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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

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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

    Legal Eagle

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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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    Ocean State Prime Cumberland, RI, United States 11-11-15
    Ocean State Prime Cumberland, RI, United States 11-11-15 Member Since 2012

    Poorly edited books bug me.

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    "Did I like it when first published?"

    I kept asking myself, did I like this book when I read when it first came to paperback? I didn't remember one word of it. Must have read it because I remember finishing all Pohl's at one time. I did not like this book in 2015. Tedious in the extreme, building up to a single punch that wasn't really worth it.

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    TB03830 Leavenworth, KS , USA 10-08-15
    TB03830 Leavenworth, KS , USA 10-08-15 Member Since 2014

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    "it was ok but very preachy. Alot of psycho babble"

    it was ok but very preachy. Alot of psycho babble that did not help the story line.

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    Guðjón 08-26-15
    Guðjón 08-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "pretty goooood"

    fun book with fun concepts. falls a bit short in the last couple of chapters, not bad though.

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    Anthony 08-24-15
    Anthony 08-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic Sci-Fi..."

    A little dated, but a pretty good representation of classic science fiction. Will download the next in the series and to see what happens!

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