The Planet Savers : Darkover

  • by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Narrated by Daniela Acitelli
  • Series: Darkover
  • 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Randall Forth is so desperate to discover a cure for the 48-year-fever, known as Trailmen's fever, he persuades Dr. Jay Allison to undergo hypnosis. Once hypnotized, Jay Allison becomes Jason Allison, his hidden and polar opposite secondary personality.
Join Jason Allison as he leads an expedition into the Hellers to collect medical volunteers from among the Trailmen in an effort to develop the serum necessary for treatment and save the planet. Can Jay/Jason maintain his secondary personality long enough to save his people from the 48-year-fever? To complicate things even further, Jason falls in love with Kyla, the trail guide, knowing that once the expedition is over, he will be replaced by Jay, his cold primary personality - and life as he knows it will no longer exist.


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Good Stand Alone Story

Darkover is an interesting planet, with a lot going on, apparently! Hoping that the series gets recorded from the beginning as I enjoy Marion Zimmer Bradley's style of writing and would like to read more. I just don't like starting a series on book 9 (the most current one available on audio)!

Jay/Jason Allison is a complicated man. Jay completely turned his back on his childhood and its trauma even as he devotes his life to helping the people that, in the end, rejected him. Jason Allison just wants to live. Can the two men reconcile their individual personalities long enough to live as one and save a whole planet?

I enjoyed this story, I was invested in the characters, and wanted more when it was over. I can't ask for anything more from a story! The narration by Daniela Acitelli was enjoyable as well.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.
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- Reg

A Very Good 1st Entry In The Darkover Series

The Planet Savers is a short work that is part of the “Darkover” series, which, after the ”Mists of Avalon series,” is probably Ms. Bradley’s next best known work. Although the “The Planet Savers” was written decades ago, I think it holds up pretty well. It’s a very good novella and Daniela Acitelli, who narrates it, does a fine job. If you can separate the writing from the person, readers/listeners should definitely enjoy “The Planet Savers” as well as any of the other “Darkover” stories. It’s a shame that someone with so much talent as a writer had to end up with such a tainted legacy. I won’t go into anymore than that since this is a book review. Anyone interested in anything more about Marion Zimmer Bradley can look things up for themselves.

Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audio Book Blast.
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- Ashanti

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-18-2016
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