A Gift from Earth

Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
Series: Known Space, Book 6
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The world named Mount Lookitthat was never meant for humans - it was shrouded in lethal mists. Life existed only on one plateau, unreachable except from space. But the disastrous decision to colonize the planet could not be reversed. So the settlers survived somehow - under a ruthless dictatorship. Mount Lookitthat was rebellion-proof. Then fate dealt the colonists a wild card named Matthew Keller, who had a talent that neither he nor anybody else knew about. At last the colonists had a glimmer of hope!

©2019 Larry Niven (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Human story in sci-fi setting

I always enjoyed this one, good pace and realistic characters. Not to weighty and fires the imagination. Story always stuck with me from childhood.

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A little dated

The story seemed a bit dated till you remember it was written in 1968. Amazing!

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Quality scifi as usual from Niven!

Story was great and the narrator really nailed the character voices, you could really easily tell who was speaking just from the accents.