• The Forerunner Factor

  • By: Andre Norton
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two Andre Norton Forerunner novels, Forerunner and Forerunner: The Second Venture, featuring young Forerunner/human hybrid Simsa, collected for the first time in one volume.

Forerunner: On ancient port world planet Kuxortal, young Simsa grows up among garbage pickers who live upon the ancient ruins of a fallen galactic civilization - the Forerunners. But Simsa has always been different. When Simsa's mentor dies, she must scrape a poor existence from an unyielding planet. But then Thom, a star ranger, arrives from the heavens, and he leads Simsa on a path to the discovery of her origins that takes both through danger to the ultimate revelation.

Forerunner: The Second Venture: Simsa has escaped the criminal guilds of Kuxortal only to find herself held prisoner by starfaring humans intent on discovering the secrets of the Forerunners contained within her. With the aid of her pet zorsal, Simsa escapes her captors and crash lands on a sandy world full of danger and mystery - another world touched by ancient Forerunner civilization. Now Simsa must escape death at alien hands while battling the spirit within her that seeks to possess her very being and transform her into something utterly inhuman.

©1981 Andre Norton (Forerunner); copyright 1985 by Andre Norton (Forerunner: The Second Venture) (P)2021 Tantor

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I loved these two forerunner books

The Forerunner Factor are two books in one and are the best of the Forerunner Series and even better they are clean. The narrator did an excellent job and was a perfect voice for the characters. The two books in this audiobook are "Forerunner" and "Forerunner: The Second Venture." I was a fan of Andre Norton when I was young but these two books were written later so I had never read them They were a delight to listen to. Norton is the mother of space science fiction and rank with authors such as Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clark

These books have strong characters. It is a coming of age story of the main character Simsa who is a nobody and through her struggles becomes strong and in that strength learns control and who she is.

Although not necessary, the first three audiobooks in Audible's Warlock.