Foreigner
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  • 1
    Foreigner: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 1 | C. J. Cherryh

    Foreigner: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    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.

    A Sci-Fi Neville Chamberlain

    I have been considering the Foreigner series for awhile and since Audible has recently added some more titles to the series I decided to take the plun..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2013 by Tango (Texas)
  • 2
    Invader: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 2 | C. J. Cherryh

    Invader: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    (540)
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    Nearly two centuries after a human colony is abandoned on an alien planet, the two races have reached a tenacious peace agreement. But when the human ship returns unexpectedly, both governments are thrown into chaos.

    The Art of Negotiating with Aliens

    STORY - Foreigner is a story told from the perspective of Bren Cameron, who is on a foreign planet and is the sole human negotiator/translator respons..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 28 2013 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 3
    Inheritor: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 3 | C. J. Cherryh

    Inheritor: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    Six months have passed since the reappearance of the starship Phoenix - the same ship which brought humans to the world of alien atevi nearly 200 years ago, leaving a small and vulnerable colony to struggle for survival in a hostile environment. During these six months, the alien atevi have striven to reconfigure their fledgling space program in a breakneck bid to take their place in the heavens alongside humans. But the return of the Phoenix has added a third party to an already volatile situation....

    Brilliant and Imaginative

    STORY (sci-fi) - CJ Cherryh is an amazing author. The world she has created, the atevi characters, the languages, the political situations...I don't ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2014 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 4
    Precursor: Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 1 | C. J. Cherryh

    Precursor: Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (407)
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    National best-selling author and winner of three Hugo Awards, C.J. Cherryh returns to the universe of her acclaimed Foreigner trilogy - with an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft stranded on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient race. The beginning of a second trilogy, Precursor follows a single human delegate living among aliens, who are just gaining access to space.

    This book moves at a lightning-fast pace! Awesome

    STORY (sci-fi) - I can't begin to describe everything that happens in this book. It's #4 in a series of 15 books, and it's my favorite so far by a lo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 07 2015 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 5
    Defender: Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 2 | C. J. Cherryh

    Defender: Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    The three-time Hugo Award-winning author continues her second trilogy in the "superior alien-contact series." (Kirkus Reviews) National best-selling author and winner of three Hugo Awards, C.J. Cherryh presents book two of her second Foreigner trilogy - the epic story of a single human delegate on a hostile alien planet. In this long-awaited sequel to Precursor, the alien atevi enter the treacherous politics of space travel-as their one human negotiator is caught in the throes of a mutiny.

    This author has an awesome imagination

    STORY (sci-fi) - Wow, this series has hit its full stride! It's long (15 books), and Defender is Book 5. The first three books were good, but there ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2015 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 6
    Explorer: Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 3 | C. J. Cherryh

    Explorer: Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (361)
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    C.J. Cherryh's second trilogy set in her Foreigner Universe comes to a thrilling conclusion with Explorer. The final installment to this sequence of the Hugo Award-winning author's most successful series, Explorer follows a human delegate trapped in a distant star system facing a potentially bellicose alien ship.

    Unlike Anything Else You've Listened To

    STORY (science fiction) - If you're looking for a lengthy sci-fi series to really sink your teeth into, look no longer. This one is amazing! But you..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2016 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 7
    Destroyer: Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 1 | C. J. Cherryh

    Destroyer: Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
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    C.J. Cherryh, one of the most prolific and acclaimed SF writers in the world, delivers the seventh book in her Foreigner series, and the first book in the new Foreigner trilogy - the epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true SF odyssey.

    Great series, but my least favorite book so far

    STORY (sci-fi) - I've already written several reviews for this series so I'll be short here. This is a wonderful, unique series, and I'm going to hea..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2016 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 8
    Pretender: Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 2 | C. J. Cherryh

    Pretender: Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (317)

    Exhausted from a two-year rescue mission to a distant sector of space, and with resources strained by four thousand extra mouths to feed, the crew of the starship Phoenix yearns for the luxuries of home. But when the ship makes the final jump into atevi space, they learn the worst: supplies to their home station have been cut off; civil war has broken out on the atevi mainland; the powerful Western Association has been overthrown; and Tabini-aiji is missing and may be dead.

    Lord of Heavens.

    Lord of High Heavens is getting dirty with earthly business .
    Great homecoming for Bren Cameron

    Reviewed on September 17 2012 by Professor (United States)
  • 9
    Deliverer: Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 3 | C. J. Cherryh

    Deliverer: Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel May
    Overall
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    Performance
    (310)
    Story
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    From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey. The ninth book in the epic series, and the third book in the third Foreigner trilogy, Deliverer is a worthy contribution to Cherryh's magnum opus that is destined to be a classic.

    Earthly business is not over yet!!!

    Paidhi-aiji is at his best. It's up to him to decide what to restore and what to destroy.
    As always book was excellent

    Reviewed on September 17 2012 by Professor (United States)
  • 10
    Conspirator: Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 1 | C. J. Cherryh

    Conspirator: Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    (275)
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    Cajeiri is the young son of the powerful leader of the Western Association-and he has become a target for forces bent on destroying his father's rule. For Cajeiri is the first ateva to understand the humans living among them-an understanding that threatens his own race.

    Heroe's Homecoming!!!!!

    Did you expect parades and congratulations?
    Did you really think everything will be so easy?

    Aiji-dowager and paidhi-aiji are not here to..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2012 by Professor (United States)
  • 11
    Deceiver: Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 2 | C. J. Cherryh

    Deceiver: Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    (308)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
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    "One of the best long-running SF series in existence" (Publishers Weekly) continues with the second novel in a brand-new Foreigner sequence. The civil war among the alien Atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, has returned to the Bujavid, his seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.

    Mildly disappointed

    While this book is not the strongest entry in the series I will continue to read more books by this author.

    Reviewed on May 28 2013 by Stephen (meadville,PA, United States)
  • 12
    Betrayer: Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 3 | C. J. Cherryh

    Betrayer: Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel May
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    Performance
    (283)
    Story
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    In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida-which has been surrounded by enemies- with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels.

    The story continues

    If you've been reading the Foreigner series, then you won't want to miss this book! The fighting is in and around Bren Cameron's country estate, as B..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 11 2013 by Kindle Customer (Sunshine Coast, BC, CA)
  • 13
    Intruder: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 1 | C. J. Cherryh

    Intruder: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    (260)
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    In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida - which has been surrounded by enemies - with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels.

    Excellent!

    As good as ever. Ms.C J Cherryh's continuous plot for the Foreigner Series is as good as ever. Can't wait for the next volume.

    Reviewed on November 28 2012 by Bunty (Burnaby, BC, Canada)
  • 14
    Protector: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 2 | C. J. Cherryh

    Protector: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
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    It's coming up on Cajeiri's birthday. The boy has been promised he can have the young human children he knew from his voyage sent down from the space station for a two week stay. But there's a far darker business going on in the background - a major split compromising the Assassins' Guild, which furnishes security and law enforcement to the whole continent. Tabini's consort's own father has been barred from court, and may be involved in a new conspiracy against him.

    New to the Series? Don't Start Here

    I was listening to this book and it occurred to me that someone who had not been following the Foreigner series would probably be totally lost. So I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2013 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
  • 15
    Peacemaker: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 3 | C. J. Cherryh

    Peacemaker: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel May
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    At last - Cajeiri has his young guests from the starship, three young folk entranced by weather and trees and creatures with minds of their own. It’s all he dreamed of.... But now safety is foremost: Cajeiri’s grandfather has been assassinated, hostile Assassins Guild invaded Great-uncle’s house, and now Bren Cameron, paidhi-aiji, who was sent to keep the aiji’s son safe, has more than the young guests on his mind. The aiji-dowager knows who’s to blame for the attacks, and they’re going after him.

    Great book, great performance, great series

    What a tour de force! I thought I'd listen to the first thirty minutes or so the night this book was released. Ha! I couldn't put it down. I stayed up..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 02 2014 by Gentle Reader Jill (Seattle, WA USA)
  • 16
    Tracker: Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 1 | C. J. Cherryh

    Tracker: Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (288)
    Story
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    First in a brand-new Foreigner trilogy by Hugo Award-winning author C. J. Cherryh. Tracker is the 16th installment of C. J. Cherryh's acclaimed Foreigner series.

    Beginning of a New Series in the Foreigner World

    I don't think I know how to review these books any more. This one is number 16 in the Foreigner series. I had started at the beginning about 25 years..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 15 2015 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
  • 17
    Visitor: Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 2 | C. J. Cherryh

    Visitor: Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
    (248)
    Story
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    It's been a year of upheaval since Bren Cameron's return from space - a year since he and the aiji-dowager, one of his most powerful atevi allies, returned home from their two-year interstellar mission to find the government overthrown and their world in chaos. Now, at last, things on the atevi world seem to be on the right track, and Bren hopes that life may soon become much more tranquil. But something is coming, quietly, stealthily - just the first ominous twinkle of a new star in the heavens....

    For me, the best in the series

    It amazes me how I can be entirely engrossed in each of the Foreigner series books even when nothing much (as viewed from the outside) actually happen..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2016 by GP (Greenwood, CA, United States)
  • 18
    Convergence: Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 3 | C. J. Cherryh

    Convergence: Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    (136)
    Performance
    (127)
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    Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, has taken aboard 5,000 human refugees from a destroyed station in a distant sector of space. With supplies and housing stretched to the breaking point, it is clear that the refugees must be relocated down to the planet, and soon. But not to the atevi mainland, rather to the territory reserved for humans: the island of Mospheira. Tabini-aiji, the powerful political head of the atevi, tasks his brilliant human diplomat, Bren Cameron, to negotiate with the Mospheiran government.

    No plot, no forward progress of the overall story

    It has always been a complete ripoff how this book series is chopped up into little pieces so they can sell you more "books" when in fact in the entir..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2017 by Doug Orth ()