The Tschai, Planet of Adventure
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  • 1
    City of the Chasch: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 1 | Jack Vance

    City of the Chasch: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 1

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    • By Jack Vance
    • Narrated By Elijah Alexander
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    When someone sent distress signals to outer space from the planet Tschai, it was Adam Reith's misfortune to be sent from Earth to investigate. Because when his ship came close to Tschai, it was torpedoed - and Adam escaped to the surface with his life and nothing else.

    Wonderful!

    This is a really great book, the first of an amazing series. I'm so happy it is now available as an audiobook. I agree with SYFI-Ed that all the books..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 25 2015 by Jaro (Durham, NH, United States)
  • 2
    Servants of the Wankh: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 2 | Jack Vance

    Servants of the Wankh: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jack Vance
    • Narrated By Elijah Alexander
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    Marooned on the strange planet Tschai, Adam Reith agreed to lead an expedition to return the princess Ylin Ylan, the Flower of Cath, to her homeland halfway around the globe. Monsters of land and sea lay before them, as well as beings both human and alien who might rob, kill, or enslave them. Tschai was a large planet - an ancient planet - where four powerful alien races struggled for mastery while humans were treated as pawns; nothing would be easy for Reith on this journey.

    Planet of Adventure
    Reviewed on August 29 2015 by Mark (FORT WORTH, TX, United States)
  • 3
    The Dirdir: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 3 | Jack Vance

    The Dirdir: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jack Vance
    • Narrated By Elijah Alexander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Getting back to Earth from the planet Tschai involved either stealing a spaceship or having one built to order - for Tschai was home to several intelligent star-born races, and so they had spaceyards. But Adam Reith's problem was not so simple. He'd already been lucky to escape the Chasch and the Wankh and a dozen different types of humans, and now his course led directly to the Grand Sivishe Spaceyards in the domains of the Dirdir.

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    The Pnume: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 4 | Jack Vance

    The Pnume: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jack Vance
    • Narrated By Elijah Alexander
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    The Pnume were an ancient race of the planet Tschai, living underground in a vast network of caverns with their human slave species, the Pnumekin. The Pnume were the historians of Tschai, collecting its past with ruthless and scholarly dedication. Surface dwellers never saw the Pnume - if they were lucky. Adam Reith was not so fortunate. The Pnume had heard rumors of a strange man claiming to have come from the planet Earth, and they wanted him for Foreverness, the museum of Tschai life.

    Classic Vance

    Loved it! Very well read. Vance from his peak period and at the height of his unique voice.
    Please do the Demon Princes series next!

    Reviewed on October 25 2015 by possumchild (New Market, AL)