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Politician

By: Piers Anthony
Narrated by: Basil Sands
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Political Prisoner

He awoke in a tiny, lightless cell, groping for memory...memory that had been erased. Hope Hubris, Jupiter governor, progressive populist, warrior hero, and presidential candidate...a "mem-washed" tool of the enemy. And if his captors' plan worked, Hope would destroy his own political career, leaving the fate of his planet in the hands of its corrupt presidential incumbent - Tocsin.

But Hope Hubris had a destiny to fulfill. He had the cunning to discover code words that could reactivate his mind...the strength to resist addiction to their drugs...the power to win the support of his countrymen, and finally the courage to make an agonizing sacrifice that would ensure his planet's future and his own destiny....

Tyrant of Jupiter.

©1985 Piers Anthony, This edition published in 2014 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Not a good read/listen

I first read this book when I was in my teenage years. Now I am in my 60s and I can say that now I don't like this book or series at all.
I don't think SF is Mr Anthony's strong point and I don't like reading about social issues of the 20th century dressed up in the 27th century. If I wanted that I would read a real book on the topic. The same goes for Fantasy. The Incarnations series also tries, with a little more success, to deal with similar issues. I think that Piers Anthony should decide whether he wants to write Fact or fiction and write one or the other.
The other reason that I don't like this series is the senseless violence (rape, torture) especially in the first book of the series.
I think it is time for me to stop reading Piers Anthony.

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Great Book

Forgot what a foundational book it was for me from when I read it the first time.

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Here we go again... again. BRUTALITY!

So this has an interesting start that will instantly draw you in, as if the normal feast of brutality did not bring you back to the table. Our boy Ole Hope has really stepped in it... some times literally, but of course he will be getting all the Honeys and his sister will be helping him rise to power. I think the best part of this book is how well it gets you to hate some of the antagonists. Anybody can make you like a hero, but making you loathe a character as fast as this book does to its antagonist is something special. But, come on guys you know Hope and Spirit are gonna find a way out of it. Great story, the narrator is a boss, and you will not want to stop listening.

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great story.

I love Piers Anthony.. listened to 6 of his books so far.. great commuting stories..

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  • 08-15-16

Ok for pre-teen

Granted, this was the only book in the set that I read. As a student of political science, the story line lacked feasibility in many respects. Most objectionable to me personally was the premise that 700 years from now racism was still so blatant and polarizing. I found the storyline very shallow and predictable.