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Little Fuzzy [Jimcin] | [H. Beam Piper]

Little Fuzzy [Jimcin]

On the planet Zarathustra, a sunstone prospector named Jack Holloway has a mysterious small, "fuzzy" alien show up at his door and make itself at home. Jack names it "Little Fuzzy" and the creature's whole family soon joins them. Hardened prospector Jack is transformed into their "pappy" and chief protector and his life is changed forever.
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Audible Editor Reviews

In this H. Beam Piper classic, Jack Halloway, an inhabitant of Zarasthustra, works for a rich malicious company mining the planet for natural resources. The protagonist's life is changed when he finds a small fuzzy alien outside his door. He names this creature "Little Fuzzy". Little Fuzzy and Jack are joined by a clan of these fuzzy creatures, whose sentience and intelligence quickly become apparent. When the mining company threatens to kill these creatures, Jack and his friends must race the clock to save them.

Jim Roberts' performance is captivating. His voice is pleasant and precise, making this fantastic world accessible for the audience.

Publisher's Summary

On the planet Zarathustra, a sunstone prospector named Jack Holloway has a mysterious small, "fuzzy" alien show up at his door and make itself at home. Jack names it "Little Fuzzy" and the creature's whole family soon joins them. Hardened prospector Jack is transformed into their "pappy" and chief protector and his life is changed forever. It turns out the critters are quite intelligent and the question of whether they are sapient beings or just fur bearing creatures leads Jack and his friends on a quest to discover the answer.

The quest becomes a matter of urgency when the company that has been growing rich from mining the planet, decides to exterminate the Fuzzies. This sleads to murder, deceit, kidnapping and intrigue but, ultimately, a very happy ending. The book was so popular that two sequals were written by the author and, after his death, there was such a call for "Fuzzy novels" that two more "official sequels" were written by other authors. Many also think "The Fuzzies" were the inspiration for The Ewoks in the Star Wars movies and perhaps the "Tribbles" in Star Trek.

Public Domain (P)2010 Jimcin Recordings

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    Thomas H. Belstler Duncan SC 06-12-10
    Thomas H. Belstler Duncan SC 06-12-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Story!"

    I really liked the characters and the story line.

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 02-17-12
    Paul 02-17-12 Member Since 2002

    Radio Broadcaster for 50 years in the National Radio Hall of Fame and Texas Radio Hall of Fame twice . Live in San Diego from Holyoke Mass.

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Little Fuzzy to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pappy Jack. I asociated with the written character. Not the narrator's terrible job with the dialog.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Roberts?

    The next person that walks by your front door could possibly do a better job. He is the poorest reader I have ever heard on an audible book and I've been a member for 10 years. He sounds like he's reading to a 1st grade class.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I'm trying to get through the book (because of the compelling nature of a great story) despite the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I see there's another version by a different narrator... odd... or did Audible decide to give others an option.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Andre L. Gray Bronx, NY USA 12-26-11
    Andre L. Gray Bronx, NY USA 12-26-11 Member Since 2007

    gee & unlay

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    "A good story especially for young children!"
    If you could sum up Little Fuzzy in three words, what would they be?

    A Sweet Story!


    What other book might you compare Little Fuzzy to and why?

    Don't know.


    What didn???t you like about Jim Roberts???s performance?

    His reading was flat and mechanical.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. It was just pleasant.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was excellent. The reader sort of dampen the story.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Theodore Ann Arbor, MI, USA 07-27-10
    Theodore Ann Arbor, MI, USA 07-27-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Can't get through the narration"

    The rating is not for book per se, but the narration, which is, as one reviewer already stated, very uneven. Not only is the pacing severely off, but there is an oppressively monotonous quality to it as well. The narrator sounds almost like a computer-generated TTS voice to me in all honesty. I urge anyone considering the purchase to listen to the sample; I wish I had done so first.

    5 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    CHRISTINE THOUSAND OAKS, CA, United States 05-25-10
    CHRISTINE THOUSAND OAKS, CA, United States 05-25-10 Member Since 2008
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    "I wanted to like this-"

    The rhythm of the narration is so askew as to make listening a jagged, and never relaxing experience

    4 of 31 people found this review helpful
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