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A pivotal time in the career of John Grimes. A fateful journey in the vessel Discovery, bearing an uncanny kinship to the legendary vessel the Bounty. The big black mark on his service record.

©1975 A. Bertram Chandler (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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One of my favourite books about Grimes

The end of one part of Grimes career with hints of a new one. Pivotal work, as they say. And a rich and satisfying story that Chandler obviously took some pains with. Told from a man's point of view, but my wife also liked it a lot so it can't be that bad....

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  • Richard
  • byhalia, MS, United States
  • 05-31-13

Is this the End of Grimes' Space Career?

Would you consider the audio edition of The Big Black Mark to be better than the print version?

Yes

What other book might you compare The Big Black Mark to and why?

Mutiny On The Bounty. Captain Bleigh and Grimes have the same problem

What about Aaron Abano’s performance did you like?

Felt like I was right there

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Not His Best

This seventh book is about 3 hours to long. The story's ok but long winded. Just when you think Grimes is done for...his good luck strikes again.

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