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Publisher's Summary

Before Westeros there was Windhaven....

On the stormy planet of Windhaven, flyers are idolised as the vital link between its disparate islands. The common people rely on this elite class to support their way of life. These 'land-bound' can only dream of what it must be like to take to the skies. For Maris, dreams are not enough, and through an unlikely twist of fate, she has a taste of what life as a flyer is like. Maris was born to fly; as her raw talent blossoms into peerless skill, it appears her childhood fantasies have come true. However, just as it seems that she has found her true calling, the hereditary dogma which rules the skies sets out to strip Maris of her wings. Birthright - not ability - has always governed the right to fly.

Maris' rebellious crusade to change this inequality, and earn back her wings, has deeper consequences for Windhaven than anyone could have possibly imagined.

In a unique collaboration from two of the 20th century's greatest imaginations, George R. R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle, Windhaven is fantasy at its best.

©1981 George R. R. Martin & Lisa Tuttle (P)2012 Random House Audio Inc

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Weak Story Linep

The narration was good but did little to improve a poorly written work. not recommended.

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  • MsK
  • 28-09-2016

Stick with it

some great moments and I enjoyed the character development. The three stages of story were also effective.

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  • Ginge
  • 12-04-2013

Windhaven By George R. R. Martin , Lisa Tuttle

I'm not quite sure how much George R. R. Martin was involved in this book, it doesn't feel like its his writing style to me, but I have to say it is still extremely well written. Beautiful detail and descriptions and a compelling story you just have to finish. If this is all Lisa Tuttle's work I will be looking for more in the future. If I have any complaints, its that there is not enough back story of how they came to be on Windhaven, it is talked about but I felt it needed a bit more.

The narration is very good, Harriet Walter's use of accents is superb, you can lose yourself in the book and know exactly which character is talking, they feel just right.



Hope this helps whoever is planning to read it, I enjoyed it very much.



Twigletmuncher.

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  • Chama
  • 08-10-2016

meritocracy vs privilege

For me this was a story about the struggle for equality, challenging tradition and arguing for a system that gives equal opportunities to all regardless of birth right. It's akin to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The subject was cleverly argued and also highlighted some very important aspects of the human nature: the privelleged will never willingly support a change that threatens their way of life and that with change sometimes comes unintended consequences.
Interesting story. I quite enjoyed it and some bits even had me on tenterhooks.

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  • Jonathan
  • 03-12-2013

Interesting but no distinguishable plot.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

With odd jumps in time this book seemed to be more the story of a life rather than a novel, however it was an interesting listen

Would you be willing to try another one of Harriet Walter’s performances?

Not keen on the voice but a good performance.

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  • Ruth
  • 20-10-2013

Great suprise.

Where does Windhaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its not on my top list. But it still was a great book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ofcourse Maris, shes great, brave and clever. What els can you want from main character.

Have you listened to any of Harriet Walter’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I havent lissen her othere performences, but i was very happy with this one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

It was a coincidence that i buyd the book, but I loved it.

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  • mandy
  • 16-04-2016

Loved it

This story is one of hope longing love and faith tht if u can dream it and put ur mind to it u can do anything ur heart decides

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  • Callan Kirk
  • 14-01-2016

A wonderful fantasy of trial & tribulation!

A wonderful story of the human spirit & determination prevailing against sorrow, loss & disappointment!

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