was your favorite?

    That would have to be the diminutive all powerful grandmother aiji Illisidi, racing her beloved mecheitti war horse monsters all about the mountains of molguri. Her character as portrayed by Daniel Thomas May was exactly as I remembered her from reading this series.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Oh yes! Listening to the first chapter and realizing that Daniel Thomas May was the perfect narrator to bring this great series to life!


    Any additional comments?

    Heavy praise for Daniel Thomas May in his ability to bring each of these characters to life. Foreign words/phrases were handled with expert fluidity, and i always knew which character was speaking. This series doesn't use "cliffhangers" to get you to read the next book...but if you love this first book as much as i did, you just won't be able to resist listening to the rest.

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