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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Homer Hickam Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Helium-3 Series Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781608149865
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A mining colony on the moon. A teen sent on a deadly mission. And a secret bigger than two worlds. It’s the twenty-second century. A tough, pioneering people mine the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth. Sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood loves his job as a Helium-3 miner. But when he saves a fellow miner, his life changes forever. Impressed by his heroism, the owner of the mine orders Crater to undertake a dangerous mission. Crater doubts himself, but has no choice. He must go. With the help of Maria, the mine owner’s frustrating but gorgeous granddaughter, and his gillie—a sentient and sometimes insubordinate clump of slime mold cells—Crater must fight both human and subhuman enemies. He’ll battle his way across a thousand miles of deadly lunar terrain and face genetically altered super warriors in his quest to recover an astonishing object that will alter the lives of everyone on the moon. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Crater shows what it would be like to live on the Moon: to work there, to struggle and to triumph. A fine piece of work. Ben Bova, author of Leviathans of Jupiter
  • Long-haul trucking on the Moon . . . with raiders, romance and a secret mission . . . High adventure on the space frontier.”nn–Kirkus Review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucynda Riley | 1/17/2014

    " This book starts out a little slow but does start to pick up about 50 pages in. I don't see a need to change the names of some common items such as "boulders" into something else such as "rollers" which is what the author did and it led to some confusion for me in the first few chapters. The introduction with two characters that are never present in the story again and what they were doing was never made clear either although I had figured it out by the time I reached chapter 3. Once the story got moving however I thoroughly enjoyed it and was sad to see it ending as i turned the last page. All in all an excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Tahg | 1/6/2014

    " While it was an enjoyable book, Crater didn't exactly meet my standards. The action was roughly written, and I couldn't always follow along with the plot. Also, the way things progressed was fast and sketchy. However, Gillie's death was entirely painful. I was very much depressed, and even now keep thinking, "no, no, Gillie can't be dead, he just CAN'T!". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lillian Hong | 12/23/2013

    " Started off boring; got exciting 1/4 way in. And all I have to say is, ALL THAT FOR A FUCKING ENGAGEMENT GIFT?! People have DIED for that?! WHAT?! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alicia | 12/22/2013

    " Wanted to like it, but found the random, unexplained terms (elksticker, plaston, etc) to be annoying and distracting. Holes in the plot and minimal character development left much to be desired. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 12/21/2013

    " I found this book poorly written. The author has won a number of awards, so obviously it's just not 'my style'. It was very dry; using the phrase 'and then' during action scenes, etc, turned what could have been an interesting scene into one that made me want to fall asleep. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hanae | 9/27/2013

    " I found it extremely dull and hard to follow. It was, frankly, a waste of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 7/28/2013

    " This is a fun, light read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 5/1/2013

    " Eh it was ok. Good concept but bad writing. The character overcame all obstacles with really no effort at all. Just was childish and not suspenseful. Won't be reading the other books in the series "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Morgan | 4/21/2013

    " This book read like a terrible tv show complete with bad actors and stupid plot lines. I only finished it because I thought the premise was pretty cool. However, the story was transparent and lame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Monroe | 3/10/2013

    " Really good fast paced read. Definitely a good middle age boy book but girls will like it too. I hope this becomes a series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/30/2012

    " This was a good, old-fashioned science fiction story with modern science. I especially liked Mr. Hickam's notes at the end of the book that explain the real science behind his story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Whitfill | 9/29/2012

    " The future. And a mine on the moon. And there's a horse involved. It doesn't get much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan Lieblein | 4/8/2012

    " Very boring at times "

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About the Author

Homer Hickam is the author of the New York Times bestseller Rocket Boys, which was made into the acclaimed movie October Sky. He has also authored the military history bestseller Torpedo Junction, along with several other popular historical and science fiction novels. A respected amateur historian, scuba expedition leader, and military veteran, he continues to write using his personal experience and history for creative material.

About the Narrator

Adam Verner is a full-time narrator with over 250 titles recorded for ncompanies such as HarperCollins, Recorded Books, Brilliance, Blackstone Audio, AudioGo, Tantor, Oasis, Audible, Highbridge, eChristian, Dreamscape, and Zondervan. He is the recipient of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for Voice Arts awards by the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences. He holds an MFA in acting from the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.