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Chanur's Venture: Chanur, Book 2 | [C. J. Cherryh]

Chanur's Venture: Chanur, Book 2

In the sequel to Pride of Chanur, Tully returns, and brings with him a priceless trade contract with human space - a contract that could mean vast power, riches, and a mess of trouble for Pyanfar Chanur.
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In the sequel to Pride of Chanur, Tully returns, and brings with him a priceless trade contract with human space - a contract that could mean vast power, riches, and a mess of trouble for Pyanfar Chanur.

©1985 C.J. Cherryh (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 01-15-13
    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2008

    I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.

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    "A whirl of worlds."

    This series is in many ways Cherryh's most accessible one. She takes on one species after another and makes them real as a dime. And comprehensible by their own lights. Without ever making them into humans with fur or feathers. It's a wonderful space opera, which I normally hate. But here, when the alliens are so alien and yet, somehow people you know, how can you resist?
    Some whiny bits in the dialog. Listen to it and see what you think. It didn't ruin my enjoyment of the books.But you might feel differently.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Josie Australia 02-16-14
    Josie Australia 02-16-14 Member Since 2009

    Hi there All, I am a 63 going on 64 year old woman, I have just gone blind so I am so glad to know about Audible. I love it.

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    "As in my last review, great books great story. ,"

    As I said in my last review, these books are keeping it new and interesting, the plot line is still keeping me reading, and the narrator has a good grasp on how it should be played. I am lining up the fourth book as I type, I am just sorry that the series has only five books(so far). I hope there will be more soon. So if you want a really good read, try these ones, I don't think anyone will be disappointed.
    Josie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gary anaheim, CA, United States 10-06-12
    Gary anaheim, CA, United States 10-06-12 Member Since 2006
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    "It just gets better"

    Have any of you read a series of books in which the first book is good and then with each additional book it loses itself? This is not the case when CJ Cherryh writes a series. They just get better and better. She writes with a delicious complexity of cultures, politics and action while constructing characters that are real, including their flaws. Yet, they are characters that one can root for and identify with. The narrator did a really extraordinary job. The bottom line is download this book and enjoy it. Enjoy them all.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    John C. South Dakota 07-24-14
    John C. South Dakota 07-24-14 Member Since 2003

    Born with earbuds.

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    "Stuff Happens But No Real Plot"
    What did you like best about Chanur's Venture? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one seemed like fluff--not necessarily bad, just unfocused. It has many of the interesting elements of the first such as inter-clan rivalry and an array of unique alien races. It also has a intriguing exploration of how Pyanfar's mate copes with being overthrown and largely emasculated.

    The publisher's summary implies the human plays some major role concerning trade, but that really gets lost in what largely seems to be the space equivalent of an extending Hollywood chase scene.


    Would you recommend Chanur's Venture to your friends? Why or why not?

    To me it largely depends on whether the 3rd book in the series is good. The book is tolerable as a bridge to the 3rd book, if it delivers.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Professor 08-20-12
    Professor 08-20-12

    1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)

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    "Not impressed. :-||"

    Well the first book more or less consumable, but this sequel.....
    I just finished book 6 of Foreigner Sequence, and it does not compare to this :-<, I just can't believe it was written by the same author.
    If not for the narration , i would've dropped it somewhere during the first hour or so.

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    Keith 08-19-12
    Keith 08-19-12
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    "Incomplete"
    Would you try another book from C. J. Cherryh and/or Dina Pearlman?

    yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    pin far


    What does Dina Pearlman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    character


    Did Chanur's Venture inspire you to do anything?

    look for more in the series


    Any additional comments?

    This story seemed incomplete, just stops in the middle of the excitement. Thought I erred in the download and searched for the second part. dissappointing!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kyla Hockman 01-22-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Terrible Story, Confusing Writing....Just Gah!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Alright, so this is most probably the worst book I have ever downloaded. The names were overly complicated and I quite frankly got lost and confused a lot. I mean really does one need a character called Stelea Steles Stelem? Every time I heard that name I was wondering what the heck was going on


    What could C. J. Cherryh have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made it more like the first book, pithy dialog ect...Instead of the their shooting at us, we should shoot at them. Oh no we're in trouble again, but we can always buy ourselves out with the credit paper.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Ryming the names for one. I mean really she made it sound like she was almost singing them, which lead me to wonder what the heck was going on and why in the name of black holes I had spent money on this book


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed in this book, as is obvious by my other comments. It seemed very formulaic to me.


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT GET THIS BOOK, YOU WILL REGRET IT!

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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