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Author: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven, Steven Barnes Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Heorot Series Release Date: September 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483060637

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Bestselling 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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  • “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
  • “Spine-tingling ecological tale of terror…A story as relentless as the great white shark of Jaws.”

    - Locus
  • “Entertaining…The novel is best in its sympathetic treatment of the once formidable scientists who wake from cold sleep with impaired mental powers.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Tom Weiner gives a splendid narration of this futuristic story in which a colony of humans makes a century-long space journey in suspended animation to the seemingly pristine planet of Avalon…He adroitly gives each of the characters individual voices and makes this a wonderful listening experience.”

    - AudioFile
  • “The book’s tough realism and complex characters make the story seem frighteningly real; it reads much like a Stephen King horror novel.”

    - School Library Journal

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Spectacular, thrilling read that excells in alien psychology. "

    - Mattijs, 2/16/2014
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    " This has got to be one of the best sci-fi novels of all time. Exciting, fast-paced, and sporting an alien that would eat "The Alien' for a snack; I can't recommend this book too much. why Hollywood hasn't made a movie out of it is incredible to me. "

    - Leonardthefast, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not bad- could have been shorter. Moderately gripping, but I'm not a huge sci-fi person.. "

    - Ellen, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like everything written by the team of Niven and Pournelle, but this one was particularly good. "

    - Jerry, 1/25/2014
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    " The characters in this story didn't impress me much, but had a very interesting setting and plot. Quite a lot of action based primarily on the reproduction method of a gender-switching African frog. Sticks in my mind a lot because the setting was one of my inspirations for the story I wrote. "

    - Justin, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Legacy of Heorot is one of my favorite SF books. It is like reading an action movie. The pace is fast and there are a few fun twists. I've known several people that stayed up late to finish it because they couldn't put it down. "

    - Jason, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If Aliens was a book instead of a movie, this is the book it would be, and I cannot tell you how completely over the top awesome it would be. I'm not much of a big time Sci-fi fan, but this and "Armor" are good stuff. "

    - Kevin, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is essential SciFi reading. Combine Beowulf with star travel, strong, good looking men & women, hard science... Also the best example of the law of unintended consequences in action. Not to be missed. "

    - Mike, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Always like it when someone references the old classics and gets away with it. That's why I rated this one so highly--the monsters and dragons in it are very very good. Don't build near the water! "

    - Thannasset, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Aliens meets Jurassic Park with good character development. The book was fun and pretty damn good. "

    - Weylin, 12/15/2013
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    " One of my all time favorites. Flawless sci-fi by three masters of the genre "

    - Steve, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " an interesting but small story "

    - Joe, 11/30/2013
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    " One of the finest sci-fi novels I have ever read. I can't wait fqor a movie to be made from this. "

    - Canonray, 10/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good old-fashioned sci fi. Loved the slow reveal of the "alien" and even better, the whole "we did this to ourselves" twist. "

    - Kivrin, 8/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Holy crap I loved this one. Scared me to death! "

    - John, 6/26/2013
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    " I think this is one of the best Sci-Fi books i have ever read! "

    - Alan, 5/1/2013
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    " Really scary! Kind of a Beowulf in space. "

    - Robin, 3/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just plain fun, from 3 of my favourite SF authors. "

    - Jen, 1/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Interesting novel of what can happen when you colonize another planet, and become too complacent too fast. Very fun novel, have reread many times. "

    - Aaron, 11/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it! Read it twice. "

    - Pete, 10/30/2012
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    " This is a great book! "

    - Frank, 9/30/2012

About the Author

Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo, Locus, and Nebula Award–winning author of science fiction short stories and novels, including the Ringworld series, as well as many other science fiction masterpieces. His Footfall, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle, was a New York Times bestseller.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.