Marsbound : Marsbound

  • by Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by Liza Kaplan
  • Series: Marsbound
  • 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"If there was a Fort Knox for the science fiction writers who really matter, we'd have to lock Haldeman up there." (Stephen King)
"Grade: A-. A solid piece of science fiction." (
"Top 10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2008" (Kansas City Star)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Weak performance

Sorry, but it was impossible to get into this story because of the poor performance. Her diction is excellent, her voice is pleasant, but she gives no life to the characters and I felt like I was listening to a second-grade teacher read to children. I lasted abut 45 minutes, then gave up.
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- Stephen


this audiobook start out with a child announcing "audible kids".the story contains sex, profanity, alcohol and drugs. marsbound is a light space opera, quite enjoyable (if you like the genre),but not for the easily offended or children. obviously classified by someone who only read the synopsis.
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- Kenneth Jay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios