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The Works of Andre Norton (12 books) [Kindle Edition]

Andre Norton
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Illustrated with 10 unique illustrations.

The Defiant Agents 1962
The Gifts of Asti 1948
Key Out of Time 1963
Plague Ship 1956
Ralestone Luck 1938
Rebel Spurs 1962
Ride Proud, Rebel! 1961
Star Born 1957
Star Hunter 1961
Storm Over Warlock 1960
The Time Traders 1958
Voodoo Planet 1959

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  • File Size: 2655 KB
  • Print Length: 2111 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,321 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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307 of 309 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection, but stories out of order November 3, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was pretty far into the first book before it became clear that it was not the first in its series. I checked online and found this collection pulls from three different series (and some stand alone works). Most of the series works are out or order.
If you want to follow the correct order, try this:

Ross Murdock/Time War Series:
The Time Traders (1st in series)
The Defiant Agents (3rd)
Key out of Time (4th)
(series is 7 books long)

Solar Queen Series:
Plague Ship (2nd)
Voodoo Planet (3rd)
(series is 7 books long)

Drew Rennie Series:
Ride Proud Rebel (1st)
Rebel Spurs (2nd)

The other books are either the only entry from their series, or are stand alone works.

=== Updated Jan 2014 ===

I feel that I should update my review based on a comment left by another reader. He pointed out that these books were converted to digital format by Project Guttenburg and then offered as a free download. I don't know who bundled these books and is collecting the proceeds of our purchases, but it is not the group that spent the time and effort to convert the books to digital form.

Based on this, I don't recommend purchasing this bundle. Each of the included books can be downloaded on Amazon for free. Get the individual works instead of paying for this bundle.
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174 of 197 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is theft! November 23, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The "editor" of this collection is an incompetent scumbag who respects neither the author nor her readers and has almost certainly not read any of these books. The books are presented in alphabetical order, even though several are part of a series! The series are incomplete! Genres are mixed! And all of these books are in the public domain ... that's why they're "only" 99 cents! Please don't be a sucker or reward thieves ... do not buy this! You can get all these books for free from Project Gutenberg.

Update: You can now get all of Andre Norton's public domain books in individually downloadable Kindle editions from Amazon for $0.00

To those who defend these rip-offs: they are no different from advertising and selling government documents to unsuspecting people when the government offers those documents for free. It's legal but it's very sleazy. It's bizarre that anyone would want to defend being ripped off, but that's where a religious attachment to free-market dogma takes people.
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68 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Word candy for an old fan April 23, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I got this collection, started reading the first book, and finished the whole thing. At first I was annoyed with some formatting issues, and I wish they had put the books in a better order, but for 99 cents -- this was the best deal I've had in reading in a long time. I had not read any of these books before (and I've read a fair amount of her works, but I guess from a later period). They were all just delightful. This is leisure reading at its best. I cannot say I am improved by having finished them all, but God bless the good storyteller. It sure beats television.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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I love Andre Norton and to me she is the Queen of Sci-Fi. That being said, this is one of the first books I purchased for my original Kindle and I didn't realize that this book was a compilation of public domain novels that are available on Project Gutenberg. Knowing that these books were recompiled public domain novels, later I repurchased versions of these books that were properly edited and also looked at Project Guttenberg's book list.

As far as the stories go they are great but I was disappointed to find incomplete series of novels presented and that it included genre other than Sci-Fi. I did give the stories 5 Stars but as far as the book is concerned I give it 1 Star. I am now much more careful when I purchase older material. I am surprised that Amazon allows public domain books to be sold in their store.

In Andre Norton's favor, I still love her work 50 years after I read it the first time!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Stories (Mostly), Frustrating Book March 4, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Most of the Stories in this Collection are, as to be expected, Great. However, I have 3 Complaints.

First, I want Science Fiction in a Collection of Science Fiction and not all of the stories were Science Fiction. ("Ralestone Luck", "Rebel Spurs", "Ride Proud, Rebel"!)

Second, there were books from within a Series, but not all of the Books in the Series. ("Time Traders", "Defiant Agents", "Key out of Time" but no Book 2 - "Galactic Derelict". "Plague Ship" & "Voodoo Planet" but no Book 1 - "Sargasso of Space". "Star Born" but no Book 1 "The Stars are Ours". Same with "Storm over Warlock", no Book 2 "Ordeal in Otherwhere".)

Finally, it's a Collection. Collections sound like a great idea. Get lots of Books for the price of one. BUT when I want to read a Series, there's nothing to tell me which Books from a Series are in this Collection. Since buying this one, I've gone ahead and replaced all of the Series Books that are available with the Single Book. I'm keeping this one on my Kindle. But only because it has a couple of stand alone Books that I enjoy reading at times. ("The Gifts of Asti" and "Star Hunter".)

I just have to remember where they are when I want to re-read them!!!

The Kindle Version reads well. The Table of Contents works.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I am sorry to see his 12 book come to ...
I am sorry to see his 12 book come to an end. I will finish the last one tonight.
Published 17 days ago by K. Dyer
4.0 out of 5 stars I have been reading these books over and over since ...
I have been reading these books over and over since I was a boy. Now I have them on my kindle, I live on a boat so storage space is at a premium.
Published 20 days ago by David Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars You just can not beat the old masters!
I've followed Andre Norton and her peers for years. She was a master of Science Fiction and in this collection I really enjoyed her pre Science Fiction story.
Published 1 month ago by Robert Papier
4.0 out of 5 stars A Well Respected Author from Our Youth
As an elementary student, I was fascinated by her work. Reading it now was a bit of a downer. But she does teach valuable lore about Native (American) tracking techniques and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tommy Paine
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Re-Reading!
Brought back memoried of my youth and 'Analog Science Fact/Science Fiction'.
Published 2 months ago by W. J. Stewart
4.0 out of 5 stars Still like them even
have read them before. Still like them even now
Published 2 months ago by ron farquharson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Have loved Andre Nortons books for 50 yrs at least.
Published 3 months ago by mike green
3.0 out of 5 stars There are a lot of stories in here. I ...
There are a lot of stories in here. I probably could have read more but I got hung up on one and couldn't finish it. Not a page turner.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not as good as the larger collection
Published 3 months ago by steven a morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As always, the work of Andre Norton keeps you turning the pages.
Published 4 months ago by Gary S Lea
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