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.
Great story! Really like it. Then it just ENDED. Was there supposed to be a Part 2?
Phenomenal performance! Reader did an exceptional job!
Anger and disappointment over how the story stopped.
About a "B" - I'm sure I'll listen to it many more times in the coming years.
Mote in God's eye and Lucifers hammer. Same authors.
None stood out really.
The last paragraph was pretty good.
Worth a listen if you like these authors.
If you liked this book you would probably also like Lucifer's Hammer. It is written by the same team and includes a similar element of the world being struck by a large body. The circumstances are natural and it's more of a post-apocalyptic story, dealing with the situations before and after Hammer Fall.
This is an excellent book. The only problem I had was the very large cast of characters. I had trouble keeping straight who was who until about halfway through the book. The speaker's performance was excellent, especially considering that alien language features into it.
Have a big difference of opinion on this one. My husband enjoyed it while I did not. I do have to commend Mr. Andrews for his pronunciations and alien 'speak.' He pronounced some very difficult names with ease. The constant 'spitting' (and maybe he HAD to do this to pronounce them) was annoying to me...
I did like his attemp at trying a novel from a different vantage point. It was just hard for me to keep up with the difficult names with the weird inflections....
Yes, I would give him another try
I didn't make it to the end-sorry
Possibly. I did like the different 'take' of this piece
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.