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Footfall Audiobook

Footfall

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Publisher's Summary

They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods. Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender - or death for all humans.

©1986 Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Nobody does it better than Niven and Pournelle. I loved it!” (Tom Clancy)

"Rousing – the best of the genre.” (The New York Times Book Review)

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    cynthia 10-17-12
    cynthia 10-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "very imaginative"
    Where does Footfall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh yes, in fact I liked it somuch that I didn't want to put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Harmon Floral, Arkansas USA 10-12-12
    Michele Harmon Floral, Arkansas USA 10-12-12

    Helpless in CyberSpace

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    "overall enjoyed it"
    What did you like best about Footfall? What did you like least?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Footfall to and why?

    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.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Overall yes. There were times when it seemed to drag abit.


    Do you think Footfall needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe. I generally don't like followup books because they have a habit of not living up to the original


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lawrence Deerfield Beach, FL, United States 10-12-12
    Lawrence Deerfield Beach, FL, United States 10-12-12
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    "A WOW OF A STORY! REMINDS ME OF INDEPENDENCE DAY"
    Would you listen to Footfall again? Why?

    I read this on talking books
    A very exciting story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roger.
    Because that's the name of a friend of mine.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I wondered if the 'good guys' were going to win


    Any additional comments?

    No comments for now.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sailfish 10-10-12
    Sailfish 10-10-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Riviting"
    Would you listen to Footfall again? Why?

    Yes. Great narration and interesting plot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The climax where the president was overridden and the congressman played his cards very close to the vest.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Herding of Humanity


    Any additional comments?

    I could really never get my head around miniature elephants being able to bring humanity to the brink of destruction.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Merrimack, NH, United States 10-09-12
    James Merrimack, NH, United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good SciFi, technology is believable."
    If you could sum up Footfall in three words, what would they be?

    Believable, great yarn


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Congressman, he's like the every-man of the story.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Pronunciation of the alien names was difficult when reading the print version.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but it was great for a long car ride.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Novie E. Lee 09-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Thoroughly engaging - a perfect gem!"

    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...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Oregon, USA 08-27-12
    Amazon Customer Oregon, USA 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Old Classic"
    What made the experience of listening to Footfall the most enjoyable?

    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


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Red. Average guy that does good. Could be next door neighbor


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JSH 05-27-12
    JSH 05-27-12

    Clinical treatment and research awareness. Sci-fi to Science to Maximim PC/parenting. How to best network HDMA? 70% SciFi-thrillers-30% science

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    "Enjoyable."

    Good enough to keep you listening. More action with a fun story. One themee point of a different perspective but not that engoosing. Good scifi action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer boise, ID, United States 04-14-12
    Amazon Customer boise, ID, United States 04-14-12 Member Since 2010

    I don’t have a lot of time for reading, but Audible allows me to listen to all the great books that I thought I would never get to read.

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    "Loved It!!"

    I love this book 10of10, best of Larry Niven , Jerry Pournelle!
    One of the best Sci-Fi books I have ever read, and loved it just as much on Audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pnar 04-03-12
    Pnar 04-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "*disappointing*"

    poor story,.. unnecessary dialogues and characters, i really don't get the good reviews? better get larry niven's 'mote in god's eye'.. save this one. waste of credit.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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