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The Planet Savers Audiobook

The Planet Savers

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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

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    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 07-19-16
    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 07-19-16 Member Since 2011
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    "A Very Good 1st Entry In The Darkover Series"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Surprising wonderful"
    If you could sum up The Planet Savers in three words, what would they be?

    Sci Fi Classic


    What other book might you compare The Planet Savers to and why?

    Nothing to compare to really. Amazingly unique


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

    Did not read the printed version, She did very well with the interpretation of the different characters voices.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

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    Tiffany Markworth 06-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hard to get into"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Johannaber's 06-03-16

    We sell Vintage and Retro items on line. We teach children urban gardening and robotics. Traveling around the USA is our favorite hobby.

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    "Full of surprises and Mental twists and turns"

    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.

    This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast

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    Edain New England 04-29-16
    Edain New England 04-29-16 Member Since 2001

    Avid Listener since 2001 - Have a long commute so I enjoy listening to books on the way.

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    "Another Darkover book in Audible Format!"
    Where does The Planet Savers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Daniela Acitelli – was your favorite?

    Regis Hastur


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

    No extreme reactions though my favorite scene was Jason's audience with the old one.


    Any additional comments?

    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.”

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    Karen R. Texas 04-27-16
    Karen R. Texas 04-27-16 Member Since 2004

    I'm an avid knitter and reader, so I love combining the two by listening to audiobooks.

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    "A solid audiobook of a Darkover classic"

    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.

    Note: This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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    Maureen 04-27-16
    Maureen 04-27-16
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    "Surprising wonderful!"
    Where does The Planet Savers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is by far the best audiobook so far in my library.


    What other book might you compare The Planet Savers to and why?

    Nothing to compare to really. Amazingly unique.


    What about Daniela Acitelli’s performance did you like?

    She did very well with the interpretation of the different characters vioces.


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

    I laughed at the character Kyla's comments a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 04-27-16
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 04-27-16 Member Since 2016

    Mid 60's Male. 9,800 Kindle books, close to 500 Audible books with 200 reviews. Over 1000 Helpful votes for reviews on Amazon.

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    "1947 Sci Fi Classic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jay / Jason the protagonist and the team of Trailmen he gathers.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The confrontation between the group and a hostile party and the consequences.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. It's about three and a half hour pong. But packs an interesting story and action.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for making this available for review.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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