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Jerry Pournelle

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  • Lucifer's Hammer | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle

    Lucifer's Hammer

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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....

    DJM says: "Good story from front to back"
  • The Mote in God's Eye | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle

    The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
  • The Gripping Hand | Jerry Pournelle,Larry Niven

    The Gripping Hand

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered - a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function: Master, Mediator, Engineer, Warrior.

    Jason says: "Very disappointed with this sequel."
  • Footfall | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle

    Footfall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
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    They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.

    Flatlander says: "Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best"
  • The Legacy of Heorot | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle,Steven Barnes

    The Legacy of Heorot

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Best-selling science fiction superstars Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle combine their talents with those of Steven Barnes in an extraordinary adventure of humankind’s first outpost in the farthest reaches of space. Light years from Earth, colonists land on a planet they name Avalon. It seems like a paradise - until native creatures savagely attack. It will take every bit of intelligence, courage, and military-style discipline to survive.

    Thomas says: "Great read!"
  • Beowulf's Children | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle,Steven Barnes

    Beowulf's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A new generation is growing up on the island paradise of Camelot, ignorant of the Great Grendel Wars fought when their parents and grandparents first arrived on Earth. Setting out to explore the mainland, this group of young rebels feels ready to fight any grendels that get in their way. On Avalon, however, there are monsters that dwarf the ones their parents fought, and as the group will soon learn, monsters also dwell in the human heart. Avalon does not give up her secrets easily, and some of those mysteries are wicked as sin and blacker than the grave.

    Chuck says: "Great follow to legacy!"
  • The Secret of Black Ship Island: Heorot, Book 2 | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle,Steven Barnes

    The Secret of Black Ship Island: Heorot, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    The oldest children of the settlers on Avalon are now in their late teens and want independence from their parents and guardians. And they especially don’t want them around for the initiation ceremony held on Black Ship Island for the younger children just reaching their teens. But when previously unknown creatures make their deadly appearance, things go horribly wrong.

  • Clan and Crown: Janissaries, Book 2 | Jerry Pournelle,Roland Green

    Clan and Crown: Janissaries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle, Roland Green
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabajka
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    For the first few years, Rick Galloway and his band of mercenaries were doing well just to survive. They'd been swept off a hilltop in Africa by a flying saucer and deposited on an alien world where the other inhabitants were human - but from various and unfriendly periods of history, all collected by flying saucer raids. Rick has faced facts: This place is going to be home, permanently. To create a safe society for themselves and the families they are gradually building, they need to do more than just survive.

    FrankC says: "Entertaining for the umpteenth time"
  • Storms of Victory: Janissaries, Book 3 | Jerry Pournelle,Roland Green

    Storms of Victory: Janissaries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle, Roland Green
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabajka
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    Kidnapped from Earth as they were about to die in battle, Rick Galloway and his band of mercenaries, like the other human slaves on the planet Tran, will not be missed. Subjects of the Shalnuksi slave masters, they are forced to harvest the priceless drug surinomaz. Now, even as slaves, Earth's transplanted warriors are locked in battle - against one another. But an epoch is ending. As the Demon Star sweeps toward its devastating apex, the slave masters flee the planet to await its annihilation in safety. Soon all life on the planet will cease, leaving it ripe for repopulation.

    Luke says: "Okay, You've made it to book 3..."
  • Inferno | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle

    Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    After being thrown out of the window of his luxury apartment, science-fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of Hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the nine circles of Hell, led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures.

    R. Reed says: "Dante done in the 70's"
  • Escape from Hell | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle

    Escape from Hell

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    Allan Carpentier escaped from hell once but remained haunted by what he saw and endured. He has now returned, on a mission to liberate those souls unfairly tortured and confined. Partnering with the famous poet and suicide, Sylvia Plath, Carpentier is a modern-day Christ who intends to harrow hell and free the damned. But now that he's returned to this Dantesque inferno, can he ever again leave?

    R. Reed says: "A confused book"
  • High Justice | Jerry Pournelle

    High Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Time Winters
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    High Justice outlines the beginning of Jerry Pournelle's own future history, the universe which he shared with Larry Niven in their collaborative novel, The Mote in Gods Eye.

  • Janissaries | Jerry Pournelle

    Janissaries

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabajka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Captain Rick Galloway and his men had been talked into volunteering for a dangerous mission only to be ruthlessly abandoned when faceless CIA higher-ups pulled the plug on the operation. They were cut off in hostile territory, with local troops and their Cuban “advisors” rapidly closing in - and then the alien spaceship landed. Rescued from certain death, they now must fight another world’s war.

    Burton says: "This genre but especially its sub genre"
  • Starswarm | Jerry Pournelle

    Starswarm

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at the Starswarm Station research outpost on planet Paradise, he has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice guides him in all his decisions, helping him through situations with useful information and helpful insight.

    L. says: "Genius"
  • King David's Spaceship | Jerry Pournelle

    King David's Spaceship

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Rob Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The year is 3013. The imperial navy has invaded Prince Samual's world.... The superior weaponry of the CoDominium Empire has brought unity to the Samualans - at the cost of their liberty. Their last bid for freedom is to create a space program. But the knowledge to build a starship is extinct. Colonel Nathan MacKinnie, leads a daring raid to steal these secrets from the planet of Makassar, where the key to space technology is guarded by Temple priests.

    Travers R Body says: "New Perspectives, Writer Solves Everything."
  • West of Honor | Jerry Pournelle

    West of Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Lance Axt
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    Recent Academy graduate Lieutenant Hal Slater is traveling first class to a cushy first assignment when he is suddenly preempted into a new detachment headed for a wild frontier world. Captain John Christian Falkenberg is forming a new unit from conscripts, guard house scrapings, and the remnants of decimated units, and has the authority to scoop up junior officers wherever he can find them. Hal is caught in that scoop.

    James says: "Good combat sci-fi"
  • Oath of Fealty | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle

    Oath of Fealty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Jeremy Johnson, Suzanne Toren
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    the near future, Los Angeles is an all but uninhabitable war zone, wracked by crime, violence, pollution and poverty. But above the blighted city, a Utopia has arisen: Todos Santos, a thousand-foot high single-structured city, designed to used state-of-the-art technology to create a completely human-friendly environment, offering its dwellers everything they could want in exchange for their oath of allegiance and their constant surveillance.

    Mo Brien says: "Fun political science fiction"
  • Exiles to Glory | Jerry Pournelle

    Exiles to Glory

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Wyatt Fenner
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    One fateful night, Kevin Senecal, an engineering student at UCLA, is attacked by a murderous "youth gang" and accidently kills one of them while escaping. Kevin quickly finds himself on the run.

  • Birth of Fire | Jerry Pournelle

    Birth of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Lance Axt
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    Birth Of Fire is the story of Garrett Pittston, wrongly convicted of murder. Pittston faces a choice: life in prison, or near-slavery on Mars. Under the appalling conditions imposed by those who run the mines from Earth, Pittston and his fellow workers start a revolution to wrest their freedom from the penal colony.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not a great story but.."
  • The Burning City | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle

    The Burning City

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    Set in the world of Larry Niven’s popular The Magic Goes Away, The Burning City transports listeners to an enchanted and ancient city bearing a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. There, Yangin-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, alternately protects and destroys the city’s denizens. In Tep’s Town, nothing can burn indoors, and no fire can start - except when the Burning comes upon the city. At that time the people, possessed by Yangin-Atep, set their own town ablaze in a riotous orgy of destruction that often comes without warning

    Anant says: "Somehow just couldnt get into the book"
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