Book Reviews of Lost and Found (Taken Trilogy, Bk. 1)

Lost and Found (Taken Trilogy, Bk. 1)
Lost and Found - Taken Trilogy, Bk. 1
Author: Alan Dean Foster
ISBN-13: 9780345461278
ISBN-10: 0345461274
Publication Date: 5/31/2005
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Lost and Found (Taken Trilogy, Bk. 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
If you're new to sci-fi and fantasy, you'll like this book. But if you've read a lot (like me) this will seem like the same-old same-old that you've seen done better before. Once upon a time I loved Alan Dean Foster, but I haven't enjoyed any of his recent books. I wonder if it's him changing or me changing? Perhaps I should go back and reread the Spellsinger series...
reviewed Lost and Found (Taken Trilogy, Bk. 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
My husband and I really enjoyed the entire series even though we both read totally different types of books. He is into hardcore SciFi and I read historical fiction; however we both really liked the books. You really need to get all three books though because they are necessary to understanding the whole story. The books would have made a good single novel. One thing we particularly like is the fact that the books do not spend an inordinate amount of time reiterating the previous books to help a person understand what is going on. Often when you read a second or third novel the author wastes a great deal of time going over the facts from earlier books in the series so they will 'stand alone'. These books touch on the previous ones but don't restate the entire story. The books are written on two levels and the humor is subtle and intriguing. In summary, the books are well worth reading and easy to read. The first and third books are the best of the three, the second not so much, but it is necessary to understanding the entire story. The last book ties the story up well and in my husband's opinion is the best. Since he is the expert on SciFi, I will defer to him. We both recommend the books.
reviewed Lost and Found (Taken Trilogy, Bk. 1) on + 13 more book reviews
not his best but a fun read.
reviewed Lost and Found (Taken Trilogy, Bk. 1) on + 125 more book reviews
Very strange, but oddly compelling.
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As is usual for Foster, the main character is rudely pulled out of his life and thrust into an unusual situation (commodities trader is kidnapped by aliens, meets a talking dog along the way). This appears to be the first book in a possible series. It was a good read, with good (not great) Foster humor along the way. All in all a good book, but not among my favorites of Foster's. Frankly, I need more space for the books I do love, so I want to pass this one along.
reviewed Lost and Found (Taken Trilogy, Bk. 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Not the best Foster out there, but still an entertaining story.
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What a fun read! An exotic team of characters that have to work together against all odds to escape captivity by an alien species intent upon selling them for profit. This is the first of a trilogy, but wraps up well enough that it isn't urgent to read the next.
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Another young hero' like Foster's Flinx---with a friend and a talent for making interesting other friends. But this young man's best friend is actually a dog rather than a mini-dragon, and the new friends he makes... well they aren't the usual run of the mill fellows, either...
FROM BACK COVER:
Marcus Walker was just another young commodities trader in Chicago-until he was was attacked and tossed aboard a starship bound for deep space. Instead of being a rich hotshot at the top of the food chain, Walker discovers he's just another amusing novelty, part of a cargo of cute aliens from primitive planets destined to be sold as pets to highly advanced populations in civilized regions of the galaxy.
Any other man might resign himself to the inevitable and hope to be sold to a kindly owner, but not Walker. This former college football star has plenty of American ingenuity and no intention of admitting defeat, now or ever. In fact, he's only just begun to fight.
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Marcus Walker was just another young commodities trader in Chicago--until he was attacked and tossed aboard a starship bound for deep space. Instead of being a rich hotshot at the top of the food chain, Walker discovers he's just another amusing novelty, part of a cargo of "cute" aliens from primitive planets destined to be sold as pets to highly advanced population in "civilized" regions of the the galaxy. Any other man night resign himself to the inevitable and hope to be sold to a kindly owner, but not Walker. This former college football star has plenty of American ingenuity and no intention of admitting defeat, now or ever. In fact, he's only just begun to fight.