The Legacy of Heorot : Heorot

  • by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • Series: Heorot
  • 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

“Outstanding!…The best ever, by the best in the field…The ultimate combination of imagination and realism.” (Tom Clancy)
The Legacy of Heorot is well written, action packed, and tension filled…Makes Aliens look like a Disney nature film.” (Washington Post)
“Page-turning action and suspense, good characterization, and convincing setting…May be the best thing any of those authors has written.” (Denver Post)

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Great read!

I read this one years ago, asked audible.com staff to consider recording it, they did. Hearing it was even better than reading it. The characters and theme are developed with great care.
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- Thomas "Fiction reader/listener: law enforcement, spy, military, science thriller, disasters."

What a disappointment

This very well could be one of the worst things I have ever listened to. I do not know how three of the most talented science fiction writers on the planet could have come up with this. The premise is great, colonists stranded on a planet light years from earth are stalked by fierce creatures. I love creature fiction and Aliens is one of my favorite movies so I thought this could not miss. But the dialog and characters are so trite and silly; it distracts from everything else. Over and over you get speeches along the lines of, “This is our planet damn it, we rule here and no animal is going to take it away from us!” and “How could this animal exist? I have never heard of animal able to move this fast!” I wanted to scream: It is an ALIEN planet. Yes there are likely to be ALIEN life forms on the planet that you have never seen before! I know the book is more than 25 years old but the male/female relationships in the book seem to be based more on 1950s middle school fantasies than what you would expect from scientists exploring and colonizing a far away planet.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-17-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.