• Invader

  • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Series: Foreigner, Book 2
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-08-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (27 ratings)

Summary

Nearly two centuries after a human colony is abandoned on an alien planet, the two races have reached a tenacious peace agreement. But when the human ship returns unexpectedly, both governments are thrown into chaos.
©1995 C.J. Cherryh (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"Cherryh combines a flair for hard science with a keen insight into the complex rationales behind human - and nonhuman - actions. Highly recommended for sf collections." (Library Journal)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Flutterby on 28-03-16

goodstoryline

the detail is great the narrator alful
one of the better books in the series

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5 out of 5 stars
By Graham Ball on 09-02-16

Easy listening

A good story, made better by the narrator. I found it very easy to listen to and understand, hard to put the story down.

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4 out of 5 stars
By AudioAddict on 28-06-13

The Art of Negotiating with Aliens

STORY - Foreigner is a story told from the perspective of Bren Cameron, who is on a foreign planet and is the sole human negotiator/translator responsible for keeping peace between a human colony and the planet's natives, the Atevi. There are vast biological, philosophical, technological, political and language differences between the species that make his job very interesting and complicated. Further, there are multiple factions within each species that have their own motives and special interests that must also be respected. Things comes to a fever-pitch crisis when the spaceship which brought the human colony to the planet 200 years ago returns unexpectedly. Seeing it return to their skies, the Atevi are rightfully suspicious of its purpose and how its presence may affect their safety.

The story is unusual and very interesting, filled with alien politics, mind games and betrayals. There is some action and suspense, but this is really a book about how Bren negotiates through the multiple crises he is faced with. If you are looking for space travel, wormholes, battles between worlds, you need to look elsewhere. I plan to continue this series, but I must admit that I hope (and expect) the next sequence to have a little more "Star Trek stuff." If not, I will probably become bored with the series and quit.

NARRATOR - Very good. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 is because it wasn't a particularly difficult performance.

OVERALL - I enjoyed this book and recommend it, but it may not have enough action for all sci-fi enthusiasts.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By G. Parish on 22-04-15

Continuing Story of the Paidhi

This is the second book of the first trilogy. It is a solid continuance of the story and the drama of the Paidhi.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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