©2001 Ben Bova; (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
"Solid action and wonder with credible alien life forms and inspired technology....Jupiter is a new favorite destination for sci-fi exploration, and Bova's take on the planet is unique and enticing." (Publishers Weekly)
"Noble and Warren's pace helps create a roller coaster of suspense and clear distinction amongst varying dialects....Easy-to-follow and entertaining deliveries." (AudioFile)
It started slowly and there were dragging moments BUT the whole story was entertaining and enjoyable. This recurring theme of the Christian leaders taking over the world is getting tiresome though what with Ben Bova and Allen Steele both pushing it.
Auto Repair shop owner. I love Yoga, and playing my Fender Stratocaster. I Walk my dogs twice a day.
Bova is so very good you will want to read and listen and read and listen...
The author provided a setting that was clear and believable. His characters were consistent and and had depth. His story was captivating and exciting. I really enjoyed this audible book
I really enjoyed the story and characters. However, I was disappointed by the sexual connotations and language because now my children won't get the opportunity to enjoy the story.
I did not know what to expect but I really enjoyed this story. The characterization and storyline kept me wanting to listen to more. I especially liked the mixture of the science with the fictional story.
Interesting premise, but the plot and dialog were so simple that if it weren't for all the sexual allusions, I would have thought that the book was written for middle school kids. The plot seemed to follow a very cookie-cutter-style flow, and the conclusion wrapped up as happy-ever-after as a Brady Bunch episode. Too sexual for kids, too uninteresting for adults.
I gave up on this more quickly than any audiobook I've ever had. Poor writing, clumsy dialogue ... just awful. I will listen to a lot of dreck for longer than I should in the hopes that an author gets his feet under him, but it was so obvious here that that was not going to happen.
This is the first time I've read (heard) a Ben Bova novel, and I'm getting a bad impression. The characters are shallow and don't act naturally; the main character is particularly clueless. It feels like a short story stretched and sweetened to novel size. I admit I stopped listening at the half-way point.
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