Firestar
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 327 ratings)
  • 1

    Firestar: Firestar Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Flynn
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (138)

    It is the dawn of the 21st century, and America is in trouble. Public schools breed apathy and ignorance, and politics has become the art of the quick fix. There is one woman, though, who has both the vision and the money to leverage change. Mariesa Gorley van Huyten, heiress to one of the great American fortunes, is determined to bring America, and the rest of the world, back on track. She founds an educational subsidiary in hopes of raising a new, less cynical generation.

    Amazon Customer says: "Slow Rise"
    Slow Rise

    I think I am done with Michael Flynn. Will do another by Malcolm.

    Reviewed on January 13 2013 by Amazon Customer (Forest Park, GA, United States)
  • 2

    Rogue Star

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Flynn
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (62)

    Three astronauts are headed out beyond Mars on the first human trip to the asteroid belt. In orbit around Earth, a construction crew is building the first permanent space station, owned by van Huyten’s consortium. Meanwhile, the president of the United States is trying to force her into making a secret deal to put weapons in orbit so he can intervene in the ongoing wars.

    Mark says: "Hard to listen to and hard not to"
    Hard to listen to and hard not to

    No, the book is 45% interesting and 55% non intersting. Spends a lot of time say big goverment is bad (which it is) and that big business is good (whi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 04 2013 by Mark (White Lake, MI, United States)
  • 3

    Lodestar: Firestar, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael Flynn
    • Narrated By Malcom Hillgartner
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    In the early years of the 21st century, humanity has progressed into space, having established a permanent presence with Earth-orbiting Leo Station. Science and commerce in space are booming, and humanity’s future looks bright. But one man’s desire for vindication and revenge could end it all. Lodestar chronicles the complex political, personal, and scientific conflicts on Earth and in orbit - conflicts that must be resolved if humanity is to claim its destiny among the stars.

    Paul says: "I Was Left Panting For More"
    I Was Left Panting For More

    I probably would listen to it again as I was intrigued by many of the descriptions of scientific developments, which I would want to review in the lig..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2013 by Paul (London, United Kingdom)
  • 4

    Falling Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Michael Flynn
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    In the early years of the 21st century, humans have advanced step by slow step into space. Constantly monitoring the heavens, they have discovered that certain asteroids have changed their orbits - and are on a collision course with Earth. Urgent action is required, but politics and a worldwide financial crash are getting in the way. To save humanity from disaster, two of Earth’s prominent families, a host of political movers and shakers, and dedicated pilots and space travelers of all stripes must band together.

    william says: "Interesting"
    Interesting
    Reviewed on March 04 2013 by william (boulder creek, california, United States)