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He was just a freckle-faced, red-headed kid with green eyes and a strangely campelling stare when Mather Mastiff first saw him an the auctioneer's block. One hundred credits and he was hers.

For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew - even let him keep the deadly flying snake he called Pip.Then Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappeared and Flinx took Pip to tail her kidnappers. Across the forests and swamps of the winged world called Moth, their only weapons were Pip's venom . . . and Flinx's unusual Talents.

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©1983 Alan Dean Foster; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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Best read in chronological order

Best read in chronological order:
For Love of Mother-Not (1983), ISBN 0-345-30511-6
The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972), ISBN 0-345-29232-4
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

56 of 56 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic Sci-Fi Novel

I thought this book was extremely well done. I enjoy Flinx's personality. Although he does have a special "talent", it is his intelligence that gets him through most of the adventures in this book and I love a protagonist with a brain. :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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AWESOME

This is a really great read, err. listen. I could hardly stop listening. Must read for any sci-fi or fantasy fan.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Connie
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH United States
  • 03-12-12

Foster delivers another great pip & flinx story

If you could sum up For Love of Mother-Not in three words, what would they be?

Fast paced

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Great read

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A good start to the series

Alan Dean Foster's style has always been to start a story with an interesting yet plausible premise then direct it to an ever and ever outrageous conclusion. The funny thing is, as you get sucked into the story you never quite see how outrageous it has become. This was not the first book he wrote in this series, but it is the start of the story line. Therefor Foster had to fit the story within pre-existing story restrictions. It was well done and tidy, not needing to have read other stories to understand this one, and not feeling like there was no ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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pip & flinx

Thank goodness someone put the order the books should be read in. Otherwise you can get very confused. Thanks

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Fantastic Adventure

It has been many years since I've read the Flinx & Pip Series. Listening to this book drew me back into this fantastic adventure. I'm looking forward to listening to the remaining books in the series.

I am definitely a fan of Alan Dean Foster.

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really great story

both my son and I enjoyed listening to this story while driving our long drives.

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good book

easy to pick up hard to put aside. I wouldn't recommend this book to someone who hasn't enough time.....

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Great start to the series

This is the first chronological novel of the Pip and Flinx series, a series about a boy with strange telepathic abilities and his pet killer snake. In this novel, scientists who created Pip want to get him back and proceed with kidnapping his adoptive mother to get to him. He then goes on a quest to rescue her and figure out what these people want. Along the way he learns more about himself as well.

The pacing was pretty good in this book and it did a great job of explaining where Pip and Flinx came from and the relationship with Flinx's adoptive mother. It is very much in the style and caliber of the other P&F books I've read, and I found it to be fairly quick and enjoyable. The "evil" characters in the book didn't have as much development as they could have, but I didn't find that it detracted from the story all that much.

The narration was top-notch and I have no complaints with it.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading the other books in the series.

NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Catriona
  • 08-31-09

a good adventure yarn

I've read a few of the Flinx books before, but so long ago I can't remember details. This was written after some of the others to provide a background and so I felt it was a useful place to start. The story is fast paced and in some ways we are ahead of the hero, understanding what is happening to him and his development of his talent more that he does.
I sometimes find this narrator a little difficult, as he has an odd way of delivering spoken dialogue, but I was usually able to put that out of my head. The rest of his narration is very good and he has a lovely, rich voice.
I look forward to hearing others in the series

3 of 3 people found this review helpful