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    • The Mote in God's Eye

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: L J Ganser
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,400
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,629
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,672

    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".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great read!

    • By J. Rhoderick on 02-12-10

    Regular price: $22.99

    • Lucifer's Hammer

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,494

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story from front to back

    • By DJM on 07-30-09

    Regular price: $21.95

    • 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 1,436
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,277
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,289

    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

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Footfall

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,619
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,159

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best

    • By Flatlander on 06-24-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Legacy of Heorot

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read!

    • By Thomas on 12-05-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Escape from Hell

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    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?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A confused book

    • By R. Reed on 04-20-09

    Regular price: $19.56

    • L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future, Volume 34

    • By: Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Orson Scott Card, and others
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn, Rachel Botchan, Tom Picasso, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Your search for something new and different in sci fi and fantasy ends here. Presenting this year's collection of fresh voices, fabulous worlds, and fantastic new characters. Each year, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests' blue-ribbon judges search the world to discover and introduce to you the very best new talent in sci-fi and fantasy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some were so good they could be hit movies!

    • By Thomas Dracup on 09-07-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Secret of Black Ship Island

    • Heorot, Book 2
    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another interesting tale from Avalon.

    • By R. King on 01-26-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Inferno

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 300

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dante done in the 70's

    • By R. Reed on 04-09-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Riding the Red Horse

    • By: Vox Day, Christopher Nuttall, Jerry Pournelle, and others
    • Narrated by: Jon Mollison
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The spectre of war once more looms on the global horizon. A new generation of writers and military theorists are addressing the new forms of warfare that now challenge the nation-state's monopoly on war. Terrorism, technology, fourth generation warfare, the decline of the Pax Americana, and the rise of China are among the issues contemplated by the 20 contributors to Riding the Red Horse, the new annual anthology of military science fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worth it

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Beowulf's Children

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great follow to legacy!

    • By Chuck on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Clan and Crown

    • Janissaries, Book 2
    • By: Jerry Pournelle, Roland Green
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining for the umpteenth time

    • By FrankC on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • West of Honor

    • By: Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Lance Axt
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Military Science Fiction at Its Best

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Red Dragon

    • Paul Crane, Book 2
    • By: Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Lance Axt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Engineer and Vietnam vet Paul Crane finds himself once again recruited by the CIA, this time to pretend he'll negotiate the sale of classified information on nuclear weapons to Chinese infiltrators. The CIA doesn't want the FBI to know of this domestic operation, which means Paul is practically on his own in this high-stakes and dangerous game.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Janissaries

    • By: Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb book now with superb presentation.

    • By Joseph on 12-07-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Oath of Fealty

    • By: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Jeremy Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun political science fiction

    • By Mo Brien on 03-06-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • High Justice

    • By: Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Time Winters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Burning City

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Somehow just couldnt get into the book

    • By Anant on 03-10-13

    Regular price: $24.47

    • King David's Spaceship

    • By: Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Rob Dean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Perspectives, Writer Solves Everything.

    • By Travers R Body on 08-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Starswarm

    • By: Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 744
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 383

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Genius

    • By L. on 05-11-07

    Regular price: $20.97

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