On the threshold of opening the moon to tourist excursions, a private space firm owned by a visionary billionaire takes a team of non-astronauts to the lunar surface. To address concerns that the moon's barren rock may not hold long-term allure for an uber-wealthy clientele, the company's charismatic owner reveals to the group the ultimate discovery: life on the moon.
But what is initially a triumphant and world-changing moment soon gives way to unrelenting terror as the team experiences firsthand that despite their technological prowess, the moon still holds many secrets.
©2015, 2016 Rick Chesler (P)2016 Rick Chesler
The concept was relatively original.
Some of the characters were not believable in either their actions or responses.
Difficult to disclose without a spoiler, but I will say who succeeds, or doesn't, it something of a shock.
No I don't believe I have and this offering was very good. Consistent and believable.
I received a copy of this audiobook from Audioblast in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. Fact is, I had this in my wish list anyway, so it sort of worked out.
That said, this is a modest little piece of original scifi, with some interesting personal touches.
Once again I would note that some of the non-Audible productions have glitches in terms of background noise, editing issues, and other bumps that make headphone listening sometimes jarring. That said, on balance i recommend this.
Narrator utilizes racist and stereotypical accents, the female characters are caricatures, the science is bad, the writing is stilted, and none of the characters are likeable.
Whether because of the narrator's lack of excitement or the author's poor writing, this book failed to give any semblance of urgency which is needed in this sci Fi horror. If it weren't for the occasional coarse swear this book easily could be children's story about the dangers of fighting with people you disagree with.
There are huge giant worm tunnel sized questions left after the listener finishes, absolutely zero character development, no sense of a hero and the story seemingly has no point. It's a tale of two hugely incompetent space programs bickering about whose the greatest getting out smarted by worms; Worms on the moon who are attracted to oxygen.
It seems the author wasn't sure about what he was going after, at one point questioning religion and then leaving that question hanging, then possibly calling out corporate greed through both space agency CEOs. The book had vision and potential for an interesting story but failed miserably at attaining any form of entertainment. I finished with the hope that maybe there would be some form of salvation for novel but there is none to be found for it ends abruptly without explanation. PLEASE DONT MAKE A SEQUEL.
The story was average. Nothing stood out.
When reading, the narrator was good but I had some trouble with the voices used.
Overall, it could have been better.
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