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Narabedla Ltd.

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Years ago, Nolly Stennis had been a promising baritone. On the threshold of a great career with Narabedla Ltd., illness had ruined his voice. Then a cellist friend received an offer from Narabedla, only to disappear shortly thereafter. When Nolly set out to investigate, he found intergalatic intrigue beyond imagination. Now Narabedla is determined to keep him quiet -- by m ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 313 pages
Published March 13th 1989 by Del Rey (first published 1988)
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Debbie Zapata
I liked this story of an opera singer turned accountant (you'll have to read the book to find out why Nolly changed his career, I'm not telling!) turned extremely amateur private investigator who ends up in a very different world than the one he is used to.

I liked Nolly himself, and some of the off-world characters were cool, if a little hard to visualize: like the Purry, a living blob of a robot that can translate conversations in four or five languages simultaneously and recreate any kind of m
Nolly Stennis, an opera singer, was offered a contract by a mysterious company, Narabedla. But illness ruined his voice, so he changed areeers, to accounting and tax preparation for other artists. Then one of his clients is offered a similar contract and dies mysteriously almost immediately after. So, Solly investigates and is kidnapped to the second moon of the seventh planet of Aldebaran - which is Narabedla spelled backwards. A classic piece of Freerick Pohl, very different form his collabora ...more
By coincidence was reading this when I got the news of Pohl's passing.

It's an an odd but entertaining book. The main character is a opera star who lost his singing voice and his virility to an adult case of mumps and so became an accountant. When a client of his disappears and is presumed dead under mysterious circumstances he starts to investigate. Then he gets kidnapped by aliens. THEN it gets weird...

It's a fast and entertaining read. This is Pohl in a lighter mode, although if you're involve
Bruno Silva
Adorei. Um misto de fc e humor com um ex-cantor de ópera que virou contabilista após apanhar papeira e perder a voz. No meio da sua vida tranquila vai de repente parar a um mundo de aliens estranhos que adoram ópera e de lá não pode sair, mas não desiste de tentar provar que ele e muitos outros foram raptados do planeta Terra para Narabedla. Muito divertido.
Jeff Crosby
Jun 11, 2014 Jeff Crosby marked it as to-read
Pohl is the last of the great generation (Asimov, Heinlein, Van Vogt, Simak, Williamson, et. al.) that I have never read. I've always seemed to make poor choices or lose interest. Narabedla, Ltd. promises to be different.
François Beausoleil
I'm reading this book yet again. It's a great read, with a few surprises along the way. Entertaining.
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Far fetched space adventure....But an enjoyable read
Raul Diaz
Fun, creative, slightly predictable. Enjoyed it immensely.
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Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor & fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited "Galaxy" magazine and its sister magazine "IF", winning the Hugo for "IF" three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.
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