Marsbound

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 215 ratings

Marsbound Publisher's Summary

A novel of the red planet from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of The Accidental Time Machine and Old Twentieth.

Young Carmen Dula and her family are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime - they're going to Mars. Once on the Red Planet, however, Carmen realizes things are not so different from Earth. There are chores to do, lessons to learn, and oppressive authority figures to rebel against.

And when she ventures out into the bleak Mars landscape alone one night, a simple accident leads her to the edge of death, until she is saved by an angel - an angel with too many arms and legs, a head that looks like a potato gone bad, and a message for the newly arrived human inhabitants of Mars: We were here first.

©2008 Joe Haldeman; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Marsbound

    • By: Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated by: Liza Kaplan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Young Carmen Dula and her family are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime - they're going to Mars. Once on the Red Planet, however, Carmen realizes things are not so different from Earth. There are chores to do, lessons to learn, and oppressive authority figures to rebel against.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story AND narration

    • By Gina A. Emory on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 2

    • Starbound

    • By: Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated by: Annie Henk, George Guidall, Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Joe Haldeman tells the tale of Carmen Dula’s six-year journey through space to the home of The Others, where she represents Earth in hopes of forging a peace accord. But due to Relativity, 50 Earth years have passed since Carmen left. And while humans have been busy constructing an enormous flotilla of warships, The Others possess power and technology far beyond anything Earth can imagine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great SciFi

    • By Cougar on 05-17-11

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 3

    • Earthbound

    • By: Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated by: Annie Henk
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Hugo and Nebula Award winner Joe Haldeman ranks among the greatest science fiction authors to ever live. This thrilling entry from his Marsbound saga finds the mysterious alien Others prohibiting humans from space travel by destroying Earth’s fleet of starships in a display of unimaginable power. But Carmen Dula, the first human to encounter the Others, is determined to find a way to reclaim the future that has been stolen from humankind.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An interlude before the final book?

    • By Tony Loman on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $19.99