Foreigner : Foreigner

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

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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good store but certainly a different kind of scifi

If you could sum up Foreigner in three words, what would they be?

Complex. I found the story a bit slow and confusing in the beginning, especially the first 2 parts because I just had trouble following it and the flow for a while.


Who was your favorite character and why?

That is difficult to say because it was really all about 1 character and I wouldn't say that I really felt connected to any other.


What about Daniel Thomas May’s performance did you like?

I liked the narration but did have trouble identifying and keeping track of the characters. However I think this was more because of the style of story and how they were referred to. This might have been a bit easier reading this listening


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Politics is complex in the future as it is in the present.


Any additional comments?

I liked the story eventually but I struggled for a long time to understand what was really going on and what the real perspectives were because it was all form a single point of view with very little historical context. Even at the end I'm not sure I really figured out the divisions, sides, and perspectives. I will read the next in the series and think more will become clear.

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- David & Barbara Allen

Not sure I would like it.

It turned out to be better than expected. I already downloaded the next in the series.
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios