Gateway : The Heechee Saga

  • by Frederik Pohl
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer
  • Series: The Heechee Saga
  • 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe...and on reaches of unimaginable horror. When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is...in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!BONUS AUDIO: In an exclusive introduction, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer explains why Gateway is one of science fiction's all-time greatest novels.PLEASE NOTE: Some changes were made to the original text with the permission of the author.

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What the Critics Say



Hugo Award, Best Novel, 1978
Nebula Award, Best Novel, 1978
John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Best Novel, 1978

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Customer Reviews

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Great book, shame it's not genuinely unabridged

The book is deservedly known as a science fiction classic, but watch out for this audio version as it is heavily abridged. Although it's title 'unabridged', in fact all the side bars in the text have been removed.
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- Mark Pack

A fantastic story, not at all what I expected.

Remove the Sci-fi elements and all that come with it and this story is still great that is what makes this awesome.

There is little epic about it, no world saving or anything of the sort. No heroes or villains and certainly no angels....but no demons either. The world is fantastical and futuristic but at the same time painted in shades of grey and brown.

Having just read 'Armada' this book is so very different from anything I have read before, it has layers of realism thicker than any other sci fi I have read.

Worth a read (listen).

Also the narration is the best I have heard in a long time. Excellent.
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- B.Watson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios