Running from the Deity : Pip and Flinx (published order)

  • by Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
  • Series: Pip and Flinx (published order)
  • 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From science-fiction legend Alan Dean Foster comes a thrilling new Pip and Flinx adventure, wherein a certain red-haired, green-eyed young man blessed (or cursed) with strange powers finds himself and his mini-dragon sidekick on a top-secret mission concerning deep space, alien worlds...and a primordial horror intent on devouring all of it.In the outer depths of the universe lies the Great Emptiness, where something dreadful lurks, hidden behind a great gravitational lens of dark matter. Something horrific that howls and writhes and rages across 300 million light-years of space - and is now heading straight for the Commonwealth and moving faster all the time.One slim chance exists to avert catastrophe, and only Flinx can take it. Roaming the galaxy is a conscious planet-size weapons system, the legacy of a long-extinct race. As Flinx is the only one who has ever experienced mental contact with the machine, it is his job to find the powerful alien artifact and coax it into joining the battle against the behemoth from beyond.So Pip and Flinx valiantly sail into the unknown aboard their little spaceship, which is immediately forced down for emergency repairs on planet Arrawd, home to less advanced sentients and therefore off-limits to space travelers. But what with Arrawd being very beautiful, and Flinx being Flinx, this particular rule doesn't stand a chance.Now, Flinx is no stranger to murderous attacks and stalking assassins - evading them occupies most of his waking hours - but to be besieged by hordes bent on worshipping him as a god? Worse still, escaping this fate is going to be as impossible as fulfilling his dire mission. What's a deity to do?


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Customer Reviews

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a side story

I've really enjoyed the Pip and Flinx series, but this book seemed to be more of a side story away from the main theme that the other books have been leading us along. I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as the others, and was impatient for it to end or come back to the series story line of the last few books. Maybe it is just me, but this is NOT my favorite book of the series.
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- Lydia


What would have made Running from the Deity better?

The Flinx and Pip stories seem to have become nothing more than a formula that is repeated over and over. This one is worst than most because Flinx seems to have become blind to the consequences of his actions. there is very little in the book that advances the story of the great emptiness. From the reviews of the next couple books I think I'm not going to bother with the rest of the series

Would you ever listen to anything by Alan Dean Foster again?


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- Ron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios