Some of the references are a bit dated but it has good twists and turns though out. The narrator did an excellent job of voicing many different characters without sounding like he was just repeating a couple of voicings. Overall it was a fun book.
Even while following conventions of the type there is something a little different about this alien invasion yarn and the tone belies a deep undertow of satire. If that's not enough, brilliantly sharing some of the story line from the point of view of the invading species only sets the human condition in high relief. Fun adventure and thought provoking drama mixed with a little hard Sci-fi give Footfall an original approach to well warn pathways.
nerd, biker, finnish, middle-aged and cool
Ending was good and enjoyable.
The voices of russians and aliens ... Oh my. Luckily, along the way these did not irritate as much as in the beginning.
This actually might work nicely as a movie.
The first two thirds was not fun, but when the third part started ...
Tell us about yourself!
This is one of the lamest books ever. Reads very much like Lucifer s Hammer. Another not so interesting read. Save your money and time don't get this book.
Tell us about yourself! Hated reading books. It wasn't till I found audible that I found how great books can be.
The Alien description and voices were absolutely terrible.
Ruined the whole book. Story line was o.k.
i would listen to it again.oh yeah.
the Congressman, of course. a natural born hero.
the outstanding pronunciation of the alien names. what a trip! i read the book years ago, and never got it right in my head.
all of it.
The book is fine. The narrator is horrible. It sounds like he has a mouthful of marbles.
It's hard to believe this was ever publish. It sounded like a great story idea, but in the hands of these two authors, it has weak 1-dimensional characters that are like bad cliches of themselves the plot is non-existant, and this seems to be written with zero knowledge of the subject.
As a caveat, I half way through the first file (of three) before I had to stop listening in disgust. Up until that point it was like hearing a train wreck in the sense I couldn't beleive anything this bad had been published.
I spend money on this book... money well spent. Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle are 2 writers whos works stays in my permanent libraries, electronic, audible, print. Anyone who likes The Mote in Gods Eye or War World will like this book.
The story was pretty good. However it was almost unlistenable due to the alien voices the narrator was using. It really sounded to me like he was trying to talk around a mouthful of pasta every time he was reading the alien's dialog. That was distracting all the way through.