The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester audiobook

The Stars My Destination

By Alfred Bester
Read by Gerard Doyle

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8.46 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die. When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester (1913–1987) is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath). But Bester is best known for his science fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation. With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for over fifty years.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.

When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester (1913–1987) is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath). But Bester is best known for his science fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation. With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for over fifty years.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Marooned in outer space, Gulliver Foyle is a vengeful yet curiously sympathetic everyman in Alfred Bester’s 1950s sci-fi classic. While he is badly flawed—he’s a rapist, among other problems—as portrayed by Gerard Doyle, he’s absolutely mesmerizing…Doyle’s crisp and pleasant narrative voice darkens marvelously when channeling the implacable protagonist. And once Gulliver makes it back to Earth, Doyle believably colors the many other characters with telling vocal personalities. With its plot points about corporate greed, this is a timely classic.” AudioFile
Irish reader Gerard Doyle narrates with gravitas and grit, portrays Foyle's character journey from uneducated thug to savvy mastermind, and gracefully handles a surrealist synesthetic section near the end. Library Journal Audio Review
Stars deserves its classic status and is an enjoyable listen: the world-building is rich and strange and presented without tedious exposition; the interplanetary action rarely pauses to catch its breath…Reader Gerard Doyle narrates with gravitas and grit, portrays Foyle’s character journey from uneducated thug to savvy mastermind, and gracefully handles a surrealist synesthetic section near the end.” Library Journal (audio review)

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Author

Author Bio: Alfred Bester

Author Bio: Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester (1913–1987) was an author whose passionate novels of worldly adventure, high intellect, and tremendous verve, The Stars My Destination and the Hugo Award-winning The Demolished Man, established him as a science fiction grandmaster, a reputation that was ratified by the Science Fiction Writers of America shortly before his death in 1987. He also was an acclaimed journalist for Holiday magazine, a reviewer for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and even a writer for Superman.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 8.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English