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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. Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender - or death for all humans.

    ©1986 Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    “Nobody does it better than Niven and Pournelle. I loved it!” (Tom Clancy)
    "Rousing – the best of the genre.” ( The New York Times Book Review)

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    • Flatlander
    • 24/06/2010

    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best

    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle have written a lot of books together, but for me this is their best! Footfall is a story that takes place in the 1980s when a hostile alien spaceship visits the earth; where dominating U.S. and Russian governments distrust each other. Larry and Jerry give you insight to the inner workings of U.S. and Russian governments as they prepare for this first alien encounter and possible war with each other. They also give you insight to the Aliens plans and politics as they make their approach Earth. I find Footfall to be one of the more believable stories that concerns first Alien contact with earth and how the people of Earth would react. For those Larry Niven fans; Footfall is OLD Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelleat their VERY best.

    The narration of Footfall by Macleod Andrews is great. I first listened to Macleod listening to Sandman Slim and later purchased The Lock Artist; just to hear Macleod again. I was happy to hear Macleod on this recording of Footfall.

    Footfall is hard science fiction at its best.

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    • Christopher
    • 14/09/2010

    My favorite sci-fi book

    Classic Alien Invasion of Earth. It doesn't get much better. It was written 25 years ago, but nonetheless doesn't seem dated. Some reviewers disliked the narrator's performance and pronunciation of alien names and dialog. I can't DISAGREE more! Ok, a few sentences I rewound the recording to listen again, but maybe 2 or 3 times during the entire book. The narrator essentially read the names and dialog exactly the way I'd pictured it when I read the book years ago. I recommend this, I recommend Niven and Pournelle's "The Mote in God's Eye," and I also recommend another great alien invasion/first contact story: Michael Flynn's "Eifelheim." Not sure which is my favorite sci-fi book of all time: Footfall or Eifelheim.

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    • DJM
    • 17/07/2010

    A Keeper

    Based on reviews so far, it looks like this is going to be one of those audios that you either love or hate. I love this book and this audio. In fact, I just finished reading it for the sixth or seventh time earlier this year and still purchased it on audio. I wasn't disappointed. It is classic Niven and Pournelle, and, I think, their best. It has an intelligent, engaging story line populated by believable characters. I don't find it to be a right wing rant. I do hear these two SF writers speaking with frustration over what happened to the space program after Apollo. I disagree with their love for nuclear plants, but none of that detracts from the story line. And, it has one of the best space battle scenes ever written.

    As for the narration, I thought it was excellent. I had no trouble understanding it and I'm frankly amazed that they found a reader willing to take it on. The invaders' names are bad enough: Pastempeh-Keph, Fathisteh-tulk, K'turfookrph etc. There are around twenty of those characters. But there is also the invaders' language that is sprinkled liberally through-out the novel which is just as tongue twisting. Then there are at least 30 important human characters, as well as a cast of twenty or so more. In some scenes, the narrator has to try and differentiate conversations among a group of ten or twelve humans, adult and children, men and women, as well as several male and female aliens. I'm willing to give him a pass if he has a problem making each voice in the scene distinctive enough.

    I heartily recommend this audio version to those who love the book and to those who have never sampled it before. This is one I know I'll listen to again.

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    • Charles
    • 12/01/2011

    Fantastic work. Must listen, and about Andrews...

    ... Most of the complaints about this reading seem to focus on Andrews' reading of the books. Personally, I found the reading very well done. I like to get a sense of the different characters, and I found Andrews did a fantastic job of this. Some complained about the accents of the Aliens or the Russians, but I really found it well done, if only a bit over the top. It helped me keep the relatively long cast separate. On to the book.

    I really enjoyed two of Niven/Pournelle's other famous works - Ringworld and the Mote in God's Eye. Particularly in the case of Mote, I enjoyed having some real *alien* aliens. The guys do a great job again in the case of Footfall. The aliens feel pretty fleshed out, and have a reasonably detailed culture.

    The humans are a bit more one dimensional, but still interesting. Again, the cast is pretty large, and in the beginnings of the book it's a bit difficult to keep them straight, but they all end up meshing well, and serving to add interest and richness to the story.

    Anyway, interesting book, and worth a shot. If you really like the performance aspect of the reading, than likely the reader won't bug you. If you prefer a more straight reading, then I'd probably check out something else.

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    • Hooga Chacka
    • 10/11/2012

    This is my all time favorite book.

    Niven and Pournelle are a dream team. They should really work together more. And Footfall should be made into a four part miniseries.

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    • DocJim
    • 22/10/2012

    A masterful work from 1986 now on audio!

    In 1986, or a year or two later, I read this book. I loved it then. But life goes on and even the title escaped my memory. I started listening to it, and low and behold some parts were familiar and other parts forgotten.

    The story is timeless, even though it was written in the time of the USSR. I enjoyed it so much I must admit I stayed up WAY too late listening to the book. It is a long book (three parts of 8+ hours, or 24 hours of listening) and it can be hard to just quit listening.

    The ending is dramatic and satisfactory. It must be hard for two Sci-Fi greats as Niven and Pournelle to cooperate on such a project, but is was a grand project very well done.

    And it is a BARGAIN. 24hrs of listening for one credit! If you like Sci-Fi, this is one you should not miss. 35 years old and still a fantastic read - an ultimate classic.

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    • David
    • 09/07/2010

    classic Sci Fi

    Larry and Jerry built a believable alien race and a believable human reaction to them. Well written and well read

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    • Daniel
    • 04/08/2011

    Tedious and disorganized

    Footfall was one of the most tedious science fiction book I've ever read... or listened to in this case. The book had way too many "main" characters, most of whom had no bearing on the outcome of the book. Some seemed completely pointless. The alien names were unnecessarily complex and having a section of the book describing their language and its construction seemed self indulgent (of the authors) and tedious.

    The book suffered from uninteresting characters, a lack of coherent story line, pointless dialogue, and unbelievable events. The premise was interesting (alien invasion), but the execution was poor, with the book jumping from place to place for seemingly no reason... certainly not to advance the plot.

    I give it two stars only because the narrator of the audio book (MacLeod Andrews) was simply spectacular. The man deserves a medal for pulling off the bizarre pronunciations and for making the aliens' speech very distinctive from the humans. His narration was the reason I was able to suffer through the book to the (disappointing) ending.

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    • Frank F. Sommers IV
    • 17/08/2019

    Wordy, Wooden and Weak

    Good idea, but way too long in development.
    and Niven's names, Lord God, his names...!
    (Difficult enough to read see e.g. Ringworld and it's progeny) but to listen to on tape-'shoot me before I kill again.'

    not worth the time to hear, nor the powder to blow it to Hell. (and I'm a huge Niven fan. Read all the books multiple times, except this one. Gag me.)

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    • Vicki Perizzolo
    • 17/02/2019

    Footfall

    I've been waiting for this one to come home to Audible. It was not available until recently. I loved this one when it came out and still do. Great story.

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    • Walter
    • 24/03/2011

    Drei in Einem

    Dieses Buch ist eigentlich drei in einem: einerseits eine Homage an H.G. Wells „War of the Worlds", dann als Katastrophenthriller ein interessantes Zeitbild der frühen 1980er-Jahre und schließlich ein Buch über Aliens und die Leute, die über sie schreiben...

    Der Sprecher MacLeod Andrews schafft es fast genial den elefantoiden Aliens eine interessante Stimme zu geben, andererseits wird er fasst unerträglich, wenn er einer Frau seine Stimme gibt. Bei der fast unübersehbaren Vielzahl an Rollen vielleicht wäre eine zweite - weibliche - Stimme angebracht gewesen.

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    • Dr. Lothar Mandl
    • 29/07/2012

    Tolles SciFi!

    Sehr gut gelesenes Hörbuch mit absolut interessantem Inhalt. Ich habe mich immer darauf gefreut, weiterzulesen. Nicht 08/15 sondern interessanter Ansatz zum Thema Alieninvasion.

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    • eva
    • 19/04/2015

    tolle sci fi!

    Welchen drei Worte würden für Sie Footfall treffend charakterisieren?

    spannend, mitreissend und schräg.

    Welches andere Buch würden Sie mit Footfall vergleichen? Warum?

    die bücher von alastair reynolds und peter f. hamilton

    Wie hat Ihnen MacLeod Andrews als Sprecher gefallen? Warum?

    er war sehr gut, vor allem die sprache der aliens hat er recht gut rübergebracht.

    Wenn Sie dieses Hörbuch verfilmen könnten wie würde der Slogan dazu lauten?

    invasion!

    Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

    typische sci-fi, sehr interessant