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Daedalus
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(3.9 based on 86 ratings)
  • 1

    The Daedalus Incident

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael J. Martinez
    • Narrated By Kristin Kalbli, Bernard Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    Mars is supposed to be dead. Bizarre quakes are rumbling over the long-dormant tectonic plates of the planet, disrupting its trillion-dollar mining operations and driving scientists past the edges of theory and reason. However, when rocks shake off their ancient dust and begin to roll seemingly of their own volition carving canals as they converge to form a towering structure amid the ruddy terrain, Lt. Jain and her JSC team realize that their routine geological survey of a Martian cave system is anything but. The only clues they have stem from the emissions of a mysterious blue radiation, and a 300-year-old journal that is writing itself.

    Ethan M. says: "I wanted to love this more, but still solid..."
    I wanted to love this more, but still solid...

    I feel bad that I didn't enjoy this book more, since it was a potentially interesting mix of hard near-future SF and spelljammer Georgian sailor/astro..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2013 by Ethan M. (Cambridge, MA)
  • 2

    The Enceladus Crisis: Daedalus, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael J. Martinez
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark, Kristin Kalbli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Lieutenant Commander Shaila Jain has been given the assignment of her dreams: The first manned mission to Saturn. But there’s competition and complications when she arrives aboard the survey ship Armstrong. The Chinese are vying for control of the critical moon Titan, and the moon Enceladus may harbor secrets deep under its icy crust. And back on Earth, Project DAEDALUS now seeks to defend against other dimensional incursions. But there are other players interested in opening the door between worlds…and they’re getting impatient.

    Joe Frazier says: "Michael Martinez's Story That Sails Into Our Heart"
    Michael Martinez's Story That Sails Into Our Heart

    If you happen to follow this blog, you know that I gushed over Michael J. Martinez's The Daedalus Incident. Yes, I confess to being a bit rabid in my ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2014 by Joe Frazier (Cary, NC USA)
  • The Gravity of the Affair: Being an Account of Horatio Nelson's First Command Upon the Sea and Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael J. Martinez
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Before his victory at the Nile. Before his scandalous personal life made headlines. Before he crushed the French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar. Before he died a martyr. Horatio Nelson, England's greatest naval hero, assumed his first command, the 12-gun brig HMS Badger, at the tender age of 20. History tells us his first voyages as captain were unremarkable. Yet in the Known Worlds, where sailing ships ply the Void and the mystic science of alchemy works wonders, Nelson's first command goes quite differently.

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