Great Story. Well Read. Who would have thought that E.M. Forster could right something like this?
Unfortunately, this seems to be his only Sci-Fi story.
I am a great fan of Marion Zimmer Bradley, having read The Mists of Avalon and the entire Darkover series.
Like those, this story is well written, fast paced and has a lot of food for thought. In some ways it
reminds me of the movie, Avatar. In both, the hero learns that just because aliens are different, it does
not maker them inferior, bad, or the enemy. In both stories there are good and bad aliens and good and bad men.
A word about the reader... I think he did a fine job. However, as a former reader for the blind, I know
that recording books is a pain-staking and time consuming job and that it is really easy to make a mistake
without knowing it. There are a couple of small goofs in this book but I don't blame the reader.
It's the job of the "checker" or, I would guess, the "sound editor" in the professional world to catch such mistakes.
That person missed a couple in this case... So five stars to the book, five to the reader and three to the checker.
I see that The Door Through Space is also available. Looking forward to that next.
Wonderful stories. Narrator "lapses" into American pronunciations once in a while but overall reading is very good.
Many of the examples in this book are dated but the ideas and overall theme are excellent. This could be a life changing book.
This has some really excellent advice but the style takes getting used to. Some will probably love it and some may hate it. As I said, it took some getting used to but I'm glad I did. Much food for thought.
Amazing that a book written so many years ago go could still give so much practical advice for today - not just for war but for business. Very short listen with much good advice.
Good "twilight zone" sort of story. In fact I think an episode of that series may have been based on this. Reading was good, too.
Well done reading of this story. Concept takes a lot of "suspension of disbelief" but it's certainly an imaginative story.
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