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One man in the Universe holds the key to the mystery of Flinx's past - and that man is trying to kill him!

It is a strange childhood for a kid, to be adopted by the restless Mother Mastiff and raised in the bustling marketplace of Drallar. Flinx never knew the mom and dad who abandoned him years ago. In fact, his birth has always been shrouded in mystery. But Flinx eventually discovers that his unknown parents have left him a curious legacy - extraordinary mental powers that are both a marvelous gift and a dreaded curse.

This double-edged legacy will lead Flinx, along with his loyal protector, the mini-dragon Pip, on a harrowing journey in search of the truth . . . about who he is and where he comes from. It is a daring adventure that brings him to another world - and into the clutches of one of the most evil and powerful men in the galaxy. . . .

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Alan Dean Foster.

Check out more Pip and Flinx.
©1977 Alan Dean Foster; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • Chris
  • midvale, UT, United States
  • 01-20-09

2nd Novel: Flinx's Search for himself

Flinx continues to try to find his parentage and saves the Commonwealth in the process. This is a fast paced romp that will keep you listening even when you should to do something else. Much of Flinx's past is revealed in this the third chronologically of the series second book written. Great Listen!

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  • Connie
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH United States
  • 03-29-12

excellant

Where does Orphan Star rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top notch...

What did you like best about this story?

Like this whole series

Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki – was your favorite?

As always Flinx finds trouble...or it finds him, but he manages to get out of it!!

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Flinx's Misadventures

This is clearly a tale of missteps and story that is shockingly well written. While Flinx is, at best, an antihero, he comes across as surprisingly easy to identify with. A solid addition to the series.

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Now onto the next

Love this stories. Who wouldn't love to have a "flying" snake :-)

Now the next novel for the children of PIP!

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Fun!

I read and Loved it in the 80's, loved hearing it today. Fun Fun Fun

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another favorite

Any additional comments?

I love Alan Dean Foster's writing style. Its hard to go wrong with his stories.

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Flinx - yes, audio- so so

What made the experience of listening to Orphan Star the most enjoyable?

I loved the story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Flinx & Pip of course

Did Stefan Rudnicki do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yes. But there needed to be a pause when he changed from the main characters to a secondary story-line. Always confusing thinking that the story of the main characters was continuing but discovering 1/2 way thru that it was a different set of characters - confusing and irritating.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

see "Did Stefan Rudnicki do a good job...."