First of all, Clarke has alway thought out the 'facts' of his worlds and his storylines. Who would have thought of sand behaving like a liquid? But then, Clarke was and is, foremost, a scientist and physicist who worked with NASA for many years and is one of the smartest people on this planet. I abosolutely love everything he writes, and a Fall of Moondust is imaginative,shows good character development as well as some suspense.
The tour guide service, where they were actually taking passengers on outings across the lunar surface on sightseeing tours!(ala Gilligans Island in this case)
After the quake, the boat is sinking, and the Captain, not wanting to alarm his passengers, says, "I don't believe there's anything wrong yet, we can get out of this"
"Under the sands of Luna...nobody can hear you scream.
When Niven, Pournelle and Barnes get together to write a novel well it's pure chemistry. It's magical, because I can read these stories over and over and never tire of them! The Legacy of Hearot , the children of Beowulf, Footfall, all the Ringworld stored, and takes of known Space. Niven is a master story teller but Barnes and Pournelle really complaint him.
A lot of details of American historical figures is revealed, some of which I had not heard before, some of which I heard from other, reliable sources. So, I can't dispute what he says about the people he rants about.
This is the first such on this subject I have ever tried, and I found it very entertaining.
His voice and reading were very expressive and conveyed emotional content very well.
I did listen to it all in one sitting, as I commonly do with most audio books. I am a professional driver and am behind the wheel for extended periods of time. Audio books are perfect for keeping me occupied.
I wasn't deeply satisfied with the content of the book, the author harps excessively on one particular individual throughout the chapters and this tends to become wearing on my attention. I caught myself wondering why he was obsessed with this one person. But overall, it's a good essay on the Idiot American, and fairly entertaining.
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