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  • For the Love of Mother-Not

  • A Pip & Flinx Adventure
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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For the Love of Mother-Not

By: Alan Dean Foster
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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Summary

He was just a freckle-faced, red-headed kid with green eyes and a strangely campelling stare when Mather Mastiff first saw him an the auctioneer's block. One hundred credits and he was hers.

For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew - even let him keep the deadly flying snake he called Pip.Then Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappeared and Flinx took Pip to tail her kidnappers. Across the forests and swamps of the winged world called Moth, their only weapons were Pip's venom . . . and Flinx's unusual Talents.

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a good adventure yarn

I've read a few of the Flinx books before, but so long ago I can't remember details. This was written after some of the others to provide a background and so I felt it was a useful place to start. The story is fast paced and in some ways we are ahead of the hero, understanding what is happening to him and his development of his talent more that he does.
I sometimes find this narrator a little difficult, as he has an odd way of delivering spoken dialogue, but I was usually able to put that out of my head. The rest of his narration is very good and he has a lovely, rich voice.
I look forward to hearing others in the series

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A fun adventure story, marvellously narrated.

It was nice to go back to the Pip and Flinx stories after all these years, They are fun books, and I was pleased to find them read by such a great narrator. A really good listen.

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  • Christopher
  • 11-06-09

Best read in chronological order

Best read in chronological order:
For Love of Mother-Not (1983), ISBN 0-345-30511-6
The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972), ISBN 0-345-29232-4
Orphan Star (1977), ISBN 0-345-25507-0
The End of the Matter (1977), ISBN 0-345-25861-4
Flinx in Flux (1988), ISBN 0-345-34363-8
Mid-Flinx (1995), ISBN 0-345-38374-5
Reunion (2001), ISBN 0-345-41867-0
Flinx's Folly (2003), ISBN 0-345-45038-8
Sliding Scales (2004), ISBN 0-345-46156-8
Running from the Deity (2005), ISBN 0-345-46159-2
Bloodhype (1973), ISBN 0-345-25845-2
Trouble Magnet (2006), ISBN 0-345-48504-1
Patrimony (2007), ISBN 978-0-345-48507-6
Flinx Transcendent (2009), ISBN 978-0345496072

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  • Audiobook Addict
  • 20-04-09

AWESOME

This is a really great read, err. listen. I could hardly stop listening. Must read for any sci-fi or fantasy fan.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-10

Fantastic Sci-Fi Novel

I thought this book was extremely well done. I enjoy Flinx's personality. Although he does have a special "talent", it is his intelligence that gets him through most of the adventures in this book and I love a protagonist with a brain. :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-02-13

A good start to the series

Alan Dean Foster's style has always been to start a story with an interesting yet plausible premise then direct it to an ever and ever outrageous conclusion. The funny thing is, as you get sucked into the story you never quite see how outrageous it has become. This was not the first book he wrote in this series, but it is the start of the story line. Therefor Foster had to fit the story within pre-existing story restrictions. It was well done and tidy, not needing to have read other stories to understand this one, and not feeling like there was no ending.

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  • Love Amazon
  • 20-06-09

pip & flinx

Thank goodness someone put the order the books should be read in. Otherwise you can get very confused. Thanks

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-03-12

Foster delivers another great pip & flinx story

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Fast paced

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Great read

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  • Alaric M.
  • 20-01-20

read a hard copy yrs ago!

read this yrs ago! loved it then, loved it this time too. I like being able to listen to these books in order! Now we just need the Spell Singer and Split Infinity books !

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  • JD
  • 15-07-19

Still a Great Read

I first read this book years ago and after this last re-read I still found it a great read having a good story, strong characters and interesting plot. Enjoy!

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  • Jeremiah
  • 14-08-18

made for tv

Read this as a kid. Still love the story and Stefan Rudnicki does a great job. I think this series would make a great team show.

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  • Bob Nelson
  • 06-06-11

A flying, acid-spitting SNAKE??

Actually, I think this is probably a "young adults" book. Who cares? Foster is a first-rate wordsmith, crafting a solid storyline and moving it right along. The characters are nice to know (for some) or great to hate (for others), but constantly credible... including Flinx the flying, acid-spitting snake. Yes.
This is not great literature, but a pleasant pass-time. As such, recommended.

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