What lies on the dark side of the moon could change the course of humanity forever.
When a Chinese rover discovers an alien technology on the dark side of the moon, it is up to Richard "Rock" Crandon and his NASA team of scientists and engineers to devise a way to return before the Chinese and Russians.
Forced to deal with bureaucratic oversight and a complex team of personalities, Rock Crandon pushes his team to their limits.
With pressure mounting, the world is pushed closer to conflict and war as the NASA team finds itself seriously behind in the newly initiated space race. The future of mankind, its ideological and technological advances are at stake, as the world's super powers race to discover what lies on the dark side of the moon.
Who will get there first, and at what cost?
©2015 Salvador Mercer (P)2016 Podium Publishing
Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, and YA Novels. If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!
I liked the idea of the space race to the moon from the description and I definitely wasn't disappointed with my decision to purchase this book. The writing and the story really delivered a great listening experience.
The book begins with a Chinese moon rover being disabled by a powerful signal from the surface of the dark side of the moon. Analysis of the signal and it's strength leave only one possibility: An extraterrestrial source.
The three major space powers, China, Russia, and the United States begin a race to build a spacecraft and be the first to reach the alien artifact on the moon.
The book is full of science, espionage, engineering, and adventure. The powers must not only figure out how to reach the moon first but also how to prevent sabotage from one of the other powers.
Mark Boyett has been one of my favorite narrators. He has narrated several other books series that I have listened to and he was definitely another motivation to purchase this book. Great performance.
This book was good enough that I didn't want to put it down. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
I read and listen to a lot of books, with sci-fi and mystery thrillers (Agent Pendergast) being my drugs of choice, so I'l am not a novice to Audible. In my humble opinion this book is on par, if not above "The Marian." The plot is well thought out and plausible. The action is steady and not over powering. You are left on the edge of your seat and may find yourself overfilling your dog's bowl or shushing your spouse. The best part is Salvador keeps you intrigued and wanting more. Questioning, what if? You are not sidetracked by character building. Salvador stays true to the story and displays very good research and subject knowledge.
I highly recommend this book to any and everyone, particularly lucky fools new to Audible. This book will definitely get you hooked!
I stopped listening after ten minutes. This is supposed to be a book about technology, and it contains three howlers in the first ten minutes, including one in the first sentence. They were: "Oxygen in the atmosphere caught fire," "A species that had literally no culture" (followed by a member of that species giving a verbal command to prepare for battle.) And then the final straw: "The voltage must be less than one megawatt."
If these don't bother you, the writing quality seems fine, the narrator is good, and the story may be interesting.
Not stellar, a lot of USA and NASA chest thumping. Very light on the sci-fi.
Some characters do nothing for the story other then ask for clarification for simple concepts and be "not very nice" (ehm, every NSA member). This book seems like it is always holding your hand, wasting alot of time on overblown explanations ham fisted into the dialog (comes off about as natural as a rabbit laying eggs).
The characters are not very well devoloped (there are alot of them however) and it became hard to care if the "good" guys pulled it off in the end.
It is too bad as the idea was neat and the audio performance was great but this book was a dissapointment.
...for a book two audible version.
Solutions to the rescue difficulties encountered.
Yes & the narration was good.
Yes; and I did.
Morten D. Rasted
In the high end
He's got a very captivating way of telling a story
Children of Aliens
I believe that this book will become a movie soon. I was totally shocked to see how this book just grabbed me and I couldn't put it down in one sitting. The narrator is good and gers better as the story unfolds. It is easy to follow and just about anyone will be able to follow it without too much techno babble.
It is a space race akin to the early Apollo race to the moon in the 60's but it is happening in now or future time and the 3 major countries are in a race to win the prize at ALL costs.
If you are old enough to remember the moon landing's or close to that age and interested in some science and technology with a but of fast paced politics & espionage then you will Love this book!!!!!
G. David H.
I rarely comment on great reads; however, the narrative and writing style of this novel made the listen "breathe". My only regret is that I've discovered this tale less than a month after audio book release. I wish there series was several books deep
"really enjoyed this"
well written, nice story, pro-yanky! but why not! fun, exciting and a decent amount of adventure.
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