First Contact: Escape to 55 Cancri : Contact

  • by Kenneth E. Ingle
  • Narrated by Gene Eugene
  • Series: Contact
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a lab experiment results in a group of scientists gaining extremely long life, they realize that if they stay on Earth, they'll soon become lab specimens. To escape this, they decide to travel to the stars. Unfortunately, the stars are already occupied.

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interesting concept

Definitely more intellectual than exciting. I don't mind intellectual writing,but prefer it in equal measures of excitement and either comedy or wit.
I was led on by the hope that it got better, only to find disappointment in the end.
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- J. Parkes

Worth sticking through the beginning

The beginning of this novel, a genetic accident creating long life, is no worse that other inventions (frozen sleep, etc.), to build the foundation for mankind's first visit to the stars. It does offer some interesting plot support. Once you get through that, and the lack of science content, you have a great book of first contact with mankind the underdogs! Reminds me of some of the great SF of the 60's & 70's, which I have sorely missed.
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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2010
  • Publisher: Books in Motion