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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,669 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Heorot Series Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mattijs | 2/16/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leonardthefast | 2/4/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ellen Mckay | 1/28/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jerry Cohen | 1/25/2014

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

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