Writing separately, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle are responsible for a number of science fiction classics, such as the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning
Ringworld, Debt of Honor, and
The Integral Trees. Together they have written the critically acclaimed best-sellers
Inferno, Footfall, and
The Legacy of Heorot, among others.
The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".
Good For The Price
I had wanted to read this book for a while, so when I saw the audiobook for such a cheap price I thought I would go for it. Your getting alot for your money but it defintely would have benefitted from another narrator. The narrator does a good job but his accents leave quite a bit to be desired, he voices all the female parts which can be a little odd and doesnt always put enough distinction between the male voices but overall for the price its great as the story is so compelling.
Still a great book
It may be old but it's still a cracking story, and well worth the money. Narration is not bad at all, but he does make the females sound like Penelope Pitstop. And he gets his Scottish and Russian accents straight from Star Trek. I was always waiting for him to say " ye cannae change the laws a physics" or "Nuclear Wessels" But doesn't distract from a great book
Not read as much as barked at you.
A good story kind of spoiled by a duff narration. The narrator barks the story out and the accents are risible - it would have been better if he never tried at all.
The story itself is a classic and still shines through - just.