• The Fountains of Paradise

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (1,303 ratings)

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By: Arthur C. Clarke
Narrated by: Marc Vietor
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Publisher's summary

Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time: a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.
©1953 Arthur C. Clarke (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, 1980
  • Nebula Award, Best Novel, 1980