Foreigner

19 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,775 ratings

Foreigner Publisher's Summary

The first book in C.J.Cherryh's eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It is the masterwork of a truly remarkable author.

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  • Book 1

    • Foreigner

    • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,099

    The first book in C.J.Cherryh's eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It is the masterwork of a truly remarkable author.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • struggled to relate to human

    • By kesia martin on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2

    • Invader

    • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 714
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 642

    Nearly two centuries after a human colony is abandoned on an alien planet, the two races have reached a tenacious peace agreement. But when the human ship returns unexpectedly, both governments are thrown into chaos.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Art of Negotiating with Aliens

    • By AudioAddict on 06-28-13

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  • Book 3

    • Inheritor

    • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542

    Six months have passed since the reappearance of the starship Phoenix - the same ship which brought humans to the world of alien atevi nearly 200 years ago, leaving a small and vulnerable colony to struggle for survival in a hostile environment. During these six months, the alien atevi have striven to reconfigure their fledgling space program in a breakneck bid to take their place in the heavens alongside humans. But the return of the Phoenix has added a third party to an already volatile situation....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and Imaginative

    • By AudioAddict on 04-14-14

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  • Book 4

    • Precursor

    • Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 535
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485

    National best-selling author and winner of three Hugo Awards, C.J. Cherryh returns to the universe of her acclaimed Foreigner trilogy - with an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft stranded on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient race. The beginning of a second trilogy, Precursor follows a single human delegate living among aliens, who are just gaining access to space.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book moves at a lightning-fast pace! Awesome

    • By AudioAddict on 01-07-15

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  • Book 5

    • Defender

    • Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    The three-time Hugo Award-winning author continues her second trilogy in the "superior alien-contact series." ( Kirkus Reviews) National best-selling author and winner of three Hugo Awards, C.J. Cherryh presents book two of her second Foreigner trilogy - the epic story of a single human delegate on a hostile alien planet. In this long-awaited sequel to Precursor, the alien atevi enter the treacherous politics of space travel-as their one human negotiator is caught in the throes of a mutiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This author has an awesome imagination

    • By AudioAddict on 08-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Explorer

    • Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 441
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445

    C.J. Cherryh's second trilogy set in her Foreigner Universe comes to a thrilling conclusion with Explorer. The final installment to this sequence of the Hugo Award-winning author's most successful series, Explorer follows a human delegate trapped in a distant star system facing a potentially bellicose alien ship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unlike Anything Else You've Listened To

    • By AudioAddict on 09-11-16

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  • Book 7

    • Destroyer

    • Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401

    C.J. Cherryh, one of the most prolific and acclaimed SF writers in the world, delivers the seventh book in her Foreigner series, and the first book in the new Foreigner trilogy - the epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true SF odyssey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent !!!

    • By Professor on 09-17-12
    • Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 447 ratings

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  • Book 8

    • 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 426
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    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
    • Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 426 ratings

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  • Book 9

    • Deliverer

    • Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378

    From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey. The ninth book in the epic series, and the third book in the third Foreigner trilogy, Deliverer is a worthy contribution to Cherryh's magnum opus that is destined to be a classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Earthly business is not over yet!!!

    • By Professor on 09-17-12
    • Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 418 ratings

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  • Book 10

    • Conspirator

    • Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341

    Cajeiri is the young son of the powerful leader of the Western Association-and he has become a target for forces bent on destroying his father's rule. For Cajeiri is the first ateva to understand the humans living among them-an understanding that threatens his own race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a pleasure

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-15

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  • Book 11

    • Deceiver

    • Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347

    "One of the best long-running SF series in existence" ( Publishers Weekly) continues with the second novel in a brand-new Foreigner sequence. The civil war among the alien Atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, has returned to the Bujavid, his seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mildly disappointed

    • By Stephen on 05-28-13

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  • Book 12

    • Betrayer

    • Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida-which has been surrounded by enemies- with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story continues

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-11-13
    • Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 382 ratings

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  • Book 13

    • Intruder

    • Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida - which has been surrounded by enemies - with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Bunty on 11-28-12

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  • Book 14

    • Protector

    • Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    It's coming up on Cajeiri's birthday. The boy has been promised he can have the young human children he knew from his voyage sent down from the space station for a two week stay. But there's a far darker business going on in the background - a major split compromising the Assassins' Guild, which furnishes security and law enforcement to the whole continent. Tabini's consort's own father has been barred from court, and may be involved in a new conspiracy against him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New to the Series? Don't Start Here

    • By Sires on 12-31-13

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  • Book 15

    • Peacemaker

    • Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    At last - Cajeiri has his young guests from the starship, three young folk entranced by weather and trees and creatures with minds of their own. It’s all he dreamed of.... But now safety is foremost: Cajeiri’s grandfather has been assassinated, hostile Assassins Guild invaded Great-uncle’s house, and now Bren Cameron, paidhi-aiji, who was sent to keep the aiji’s son safe, has more than the young guests on his mind. The aiji-dowager knows who’s to blame for the attacks, and they’re going after him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, great performance, great series

    • By Gentle Reader Jill on 04-02-14

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  • Book 16

    • Tracker

    • Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    First in a brand-new Foreigner trilogy by Hugo Award-winning author C. J. Cherryh. Tracker is the 16th installment of C. J. Cherryh's acclaimed Foreigner series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beginning of a New Series in the Foreigner World

    • By Sires on 04-15-15

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  • Book 17

    • Visitor

    • Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    It's been a year of upheaval since Bren Cameron's return from space - a year since he and the aiji-dowager, one of his most powerful atevi allies, returned home from their two-year interstellar mission to find the government overthrown and their world in chaos. Now, at last, things on the atevi world seem to be on the right track, and Bren hopes that life may soon become much more tranquil. But something is coming, quietly, stealthily - just the first ominous twinkle of a new star in the heavens....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For me, the best in the series

    • By GP on 04-23-16

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  • Book 18

    • 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 290
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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

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  • Book 19

    • Emergence

    • Foreigner Sequence 7, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    Bren Cameron, acting as the representative of the atevi's political leader, Tabini-aiji, as well as translator between humans and atevi, has undertaken a mission to the human enclave of Mospheira. Both his presence on the island and his absence from the continent have stirred old enemies to realize new opportunities. Old hatreds. Old grudges. Old ambitions. The situation has strengthened the determination of power-seekers on both sides of the strait. Bren knows most of them very well, but not all of them well enough.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, a little slow, didn't like narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95