Throughout the Fourteen Worlds of humanity, no race is as feared and respected as the Dorsai. The ultimate warriors, they are known for their deadly rages, unbreakable honor, and fierce independence. No man rules the Dorsai, but their mastery of the art of war has made them the most valuable mercenaries in the known universe. Donal Graeme is Dorsai, taller and harder than any ordinary man. But he is different as well, with talents that maze even his fellow Dorsai. And once he ventures out into the stars, the future will never be the same....
©1988 George R. Dickson (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
It has interesting characters and a good story that develops. Although written as Science fiction it reads like a contemporary military/war/politics novel.
Obviously Donal Graeme
His usual polished performance. Easy to tell which character he was voicing.
The "shai dorsai" moment when an older Dorsai commander congratulated Donal
Great, conventional Science fiction.
No. Not worse, either. Both audio and print have strength and weaknesses. The main thing I miss with audio is being able to go back and check something I may have not paid enough attention to the first time through. Yes, you *can* go back, but not as easily aas leafing through pages.
Donal, of course. He is the hero. somewhat enigmatic and shallow, but this is sci-fi and we don't often get character development. :-)
Mercenaries across the universe!
Good book but not Dickson's best. He improved as a writer as his career progressed. But you need to read this book to fully undeerstand some of the later books in the Dorsai series.
71 year old avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books. I also keep in mind that you have to kiss frogs to find princes - time's too short to bother with losers.
Again, I wanted to like this book but it didn't catch my interest. Many characters with odd names and I found I lost track. I got in about half an hour, then lost it. Sometimes it's just my mood. Love the narrator - Mr. Rudniki could read the phone book and I'd listen - hmmmmm, just not this book.
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