©1988 Alan Dean Foster; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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"Flinx and Pip are always entertaining"
Middling, but due to the difference of listening to a favorite story as opposed to re-reading it. It wasn't a good transition for me.
He did a good job with Flinx's moments of philosophy and kept it from being melodramatic. He did especially well with the somewhat crazy evil lady and the eco-terrorists.
I have been reading Flinx stories forever, it seems, and I have enjoyed Flinx's maturation and the eventual resolution of his story. Flinx in Flux is a pivotal step in Flinx's life, so I recommend this to anyone who wasn't sure if they want to continue the saga. I especially like the aliens presented in this particular story, and the set up of "frontier" worlds. If you read the entire set of Flinx stories, it's obvious these were written over a long time and there are some loose ends that never get tied up, but that's a minor drawback because Alan Dean Foster is a great storyteller. He is also a great SF author. I love exploring new worlds with him. However, he has a tendency to pontificate, and it seems he especially likes Flinx to pontificate. I always enjoy this the first time or two that I read the passages, but I found listening to them a bit annoying. I just have to learn how to fast forward, I guess. This is the only reason I will hesitate to listen to one of his stories again.
"best read & re-read & listen ever! !!"
I never tire of this series. it has everything but more than in any other series, the characters are real, not cliches and full of surprises. I am so glad this is a complete series since I can't seem to read/listen to just one . once started I have to go through all .
Can't seem to put these stories down I read these stories years ago and find myself even more fasteated by them this time
"Flinx in Love"
By now Flinx has become self sufficent and a loner, but in this installment in the series he learns how to love and allows himself to be loved. The long-tunnel pieces remind me about Fosters "Sentenced to Prism" in many ways. This is the book where Flinx gets his great challenge that will trouble him throughout the rest of the series. Fun Read
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