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.
This book is pure entertainment! It is like candy for my ears. I am still in the first part of the book, but I am having such a great time listening to it, I am ready to rate it. It is one of those rare finds where the story and the narrator are a perfect match and the result is delightful.
Because I haven't actually finished the book, I can't say much about the story but thus far it has totally sucked me in. I can hardly put it down.. The broad range of characters is astonishing and the narrator's ability to voice each one differently and so naturally switch between them is amazing.
I gotta go now. Right now the Russian general's secretary is sitting on his lap unbuttoning her blouse...
I loved this story when it 1st came out. It was one of the 1st SF books I reccomended to my son to read as a young adult and he also loved it.
A good story with interesting charactors......Harry Red Rules
Harry Red. Average guy that does good. Could be next door neighbor