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.
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.