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  • The Gripping Hand

  • By: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,256

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sequel to "The Mote in God's Eye"

  • By Ken on 01-14-13

A very good sequel, but does not to the original.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

A quick "read" and well done follow-up to the ground breaking "Mote in God's Eye".
25 years after it was written it stands the test of time well, even though its universe does show its age.

  • Angles of Attack

  • Frontlines, Book 3
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,524

The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system's edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in danger of losing the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story! Preformance was well done!

  • By Mike Morrow on 04-22-15

Enjoyable Military SF romp.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-15

Third part of story. Read in sequence recommended. Light reading, good pace and interesting but not deep.
Performance in reading excellent again.