Star Flight Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Unknown worlds - unknown dangers
The Stars Are Ours: Dard Nordis is a hunted man. His brother was murdered for covert activities as a scientist in a world in which scientists and engineers are blamed for the global war that smashed civilization. The global dictatorship of Pax has ordered their execution. Now he is on the run, trying to find the secret stronghold of his brother's friends and colleagues - a hidden place where the few remaining scientists are desperately building a spaceship to escape to the stars.
Star Born: Centuries after the desperate flight from Earth, Pax has been overthrown and humanity again reaches for the stars. Rof Kurbi's spaceship reaches the planet Astra, but he and the crew do not know that the planet already has a colony established centuries ago by the fugitive humans from Earth. Nor do they know that the apparently friendly natives of the planet are actually the malevolent remnants of a corrupt civilization that all but destroyed itself millennia ago - and that they are plotting to eliminate all humans from Astra, both the recent arrivals and the star born colonists.
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|Listening Length||12 hours and 24 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||March 30, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #96,771 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#162 in Action & Adventure Sci-Fi for Children
#862 in Action & Adventure Fantasy for Children
#2,914 in Children's Science Fiction Books (Books)
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I’m not sure whose idea it was to repackage these two novels as a two-part series with the confusingly inapplicable name “Star Flight”. Apart from the fact that there’s no “flight” in the vacuum of space, the pittance of space travel that’s involved in the story lines has essentially nothing to do with the plot in either novel. The author’s original titles are much more descriptive.
As with many of Andre Norton’s works, the stories straddle the boundary between science fiction and fantasy. Nevertheless, the key role that telepathy plays (especially in “Star Born”) is still well within the bounds of sci-fi, so those who normally eschew fantasy in favor of sci-fi won’t be alienated. That is, there’s no inexplicable rank mysticism to offend the rational mind.
The only downside is in the inexcusable number of typographical errors in the Kindle version. Whoever did the conversion from printed text to electronic format should be taken out and shot...or at least required to fix all the hideous typo errors; misspellings, repeated words, missing or incorrect punctuation, wrong words (e.g. “daring” substituted for “during”, “me” substituted for “the”...etc.). I have never seen so many errors in a book.
I rate the stories unreservedly as four to five-star material. The writing is imaginative, lucid, and full of vivid imagery. The only thing that spoils the experience is the plethora of typo errors, which make the Kindle edition an embarrassingly inferior product. Amazon should either refund my money or fix the errors.
It appears as though the books were scanned to convert them to digital format. Scanning is far from perfect and requires that the entire text be proofread. Whoever had the job apparently only did the first quarter of The Stars Are Ours, the remaining part was full of bizarre phrases. Someone who had not read the book previously may be totally confused at times. I recommend finding a paperback
copy of the book, instead of trying to read this one. Star Born is actually public domain and can be found on archive.org and other sites.
I have the Kindle version. Reads with no problems. No Pages, just Location. And no links to Books so want to read just Star Born, you have to work your way through Locations. But I can live with those minor issues.
These are the Books I discovered when I was still in my Teens. And I read and reread and reread them until I discovered my Kindle. And I gave up Books forever (except for Text Books). They are clean, full of activity, and flow well. They are also easy to pick up, read for awhile, then go back to what I was working on.
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