The Heechee Saga
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  • 1
    Gateway | Frederik Pohl

    Gateway

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    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!

    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 'unabri..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 April 2011 by Mark Pack (London, UK)
  • 2
    Beyond the Blue Event Horizon | Frederik Pohl

    Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Frederik Pohl was on a streak when this Hugo Award-finalist novel was published in 1980. Now back in print after an absence of nearly a decade, this unique science fiction novel is as fresh and entertaining as ever. The story begins when the hero of Gateway finances an expedition to a distant alien spaceship that may end famine forever. On the ship, the explorers find a human boy, and evidence that reveals a powerful alien civilization is thriving on a transport ship headed right for Earth....

    Escapism at its best

    Well written,excellently narrated and right up my street. Good descriptive passages created vivid pictures in the mind.

    Reviewed on 01 April 2016 by NICOLA ()
  • 3
    Heechee Rendezvous | Frederik Pohl

    Heechee Rendezvous

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    After millennia had passed, Mankind discovered the Heechee legacy (an alien culture that fled to the relative safety of a black hole) - in particular an asteroid stocked with autonavigating spacecraft. Robinette Broadhead, who had led the expedition that unlocked the many secrets of Heechee technology, is now forced once more to make a perilous voyage into space - where the Heechee are waiting. And this time the future of Man is at stake....

    not a good part of a series

    Very good narator but the story is hopelessly boring compared to the previous two books.

    Reviewed on 29 April 2015 by dajrektor ()
  • 4
    The Annals of the Heechee | Frederik Pohl

    The Annals of the Heechee

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Advanced Heechee technology had enabled Robinette Broadhead to live after death as a machine-stored personality, enjoying his life by flitting along the wires from party to party with a host of other machine-people. But suddenly his decadent existence ends when an all-powerful alien race intent on the utter destruction of all intelligent life reappears after eons of silence, and threatens the lives of all heechee and humans.

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