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  • Pretender

  • Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel May
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lord of Heavens.

  • By Professor on 09-17-12

Maybe my favorite ending of the series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Bren at his most fun, second guessing himself, coming through on conjecture and canyness. Maybe my favorite ending of the series.

  • Convergence

  • Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 3
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tying the ends together...

  • By Pam F on 06-04-17

this story goes nowhere..

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-17

its fun to hear more about the island but it feels like about 1/3 of a book that got fattened into a whole book by having Kajerri ponder the meaning of life every few pages..

  • The Richest Man Who Ever Lived

  • The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger
  • By: Greg Steinmetz
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Jacob Fugger lived in Germany at the turn of the 16th century, the grandson of a peasant. By the time he died, his fortune amounted to nearly 2 percent of European GDP. Not even John D. Rockefeller had that kind of wealth. Most people become rich by spotting opportunities, pioneering new technologies, or besting opponents in negotiations. Fugger did all that, but he had an extra quality that allowed him to rise even higher: nerve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History you never knew...

  • By Carolyn Mische on 04-16-17

Not sure why the narrator hate

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-16

I can see someone finding this narrator a bit monotonous. But I enjoy his deadpan sarcastic tone. He was great in A Connecticut Yankee and I found he added to this narrative as well. The book gave an interesting perspective on European history and social political happenings.

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