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Lucifer's Hammer Audiobook
Lucifer's Hammer
Written by: 
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Narrated by: 
Marc Vietor
Lucifer's Hammer Audiobook

Lucifer's Hammer

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Publisher's Summary

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    John 04-23-15
    John 04-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Decent "What If" story"

    Good post apocalyptic story, but after listening to a full cast read World War Z, the one man performance could be better. There are a few points when the story feels dated, but it was easy enough to overlook and stay in the story. I enjoyed it.

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    Brandye KELLER, TEXAS, United States 04-12-15
    Brandye KELLER, TEXAS, United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Lots and lots of plots"

    This was a bit of a departure for me. I'm usually hard core sci-fi, maybe that's why I never could get into the storyline(s). Speaking of: there are way too many things going on! So many that I think it distracts, overall. The narrator did a really nice job...quite enjoyable!

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    Jake 04-07-15
    Jake 04-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Beautiful"

    This is a book that touches on so many themes. It appeals to me as a reader, an astronomer, an Eagle Scout, and a human.

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    Ryan Nepean, Ontario, Canada 03-31-15
    Ryan Nepean, Ontario, Canada 03-31-15 Member Since 2013

    University administrator. Commuter cyclist. Dad, husband. Loves books of course. Aspiring Jedi Knight and Warder.

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    "Great story. Still resonates!"

    Despite being written in the late 70's, this story is still very relevant. I mean what's changed since the 70's. The internet and yoga pants. The technologies and social-political issues remain the same but instead of referring to Vietnam, we refer to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The story is great. While I concede that the first third is a tad trying as it sets up characters for the final 2/3rds of apocalyptic-goodness, it's important investment. I loved the science and all the hypotheticals around what would happen if a massive asteroid hit the earth and really enjoyed the pace and atmosphere of the first few days following the strike. Pretty riveting stuff. And all throughout you're having a real debate with yourself regarding whether or not one particular act or decision is what you would have done to survive the end of the world. This is opposed to my usual status of gobsmacked as some idiot main character clearly makes the most stupid decision you've ever read in the history of (zombie apocalypse) literature. I mean ever.

    IMO: This story is about 50 times as good as the glut of end of world zombie tripe that is out there right now (then why do you listen to it if it's so bad....don't ask). Granted it's a bit long, but on the whole, it's worth it.

    Finally - props to the narrator. A very nice job. Does a good job selling different voices, including the female ones and gets the right tone and deliver throughout.

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    Jake 03-24-15
    Jake 03-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "amazing creativity"

    really enjoyed it. great story, very original and interesting throughout. highly recommend to apocalyptic fans and otherwise!

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    Brian Mathis 03-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome end of civilization book"

    This was a great book that was well-written and well read. I would recommend it for anybody that likes end of the world storylines.

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    Jason 03-17-15
    Jason 03-17-15
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    "Dated but still captures and holds your attention"

    Solid and believable. Sadly, the core technology in the book is still very much unchanged from 40 odd years ago. We are still as helpless today.

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    Christian Duke 03-14-15
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    "amazing"

    had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! one of my favorite reads all year long!

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    Erik 03-12-15
    Erik 03-12-15
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    "Really enjoyed it."

    the beginning was tough. lots of character development but once it got going it was great.

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    Sally A. Wise 02-20-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great book"

    What a great book. Somewhat dated, but if you overlook that it is as relevant today as ever. Do yourself a favor and give this story a chance.

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