This story introduces the Listener to the "Humanx Commonwealth" and draws a wonderful picture of Moth. Flinx is young in this story, althoug..Show More »h written first this is later in the seres than, "For Love Of Mother Not" which comes first in Flinx's life. Either Novel stands on its own. The Story is a Rip Roaring Space opera/car chase that is a mystery as well. Flinx is introduced to many people who will influence him throughout the series Great Listen Highly recommended!
I long time fan of the Pip and Flinx Adventures, I was delighted to see that audible would add the entire series. What was even better is that that wo..Show More »uld retain continuity by having Stefan Rudnicki read the entire series. I enjoyed this book in particular, as it is less serious than the others and has a definite homorous slant to it. A relaxing enjoyable adventure.
Flinx continues to try to find his parentage and saves the Commonwealth in the process. This is a fast paced romp that will keep you listening even wh..Show More »en you should to do something else. Much of Flinx's past is revealed in this the third chronologically of the series second book written. Great Listen!
Best read in chronological order:
For Love of Mother-Not (1983), ISBN 0-345-30511-6
The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972), ISBN 0-345-..Show More »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
After listening to this audio book, I got hooked on the whole series. It doesn't matter if you've read any of the wonderful Pip & Flinx books, this au..Show More »dio will click. It fills you in on the characters in general, although it made more sense after I read a couple of the books. Either way, I've enjoyed listening to this audio book several times and definitely recommend it.
If you have enjoyed any of the other Pip and Flinx books you should not miss this one. Flinx' encounters with the Aan in tis books provide a nice view..Show More »point. A perspective on how something can be both truly alien and truly human at once. A good space adventure that is both relaxing and entertaining
I've really enjoyed the Pip and Flinx series, but this book seemed to be more of a side story away from the main theme that the other books have been ..Show More »leading us along. I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as the others, and was impatient for it to end or come back to the series story line of the last few books. Maybe it is just me, but this is NOT my favorite book of the series.
These stories start off well then Descend Into the authors phobic concept of a future Where Flinx must forever run for his life out of fear so..Show More »meone might find out his dna was modified before birth resulting in his now legal execution for being "abnormal" Dumb.
Character development is weak. 12 books later and Flinx still perpetually wallows in self pity and morbid notions. Quite tired of waiting for Flinx to..Show More » grow the f*** up and quit acting like such a little bitch. I can empathize with his character, but Zues's beard what a puss!
I started reading about Flinx in 6th grade, 1983 I just happened to pick it up the first day it came in at the library at Humboldt Jr High and from th..Show More »ere, I became a fast fan of Science Fiction. The last few books of the series seemed to be fillers then this. It brings the entire universe back together, loose ends are tied off and the great mysteries of the Commonwealth that are mentioned in other books are put to rest. This book is no lightweight. Good job Alan, I've been around for the long haul and I'm happy to have such a great ending to this road. Now it's time to get my son hooked on the series, thanks!