Little Fuzzy


Read by tabithat

(4.8 stars; 283 reviews)

Jack Holloway, a prospector on the planet Zarathustra discovers small furry creatures. These creatures are obviously intelligent, but are they animals or are they sapient? If they are sapient the planet will be declared a protected zone and the company that is developing the planet commercially will lose their exclusive rights to the resources... (Summary by tabithat)

(5 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Chapter I 22:25 Read by tabithat
Chapter II 25:51 Read by tabithat
Chapter III 16:36 Read by tabithat
Chapter IV 11:53 Read by tabithat
Chapter V 31:12 Read by tabithat
Chapter VI 28:14 Read by tabithat
Chapter VII 25:25 Read by tabithat
Chapter VIII 23:15 Read by tabithat
Chapter IX 17:30 Read by tabithat
Chapter X 21:34 Read by tabithat
Chapter XI 14:49 Read by tabithat
Chapter XII 24:39 Read by tabithat
Chapter XIII 8:27 Read by tabithat
Chapter XIV 30:41 Read by tabithat
Chapter XV 9:49 Read by tabithat
Chapter XVI 16:17 Read by tabithat
Chapter XVII 8:03 Read by tabithat

Reviews

Forget the birds. Land Prawns are coming!

(5 stars)

If anywhere should be a NO WHINING ZONE fGs (for God's sake) 99.99% volunteer-powered Librovox should. Complaining about four tiny electronic beeps in a LV sci fi story is wayy more annoying than the beeps. If anything, they add to the verisimilitude. beep beep! I can't believe I just heard it while writing this, circa 06:00 in ch. 2. Come on, even if the narrator's watch beeped during a reading of Shakespeare, are you really going to make that volunteer stop and re-do everything that falls short of perfection? In a production you paid for, go ahead and whine til the cows come home (unfortunate visual, sorry). But I proclaim it a no-no on Librovox. Who am I? Just librovox populi, and someone who thinks finding out about the scourge of land prawns is well worth enduring, wait for it, beep beep beep beep.

Great Story, Great Reading

(5 stars)

A cute story that is also quite thought provoking. The reader has a wonderful voice and kept a very nice pace throughout the book.

Why can't they be real?

(5 stars)

Once again another fantastic story from H Beam Piper. The narrator took a couple of chapters to get used to but after that I found her tone well suited to the style of the book. The beep in the first two chapters should not be a put off for anyone! Would love the other Fuzzy stories to be available too. All in all great story that you should find thought provoking and very entertaining!

a beautiful story

(5 stars)

I agree with many of these other reviews, I was rapt. Found myself looking at my dog at the end of the book & feeling like HBPiper must've had one & it prompted this story. Well written, intelligent and cute as hell! & also, wonderfully read. Thanks librivox & thanks Piper.

Well done

(5 stars)

I really enjoy all of Mark Nelson's readings of H. Beam Piper's works, so it was a little unusual to listen to a new reader with a different style. It was very satisfying, though. The story was fascinating and introduced unique and important questions about sapience.

What makes a Man?

(5 stars)

Holloway only wanted to mine his sun stones and live a quiet life fabulously wealthy. Instead, an uninvited though not undesired houseguest leaves him embroiled in a desperate plight to preserve an entire specie against a corporate monster.

Wonderful!

(5 stars)

Mr. Piper's story is very timeless and engaging. I listen to this story at least once a year. I wish the other 2 books in the series about fuzzies were available with Librivox.

Absolutely Wonderful

(5 stars)

fabulous narration. As for the story; if you can set aside the admittedly troubling problem of extreme anthropomorphism and completely denying the fact that sentience is most probably on a sliding scale.... this book is absolute philosophical science fi ear candy. Possibly in my top 5 favorites because of its decadent and loving descriptions of these delightful creatures and it's overall feel good attitude. lots of warm fuzzies to be had from Little Fuzzy. Loved it!!