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Dorsai!: Dorsai Series, Book 1 | [Gordon R. Dickson]

Dorsai!: Dorsai Series, Book 1

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....
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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.

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    ozgribbo Australia 09-26-12
    ozgribbo Australia 09-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic military Sci Fi"
    What did you love best about Dorsai!?

    It has interesting characters and a good story that develops. Although written as Science fiction it reads like a contemporary military/war/politics novel.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Donal Graeme


    What about Stefan Rudnicki’s performance did you like?

    His usual polished performance. Easy to tell which character he was voicing.


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

    The "shai dorsai" moment when an older Dorsai commander congratulated Donal


    Any additional comments?

    Great, conventional Science fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Mailloux New Jersey, USA 01-02-12
    Thomas Mailloux New Jersey, USA 01-02-12 Listener Since 2009

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    "Hard S-F military adventure"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dorsai! to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Donal, of course. He is the hero. somewhat enigmatic and shallow, but this is sci-fi and we don't often get character development. :-)


    Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Mercenaries across the universe!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 06-25-13
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 06-25-13 Member Since 2006

    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.

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    "complicated and not understandable"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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