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Gateway Audiobook

Gateway

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Publisher's Summary

Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe...and on reaches of unimaginable horror.

When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is...in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!

BONUS AUDIO: In an exclusive introduction, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer explains why Gateway is one of science fiction's all-time greatest novels.

PLEASE NOTE: Some changes were made to the original text with the permission of the author.

©1977 Frederik Pohl; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, 1978
  • Nebula Award, Best Novel, 1978
  • John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Best Novel, 1978

What Members Say

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    "Loved this audio book!"

    I've read the paper book multiple times, but Oliver's reading of the story added new depth to my Gateway experience. His Dane was incredible and really brought the character to life in my mind's eye!

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    denny 07-29-16
    denny 07-29-16
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    "Not Unabridged as its title claims."

    The title claims that this is an unabridged version but in the actual book once a chapter or more there is examples of what sigfred's coding or script might look like. That has been left out.

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    Mr. Rogers Lubbock, Texas 06-23-16
    Mr. Rogers Lubbock, Texas 06-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Just fantastic!"

    Enthralling narration and great story till the very end. Would recommend to any science fiction fan.

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    Shawn Chesney 05-31-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Slow going but entertaining"

    A lot of build up for not a lot of payoff. Like a fireworks show with no finale. It's the same scene, theme and descriptions over and over. But it's unique and creative. This reader is good in other books as well. Entertaining, but not stellar (no pun intended)

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    Brittany 05-26-16
    Brittany 05-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "classic Scifi"

    loved it aloud as much as in print, great sci fi classic that was wonderful to revisit

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    Amazon Customer 04-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing story"

    I read this story when I was very young, it made me look at the world differently.

    The audio book made me feel nostalgic and newly exhilarated simultaneously.

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    Frank 03-30-16
    Frank 03-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "More than a sci fi novel"

    This novel is more than just a sci fi story. It's a larger exploration of the protagonists character and mental approach to life in a future space going society. The most important things are not the technology surprises. A little slow at first but it picks up momentum.

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    Trebor Redle Indianapolis, In USA 02-14-16
    Trebor Redle Indianapolis, In USA 02-14-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Worth every minute"

    Science fiction at its most introspective, compelling, and real. One of the first ever written.

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    samantha 12-08-15
    samantha 12-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "just ok"

    Spoiler... I didn't care for this story. A guy with a jellyfish backbone, proffiting from it, beating up a woman, and requiring therapy because he's unable to cope with his problems, but winds up with the money and freedom. I can't believe I listened to it all. I guess I was hoping he would have a life changing event and make a difference, nope he profits from his weakness goes on his merry way. One of the weakest characters I've came across in a story. Just not for me. Maybe someone else found a good story in there. I'm not saying all stories have to be positive, 1984 was pretty good. I just want the protagonist to have the will to do something worth writing about.

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    william cozzo 11-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story well told"

    Really well read performance. Story was compelling for the most part; worth the price. The treatment of homosexuality and psychoanalysis was less than satisfying, but were serviceable story telling devices. Enjoy!

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