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Rocket!

An Ell Donsaii Story, Book 4
Narrated by: Laura Bannister
Series: Ell Donsaii, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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Rocket! is the fourth in a series of near-future sci-fi/thrillers whose young heroine Ell Donsaii has a nerve mutation. This mutation’s rendered her a genius and an athletic phenomenon. In Rocket! she works out the enormous potential of the wormholes she discovered in Lieutenant. Though they only provide small openings through the fifth dimension, these wormholes will prove a tremendous boon to humankind. Feeding fuel to little rockets will let them fly all the way up into space. 

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Excitedly Ell started picking up the components and laying them on the surface of the big table. The happy babble around her quieted as one by one the team members turned to watch her lay out a number of metal tubes. She heard them speculating, “What is it?” “All those tubes. Some kind of plumbing project?” Ell laid a pointed cap at the left end and a conical device at the other. “A rocket?” someone asked. Ell grinned up at them, “Yep, a rocket.” Ben said, “Why a rocket? I thought we were going to replace rockets with instantaneous transfer of materials through ports to the satellites and to the space station?” Ell smiled even more broadly. “Well, first we have to get our ports up to orbit where we want to transfer those materials, right? And before you say we can just send them up on the rockets that already go up there, think about why those rockets are so huge?” She looked around the group. “Right? Because they have to carry so much fuel! For the first part of the mission they’re mostly just launching fuel for the next part of the mission. It’s horribly inefficient!” The group stared at her as they pondered her words. Fred scratched his head. “Are you thinking this little rocket”, he waved at the parts on the table, “because we can port it fuel, could make it all the way to orbit?” Ell waggled her eyebrows, “All the way to the space station!” Eyes widened around the group. Someone said, “Then we could ‘port’ them supplies!” Ell said, “Yeah! So, full speed ahead!"

©2012 Laurence E Dahners (P)2019 Laurence E Dahners

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i love the series, i couldn't put it down

i'm really enjoying the series. i could wait for the audio books so i read the entire set to date.
now please get the audio books out the soon.

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Ell Donsaii, Rocket

This was a fun story with a lot of good science. I can't wait for the rest of the series to come to Audible. I hope they use the same narrator Laura Bannister was really great.

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  • 08-09-19

Another great story

I love the series and own all the ebooks. Simply put this is fun read complete with evil corporate entities, and their minions and yes the Chinese connection is still in play.
Perhaps best of all this is that there is no gratuitous sex or violence. So no problem getting for my teenage grandchildren to listen to or read perhaps even both.
I am now waiting for audible book number five.

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serious gaps with missing audio

gaps of missing audio, mixed up and out of order. chapters do not line up with written chapter numbers this needs fixed asap.

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Another win for Laurence Danners!

I've read this several times and listened to it, and the story just keeps getting better.

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  • P TANNER
  • 08-10-19

Audio narration missing sections

The audio narration is currently missing/jumping sections of narration, jarringly obviously so. This needs to be fixed before trying to listen to this story.