Vaz

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 279 ratings

Vaz Publisher's Summary

Vaz is the story of Vaz Gettnor, a socially impaired yet scientifically brilliant man. Despite his inability to relate to others, Lisanne married him in admiration of what she perceived as shy intelligence. However, she's been disappointed by the way he's settled for working as no more than a glorified lab tech with a low salary.

Adding to their problems, Vaz and Lisanne have two teenagers who are typically surly and embarrassed by their parents, but whom they want to send to college - if only they can find the money. When Vaz is fired from his job as a researcher but then discovers a means to achieve cold fusion, a technology that could solve the energy crisis and their financial difficulties, virtually no one believes him, least of all his family. In fact the only people who do believe are the ones who are trying to steal the technology from him....

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  • Book 1

    • Vaz

    • Vaz Series #1
    • By: Laurence E. Dahners
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Vaz is the story of Vaz Gettnor, a socially impaired yet scientifically brilliant man. Despite his inability to relate to others, Lisanne married him in admiration of what she perceived as shy intelligence. However, she's been disappointed by the way he's settled for working as no more than a glorified lab tech with a low salary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising Find!!

    • By Wendy M. Hailey on 03-27-16

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • Tiona

    • Vaz Series #2
    • By: Laurence E. Dahners
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 73

    Tiona, Vaz's daughter, is starting grad school in physics, has a "bad boy" musician boyfriend, and does her own strange variety of charity work at a homeless shelter. Her professor has her start work on a project to try to achieve high-temperature superconduction by doping the graphene membranes her lab partner has figured out how to precipitate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great follow through with Vaz and family

    • By Paula G. on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Disc

    • Vaz Series #3
    • By: Laurence E. Dahners
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 78

    > Disc picks up right after Vaz and Tiona's invention of an apparently reactionless drive in Tiona. Tiona and her brother, Dante, want to license the rights to the new thrusters to big aircraft and car companies, using the money from the licenses to develop a private space industry. Vaz, their scientifically brilliant but socially inept father, has little interest in such a project but is happy to have them run with it. So they set out to convince doubtful major corporations that thrusters will change the world as we know it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun story

    • By MarkH on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $26.59