The first book in C.J.Cherryh's eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It is the masterwork of a truly remarkable author.
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I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
Chapter one, you meet an interesting character, but the book is not about him. Chapter two you meet another interesting character, but the book is not about him. Chapter three you meet a not so interesting character and the book is about him.
I used to be a dido head and loved politics in America. I am now sick and tired of politics in America, so why would I be interested in a book that is mostly political about a made up planet?
Began reading sci-fi 71 years ago, at age 4, will continue until my clock quits ticking.. Best education one could have ever wished for.
Not since the "DUNE" series have I had so much pleasure listening to such a complete and fascinating creative construct, full of intrigue, adventure and compelling drama. C.J. Cherryh has written, with very little doubt, a masterpiece filled with unforgettable characters and some of the most original dialogue that populate what feels like a familiar world.
The extraordinary narration by MR. May is phenomenal. What a truly gifted narrator he is, each character is distinct and quite individual, filled with personality and easily recognizeable at the sound of their voice.
I have just completed the second listen, to each of the novels, so far, in this remarkkable series and I am most anxiously awaiting the next book. Thank you AUDIBLE forall the work making this possible.
I do not think so. I did not like this book and I am afraid to wast another credit
If you are into Diplomatic "thrillers" then you might like this. I got the concept that humans can screw up first contact. The book just dragged. The same info over and over again.
the performance was not bad he had no story to work with
hope some one likes it we need more writers
Yes to Daniel Thomas May, probably not from C.J. Cherryh, and definitely not anything in the rest of this series.
Maybe, but not this series.
The Dowager, the only character that seemed to HAVE any character.
The first 3/4ths of the book.
She really hypes how "different" the aliens are from humans, but in reality this book reads more like a person just visiting a different culture. The aliens are way too human-like, and the Ambassador is a fool altogether. Nothing happens in the majority of the book, and when it does it is underwhelming. I finished it only because I refuse to NOT finish a story once begun, but I won't be getting any of the rest of the series. The performance was well executed, Daniel Thomas May did a good job with bad material.
Forget the radio and all the commercials, I love listening to a good book!
To be honest, I couldnt tell you if this book was good or not. It is so wordy! Lost of side comments and discription overload, you forget what the subject is on. Its Kind of like, if your looking out the windw, instead of continuing with what your looking at, the author will discribe the window, the wood of the window pane, wall color, if the paint is peeling or not, why is it peeling or not, texture of the glass and what could have caused it. - blah get on with it already!!
Im willing to check them out
I wouldn't change a word, no even during the "slow part".
The exploration of foreign minds, feelings and instincts.
Now I object; the narrator sounds like a robot. A bored robot.
Absolutely! I've even imagined the trailers. I'd love to see Michael Clarke Duncan as Banichi, Sigourney Weaver as Jago and Ben Browder as Bren Cameron.
Where is Robertson Dean when you need him?!? His voice would have been perfect for this novel. I love his deep voice, acting and pace.
Say something about yourself!
I made it to chapter 7 but it was so so so hard to stay interested. I reviewed comments.. but its like a whole different book. sorry - I don't like it ...
Not sure, aanyone who can stand a protagonist that is constantly introspective, insecure and analyzing everything to death and then... doing nothing.
No. I have read other books by C. J. Cherryh (mostly the Chanur Series) and found them wonderful and engaging
I gave the narrator a middling score because the material did not provide a lot of opportunity to display a narrator's true skills.
Disappointed that such a well respected author turned out such a boring book that is not on par with her other works.
I kept listening because many of the reviews said it had a slow start but the action picked up at the end. Well, they were right about the first part, but even when it did pick up (in the last 2 or 3 chapters) the constant navel gazing by the main character did not stop. Just about made me want to scream.
The narrator does his best Shatner impression for the first several chapters and it was absolutely maddening. Sadly, after the first few chapter the book becomes pretty stale. There's awkwardness/turmoil that arises between characters because of their race differences and that same turmoil is just repeated over and over.
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