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.
Well now of coarse I am 65, but still a great fan of Audible
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.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
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.
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.
I love the Chanur Saga and except for the change made in this one where you hear people over com differently than in person I loves the voice actor too. the "static" where the translator doesn't work right is jarring. otherwise great.
Born with earbuds.
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.
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.
What with "oh gods"?, Could of use other words to express the characters, better that not of Earth Human Terms. Should of tried to develop Chanur's language for the story, other than that I like and kept my interest throughout book 1 and 2. Going to finish listen to all of the audiobook of C. J. Cherryh's Chanur books!
The second book in the series cranks the nail-biting factor to a new hight and leaves you anxious for the third one. The whole series is definitely on my yearly read list.
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)
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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