I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
This was written in 1985 (I think), the story by today's standards is just average. I'm sure it was great back then, but I was happy when I finished it so I could move onto other stories. The Narrator, MacLeod Andrews does a fairly decent job, with all the characters, and I bet there are easily 2 dozen, maybe 3 dozen.
Maybe, but I'm not going and looking for one. I was not as impressed as I expected to be.
I liked the snouts struggle to understand humanity and I liked the military and political conflicts, but I really didn't care about most of the characters.
The core story was good, but I was just plain bored a lot of the time. The subplots were not very exciting.
Listening to this was like listening to a very badly read audio of a very bad 50's B sci fi movie. Pass on this one!
Long Book. Hard to care about the characters and nothing exceptional about plot. The Soviet part is dated and makes the not age well.
Although some of the technology (and cold war history) is dated, this sets the standard for all alien invasion/apocalypse scenarios. Several story lines are very well interwoven and characters and their interactions are very believable. There are some similarities to "War of the Worlds" but this is a much more detailed and complex story. The wide range of characters (including aliens!) are very well voiced by the narrator.
I think that this story was very well written, this is very different from some of the other SF stories about dominance from other worlds.
Oh yes, in fact I liked it somuch that I didn't want to put it down.
Helpless in CyberSpace
The concept for the book was interesting. The character development was quite good. The aliens were hard to understend at first, but you will become used to it and be able to keep up with what's going on.
war of the worlds, the original book. It too was a book about the invasion of earth. Footfall was different in that the author let us into the mind of the aliens.
Overall yes. There were times when it seemed to drag abit.
Maybe. I generally don't like followup books because they have a habit of not living up to the original
I read this on talking books
A very exciting story
Because that's the name of a friend of mine.
I wondered if the 'good guys' were going to win
No comments for now.
Yes. Great narration and interesting plot.
The congressman and his neurotic female companion. His steadfast belief that a compromise could be reached and the slowly evolving interplay between her and him was unforeseen and interesting when it finally started to show itself.
The climax where the president was overridden and the congressman played his cards very close to the vest.
The Herding of Humanity
I could really never get my head around miniature elephants being able to bring humanity to the brink of destruction.
Believable, great yarn
The Congressman, he's like the every-man of the story.
Pronunciation of the alien names was difficult when reading the print version.
Yes but it was great for a long car ride.