Saucer: The Conquest [Macmillan Audio] : Saucer

  • by Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by Eric Conger
  • Series: Saucer
  • 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After discovering the secrets of a 140,000-year-old spacecraft in Saucer, Rip Cantrell and beautiful test pilot Charley Pine think their days of high-flying extraterrestrial adventure are over. But when Pine takes up flying spaceplanes to the moon for the French lunar base project, she discovers that the project director has installed a world-threatening antigravity beam.The French kidnap Rip's Uncle Egg and force him to fly a saucer, hidden in Area 51, to the moon. Rip and Charley have no choice; to rescue Egg and save the world, they must steal the first saucer from its new home, the National Air and Space Museum, and hit the not-so-friendly skies again.
Stephen Coonts's first Saucer was a smash-hit nationwide. Now the unlikely duo of Rip Cantrell and Charley Pine are back, so strap in and leave your passports behind as the fight for freedom on the new frontier begins.

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What the Critics Say

"Coonts knows how to write and build suspense." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Tough to put down." (Publishers Weekly)
"A comic, feel-good sf adventure." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Coonts is a natural storyteller." (USA Today)

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Customer Reviews

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Great Political Satire with a Good Sci-Fi Story

I really enjoyed the book. Full of comments like "if we put sanctions on the French, then we must have a Wine for Food program" and "if Washington gets destroyed, we'll rebuild the capitol in Kansas - it's closer to Texas anyway".

Lots of likable good-guys and despicable bad guys spread out between Earth and the Moon.
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- Don

Good Story, Awful Narration

First let me say the STORY was an excellent sequel to Coonts’ original Saucer novel. The narrator, however, was the absolute worst I have listened to. After the first couple hours, I put away the audible version with the intent of buying the book (paper) version so I could get through the story.
After not finding the time and letting a few months pass, I finally forced myself to bear the narrator’s monotonous, 4th grade level reading through the end. (Apparently this narrator never learned what punctuation is!) Anyway, my recommendation would be to buy the paper version for a great read. Unfortunately I would have to say stay away from the audible version.
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- Jon R. R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2004
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio