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)
Yes, I have a few friends who are into survival and end of the word kin of stuff and this book really has some interesting insights into end of the world survival for sure!
I don't enjoy books that bounce around different characters. This book does that a lot! I would have made it focus on one person.
The end is a battle between these religious cannibals. I found that to be my favorite part of the book.
Overall I would say that if you see this book on sale it's a good listen but I wouldn't get this at full price. Its a fun listen if you like the stand, the road, earth abides or really any thing about the end of the world kind of story.
I love to listen. And play music... What more can I say?
I probably will give this another listen someday. It was great when I read it back in the 70's. I expect it will be in 30 more years.
The scenes in the Hammer Lab. I found the line about seeing the earth's shadow through the gassy haze in the tail of Hamner-Brown very visual.
He did a great job with the dialog. It's a bit cheesy sometimes, but then it was written in the early 70's.
No. I listened while I was traveling so it was great in the fact that I was able to ignore the discomforts of travel.
As I mentioned earlier, it is a bit cheesy at times. I was interested to see the slang and cultural differences of the past. So easy to forget how it was. The race and female equality issues are less an issue than they were then, but still remain nevertheless. Well, we have a 2 term black president so something changed. Then there is the whole getting struck by a comet thing. That would be the end life as we know it, if not a complete ending of the human rule on our planet. I suppose It would be interesting to read a sequel. I'd love to learn what type of government would be set up by survivors. Something along the lines of what Allen Steele's Coyote people came up with perhaps? And that struggle for survival would certainly be compelling to learn about. I always find myself asking the question of how would I do in that situation.
I really enjoyed the story and listened to it every chance I got. It was exciting for the most part and I really cared what happened to the characters which he occasionally killed off which kept it all the more suspenseful.
I haven't read a book like this for near on 15 years and it reminded me why I loved them so much when I was younger.
It had a bit of a slow start but it made you care about the characters and made me want them to survive. The ending was a little abrupt with an epilogue to tie the story lines in neat bows.
Librarian, father, fantasy fool and tech enthusiasts.
I like this book. It makes you think about humanity and about yourself. I can relate to about all the characters in different ways and that is strange!
It is a great book, but I'm finding it a bit hard to finish.
TEOTWAWKI from California
Science saves the day near the end- More would be a spoiler.
Most certainly better then the printed version. You got a much better feel for it, and you could listen past the more mundane things much easier then read through them.
No, honestly I really didn't have an emotional reaction to irt
Couldn't wait to find out what was going happen next, never boring, narration was great, easy listening voice. Always have my eye out for this narrator in the Genre that I prefer, the narration is as important to me as the story. Read the book years ago and the movie in my mind never altered between the book and the narration of the book. Great story, Never a dull moment, it could happen!
Stephen Kings: The Stand. Both stories take the reader on great adventures of hardships, endurance, losses and victories.
No, but I will when I find something I would like to hear.
Yes, but couldn't, it's a long book. Hated to put it down, though!
I think while I'm on the Audible website, I'll check to see what the author and narrator have going, right now!
I read this book when I was a teenager and loved it. It's still great, and even better on audio. Terrific performance, too, with Marc Vietor giving voice to the long cast of characters. If you like post-apocalytic fiction I'd recommend Lucifer's Hammer, it's a classic for good reason.
This is a loooonggg story.....the first hour or so is a little snoozy, but once you get past that, it picks up and is a great read.
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