Star Born

  • by Andre Norton
  • Narrated by Mark Nelson
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"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.

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Be warned

I bought this solely on the recommendation I heard from Orson Scott Card, I did not listen to the sample first. Be warned. While the story itself might be good, the reader destroyed it for me. I could not get into the story, for me, the rendition just made the whole thing sound dull and lifeless.
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- dak in California "dak555"

Star Born

This is classic Norton in top form. The narration is well done and read. Norton authored some of the best sci fi of the era. Ranking up there with Robert Heinlein, Asimov, EE Doc Smith other great masters of sci fi. Star Born was a favorite for me growing up I must have read it 1000 times and the audio listen really brought the book to life for me. You wont regret this addition to your library! The Time Series is probably nortons top work altho its hard to find any Norton work thats ever been close to bad.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-26-2008
  • Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks LLC