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Red Mars

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Written By: Kim Stanley Robinson

Narrated By: Richard Ferrone

Date: April 2008

Duration: 23 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Red Mars is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson's best-selling trilogy. Red Mars is praised by scientists for its detailed visions of future technology. It is also hailed by authors and critics for its vivid characters and dramatic conflicts. For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create-and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it. Although it is fiction, Red Mars is based on years of research. As living spaces and greenhouses multiply, an astonishing panorama of our galactic future rises from the red dust. Through Richard Ferrone's narration, each scene is energized with the designs and dreams of the extraordinary pioneers.

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  • Terry W.

    This was the only title in this month’s VIP Choice that sparked my interest and almost 24 hours of listening was a bit daunting. However it was worth it even though it was a slow burn and long winded especially in the science (which is allegedly correct), political and descriptive sections. It is not action packed sci-fi but as it is interesting and a good story I will be listening to the other books in the trilogy. It is sad that part of the author’s story that will come true is that we will take all of humanities problems such as greed, prejudice, exploitation of people and resources into space when we eventually get there instead of starting anew. The narrator is good.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • nathan n

    The guy reading this book has the perfect voice, it suits the story awesomely. I hope he reads the next 2 also.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Chris L.

    A brilliant book, packed to overflowing with idea after idea - the realistic and well-researched detail were great, as well as the very well thought out social complexities - a wonderful, rich read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • F. Ross H.

    Ok at best, spent to much time with names and geological descriptions. will not read / listen to second installment

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Wayne I.

    OMG dullest monotony of narration, snail pace disconnected story development. Bailed after an hour. No way I’m enduring 22 hrs Nor a candidate for the Mars mission or the psycho-political social explanation of why colonization is fraught with seeds of the best and worst of Earth

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    It was slow only listened to the first two chapters before I turned it off and went to another book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • F1Bucks44

    This is a great book, very long and very detailed, the narrator is brilliant. By skipping so much detail the book could have been half it’s length, say 11 hours Overall I would recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Christopher J.

    This book may not be for everyone, but everyone should read it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kimberly M

    This book is very long. It could have been shorten by not going into sure long drawn out details. It was entertaining and you should listen to it. I will listen to the other ones just not right now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • William T.

    Brilliant work! I have listened to this series repeatedly over the years .

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