The Asteroid Wars

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,182 ratings

The Precipice Publisher's Summary

Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he does not care if Earth perishes in the process. As Randolph, accompanied by two brilliant women astronauts, flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph's hands.
©2001 Ben Bova (P)2001, 2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • The Precipice

    • Book One of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Amanda Karr, cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he does not care if Earth perishes in the process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Space Opera Fun ( not for Kids)

    • By Chris on 02-08-06

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 2

    • The Rock Rats

    • Book Two of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey, Amanda Karr, cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    Visionary space industrialist Dan Randolph is dead, but his protege, pilot Pancho Barnes, now sits on the board of his conglomerate. She has her work cut out for her, for Randolph's rival, Martin Humphries, still wants to control Astro and still wants to drive independent asteroid miners like Lars Fuchs out of business. Humphries wants revenge against Pancho, and, most of all, he wants his old flame, Amanda, who has become Lars Fuchs's wife.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little disappointing

    • By Steve Cross on 04-04-06

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 3

    • The Silent War

    • Book Three of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Amanda Karr, Christian Noble, cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    When corporations go to war, standard business practice goes out the window. Astro Corporation is led by indomitable Texan Pancho Lane, Humphries Space Systems by the rich and ruthless Martin Humphries, and their fight is over nothing less than resources of the Asteroid Belt itself. Fighting escalates and the lines between commerce and politics, boardroom and bedroom blur. And the keys to victory will include physics, nanotechnology, and cold hard cash.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Bova

    • By L. on 05-29-06

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 4

    • The Aftermath

    • Book Four of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    When the spaceship Viking encounters a variety of adversaries in the Asteroid Belt - including a prospector and his family, a cyborg, the solar system's greatest sculptor, and an evil industrialist - a confrontation begins that transforms the human solar system.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Space Opera

    • By George on 10-23-14

    Regular price: $35.93