• by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • 24 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

“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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Customer Reviews

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An effort to understand!

I was recommended this book to read but decided to get it from Audible, as I was doing some long road journeys and it would be most convenient to listen to it on my iPhone, however the narrator has used a very heavy accent, which makes listening in a car very hard work - I frequently had to rewind to understand the story.
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- John

Amazing Narration

The story was good, some characterisation was a little dated but the narration was amazing!
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- David, Derbyshire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-06-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios