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For Love of Mother-Not: A Pip & Flinx Adventure | [Alan Dean Foster]

For Love of Mother-Not: A Pip & Flinx Adventure

He was just a freckle-faced, red-headed kid with green eyes and a strangely campelling stare when Mather Mastiff first saw him an the auctioneer's block. One hundred credits and he was hers. For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew - even let him keep the deadly flying snake he called Pip.Then Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappeared and Flinx took Pip to tail her kidnappers.
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He was just a freckle-faced, red-headed kid with green eyes and a strangely campelling stare when Mather Mastiff first saw him an the auctioneer's block. One hundred credits and he was hers.

For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew - even let him keep the deadly flying snake he called Pip.Then Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappeared and Flinx took Pip to tail her kidnappers. Across the forests and swamps of the winged world called Moth, their only weapons were Pip's venom . . . and Flinx's unusual Talents.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Alan Dean Foster.

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©1983 Alan Dean Foster; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Christopher LAFAYETTA, LA, USA 06-11-09
    Christopher LAFAYETTA, LA, USA 06-11-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Best read in chronological order"

    Best read in chronological order:
    For Love of Mother-Not (1983), ISBN 0-345-30511-6
    The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972), ISBN 0-345-29232-4
    Orphan Star (1977), ISBN 0-345-25507-0
    The End of the Matter (1977), ISBN 0-345-25861-4
    Flinx in Flux (1988), ISBN 0-345-34363-8
    Mid-Flinx (1995), ISBN 0-345-38374-5
    Reunion (2001), ISBN 0-345-41867-0
    Flinx's Folly (2003), ISBN 0-345-45038-8
    Sliding Scales (2004), ISBN 0-345-46156-8
    Running from the Deity (2005), ISBN 0-345-46159-2
    Bloodhype (1973), ISBN 0-345-25845-2
    Trouble Magnet (2006), ISBN 0-345-48504-1
    Patrimony (2007), ISBN 978-0-345-48507-6
    Flinx Transcendent (2009), ISBN 978-0345496072

    43 of 43 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-08-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Fantastic Sci-Fi Novel"

    I thought this book was extremely well done. I enjoy Flinx's personality. Although he does have a special "talent", it is his intelligence that gets him through most of the adventures in this book and I love a protagonist with a brain. :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Audiobook Addict Plano, TX 04-20-09
    Audiobook Addict Plano, TX 04-20-09 Member Since 2007
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    "AWESOME"

    This is a really great read, err. listen. I could hardly stop listening. Must read for any sci-fi or fantasy fan.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Connie san antonio, TX, United States 03-12-12
    Connie san antonio, TX, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Foster delivers another great pip & flinx story"
    If you could sum up For Love of Mother-Not in three words, what would they be?

    Fast paced


    What was one of the most memorable moments of For Love of Mother-Not?

    N/a


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

    N/a


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

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    Any additional comments?

    Great read

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brion Vancouver, WA, United States 02-19-13
    Brion Vancouver, WA, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A good start to the series"

    Alan Dean Foster's style has always been to start a story with an interesting yet plausible premise then direct it to an ever and ever outrageous conclusion. The funny thing is, as you get sucked into the story you never quite see how outrageous it has become. This was not the first book he wrote in this series, but it is the start of the story line. Therefor Foster had to fit the story within pre-existing story restrictions. It was well done and tidy, not needing to have read other stories to understand this one, and not feeling like there was no ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    eileen syracuse, UT, United States 06-20-09
    eileen syracuse, UT, United States 06-20-09 Member Since 2008
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    "pip & flinx"

    Thank goodness someone put the order the books should be read in. Otherwise you can get very confused. Thanks

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    breckoz SANTA CRUZ, CA, United States 06-08-13
    breckoz SANTA CRUZ, CA, United States 06-08-13 Member Since 2011

    Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction

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    "Second Book Better"

    This was my first Pip and Flinx book. For Love of Mother-Not makes a good introduction to the series, but I found the next book (in chronological order) Tar-Aiym Krang, to be a more captivating listen. Pip and Flinx series is adventure / space oriented science fiction. Overall, the characters and universe presented are promising.

    This story is about a boy named Flinx. He has been created genetically by a bunch of outlaw scientists known as the Meliorare Society. They are tasked with creating an evolved human being. Their order has aged over the years and many have died off after becoming villanized by the central government. When the society loses contact with their experimental charges they are eager to follow up on the ones that showed the most potential and being lawful isn't a concern. Flinx is introduced in this book as he is put up on auction by the government so that someone might adopt him. Being a prequel novel, this story is about how Flinx grew up, met his companion Pip, and found his new adoptive mother. The protagonist is a strong spirited youth. He is smart, quick witted, calculating and very mature for his age. He also has a talent for empathy. When people threaten his new family and friends there isn't a place on the world of Moth that can stop him from saving those he loves.

    Moth is just one civilized planet in a galactic empire. This book takes place on the planet Moth, but in the next book Tar-Aiym Krang there will be more discussion of the planets and alien races beyond. While I enjoyed this book, I found the ending a little vague. I listened to Tar-Aiym Krang directly after and enjoyed it much more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Nelson 06-06-11
    Bob Nelson 06-06-11 Member Since 2008
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    "A flying, acid-spitting SNAKE??"

    Actually, I think this is probably a "young adults" book. Who cares? Foster is a first-rate wordsmith, crafting a solid storyline and moving it right along. The characters are nice to know (for some) or great to hate (for others), but constantly credible... including Flinx the flying, acid-spitting snake. Yes.
    This is not great literature, but a pleasant pass-time. As such, recommended.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    william United States 08-27-12
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    "easy book to listen to"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the story line was slow to develop and the ending seemed to hurry to a conclusion


    Would you recommend For Love of Mother-Not to your friends? Why or why not?

    probably it sets the stage for other flinx adventure in the series.


    What about Stefan Rudnicki’s performance did you like?

    yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    not real sure


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patti Mertzon, TX, United States 04-14-10
    Patti Mertzon, TX, United States 04-14-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Good YA"

    This is an excellent kid/young adult book. Thought the reader did a very good job.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Catriona
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    8/31/09
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    "a good adventure yarn"

    I've read a few of the Flinx books before, but so long ago I can't remember details. This was written after some of the others to provide a background and so I felt it was a useful place to start. The story is fast paced and in some ways we are ahead of the hero, understanding what is happening to him and his development of his talent more that he does.
    I sometimes find this narrator a little difficult, as he has an odd way of delivering spoken dialogue, but I was usually able to put that out of my head. The rest of his narration is very good and he has a lovely, rich voice.
    I look forward to hearing others in the series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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