Helium-3
Books in series2
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(4.1 based on 18 ratings)
  • 1

    Crater: A Helium-3 Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
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    (14)
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    A mining colony on the moon. A teen sent on a deadly mission. And a secret bigger than two worlds. It’s the 22nd Century. A tough, pioneering people mine the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth. Sixteen-year old Crater Trueblood loves his job as a Helium-3 miner. But when he saves a fellow miner, his life changes forever. Impressed by his heroism, the owner of the mine orders Crater to undertake a dangerous mission.

    Staaj says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    I purchased Crater expecting a fun space adventure and a step away from the norm for me. It may have been a change of pace for me but it was boring. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2012 by Staaj (Ballwin, MO, United States)
  • 2

    Crescent: A Helium-3 Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Crescent is a crowhopper - a genetically modified mercenary programmed for ruthless warfare. When she’s taken prisoner by Crater Trueblood instead of being killed in battle, she thinks it’s a disaster. Crater is weary of war. He’s a miner, not a soldier. He’d rather be mining Helium-3 than battling the infernal crowhoppers. But after he captures Crescent and brings her to Moontown, he’s surprised how much he enjoys her company. When she’s falsely accused of murder, he becomes an outlaw to help her escape.

    Ken Mitchell says: "Excellent middle book in the trilogy"
    Excellent middle book in the trilogy

    Excellent character development, some really original ideas. Since Mr. Hickam actually is a rocket scientist as well as a fine writer, the science it ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 31 2013 by Ken Mitchell (Edina, MO USA)