Science in the Capital
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.5 based on 178 ratings)
  • 1

    Forty Signs of Rain: Science in the Capital, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    The best-selling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt returns with a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation's capital - and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

    steve says: "Its all"
    Its all

    Are you kidding me, this guy who read the book is so bad! He reads like he is reading it for the first time and sounds like a low-end AI voice in a lo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 07 2009 by steve (Ferndale, Wa, United States)
  • 2

    Fifty Degrees Below: Science in the Capital, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Best-selling, award-winning, author Kim Stanley Robinson continues his groundbreaking trilogy of eco-thrillers - and propels us deeper into the awesome whirlwind of climatic change. Set in our nation's capital, here is a chillingly realistic tale of people caught in the collision of science, technology, and the consequences of global warming - which could trigger another phenomenon: abrupt climate change, resulting in temperatures. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

    Grant says: "Avoid this narrator!"
    Avoid this narrator!

    The story and characters are interesting enough to keep me engaged but this narrator is driving me crazy. His cadence and mispronunciations make it se..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 26 2009 by Grant (Laurel, MD, United States)
  • 3

    Sixty Days and Counting: Science in the Capital, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world's climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

    ewreirct says: "fiction about science, not sci-fi"
    fiction about science, not sci-fi

    I want to offset some of these negative reviews, and the final book in the series was my favorite by far. This series is fiction about the lives of s..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 03 2013 by ewreirct (Chicago Il)