Moonwar : Grand Tour (Bova)

  • by Ben Bova
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
  • Series: Grand Tour (Bova)
  • 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ben Bova’s extraordinary Moonbase Saga continues with a breathtaking near-future adventure rich in character and incident.
Seven years after the indomitable Doug Stavenger has realized his cherished dream of establishing a colony on the inhospitable lunar surface, Moonbase is a thriving community, a marvel of scientific achievement created and supported by nanotechnology: virus-sized machines that can build, cure, and destroy. But nanotechnology has been declared illegal by the home planet’s leaders, and a powerful despot is determined to lay claim to Stavenger’s peaceful city - or obliterate it, if necessary. The people of Moonbase, a colony with no arms or military, must now defend themselves from earthborn aggression with the only weapon at their disposal: the astonishing technology that sustains their endangered home.
About the author: Ben Bova, six-time winner of the Hugo Award, is the author of over one hundred futuristic novels and nonfiction books. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006.

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What the Critics Say

“Ranks up there with Mars as one of Bova’s very best.” (St. Petersburg Times)
“An exciting high-tech adventure…Spies, fanatics, sexy women, and broad expanses abound as technology and good planning overcome brute force and canny capitalists…Exciting and fun.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Veteran SF author Bova remains one of the genre’s best at creating suspense-filled high-tech dramas…[A] top-notch story.” (Library Journal)

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Didn't see it coming, not for a second!

I snagged this audiobook based on it's highly acclaimed reviews. However, after the first few minutes of the book, I felt like there was an invisible fly trapped in the car with me. It was the narration: the deep, throaty roar that is Stefan Rudnicki. His authoritative voice was truly overwhelming at first, and impossible to get accustomed to. After the first hour or so, I got over it. His range is rather commanding, and at times a little scary to think that with such a deep voice he could whisper a baby to sleep if he wanted to.

The storyline proved to be thoughtful, and inspiring. So much so, that your mind goes off on wild tangents thinking about what else in this futurustic world could be possible. The author throws in a lot of aloof, quirky commentary via most of the characters often. It gives this sci-fi thriller very terrestrial footing, and breaks the characters down to the subatomic level, allowing you to fully appreciate all of the characters in their own special way.

I didn't even listen to the first Moon book by Bova, I just jumped right into this one and picked it up pretty quick. I will definitely go back and embrace the other Moon books with the hope that I just didn't ruin it for myself.
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- John Pierce

Another great Bova book, like moon life

If you like outer syfy then Bova is your author. Great story line about life on the moon.
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- L H

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-30-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.