Non-Stop

  • by Brian Aldiss
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is Brian Aldiss' first novel, a story of a small tribe in a very strange jungle, who make unsettling discoveries about the nature of their world. Non-Stop (published in the US as Starship) is the classic SF novel of discovery and exploration, a brilliant evocation of a familiar setting seen through the eyes of a primitive.
Brian Wilson Aldiss is one of the most important voices in science-fiction writing today. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. Shortly afterwards, he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition. Adored for his innovative literary techniques, evocative plots, and irresistible characters, he became a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 1999. Brian Aldiss recently celebrated his 80th birthday and is still writing, to ardent applause.

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A tale that is set in an unusual environment, the listener is never really sure until near the end, you think you know but is it or is it something completely different? Could this really happen, it?s quite possible, man?s primeval fear of strangers, something new or different are all explored in this adventure of what appears to be an ordinary man living in an extraordinary environment and his exploration of that environment. A Sci-Fi audio book that makes you thing. Highly recommended by a lover of Sci-Fi.
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- Ken

A classic title, very well done

'Non-Stop' is one of the classics of science fiction, and this telling does it real justice. Brian Aldiss is, of course, a towering figure in the genre. This was his first published novel, and although it shows a few touches of beginner's clumsiness, his genius shines through.

The story follows the adventures of Roy Complain, a hunter belonging to the semi-nomadic Greene tribe. Right from the beginning, the astute reader (or listener) will notice a strange blend of primitive and high-tech elements in the tribe's daily life. I can't say more than that without giving it all away! Suffice it to say that Complain and his companions end up discovering exciting and painful truths about themselves, their world, and the universe.

David Thorpe is an excellent reader with a voice that's easy to listen to. He also personifies the characters well by their voices, without over-acting. A few simple words are persistently mispronounced wherever they occur, which made me grit my teeth, but I survived! And it wasn't nearly enough to lower my opinion of this wonderful rendition of a sci-fi classic.
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- Robbie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios