Destroyer : Foreigner

  • by C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by Daniel May
  • Series: Foreigner
  • 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Great series, but my least favorite book so far

STORY (sci-fi) - I've already written several reviews for this series so I'll be short here. This is a wonderful, unique series, and I'm going to hear every single book. That said, this one was a little slower. The main character (Bren) is human and lives among the alien Atevi race. Bren is a translator/negotiator for the Atevi. If you start from the beginning of the series (which you have to do or you'll be totally lost), Bren has been through everything imaginable as far as problems he's negotiated. His last two years were spent in the Atevi's first spaceship as it was on a rescue mission. In this book they return to the home planet to find mass political upheaval and possible war among the Atevi, which further affects human-Atevi relations. Bren and the other main characters try to avert war and restore the overthrown government to power, but I suspect this endeavor will span through the next couple books. Further, they fear the Gyo, which is an alien race they encountered while on their rescue mission, may come to the home planet. Not knowing the Gyo's intentions, Bren strives to bring peace to his world so they may present a united front to the Gyo when they appear.

PERFORMANCE - I love Daniel May's performance, although he gets quite a bit of criticism from others. There are lots of characters in this series, and he manages to give most of them voices which are easily distinguishable. Thanks for that, Daniel!

OVERALL - I highly recommend this series, but it is quite long so consider the time investment. You must start from the beginning, as there are many characters you should "meet" from the beginning and you will need to learn the Atevi language as it is unfolded. No sex or cursing in this series, just tons of complex problems for Bren to negotiate! Even though this book wasn't a favorite, I anxiously look forward to the next as this series does not disappoint.
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- AudioAddict

Magnificent !!!

The story line still continues and it's better than ever Please listen to this series!!!!!!
You wont regret it !!!!
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- Professor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios