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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (559 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andre Norton Narrator: Mark Douglas Nelson Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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The two voyagers were neither of the same race nor of the same species, yet they worked together without words, as if they had established some bond which gave them a rapport transcending the need for speech.

When Raf Kurbi's spaceship from Earth burst into unexplored skies of the far planet Astra, it was made welcome by the natives of a once-mighty metropolis. But Kurbi was unaware of three vital things: (1) that Astra already harbored an Earth colony - descended from refugees from the world of the previous century; (2) that these men and women were facing the greatest danger of their existence from a new outburst of the inhuman fiends who had once tyrannized Astra; and (3) that the natives who were buying Kurbi's science know-how were those very fiends - and their intentions were implacably deadly for all humans, whether Earth born or star born!

Much of the planet's hopes lie with young Dalgard Nordis and his companion, Sssuri, a telepathic native of this alien world. If they fail, their planet will be subjugated and enslaved by that inhuman race.

Here is a top-notch planetary adventure novel by science fiction grand master Andre Norton. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Ross | 1/28/2014

    " "soft" sci-fi. I kept waiting for development of alien force or main plot. Neither happened to a significant degree. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Talmadge | 11/2/2013

    " Reread this book...loved it of course. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/24/2013

    " Good solid story-based, character-focused sci-fi (as opposed to "hard" sci-fi). Written in 1957, it still holds up today. A rather quick read. Nothing momentous here, but worth it. I've not read any of her other books so I can't compare, but now I'm intrigued. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/11/2013

    " This was a really fun book. Light reading and interesting plot. I'd love to read a sequel of both the main characters to see how the experiences of this book affect them in the next. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Shumate | 6/18/2013

    " Not an immortal piece of literature, but better than it had to be to fill a slot in the publishing schedule. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ralph McEwen | 4/27/2013

    " Audio Book MP3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Uriah | 3/5/2013

    " Classic science fiction at it's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jr Houbrick | 1/10/2013

    " One of my favorites, wish there was a third but since Andre died no chance. Found the aliens intriguing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/2/2012

    " I didn't realize this was a sequel until half way through, so I'll be reading that soon... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doris | 10/24/2012

    " This story was well written and when it was first published it was top of the heap. It deals with the problem many people face - them and us and racial differences. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 7/18/2012

    " Meh. Premise sounded good, but the writing style grated, and the climax of the book was basically skipped over. My first Norton book and maybe my last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 7/2/2012

    " Quick sci-fi read which held my interest. Quite a few typographical errors in this version which was a bit annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Roy | 9/19/2011

    " A darn good read. There are two major characters, and alternating chapters follow one or the other. They are the same, but different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 9/1/2011

    " A great entertaining read from the 60's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Baron Greystone | 3/4/2011

    " Another older SF novel in my nostalgia trend. Slightly better than the average Norton yarn. Still predictable by today's standards, but the characters have interesting viewpoints that might not have been used in a more modern piece, making them a bit more refreshing to read about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 2/11/2011

    " Andre Norton is one of the first half-dozen or so science fiction authors I can remember reading in my late elementary school years - I was fooled by her gender-neutral name for years! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flosi | 1/18/2010

    " An author with an extraordinary mind to bring science fiction to the common man. We are living in that world now, well not all of it. I love re-reading these novels of the 40s and 50s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 10/17/2009

    " Pax, a global dictatorship, takes over Earth and puts an end to space travel. But not before a group of rebels escape in suspended animation in an attempt to colonize new worlds and restore freedom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 8/19/2008

    " I just read this recently and it was pretty good. Maybe 3 and 1/2 stars. "

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