We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Sands of Mars | [Arthur C. Clarke]

The Sands of Mars

When a celebrated science fiction writer takes to space on his first trip to Mars, he stumbles upon Mars' most carefully hidden secrets and threatens the future of the entire planet!
Regular Price:$19.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

When a celebrated science fiction writer takes to space on his first trip to Mars, he stumbles upon Mars' most carefully hidden secrets and threatens the future of the entire planet!

©1952, 1967 Arthur C. Clarke (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (20 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.3 (18 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (18 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 10-28-12
    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 10-28-12 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    536
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    962
    250
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    25
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good "Golden Age" novel"

    Clarke was a favorite of mine growing up so I may be a little prejudiced, but he's a good writer technically and this is a good early novel speculating on Martian colonization. It is not a wiz bang type of novel, but it is filled with excellent ideas and I was surprised to find, revisiting this one after 30+ years how well he imagined and described elements of space flight and visuals. Overall I enjoyed it and though it may fall under the category of a book for teenagers to instill wonder and desire for science and space, I didn't find it as juvenal as Heinlein's books for youngsters. Also you can see just the germ of the idea that would become A Fall of Moondust, and one that was later used in 2010.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Frank 01-30-15
    Frank 01-30-15 Member Since 2015

    I like to listen while I walk in the morning. What I listen to carries into my business day so I look for titles that will bring a good attitude and ideas for my business and concepts that will help me help others.

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I wish there was a second book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This so far is one of my favorite Clarke books. I really enjoyed the reader and how Clarke developed the characters. I really wish there was a followup book as I'd love to know what happens with the CE and Jimmy???


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It has to be Gibson of course as it is through his eyes that you learn about the other characters and his world.


    What does Traber Burns bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent job reading this book and bringing life to each of the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.