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Slingshot is a mystery - about a missing aviatrix, a conspiracy, a true-believer. Slingshot is an adventure - about following a dream, the ocean-deep, outer space. Slingshot is about constructing the first space launch-loop, stretching 2,000 km between Baker and Jarvis Islands in the Equatorial Pacific. It's about high finance, intrigue, unlimited ambition, heroism, fanaticism, betrayal...and about opening space to the common person.
With a cast of 69, Slingshot takes you from Seattle's world financial district, to the ocean bottom at 5,000 meters off Baker Island, to the edge of space 80 km above. You play with dolphins and battle sharks. You fly and sail and dive, you work and play and love across the vast panorama of an equatorial Pacific being put to leash to serve humanity's surge into outer space.
While its accurate science and precise engineering will appeal to hard science fiction buffs, Slingshot's major focus is the grand journey, the opening of outer space to the common person by men and women who loom larger than life as they work, play, and love.
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By Matthew on 03-16-17
Apparently yet another series begins...
Is there anything you would change about this book?
There is a great deal of redundancy and verbiage that I feel clutters up the story.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Already accessing. Fire on the Flight Deck! Just a break from space!
What about Trenton Bennett’s performance did you like?
Man, he nailed it. Not perfect, but some of the voices he gave to characters, in particular the females, was VERY impressive. TB is a clearly and up and coming Audible talent!
Was Slingshot worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
I was provided this audio book by the author in exchange to this unbiased review.
That said, this book definitely "grows" on you. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, and for all it's sprawling and conceptual flaws, it sniffs around the start of a rather interesting series.
Recommended with those reservations.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By cps on 04-30-17
Great story. Interesting ideas.
Any additional comments?
This was an interesting book and I enjoyed listening to it. The details were well written and the narration was great. Although I'm not usually a sci-fi reader I got into this and I would recommend this book to anyone. I hope there is a 'The Starchild Series, Book 2'.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful