Mars Trilogy
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.7 based on 1920 ratings)
  • 1

    Red Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1085)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (523)

    Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Red Mars is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson's best-selling trilogy. Red Mars is praised by scientists for its detailed visions of future technology. It is also hailed by authors and critics for its vivid characters and dramatic conflicts.

    For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create - and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it.

    Paul says: "If you like books with DETAIL not much Action"
    If you like books with DETAIL not much Action

    I can see why the book won awards. The thought that went into this work is VERY good. It kept me listening to the end but it was just so that I could..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 05 2009 by Paul (Fountain Valley, CA, United States)
  • 2

    Green Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (239)

    The initial Martian pioneers had fierce disagreements about how the planet should be used by humans. This led to a war that threatened the lives of billions of people on both Mars and Earth. Now, the second generation of settlers continues the struggle to survive the hostile yet strangely beautiful environment of the red planet.

    Phillip says: "Good sequel w/ soulless performance"
    Good sequel w/ soulless performance

    Richard Ferrone returns w/ another performance almost devoid of emotion and conviction. But the book makes up for it. Great story, believable predicti..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 01 2013 by Phillip (Lino Lakes, MN, United States)
  • 3

    Blue Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (205)

    The once red and barren terrain of Mars is now green and rich with life - plant, animal, and human. But idyllic Mars is in a state of political upheaval, plagued by violent conflict between those who would keep the planet green and those who want to return it to a desert world.

    Phillip says: "A fine end to a good series"
    A fine end to a good series

    As is the previous 2 books, Ferrone's performance has no emotion or enthusiasm. The only real problem with this book is when it jumps forward in time,..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 01 2013 by Phillip (Lino Lakes, MN, United States)