Dr. Randall Forth is so desperate to discover a cure for the 48-year-fever, known as Trailmen's fever, he persuades Dr. Jay Allison to undergo hypnosis. Once hypnotized, Jay Allison becomes Jason Allison, his hidden and polar opposite secondary personality.
Join Jason Allison as he leads an expedition into the Hellers to collect medical volunteers from among the Trailmen in an effort to develop the serum necessary for treatment and save the planet. Can Jay/Jason maintain his secondary personality long enough to save his people from the 48-year-fever? To complicate things even further, Jason falls in love with Kyla, the trail guide, knowing that once the expedition is over, he will be replaced by Jay, his cold primary personality - and life as he knows it will no longer exist.
Public Domain (P)2016 Daniela Acitelli
Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!
Darkover is an interesting planet, with a lot going on, apparently! Hoping that the series gets recorded from the beginning as I enjoy Marion Zimmer Bradley's style of writing and would like to read more. I just don't like starting a series on book 9 (the most current one available on audio)!
Jay/Jason Allison is a complicated man. Jay completely turned his back on his childhood and its trauma even as he devotes his life to helping the people that, in the end, rejected him. Jason Allison just wants to live. Can the two men reconcile their individual personalities long enough to live as one and save a whole planet?
I enjoyed this story, I was invested in the characters, and wanted more when it was over. I can't ask for anything more from a story! The narration by Daniela Acitelli was enjoyable as well.
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The Planet Savers is a short work that is part of the “Darkover” series, which, after the ”Mists of Avalon series,” is probably Ms. Bradley’s next best known work. Although the “The Planet Savers” was written decades ago, I think it holds up pretty well. It’s a very good novella and Daniela Acitelli, who narrates it, does a fine job. If you can separate the writing from the person, readers/listeners should definitely enjoy “The Planet Savers” as well as any of the other “Darkover” stories. It’s a shame that someone with so much talent as a writer had to end up with such a tainted legacy. I won’t go into anymore than that since this is a book review. Anyone interested in anything more about Marion Zimmer Bradley can look things up for themselves.
Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audio Book Blast.
Sci Fi Classic
Nothing to compare to really. Amazingly unique
Did not read the printed version, She did very well with the interpretation of the different characters voices.
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Maybe I wasn't in the right mood for this book. I didn't like it. I can't put my finger on it. The narrator was the only saving grace. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
We sell Vintage and Retro items on line. We teach children urban gardening and robotics. Traveling around the USA is our favorite hobby.
This book was very interesting. I really love the way two men saved a planet in one body. As usual Marion Zimmer Bradley has written a sci-fi book that left me wanting more. I did not realize that this is part of the DARKOVER series. I enjoyed this short story so much that I am going to start reading the DARKOVER series. My favorite characters are the Trailmen.
The narrator Daniela Acitelli did a great job with character voices. I like the way the 2 personalities in the one body (MPD) have distinct voices. She was able to slip into male and female voices easily. It was a pleasure listening to this audiobook.I will be looking for more of her narrations in the future.
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Avid Listener since 2001 - Have a long commute so I enjoy listening to books on the way.
Been a Darkover fan for many years. Its great that more of books are getting released in Audio Format. This Audio book was a good solid entry. The narration was very good. Daniela has a very clear voice with good enunciation making the audio easy to listen to.
The Jason/Jay multiple personality idea was refreshing and made you wonder when the next switch would occur and what the possible trigger would be.
No extreme reactions though my favorite scene was Jason's audience with the old one.
Marion Zimmer-Bradley's Darkover books are great stories not to be missed. “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
I'm an avid knitter and reader, so I love combining the two by listening to audiobooks.
It's been a while since I've read a Darkover book, but I've read about half of them. I had not read this one before, so it was nice to get a new-to-me Darkover story (even though this was one of the very first Darkover books written).
Although there is a quest element to this story, that part is achieved rather easily. But that's quite okay because that's not the real conflict of the story. The real conflict is an internal struggle in Jay/Jason over which personality is the "real" one and which should be dominant. As a psychological novel, it's still not very developed (even the internal struggle seems to resolve itself a bit too easily). But looking at the Darkover series and knowing that this is a first entry in that series, it serves as a starting point for a brief introduction to Darkover.
I will say that at first I was a bit taken aback by the female voice for a first person male narrator (I usually like to have the gender of the voice and character match, especially when the story is told in first person), but after a while, I just got into the story and didn't notice the voice as much. The only slight annoyance was the tendency to over enunciate some of the words so they seemed a bit grating to the ear, but it didn't happen too frequently to be a big issue.
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This is by far the best audiobook so far in my library.
Nothing to compare to really. Amazingly unique.
She did very well with the interpretation of the different characters vioces.
I laughed at the character Kyla's comments a few times.
Overall, very, very good. I listened straight through and it held my attention the whole way. I did receive a free copy in exchange for a unbiased review.
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Yes. I had read this in paperback form many years ago. Marion Zimmer Bradley was a well received author. Above and beyond these laurels, the narrator, Daniella Acitelli lends an excellent voice to the audio version. It's a short book and audiobook. But it kept my interest.
Jay / Jason the protagonist and the team of Trailmen he gathers.
The confrontation between the group and a hostile party and the consequences.
Yes. It's about three and a half hour pong. But packs an interesting story and action.
Thank you for making this available for review.
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