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Midworld

By: Alan Dean Foster
Narrated by: Eric Martin
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Publisher's Summary

A jungle planet must defend against exploitative aliens in this novel by the number one New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

From the rich imagination of science-fiction great Alan Dean Foster comes the story of Midworld, a Humanx Commonwealth planet that's equally fragile and hostile. Covered by a lush rainforest, Midworld is home to a primitive society that lives in harmony with the natural world. But the arrival of an exploitative human company, whose workers know nothing of Midworld's delicate ecosystem, sparks a conflict. Should Midworld's villagers aid the humans or stand against them? 

The hero of Foster's addictive pause-resister, Born, decides to lead two humans across the perilous jungle. His choice propels Midworld toward annihilation - and leads him headlong into a battle for survival.

©1975 Alan Dean Foster (P)2019 Tantor

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Not sure I can finish

I bought this book because I loved 'Lost and Found: The Taken Trilogy, Book 1" so I thought I'd try another book by ADF. Unfortunately, I am disappointed. It's NOTHING like my previous book. I find it very difficult to understand and follow. I am a big fan of science Fiction but I want to be able to understand what the book is talking about.
The narration is awful! The way Eric Martin draws out the end of his sentences drive me crazy. I might try another book by ADF but will never listen to another narration by Martin.
I went by the reviews but aster listening to half the book I disagree with most of them. I find it very baffling and difficult to follow. I am going to TRY and finish the book but with 4 hours to go I am not sure I will make it. Will probably end up returning it.
Perhaps my opinion will change as I finish it. If it does I will update this review. I really want to like it.
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I managed to finish the book but unfortunately I am still unable to give it more than 2 stars.
I felt like the author bought a new dictionary from a foreign planet and felt compelled to use every work from it. To me it was very convoluted making it difficult to follow.
The narrator did NOTHING to help the book either.

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Awesome.

Thank you, Audible. I have read the book many times. The story was read just like my mind had voiced it. Well done!

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This one will make you think.

Great ending. Just try to Emfol it. Emfol = Grok. Thanks for a great listen. wow...

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Rainforest on steroids, persons subsumed

I’ve loved this story for decades, so I’m thrilled that Audible has included Midworld in its collection. It’s suitable for the YA audience, all the way up to us oldsters. I was stimulated to re-read this time by reading Candice Millard’s River of Doubt; her descriptions of the fecundity of the surroundings and the deadly dangers lurking everywhere reminded me so strongly of Midworld that I had to pause the Millard book so I could revisit that fecund and deadly planet, peopled by those who lived with that world and invaded by those who refused to understand it. The narration could’ve been better, but it’s not too bad. If only there were more of a distinction between the denizens and the despoilers …

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Midworld

I first read this in 1975,it became one of my most favorite books. Have read it many times since. Thoroughly enjoyed this readinv. Thank you, Mr. Foster, and Audible. Debra Bechiom

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Midworld of the Commonwealth

For fans of Alan Dean Foster and his worlds of the Commonwealth, which includes the the likes of the Thranx, and the adventures of Pip & Flinx (novel series), this is a must read/listen prequel to the book/Audible book of Mid-Flinx. I highly recommend (both)!

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A world mind

This is a delightful adventure into the fusion of man and plant life into a whole much greater than the sum of its parts. It should be read before the Flinx and Pip title of the same name.
The narration was wonderfully done...Eric Martin has a wonderful voice!

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Amazing

I absolutely love this book. Top notch narrator, and a timeless story with such vivid description that I get lost in the green world every time!

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It would have been 5* if it had a sequel. ;_;

The story way nice. I started reading it after seeing that James Cameron's Avatar was inspired from this. And by the end, I was really hoping for sequel but couldn't find one.

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slow start Strong finish

so it took a little while to get into the book maybe an hour. once it started rolling it kept going getting stronger and stronger and then a conclusion that fit the narrative it was a quick ending but a good ending. this whole story reminds me a bit of Avatar since this was around before Avatar I would say Avatar was derived from this story. I love Alan Dean Foster books and if you like them you won't be disappointed.

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A childhood classic

had this read to me by my dad when I was a kid, loved it then still love it now!

simple, short story but full of depth and life.