Inherit the Stars

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: James P. Hogan

Narrated By: John Pruden

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2013

Duration: 8 hours 5 minutes

Summary:

The man on the moon was dead. They called him Charlie. He had big eyes, abundant body hair, and fairly long nostrils. His skeletal body was found clad in a bright red spacesuit, hidden in a rocky grave. They didn't know who he was, how he got there, or what had killed him. All they knew was that his corpse was fifty thousand years old-and that meant this man had somehow lived long before he ever could have existed.

"Pure science fiction...Arthur Clarke, move over!"-Isaac Asimov

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  • John S

    I first read this book when it came out. My younger self was immediately drawn to the concept, but lacked the skills to truly understand and appreciate the masterful storytelling. With virtually no effort, the author tells a story that is engrossing without being so far-fetched that it became implausible. More importantly, the reader is given a lesson on objective thinking, the scientific method and root-cause analysis in such a skillful way that one doesn't even realize its being taught. Much of the technology in this book has since come to pass and this near future created by the author seems even more current now. It stands the test of time. Revisiting this in audio format is a true joy. The narrator is spot on with voice characterizations and truly pulls you in to the story. I recommend this book (and it's successors in the series) to anyone that is a fan of near future science fiction.

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