The Martian Race

Author(s): Gregory Benford
Original Publish Date: Dec 09, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100086560
Released: Dec 09, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483039930
Narrator/s: Gabrielle De Cuir
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From the Nebula Award-winning author of Timescape and Foundation's Fear comes a hard-science thriller about the race to Mars. When an explosion of the rocket launching the Mars Transit Vehicle kills four crewmen, the US decides to redirect its energies to near-Earth projects, killing the manned mission to Mars. But tycoon John Axelrod assembles a consortium to fund the project, and he expects to net billions. But a European-Asian airbus will make a similar expedition. Now, the race is on to get to the Red Planet first.

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Author(s): Gregory Benford
Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number EB00283297
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Aspect
ISBN: #9780446799485

Professional reviews

"Narrator Gabrielle de Cuir takes listeners inside an exhilarating competition to explore Mars in this lively science-fiction production. After a CHALLENGER-type disaster leads to the grounding of NASA's Mars program, the exploration of the Red Planet falls to private industry. The first organization to go to Mars and return stands to earn a multibillion-dollar reward. One group mounts a minimally funded expedition, luring a crew of former NASA astronauts, including veteran Julia Barth, away from its competitors. De Cuir skillfully brings to life the multifaceted Aussie biologist and her international crewmates, with a multitude of authentic accents. She also keeps the necessary flashbacks of backstory wonderfully animated. The result is one satisfying Martian journey. D.E.M. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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