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  • The Kinsman Saga

  • By: Ben Bova
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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The Kinsman Saga

By: Ben Bova
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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Publisher's summary

Hero or killer?

In a startling future that's coming closer every year, Chet Kinsman is an astronaut ace who has done everything one can in space - including commit the first murder. It's a secret he can never escape, not even on the moon, where he's head of the first U.S. lunar colony.

A series of shocking yet strangely inevitable circumstances will force Kinsman to confront his hidden past and decide Earth's destiny. In a desperate countdown to nuclear annihilation, Kinsman will struggle against a deadly dilemma: if he rescues the world, he risks destroying himself.

©1987 Ben Bova (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely ( assuming my friend appreciates speculative fiction). This is a striking book, with characters you come to know, appreciate, care for , and, in all to many instances, miss.

I was unaware that this was the beginning of another Nova saga, but notwithstanding, it stand strongly alone, and is wonderful in it's breadth, dialogue and authenticity.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kinsman. The real deal.

What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Damn he does a fine job here. Owns ( for obvious reasons ) the many, and varied, Russian characters. Moves seamlessly between all the characters with ease and style. A tour de force.

If you could take any character from The Kinsman Saga out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The head of the Russian camp, and the American entrepeneur at the moon Camp. And Kinsman, of course.

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The story is dated.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story is worth listening to if you want the full story of the moon base that Ben Bova has crafted.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Updated the story for our time.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Stephan Rudniki is for me something like a sleeping pill.

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