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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,299 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Johan Harstad Narrator: Casey Holloway Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's been more than forty 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thrilling read that deftly mixes horror and sci-fi in the tradition of the best space-based horror movies of the ’70s and ’80s.”

    Hollywood Reporter

  • “[A] chilling combination of science fiction and horror…Harstad effectively builds tension by moving among the perspectives of adults and teens on the Moon and on Earth…Creepy and bleak, Harstad’s story is both psychologically and atmospherically disturbing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Harstad combines the perfectly paced creepiness of classic Twilight Zone episodes with Battlestar Galactica’s chilling portrayal of the vast, unknowable emptiness of space. Sympathetic characters and multpile points of view keep readers engaged, but the absolute necessity of finding out what happens will keep you turning pages late into the night.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Varied accents for the three teens—who are from France, Japan, and Norway—and strong pacing showcase Holloway’s talent as a narrator. As panic sets in among the astronauts and the teens find their adult companions to be unreliable, Holloway easily delivers the rising tension, and her quiet intensity draws listeners toward the story’s chilling conclusion.”

    AudioFile

  • “This irresistible premise is often intoxicating and occasionally downright terrifying…Ultimately, this downbeat novel offers few answers, just the cold, unfathomable depths of space—and that alone is pretty darn effective.”

    Booklist

  • “Gripping and suspenseful, 172 Hours will have readers constantly asking themselves how the characters can possibly. The smooth translation flows well, and, despite a somewhat slow-paced beginning, the story grabs readers and doesn’t let go…Original, creepy, intense, and quite violent, 172 Hours is page-turning sci-fi that will stay with readers long after the shocking and heartbreaking conclusion.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark All | 2/19/2014

    " This book was seriouslly scary, quite a pleasant surprise. The first part wasn't really necessary to the story, but once they reached the moon, this thing took off like Stephen King had suddenly taken over the manuscript, overdosed on caffeine and creepiness. Science-fiction horror at its best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sophia | 2/15/2014

    " It was so scary but I could not stop reading. Once I finished I wished I had stopped earlier. The beginning is good with a little bit of suspense but once the story really starts it gets very scary with *spoiler alert* a lot of deaths. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lauren | 2/2/2014

    " This book had me gripped from start to finish. Although the whole space theme may not be for some, the storyline was gripping. The suspense kept you going, not knowing and fearing, you felt the suspense yourself. Although the character building could be a little more in-depth.Overall, a very good book indeed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sigrid | 1/13/2014

    " Well, I really liked this book at least for a long time. And it is very well written. So basically I liked it. And I am surely not gonna forget it. Still it was annoying in the end when I had problems finding out what had actually happened.. But except for the ending, I really liked this book. :) "

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About the Author
Author Johan Harstad

Johan Harstad is the Norwegian author of Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?, a Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2011; Hässelby; and DARLAH: 172 Hours on the Moon, for which he won the 2008 Brage prize in the children’s literature category. Harstad is also a playwright, graphic designer, and drummer. He lives in Oslo.