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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,681 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Acclaimed visionary author Kim Stanley Robinson is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winner. Blue Mars is the final volume in Robinson's seminal science fiction trilogy which began with Red Mars and continues with Green Mars. The once red and barren terrain of Mars is now green and rich with life--plant, animal, and human. But idyllic Mars is in a state of political upheaval, plagued by violent conflict between those who would keep the planet green and those who want to return it to a desert world. Meanwhile, across the void of space, old, tired Earth spins on its decaying axis. A natural disaster threatens to drown the already far too polluted and overcrowded planet. The people of Earth are getting desperate. Maybe desperate enough to wage interplanetary war for the chance to begin again. Blue Mars is a complex and completely enthralling saga--as convincing and lushly imagined a future as anyone has ever dreamed. Richard Ferrone narrates this sweeping epic with engaging personality and finesse. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrewcharles420 | 2/2/2014

    " I loved how far into the future this book got to go technologically, and you could feel the fun KSR had going there; Green might have been too technical, keeping all the advances plausible, and Red was more about the journey than the details--though that kept its developments looking possible and hopefully even likely. I loved the culture of the Martians, and generally all of the space-faring societies (which is to say, Earth's old ways looked pretty shabby); their acceptance of personal choices, new ideas, new ways of doing things, and even their general pursuits toward happiness really seemed ideal. Do I have to move to Del Mar beach for life to be so generous now? I really missed John Boone in this book, but I loved Ann's metamorphosis, and Sax showed a surprising amount of personal growth throughout the series (which had always been good, I liked who he began as, and I liked how he was at the story's ending). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hillary | 1/15/2014

    " Second in the trilogy. Loved this one as well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Val Schuman | 1/10/2014

    " Boring. Very long and doesn't seem to be about anything in particular. With a few exceptions, nothing's happening. In truth, I couldn't get through the whole book, only read the first 30%, which took me a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill | 1/7/2014

    " 3rd of a trilogy. Start at Red Mars. "

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