Andre Norton, was one of the best and most prolific science-fiction writers of the 20th century. She was the first woman to win the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1983. Publisher's Weekly called her, "One of the most popular authors of our time", and the Chicago Tribune said she was a "superb storyteller whose skill draws the reader completely into a fantastic other world."In this story, an alien race known as the "Throgs" attacks a Terran survey camp without warning."Eye-searing lances of energy lashed back and forth across the base with methodical accuracy, and a single cowering witness, flattened on a ledge in the heights above, knew that when the last of those yellow-red bolts fell, nothing human would be left alive down there."And so Shann Lantee, most menial of the Terrans attached to the camp on the planet Warlock, is left alone and weaponless in the strange, hostile world, the human prey of aliens from space and aliens on the ground alike.More
When listeners finish Storm Over Warlock, they won't believe it was an almost seven-hour audiobook. Jim Robert's familiar baritone voice leads the way on this incredible adventure into a fully realized, fantastical world. This is science fiction at its best - both entertaining and smart. The main character, named Shann Lantee, is the sole survivor of an alien attack. He's alone battling a world of hostile aliens. Robert's performance of this classic sic-fi is generous; a real treasure for any audiobook library.
"A satisfying and mature novel which readers will seize upon if they want to enjoy a good adventure story. A survey base on a remote planet is wiped out by a raid of Earth's enemies, the Throgs; the only survivor must face the perils of an unexplored planet while trying somehow to strike back at the enemy....As always Norton creates both human and alien beings well, and tells a story that you can't stop reading." (New York Herald Tribune)
"Up to Norton's best standards." (Library Journal)
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Excellent story...and well read.
Yes. Very suspenseful. Lots of unexpected things happen. Have to "suspend your disbelief,"of course but that's the way with all science fiction.
I had a long car trip coming up ( 3 hrs each way ) so decided to get an audio book to make the time pass more quickly. I browsed around and came across this one.I had read a couple of Andre Norton books, back when I actually had time for reading,and I liked them. Bit of a crap-shot on the narrator, though, since I had neverheard him. I got lucky on both counts..good story and good narration. The book was exactly the type I needed.. a good, nasty aliens vs. good guy but with many interesting twists and turns and lots of suspense. Even some "food for thought" thrown in.
The narrator was just the type I like...Someone who gives a good, clear, intelligent reading without going "over the top" and trying to act the story out. Will be looking for him again.
When the hero finally gets some help fighting the bad guys.
Five stars to book and narrator.
I couldn't finish this.