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Publisher's Summary

It's been more than 40 years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2 - a place that no one but top government officials even knew existed until now. The three winners, Antoine, Midori, and Mia, come from all over the world, and they have only one thing in common: They aren't especially interested in space travel.
But just before the scheduled launch, the teenagers each experience strange, inexplicable events, one of which contains a direct warning not to travel to the moon. Little do they know that there was a reason NASA never sent anyone back there until now - a sinister reason. But the countdown has already begun, and as soon as they set foot on the moon...everything goes wrong.
Strap yourself in for this chilling adventure from a young Norwegian author on the rise. You'll want to keep your lights on long after you've heard the last chapter.
©2012 Johan Harstad (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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2 out of 5 stars
By Joyce on 05-12-12

Relieved it was not 172 hours long!!!

172 Hours did not live up to my expectations. It never seemed to fully develop and I felt like part of the story was missing. It jumped around and ended, just like that! It left me unsatisfied.

I keep wondering if something was lost in the translation or if it was a culture thing. The premise is great but the execution fell flat. I never identified nor cared about the characters even when things go awry. I could not have cared less when people started dying.

I have listened to other books narrated by Casey Holloway and I enjoyed her performance. This time her narration grated on me. I chalk it up to the material she had to work with.

I forced myself to finish the book so I could understand where it was leading and am utterly dissapointed. I just don't get it. There is no story within its pages.

Generally I dont write reviews like this, I wait until a book really moves me and I share my enthusiam for it. This time I just cant help myself. This truely is a book about nothing.

Oh wait, there was one good thing. I actually did an internet search on a historical figure that was discussed--only to find out that what was in the book was almost verbatim to what I found on line. And I do mean that literally.

I wish I had my credit back

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2 out of 5 stars
By Taylor on 07-10-12

Hollow, completely unrealistic story

I was very underwhelmed by this book. The story and the characters seemed hollow. It's obviously targeted towards teenagers, but apparently is intended for teenagers that know very little about how anything works. The portrayals of the adults seem very unrealistic, except maybe from the view of a teenager that thinks adults are emotionally frail and can't do anything right. Many of the premises in the story are eye-rollingly implausible. The story seems to touch on issues without ever truly scoping them out. I'm afraid that I can't recommend it as anything but a low-grade sci-fi fluff piece that tries to give a few chills.

The narrator did a decent job. Not great, but decent. The only serious complaint I have about the narration is that the voice used for the Norwegian girl sounded very much like the voice used for the Japanese girl, including the accent. That was a significant enough issue to be distracting and confusing at times.

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