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Publisher's Summary

Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he does not care if Earth perishes in the process. As Randolph, accompanied by two brilliant women astronauts, flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph's hands.
It rocks! Don't miss any of the action in Ben Bova's Asteroid Wars series, including the second book, The Rock Rats, the third, The Silent War, and the fourth, The Aftermath.
©2001 Ben Bova (P)2001, 2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction." (Los Angeles Daily News)
"The full cast, led by Scott Brick and Amanda Karr, gives a spirited performance. The characters are multidimensional.... Other members of the cast, including producer Stefan Rudnicki, each add to a fast-moving and engrossing story." (AudioFile
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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 02-08-06

Space Opera Fun ( not for Kids)

The series is like 1950's style space opera like those from Heinlein and Norton. The free use of profanity, in a vailed attempt to make it "adult" makes it not for younger listeners.
Fast paced fun and well crafted the power co the production comes from the grat story based in good science and a fascinating premise. Gerat fun but not for the kids.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Qbook on 12-05-05

A Fun Series With Good Science

Not the best at characterization Bova here does at least have good science. The bad guys are really bad and the good really good and the story a bit weak, but I liked it any way (I've run into my share of bad guys who are really bad to buy into the story). The first book was the strongest, with the other two books spending way too much time reviewing what happened previously (there should be a law against that).

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4 out of 5 stars
By Just on 04-27-18

First Asteroid War Novel

Would you listen to The Precipice again? Why?

Maybe.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

Ben Bova's Grand Tour books are usually very good, though this one is only okay. The story takes quite a while to get going, though when it does it is very good. However the recording has too many narrators which makes listening a little bit confusing.

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