But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival - a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....
©1985 Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"Take your earthquakes, waterlogged condominiums, swarms of bugs, colliding airplanes, and flaming what-nots, wrap them up and they wouldn't match one page of Lucifer's Hammer for sweaty-palmed suspense." (Chicago Daily News)
"Massively entertaining." (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)
A well thought out and imagined catastrophe and the aftermath of how civilization would may be lost while facing survival of that fittest, religious extremism, racism, cannibalism... etc.
some of the imagery were truly horrifying and told with excellent writing, but few and far between.
almost all the characters develop but not deep enough making most, if not all very forgettable. yet, the interactions of the characters are almost always very grabbing and thought provoking.
Yes absolutely. It is a thoroughly interesting and engaging story focused on the end of the world as we know it.
Defending the citadel from the onslaught of the cult-like army besieging them.
Same as above.
I was very touched when I heard that the scientist had died. He worked so hard to devise weapons to save the people and in the end he died, but he knew he would. He could not get his insulin and could have spent time trying to synthesize more from the sheep present but instead he spent all time to ensure the community would survive. I was really hoping he would have made it.
If you enjoy sci-fi or post apocalyptic literature you have to give this a listen. It is a great and timeless tale and shows just how fragile civilization can be. It took me decades to get around to it but I am so glad I finally did!
This book is about POLITICS. Not what you would expect in a book about a meteor hitting Earth.
Certainly not another book from Niven.
Maybe, the narration wasn't spectacular; also, he isn't very good diferentiating caracters.
Great book. World is very fleshed out and interesting, great characters. At times it felt a little bigoted by having every black character except one be a terrible gang member type personality with no morals or civility.
An end of the world story. What happens when a comet strikes the earth?
What happens to various people that manage to survive the initial strikes? Interesting following their lives to see if they can survive the earth quakes and tsunamis caused by the impacts.
• Great narration
• Enthralling story
• Story is somewhat given to stereotyping
It's a great listen over all. I read the book, and the narrated version is just as gripping.
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