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Fire Season Audiobook

Fire Season: Star Kingdom, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Here is the second entry in a new young-adult series by New York Times best seller David Weber and the prequel to the hugely popular Honor Harrington adult science-fiction saga.

Fire in the forest – and a cry for help from a trapped and desperate alien mother! Unfortunately, this is one cry no human can hear. Stephanie Harrington, precocious 14-year-old Provisional Forest Ranger on the planet Sphinx, knows something is wrong from the uneasy emotion that is flooding into her from her treecat friend, Climbs Quickly. But though Stephanie’s alien comrade shares a tight bond with his two-legs, whom he knows as Death Fang’s Bane, he cannot communicate directly to her the anguished call from one of his people. Still, their strong and direct bond of feeling may be enough. Stephanie and fellow ranger Karl Zivonik respond to Climbs Quickly’s rising waves of distress.

Fire season on the pioneer world of Sphinx has begun. But there are those who want to use the natural cycle of the planet for personal gain – and to get rid of the one obstacle that stands in the way of acquiring even greater land and power on Spinx: the native treecats.

Now it's up to Stephanie and Climbs Quickly, along with their friends, family, and allies, to prevent disaster and injustice from befalling a treecat clan. But in the process, Stephanie must be certain to preserve the greatest secret all. It is the knowledge that the treecats of Sphinx are not merely pets or servants, but are highly intelligent in their own right – that they are a species fully deserving of rights, respect, and freedom. And keeping the secret that will allow the treecats time to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with humankind all begins with the friendship of a girl and her treecat.

©2012 Words of Weber, Inc. & Obsidian Tiger, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    M. J. Cocks m'boro, UK 24/10/2013
    M. J. Cocks m'boro, UK 24/10/2013 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to Fire Season again? Why?

    I enjoyed this bbok despite being a teen read book and I would read it again.


    What other book might you compare Fire Season to, and why?

    It's a book follow up to A beautiful freindship which was the first book and the thrid book is due out soon!


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Hvam performs this book well as well as the first book.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Tag line for this if it was a film would have to be Tree Cats! See this film. Like you'd need anything else.


    Any additional comments?

    Read A beautiful friendship first. (I can't wait to read the third one)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • G. Parish
    13/10/17
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    "Headstrong"

    This is a great YA series. While this continues the tale of Stephanie and her treecat it also tracks the teen issues of growing up, finding boys, and resisting peer pressure. It is well all around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    Broadlands, VA, United States
    21/04/17
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    "Excellent for youth and adult!"

    This is a super series, well-written as all his books are, but this is better paced in a lot of ways and steers clear of some of the darker themes that distract me from the Honor Harrington series. In any case, I spend a lot less time worrying that he'll kill off secondary characters that I like.

    Of course, given the target audience, there's less depth and complexity to the story, but it's a fun ride and an easy listen. I recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whispers
    09/04/17
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    "Another hit"

    I really enjoyed this audio book as much as I enjoyed reading the book. It was performed well and I will definitely be listening to the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy Derby
    02/10/15
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    "Fire Season"
    Where does Fire Season rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks among the best that I have listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fire Season?

    Honestly the entire story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where Stephanie is learning to fly an air car.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When over tree cats started to accept the two lets.


    Any additional comments?

    Great addition to the works of David Weber.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glenn
    Lawrenceville, NJ, United States
    04/08/15
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    "good juvenile (young primary characters)"

    fun short listen. young characters and world view. introduces primary players for this cycle.

    similar to Honor Herrington cycle with a strong female lead accomplishing "impossible" things with help from her cat and friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy M. Lindquist
    Persia, Ia
    01/07/15
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    "Good Story "

    Very entertaining story. fits well in the series, now I want to read the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nathan
    Glen Bernie, MD, United States
    07/05/15
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    "Lovely YA story with no vampires"

    Continuing the story of the development of human-tree cat relations. This is a very nice story dealing with many issues related to our growing youth and it has tree cats!

    Great narration again, a pleasant listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elle
    OREGON
    31/10/13
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    ""Come Lassie! Timmy's in the well-again" Y/A plot"

    Sorry-I couldn't help it..it's what these novels bring to mind..Several incidents of "Timmy's in the well" problems, with Climbs Quickly,the Tree-C,at leading Stephanie, the obtuse and mind blind human to do something important. It gets a little humorous and maybe a bit tiresome for the adult reader but for the target audience it's perfect..after all, Lassie was directed towards kids wasn't it?

    This second in a trilogy brings us to a now 15 year old Stephanie who is still unable to communicate with 'her' tree car, Climbs Quickly/Lionheart and who is feeling the first stirrings of female affection towards a newcomer to Sphinx.

    As you might gather from the title, it's Fire Season on the planet and a team of Xeno-investigators who have come to determine if the tree cats are actually sentient do dumb human things and get caught in the path of a fire.

    Riding to the rescue, Stephanie and Climbs Quickly (aka Death Fang's Bane & Lionheart) stop to rescue some more tree cats in route to mapping the fire wherein Stephanies new object of affection is about to be trapped.

    For the target audience (I bought it for my 8 year old grand daughter) it's a great listen. She's listening to the first book now and loves it..is excited that there are more for her to look forward to.

    Again a couple of parts where a tender hearted child might become afraid for the tree cat in danger but nothing as gory as the hexa-puma attack in the first book.

    Kristine Hvan is an excellent narrator-I love her work. The story moves along quickly and Hvan gives voices to the tree cats with feeling and brings them to life.

    Great for pre teens/young teens, interesting for adults who like to know what their youngsters are going to hear.

    Recommended for the audience intended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • areader
    Columbus, Ohio, United States
    26/03/13
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    "Fire Season Book 2"

    I like the series with the cats which is a new twist in this genre. Too short but it is aimed at young adults. I hope to see more in this series. Not a bad listen at all and a nice other world series. One for the whole family to enjoy on a road trip!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lou
    Topeka, KS, US
    31/12/12
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    "There may be flames but not from me turning pages."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fire Season to be better than the print version?

    mox-nix the one the other it really dose not matter


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fire Season?

    Recusing the sciencetists from the swamp.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the adoption scene in the midst of the flames.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A friendship formed in thunder and lighting but can it stand the flames of the fire.


    Any additional comments?

    I like David's work I am still on the fence about this series though. I will admit though I am above his target audience though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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